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Anna Sokolow on Her First Dance Class, 1975

Anna Sokolow discusses her first dance class as a child in a settlement house during a 1975 interview.
Courtesy of Margaret Murphy and Lucille Rhodes, from their film Anna Sokolow, Choreographer, produced in 1980.
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Anna Sokolow, Choreographer
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"It was a must that after school we wouldn't play on the streets, but that we would be taken care of, so from 3 to 6 we were in the Settlement House, and that's where I saw dancing. I remember just looking in the room and seeing them dancing and I liked it, so I asked, could I join, and they said, 'Yes, of course,' and that was it. I joined the class and fell madly in love with dancing."
Margaret Murphy and Lucille Rhodes

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Anna Sokolow on Her First Dance Class, 1975." (Viewed on January 17, 2018) <>.


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