Complete Series: 3435
Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan
1964 Eighty-sixth Season 1965
UNIVERSITY MUSICAL SOCIETY
THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
Charles A. Sink, President Gail W. Rector, Executive Director Lester McCoy, Conductor
Special Presentation Complete Series 3435
Ballets de Paris
Under the auspices of the Association Francaise d'Action Artistique
Tuesday Evening, September 29, 1964, at 8:30 Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Choreographer and Director Costumes
ROLAND PETIT YVES SAINT-LAURENT
Lighting Designed by Thomas Skelton
Therese Thoreux, Jacqueline de Min, Panchita de Peri, Annie Carbonnet,
Vladanka Langhofer, Marie Lys Blanc, Jacques Dombrowski, Benjamin de Rochemont,
Daini Kudo, Johannes Kroonder, Robert Richemont, Peter Smink, Lucien Mars
and Roland Petit Corps de Ballet
Featured Solo Musicians: Michel Mention, Conductor and Pianist Gus Wallez, Percussionist Jean Cardon, Accordionist
And Introducing Principal Dancer Felix Blaszka
ARS LONGA VITA BREVIS
Prologue..........Music by Ward Swingle
La Cervelle........Words by Bernard Dimey
Music by Jean Ferrat
I do pretty well without racking my brains, I have all I need. What makes a woman stupid is to have too much brains. Brains, brains, they're no use to me!
Les Bras D'Antoine .... Words and music by Guy Beart
iderful and exciting things that I feel when ne.
ZIZI JEANMAIRE with Felix Blaszka
These are wonderful and exciting things that I feel when I am in the arms of my beloved Antoine.
Pastiches (Ballet Sketches)
Introductory duets by Jacques Dombrowski, dancer, and Gus Wallez, percussionist The Dancers
La Chambre........Ballet by Georges Simenon
Music by Georges Auric
A police inspector reconstructs a crime, only to find that history repeats itself.
A rectangular light, orange colored, in a piece of the night, it is a window, a window is a room, a room is man's burrow where one is born, one loves, one hates, one dies ... And sometimes one kills.
In a room, once upon a time......
ZIZI JEANMAIRE, FELIX BLASZKA, and the Company
Bacorope.........Music by Michel Mention
Annie Carbonnet, Lucien Mars, and the Dancers
La Chaloupee.........Story by Marcel Ayme
Music by Maurice Thiriet
This dance story about a wedding party was written especially for ZIZI Jcanmaire and Roland Petit. The theme of the music is adapted from "Valse Chaloupee" by Jacques Offenbach, who in turn took an old French seafarers' dance form as the basis for his lively and rollicking score.
Therese Thoreaux, Jacques Dombrowski, and the Company
Quail on Toast with Pink Champagne.....Michel Mention
In this dance sketch, Roland Petit and Yves Saint-Laurent depict a gourmet delicacy of the French cuisine: Les Cailles sur Canape, topped off with a glass of bubbling pink champagne, as portrayed by ZIZI Jeanmaire.
Introduction by Felix Blaszka
and the Company
Les Yeux brillants ("Sparkling Eyes") . . Words by Bernard Dimey
Music by Francis Lai
With my sparkling eyes, my smile and the way I talk, you know where I come from.
The Solo Dancers
Toto l'aristo.....Words and music by Christian Guitreau
Toto, the Aristocrat, is an elegant French rascal. Like Mack, the Knife, he uses his wits and every possible means, both fair and foul, to maintain his precarious position slightly above the sordid gutter life of his origins.
Frankie et Johnny.........Words by Boris Vian
Music from an American Folksong
A French version of the American hit which makes no pretense whatsoever of portraying authentic Western life.
Jacques Dombrowski, Felix Blaszka, and Company
Mon True en plumes.......Words by Bernard Dimey
Music by J. Constantin
Although the literal translation of this production number is "My Skill with Feathers," the word "true" as used in French slang is, with its double entendre, untranslatable.
with Entire Company
Mon Bonhomme ("My Guy") . . Words and music by Jean Ferrat
If I call him just my man, or even my master, that wouldn't give you the correct im?pression of how really sweet he is. Mon Bonhomme, Mon Bonhomme.
Je te tuerai d'amour ("I shall slay you with love")
Words by Raymond Queneau Music by J. Halliday
This is France's eloquent answer to our Rock 'n' Roll. Johnny Halliday, who wrote this music, is not only the continental Elvis Presley, but also writes most of his popular material himself.
with the Rock 'n' Roll Quartet
Eh, L'Amour ("Ah, love!") .... Words and music by Jean Ferrat
Ah, love, what has become of you You have become brash, and commercial. Why do you not turn to me once more, and be as you were, clear and fresh as the morning.
with Entire Company
STAFF FOR ZIZI JEANMAIRE AND ROLAND PETIT
Producer CLAUDE GIRAUD PRODUCTIONS, INC.
Company Manager EDWARD C. FISHER
General Stage Manager JEAN FANANAS
Ballet Master FREDERIC STEBLER
Master Carpenter JAMES CAREY
Master Electrician MELVIN SIEGEL
Master Property man HOWARD DUNCAN
Wardrobe Mistress LISE DAY
Wardrobe Master ROBERT BOEHM
Ballet Shoes and Tights by "Repetto"
Tour Direction: COLUMBIA THEATRICAL ENTERPRISES, INC. HERBERT O. FOX, President
The company gratefully acknowledges the co-operation of the American Federation of Musicians in granting permission to include the three featured French musicians with the orchestra.
In Rackham Auditorium CHAMBER DANCE FESTIVAL
Paul Taylor Dance Company .... Friday, October 23 Jean-Leon Destine, Haitian Dance Co. . . Saturday, October 24 First Chamber Dance Quartet . . (2:30) Sunday, October 25
Series Tickets: $6.00--$5.00--$4.00 Single Performances: $3.50--2.50--$2.00
For tickets and information, address UNIVERSITY MUSICAL SOCIETY, Burton Tower