Lincoln Heights performance space HM157 presents an eclectic evening, Sunrise, featuring the Cabeza de Vaca Orchestra’s newly composed, site-specific score to F.W. Murnau’s classic silent film Sunrise. The piece will incorporate songs by Nora Keyes, micro-arkestras, and percussive obelisks, as well as the space itself.
This night of music and dance dedicated to the sun also features a performance by Qualia Dance Theater, a solo performance by Guy Blakeslee of the Entrance Band, visual art by Astral Eyes, musical sculpture by Lazer, projections by The Mystery Machine, and tunes by DJ Don Bolles.
"Sunrise is one of the most beautiful silent films of all time,” says the Orchestra’s Jimi Cabeza de Vaca, “With these other elements, we want to create a dance between music and film.”
A Night of Music & Dance Dedicated to the Sun
Saturday, August 11, 2012
8:00pm: Doors open
10:00pm: Sunrise plays
HM157: 3110 N. Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90031
Suggested donation: $10
Sunrise (Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans), 1927
Director F.W. Murnau's emotional odyssey stars George O'Brien and Janet Gaynor as a country couple whose marriage is threatened when O'Brien falls prey to cosmopolitan temptress Margaret Livingston's feminine wiles. Imbued with an intoxicating ambiance in style and substance, the lyrical silent film?which is, by turns, quixotic, blissful, sensual and terrifying?chalked up Academy Awards for Best Actress (Gaynor) and Best Cinematography.
Cabeza de Vaca Orchestra, the visionary project of Jimi Cabeza de Vaca, features the voice of Nora Keyes and a continuously rotating ensemble of other Los Angeles artists. The orchestra is known for performing live scores for silent films at The Cinefamily/Silent Movie Theater and the Downtown Independent Theater, including Pandora's Box, Faust, and King of Kings.
Presenter / Producer: HM157
Music > Other
Event Phone: 562-895-9399
3110 North Broadway
Los Angeles CA 90031
LA - Central / Downtown
Performance Dates: 8/11/2012
doors open at 8pm, Sunrise screens at 10pm
$10 suggested donation
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