Complete Series: 3531
1966 Eightyeighth Season 1967
UNIVERSITY MUSICAL SOCIETY
THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
Charles A. Sink, President Gail W. Rector, Executive Director Lester McCoy, Conductor
Fifth Annual Dance Festival
THE HOSHO SCHOOL OF NOH
CITY CENTER JOFFREY BALLET
(Formerly Robert Joffrey Ballet)
JAVIER DE LEON'S
October 24, 26, 29, 1966
Hill Auditorium Ann Arbor, Michigan
Third Program Complete Series 3531
ARS LONGA VITA BREVIS
JAVIER DE LEON'S
Saturday, October 29, 1966, 8:30 p.m. Starring
PRINCESS TEO XOCHITL
Mario Dominguez Salvador Hernandez
Marissa Fuentes Melania
Marta Ortiz, Maria Luisa Ortiz, Christina Lopez, Ysabel Ramires Jose Sevilla, Miguel Velez, Ricardo Gonzalez, Javier Millan
Singer, Raul Hernandez Floreador, Charro Valentino
Mario Salguero Jose Rodriguez Lino Segura
Carlos Vasquez and the Aztec Rhythms
Marimbas Rio Blanco Singers
Joaquin, Heron, and Froylan Pavon
The Mariachi Orchestra
Soloists Juan Mata, Trino Vargas, and Hector Vargas
and JAVIER DE LfiON
Dances From the Mayans and the Aztecs:
Moctezuma, the Aztec King, greets the Mayans in the Teocalli, the great temple.
Moctezuma--Javier de Leon Dance of the Xtol--The Mayans here are entreating their mighty chieftain in their oldest
Encarnacion Martinez, Jose Sevilla, Miguel Velez, Ricardo Gonzalez Dance to the God of Music--Rite and ceremony were essential parts of the lives of the
Mayans. They maintained special schools to train singers and dancers to learn the
ceremonies of the Gods.
Princess Teo Xochitl, Mario Dominguez, Salvador Hernandez & Company Dance of the Priestesses--The music and dancing of these ancient people were very closely
associated with their religion, and some of the rituals were conducted by the women. Dance Quatzalcoatl--The Aztec priest dances the feathered snake ritual. Quatzalcoatl was
the god of the Sun, the Wind, Thunder, Fire and Light. He was supposed to have
sojourned with the Mexicans for a number of years, during which time he initiated them
into the arts of life and civilization. He departed on a magic raft (of serpents) promising
The entertainment for Moctezuma is finished. The King leaves. Deer Dance--A flock of deer are playing in the jungle. It is mating time and they start to
fight for the females. The oldest deerchief of the flock fights with the youngest in an
effort to retain his power, but the youngest wins and takes for himself the most desirable
female. Suddenly, the Mayan warriors come into the forest to search for deer. The new
deer chieftain fights to protect his female, but they are killed by the poisonous spears
of the warriors.
Deer Chief--Mario Dominguez; Young Deer--Jose Sevilla; Female Deer--Marta Ortiz
Dance to the Sun God Tonatiuh.
Sacrifice of the Princess--This was the most important Aztec ritual. The warriors escort the
Princess to the sacrificial altar and the High Priest offers the sacrifice to the God
Dance of the Quetzals--With their great headdresses of multicolored feathers, the dancers do honor to Quetzal, the sacred bird.
Songs and Dances of Veracruz
Veracruz music and songs by Jose Rodriguez and the "Rio Blanco" singers, Joaquin, Heron,
and Froylan Pavon. Sones Jarochos, El Canelo y Cumbamba, and Colas.
The Company Huapangos
Princess Teo Xochttl, Encarnacion Martinez, and Dancers Zapateado
Tehuana Wedding Dance
Dances from the Oaxaca and Tehuantepec regions of Mexico.
The Wedding Ceremony--The bride and groom are accompanied with Mixteco Songs.
During the ceremony it is the custom to throw flowers and to count them, indicating
a long and happy life for the couple.
The Bride--Melania; The Groom--Salvador Hernandez The Feather Dance--The dancers come to the Fiesta to offer to the couple the famous
Encarnacion Martinez, Mario Dominguez, Jose Sevilla, Ricardo Gonzalez
Dances of Chiapas
Princess Teo Xochitl, Marissa Fuentes, Melania, Maria Luisa Ortiz, Marta Ortu
Mexican folk music played on the Marimbas
Mario Salguero, Carlos Vasquez Mariachis
Juan Mata, Trumpet; Trino Vargas, Trumpet; Hector Vargas, Guitarron (Bass Guitar) Jose Rodriguez and Joaquin, Heron, and Froylan Pavon.
A scene of Old Mexico with the beautiful Talavera costumes of Puebla.
Princess Teo Xochitl, Melania, Marissa Fuentes, Javier de Leon, Mario Dominguez, Salvador Hernandez, Singer: Raul Hernandez
Floreador: Charro Valentino
Jalisco is perhaps the best known area of Mexico because of the Mariachis, the Tequila and the famous Jarabe Tapatio (Hat Dance). The first group of dances typifies the joy so characteristic of Jalisco.
Marissa Fuentes, Salvador Hernandez, The Company
Princess Teo Xochitl and Dancers La Culebra (The Snake)
Jose Sevilla, The Company
Songs of Mexico Raul Hernandez
The National Costumes of Mexico--the China Poblana and the Charro. The entire Com?pany dances El Jarabe.
THE UNIVERSITY MUSICAL SOCIETY OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
THE FIVE ANNUAL DANCE FESTIVALS
FIRST Annual Chamber Dance Festival--1962
Kovach and Rabovsky Dance Company
Phakavali Dancers from Thailand
Jose Molina Bailes Espanoles SECOND Annual Chamber Dance Festival--1963
Svetlova Dance Ensemble
Shanta Rao and Company (India)
Bihari (Hungarian Ballet) THIRD Annual Chamber Dance Festival--1964
Paul Taylor Dance Company
Destine, Haitian Dance Company
First Chamber Dance Quartet FOURTH Annual Chamber Dance Festival--1965
AlbaReyes Spanish Dance Company
Paul Taylor Dance Company
Little Angels (from Korea) FIFTH Annual Dance Festival--1966
Hosho Noh Troupe (from Tokyo)
Robert Joffrey Ballet
OTHER DANCE GROUPS PRESENTED BY THE UNIVERSITY MUSICAL SOCIETY
1961 Mazowsze Dance Company from Poland Bayanihan Philippine Dance Company
1962 American Ballet Company Ukranian Dance Company Uday Shankar Hindu Dancers National Ballet of Canada
1963 San Francisco Ballet
Suzushi Hanayagi (with Kimeo Eto) Koutev Bulgarian National Ensemble Ballet Folklorico of Mexico
1964 Mazowsze Dance Company (Poland) SahmChunLi Dancers from Korea Chicago Opera Ballet
Ballet de Paris
Antonio and Spanish Ballet
Raduga Dancers from Russia
1965 National Ballet of Canada Grand Ballet Classique de France
1966 Rumanian Folk Ballet
National Ballet of Washington, D.C. American Ballet Theatre
1967 Royal Winnipeg Ballet
Jose Greco and Spanish Dance Company
In 1962 the University Musical Society inaugurated a "Chamber Dance Festival" with three presentations within three consecutive days, of special dance programs in Rackham Auditorium. An extended stage, constructed by the University, together with special curtains and lighting provided by the Tobins Lake Studios, made this possible. For four years this pattern con?tinued along with the presentation of other larger companies in Hill Audi?torium, creating new interest and a wide response to many dance forms. This year the Festival requires the larger facilities and capacity of Hill Auditorium, using the temporary proscenium and orchestra pit. The audiences this year are the largest to attend the annual Dance Festival. With this kind of encourage?ment and support the University Musical Society will continue its endeavors in the presentation of the finest dance groups available.