Premiered July 2, 2013 Z Space Theater, San Francisco SFCD Summer Dance Series
Produced by San Francisco Conservatory of Dance

Sonorous Figures

35 minutes

Concept & Direction:
Christian Burns, Donald White

Christian Burns

Mississippi John Hurt (recording); You Are My Sunshine from The Library of Congress Recordings Vol. 2 Disc. 2
J.S. Bach; Preludes and Fugues No. 4 C Sharp Minor & Prelude No.5 D Major
J.S.Bach; English Suite No. 2 A Minor IV. Sarabande
Felix Mendelssohn; Variations Serieuses, Variation No.14
Claude Debussy; La cathédrale engloutie
Sergei Prokofiev; Piano Sonata No. 2 B-Flat Major Op. 82 II Adante Caloroso

Emily Jones, Shannon Leypoldt, Christian Burns, Donald White

Donald White

Sonorous Figures is the second installment of choreographer Christian Burns and musician Donald White’s Sonority Trilogy. As much as Sonority Rules (2012) took a neo-classical approach to exemplifying a state of sonority between sound and movement through the lens of classical music and improvised dance, Sonorous Figures takes those methodologies into a narrative dreamscape resounding human states of longing, earnestness, joy, pathos and hope, all infused by hints Ellis Kelley, Dorothea Lange, Edward Hopper, Charlie Chaplin and the anonymous drifter who never lost hope.

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