Fanchon Shur: 55 Years of Dance

Three generations of ceremonial, theater, activist, and healing dance, with original music  by two of the greatest dance composers, Bonia Shur and C.B. Jackson. Dance jewels include “Birth”, “Purses, Pockets and Family Secrets”, “Lullaby”, “Primordial Round”, “Governor’s Inaugural – It’s a Slow Beginning”, “Gesture of Deer”, “Crimson Prayer”, “Tallit: Prayer Shawl”, “Vibrant Souls”, “Flight, Fight, Freeze: the Power of Instinct”. This short film flows like a dance, and is meant to give you a sweep of an entire lifetime of an evocative artist, awakening entire audiences into sacred communities, speaking truth to power, tapping ethnic roots, using scaffolding, large ropes, huge balls, and magnificent costumes, to awaken our sacred nature.

Filming by Michael Rossato Bennett
Edited by Lauren Pray

55 Years Trailer from Fanchon Shur on Vimeo.  To leave comments, watch video from “vimeo” link above.


  1. Reply Mary Sherman-Jones

    My name is Mary Sherman. I was a 3 year old from Little Ctizens Nursery School when i first took your dance class 65 years ago.

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