The Spaces Between : Reimagining and Rebuilding Sokolow’s Slaughter of the Innocents

Date of Award


Document Type

MSU-Only Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)


College of the Arts


Theatre and Dance

Thesis Sponsor/Dissertation Chair/Project Chair

Neil Baldwin

Committee Member

Jessica DiMauro

Committee Member

Diann Sichel


“The Spaces Between: Reimagining and Rebuilding Sokolow’s Slaughter of the Innocents” recounts the necessary preparations, range of requirements and accumulated experiences that the creative process of reimagining and rebuilding Sokolow’s Slaughter of the Innocents, demanded. Step by step, “The Spaces Between” informs the reader of the multidisciplinary reimagining of a dance long lost to the repertory. Along the way, the thesis also provides information about modern dance history; Anna Sokolow, her era and concerns; and, most importantly, her current relevance.


The performance video is restricted to the Montclair State University community but the PDF file of the thesis, which is located at the bottom of the screen, is available to anyone interested in reading it.

File Format


Geracht, Samantha_Redacted.pdf (417 kB)
PDF file of thesis

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