FUGUE NO. 6 IN D MINOR

Photo: Christopher Mentzel; Dancers: Emily Gorman, Sonsherée Giles

PREMIERED AT JON SIMS CENTER FOR THE ARTS, SAN FRANCISCO, CA (2005)

CHOREOGRAPHY:
Amy Lewis
DANCERS:
Rebecca Gilbert, Angelina Nicole, Karin Stevens
COSTUMES:
Sonsherée Giles

CONVERSION

PREMIERED AT WEST WAVE DANCE FESTIVAL, PROJECT ARTAUD, SAN FRANCISCO, CA (2006)

CHOREOGRAPHY:
Amy Lewis
DANCERS:
Elizabeth Bootz, Margaret Cromwell, Sonsherée Giles, Mary LaBianca, Cecelia Peterson
COSTUMES:
Sonsherée Giles

THE 14TH CROSS

PREMIRED AT DANCE MISSION THEATER, SAN FRANCISCO, CA (2007)

CHOREOGRAPHY:
Amy Lewis
DANCERS:
Sonsherée Giles, Emily Gorman, Amy Lewis, lola a. katie
COSTUMES:
Sonsherée Giles

ABOUT

From 2005 to 2007, Lewis made three dance pieces inspired by Bach’s Fugue No. 4 in C# Minor and Fugue No. 6 in D minor from the Well-Tempered Clavier.  These pieces were performed in silence, with the intention that the viewer would get a sense of the music by watching the dance.  The score was translated to the body, invoking Bach’s themes, dynamic ranges, rhythm, and structure.

ARTISTS

Elizabeth Bootz
Margaret Cromwell 
Rebecca Gilbert
Sonsherée Giles
Emily Gorman
lola a. katie 
Mary LaBianca
Angelina Nicole
Cecelia Peterson
Karin Stevens