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UMS Concert Program, October 24, 1961: Mazowsze -- Mme. Mira Ziminskasygietynska

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Season: Eighty-third
Concert: First
Complete Series: 3330
Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan

1961 Eighty-third Season 1962
Charles A. Sink, President Gail W. Rector, Executive Director Lester McCoy, Conductor
First Concert Sixteenth Annual Extra Series Complete Series 3330
Polish Song and Dance Company Mme. Mira Ziminska-Sygietynska, Director
Tuesday Evening, October 24, 1961, at 8:30 Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Chodzony: "Round and Round"
Music: Tadeusz Sygietynski Choreography: Witold Zapala
The dance goes round and round and the merry company of "Mazowsze" shows to all those present that they are young and gay and have come here to dance to their heart's content.
"Trembling" Polka, from Opoczno, "Tramblanka"
Music: Tadeusz Sygietynski Choreography: Eugeniusz Paplinski
"Play a polka for us and we shall dance for you. There is no dance like the Polka, and there is no Polka like the Tramblanka from the town of Opoczno. It is nice to have a good jug and tumbler to drink from, but it is still nicer to dance the Tramblanka."
Oberek, from Opoczno
Music: Tadeusz Sygietynski Choreography: Eugeniusz Paplinski
Soloists: Jas and Zdzislawa Grabkowski, Witold Zapala, and Halixa Krzesiak
We'd love to dance but the room is too small. And I'd love to marry, but not a nobleman; I want a husband of my own class."
Dances and Songs,
from Wielkopolska
Arranged by: Mira Ziminska-Sygietynska Choreography: Zbigniew Kilinski
"The swineherd comes to see me every Sunday. I want him to make love to me, but he is always in a hurry to go back to his swine. He wrote me a letter saying he loved me as much as his pigs. "Dear me," I replied, "why don't you marry one of them"
"Pretty maiden, will you dance with me" "No, I cannot, I have hurt my leg." "And if I give you a lover" "Let us dance, the leg has healed."
Dances, from Lublin
Arranged by: Tadeusz Sygietynski Choreography: Witold Zapala
"The goose has the river, the duck has the streamlet--and I have my love. I can see the crane in the air and the swan in the water---but I cannot see my lover. The dove is flying, the fish is swimming, and I am living for my love."
"Dance with me, and I'll give you a pie. Dance with me, and I'll give you two. One was baked by my mother, and the other is mine."
Jokes and Dances,
from Podegrodzia
Arranged by: Mira Ziminska-Sygietynska Choreography: Witold Zapala
"I'm a Podegrodzian, a gay and merry fellow, just as our forefathers were. Love and love-making are wonderful games; but what is love without love-making It's coffee without sugar, dancing without music and girls ..."
Here Come the Guests
Music: Tadeusz Sygietynski
Here come the guests, but they won't come to me. They don't come to me be?cause I've no dowry. My mother will not have me marry anyone. I'm not sophisticated as people say, I'm nice and well brought up.
The Cuckoo
Music: Tadeusz Sygietynski
"Listen to me, laddie, to be vain is foolish; when your purse is empty, no use being mulish. Cuckoo bird will tell you without any hatching; common sense is riches beyond any matching."
Dances and Songs
from Warmia and Mazury Arranged by: Mira Ziminska-Sygietynska
Choreography: Witold Zapala
Soloists: Bocumila Oledzka, Halina Ossowska, Stanislaw Jopek, Tadeusz Kruk "Kiss me, my love," the boy implores. The girl is shy and reluctant. She has nothing against kissing, but what if the boy tells his friends about it."
Mazur from the Opera Straszny Dwor
Music: Stanislaw Moniuszko Choreography: Witold Zapala
Arrangement, selection of costumes, staging and folk song adaptation: Mira Ziminska-Sygietynska
Cieszyn Songs
Arranged by: Wladyslaw Byszewski
"I cannot stop the river flowing under the Cicszyn bridge, and I cannot make my laddie forgive me after our quarrel. He has gone to Cieszyn, and my heart is sad because he is so far from me. Here is some paper, here is some paint. Let me have a portrait of my lover. My mother says I must not see him. But I shall wait for him, and he will be mine."
Cracow Dances and Songs
Choreography: Witold Zapala
"As long as the Vistula flows through Polish land, Poland will be alive. And if you want to know a real Pole, let me sing and dance the Krakowiak."
Music: Tadeusz Sygietynski Choreography: Elwira Kaminska
"Spindle" Polka from Sieradz
Music: Tadeusz Sygietynski Choreography: Jerzy Kaplinski
"Mother told me to spin but the village lads will not let me work. I tried to hide in the hallway. I tried to hide in the rye, but my lover found me and took my spindle away."
Rzeszow Dances and Songs
Arranged by: Tadeusz Sygietynski and Mieczyslaw Piwkowski Choreography: Witold Maciszewski and Witold Zapala
"The girl refuses to see her Jasio; too lazy to work and too eager to make love. But she realizes that boys will be boys and yields to his embraces."
Dances from Biskupizna Wielkopolska
Arranged by: Tadeusz Sygietynski Choreography: Witold Zapala
My girl avoids me, and I must look for another one.
Music: Tadeusz Sygietynski
Go down, Sun, go down, for I'm too tired to work in the field. My hands hurt me, my feet hurt me. Go down quickly, Sun.
"What I Think"
Music: Tadeusz Sygietynski and Tadeusz Suchocki
"What I think, I always say, and I'm not denying it. Don't trust boys, oh don't do so. They are rascals and they lie. But girls, whenever you get the chance to love, do so, and don't worry about hell."
Kaszuby Dances and Songs
Arranged by: Mira Ziminska-Sygietynska Choreography: Witold Zapala
Soloists: Bogumila Oledzka and Teresa Zak
"The land is rich, the people industrious, the girls are pretty, and the young men are fickle--in Kazuby, as everywhere else.
Music: Tadeusz Sygietynski Choreography: Zbigniew Kilinski
Dances and Songs
from The Tatras
Arranged by: Tadeusz Sygietynski Choreography: Witold Zapala
The legend of Janosik, or Janicek, the noble-hearted brigand who robbed the rich and rewarded the poor, lives on in the Tatra Mountains.
Polonaise from Zywiec
Arranged by: Tadeusz Sygietynski Choreography: Witold Zapala
The beloved dance of our fathers and grandfathers, the Polonaise will be danced by our children and grandchildren.
Laura and Filon
Arranged by: Tadeusz Sygietynski Lyrics: Fr. Karpinski
"My Filon calls for me from behind the wood; my Filon waits for me; I must hurry. Lead me, love. If you gave me wings, I could fly through the wood and embrace my Filon."
Hush, Hush
Music: Tadeusz Sygietynski
"Open the door, darling, and let me in," whispers the boy. But the girl is afraid --the dogs may start barking, her father will awaken and the whole village will know about her love. But luied by a promise of a sumptuous wedding, she finally opens the door.
The Coachman
Arranged by: Tadeusz Sygietynski Old Warsaw Lyrics by: Terzy Ficowski
"If you want to know who is the happiest man on the earth, look at me. Like a king on his throne, that is how a coachman feels when driving his carriage. I know how to handle my horses, and those who wield power ought to learn their lesson from me," says the mid-nineteenth century satirical song.
The Lowicz Maiden
Mtisic: Tadeusz Sygietynski
Music: Tadeusz Sygietynski Choreography: Witold Zapala
Music: Tadeusz Sygietynski Choreography: Jadwiga Chryniewiecka
Music: Tadeusz Sygietvnski Choreography: Witold Zapala
MAZOWSZE Conductors: Ryszard Pierchala, Stanislaw Wysocki
Iwona Bukowska Irina Dzielak Halina Kachny Adela Kolebacka
Soloists: Irena Kruk Josefa Wloczkowska Anastazja Wojcik Jan Dybul
Stanislaw Maciszewski Jerzy Mierzejewski Josef Oledzki Roman Pedziwater
Managing Director........Waclaw Zukowski
Costume Consultant.......Wanda Modzelewska
Color Adviser...........Irena Dewitz
Choirmasters . Marian Domanski, Ryszard Pierchala, Tadeusz Suchocki Vocal Technique .... Wanda Ruskiewicz, Feliks Rudomski
Chief Choreographer.........Witold Zapala
Ballet Master.........Walerian Szajewski
Ballet-Tutors .... Stanislaw Maciszewski, Danuta Babula

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