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Bejart's Ballet Of The Xxth Century At Music Hall, Dec. 19-20

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Maurice Kejart. ihi' I rcnch-born cnoreograpnci atul foundei of Ihe Brussels-based Ballet of the XXih Centuiy, broufrjit lus incredible companj ofdancers back to Detroit's Music Hall lasl weekend fora series of magnifuenl performances ol scveral ól i lio modern master'ü receñí 1 1970-75) dance woiks. ["he Friday cveniim concert, ttpon whicli Ihis review is based, olfered a strikjHg, sometimes strangely surrealistic slmting oí l ic poe lic orks (Ihree h Mallarme) lo music b) l'ierre Boulez;.i lightly sarcastic, uarnily ui "Ah! Vota Dirai-.le, Maman?" (musa liy W.A. Mozart) uliidi gave the traditional ballet fans something to clap at;and an absolutely spectacular rendering of Stravinsky's l'irebird. w illi Ivan Marko daiuinjj 1 lio Hircl and Andrzej Ziemski. The Phoenix. Hejart draws l'roni the classic modern music and poetry of the human race to form the foundations of iiis hallcis; he works l'roni a deep humafiisni and a broad internaliiiiialism In capturo the csscnlial spiril ol musical and poetic creatots from Boulez, Debussy, Ravel and Bartok lo Duke Kllineton and Gerry Mulligan: and he has assembled a troupe ofdancers Worthy ofhis immense urtistic visión wlni execute liis designsas brilliantl) ás he composes them. The Music Hall concert wasan exhüiarating L'xporicncc n evèty va-, and one can only hope lluil Maurice Bejart and the Baliet of the XXth Century will return In'rr t'ikr L';ir Ironi nou on. ■ IXOTVil lililí s