Bonia Shur, 1923-2012
Dance performed at Hebrew Union College School of Sacred Music, New York City
March 6, 2013
The music “Ki Atah Tair Neri”, written by Bonia Shur, translates “If you will light my lamp, I shall illumine your darkness”, spoken as the voice of the Holy One. Sung live by two cantorial students, and danced by Fanchon Shur, in honor of and speaking to the Soul of Bonia Shur. Immediately afterwards Fanchon speaks the following poem, which was created shortly after Bonia’s death while he was in her arms.
you are dancing in me with me to me.
the guide who illumines my self doubt.
that numinous veil of tendrils, vibrating symphonies of woven
nerves, braided in a transparent cloud around our earth. I tap into this vision.
i am illumined, and i illumine you.
thank you for your song and the children who vibrate in my soul.