Press enter after choosing selection

UMS Concert Program, October 29, 1968: The Uday Shankar Hindu Dancers And Musicians --

UMS Concert Program, October 29, 1968: The Uday Shankar Hindu Dancers And Musicians --  image UMS Concert Program, October 29, 1968: The Uday Shankar Hindu Dancers And Musicians --  image UMS Concert Program, October 29, 1968: The Uday Shankar Hindu Dancers And Musicians --  image UMS Concert Program, October 29, 1968: The Uday Shankar Hindu Dancers And Musicians --  image
Day
29
Month
October
Year
1968
Download PDF
Rights Held By
University Musical Society
OCR Text

Season: Ninetieth
Concert: Third
Complete Series: 3629
Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan

1968 Ninetieth Season 1969
UNIVERSITY MUSICAL SOCIETY
THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
Charles A. Sink, President Gail VV. Rector, Executive Director Lester McCoy, Conductor
Third Program First Annual Dance Series Complete Series 3629
THE UDAY SHANKAR
HINDU DANCERS and MUSICIANS
Tuesday Evening, October 29, 1968, at 8:30 Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Dancers
UDAY SHANKAR SANTI BOSE SADHAN GUHA DHURJATI SEN
RANGOPAL BHATTACHARYA
SHARMISTHA GUHA JHARNA DUTTA SREEMATI DUTT
SUNANDA SEN GUPTA PRANATI SEN GUPTA SHIKHA MUKHERJEE
PALI SANYAL SHIKHA MITRA ANUPAMA DAS ANJU NATH
SHEFALI GHOSH TAPATI MUKHERJEE JANA GUPTA BHAYA
Musicians
KAMALESH MAITRA BARUN DUTT KISHOR GHOSH
VISHNU DAS SADHUKHAN RAMESH CHANDRA
GOLAK SEAL RANJITMULL KANKARIA BHUDEB SHANKAR
KRISHNA GUPTA SARALA DEVI KANKARIA
ARS LONGA VITA BREVIS
PROGRAM
Musical Introduction--Raga: Mohan-Kosh (Evening Melody)
Soloist: Kamalesh Maitra (Sarod). Assisted by: Barun Dutt (Drum); Kishor Ghosh (Sitar) ; Vishnudas Sadhukhan (Flute) ; Ramesh Chandra (Esraj) ; Miss Krishna Gupta (Vocal and Percussion) ; Golak Seal (Gong and Percussion)
Deva-Dasis--Dance of the Temple Girls from South India
Traditional Dance arranged by: Guru Gyanaprakasam of Uday Shankar India Culture Centre. Anupama Das, Shikha Mitra, Pali Sanyal, Jana Gupta Bhaya, Anju Nath, Shefali Ghosh, Tapati Mukherjee
Madia--Aboriginal Folk Dance of Central India
Sadhan Guha, Dhurjati Sen, Sharmistha Guha, Sunanda Sen Gupta, Sreemati Dutt, Shikha Mukherjee, Jharna Dutta
Kartikeya .............................................................................................. Santi Bose
The golden son of Shiva, born to command the army of Suras (demi gods) and slay the demon Taraka, comes to make obeisance to his parents and other gods to win their blessings before the fight with the demon. Kartikeya summons his chariot and rides to Taraka's realm. Finding no one there, he roars out his challenge through the void which surrounds him.
Laiharoba--Invocation of Lord Shiva
Traditional Manipuri style arranged by Guru Tarun Kumar Singh of Uday Shankar Indian Culture Centre. Anupama Das, Shikha Mitra, Pali Sanyal, Jana Gupta Bhaya, Anju Nath, Shefali Ghosh
Astra Puja--A War Dance
Sharmistha Guha, Jharna Dutta, Sunanda Sen Gupta, Sreemati Dutt, Santi Bose, Dhurjati Sen, Sadhan Guha, Ramgopal Bhattacharya
INTERMISSION
Prakrit! and Ananda--Dance Drama (The Entire Company)
The Mother: Pran-ati Sen Gupta Prakriti: Jharna Dutta Ananda: Sadhan Guha
The ballet opens with young girls and boys dancing to welcome Spring. Prakriti, a girl of the untouchable caste, wants to join them but is spurned. A card seller and a bangle-seller are warned not to sell to her as she is an untouchable. Broken-hearted, she refuses to offer flowers to a god that has made her an untouchable, but is made happy when a passing procession of Buddhist monks do not seem to mind her caste. Prakriti is filling her jug with water from a well when Ananda, a disciple of Lord Buddha appears and asks for water. Prakriti reveals her caste but Ananda tells her that they arc both human and takes water from her.
Prakriti falls in love with Ananda and requests her mother, a witch, to use her magic powers to bring Ananda back. The mother calls her disciples to join her magic rituals
and requests one of them to bring a magic mirror to observe the effects of the magic upon Ananda. The disciple at first refuses, as she knows the evil effects of the mirror can produce death, but is compelled to bring the mirror. Prakriti looks into the mirror and sees the agonies the magic is causing Ananda.
The mother's witchcraft brings wind, rain, storm and thunder, and finally Ananda appears. The mother, exhausted by her magic rituals, dies. Ananda is on the verge of losing himself to Prakriti when the mighty power of Lord Buddha recalls him to his spiritual life.
INTERMISSION
Musical Interlude--Tabla Taranga--Raga: Barsha Bahar Kamalesh Maitra
Gujarti Folk Dance--Folk Dance of Western India
Sharmistha Guha, Jharna Dutta, Sunanda Sen Gupta, Sreemati Dutt, Santi Bose, Dhurjati Sen, Sadhan Guha, Ramgopal Bhattacharya
Indra .............................................................................................. Uday Shankar
According to Vedic tradition, Indra is the Lord of the Heavens, the Stars, the Clouds, the Thunder, the Lightning and the Rains. As the Supreme Lord, he is represented in the act of initiating the lesser gods in the perfect act of the dance.
Sari
Traditional Kathakali style of the Malabar Coast arranged by Guru P. Raghavan of Uday Shankar India Culture Centre
Anupama Das, Shikha Mitra, Pali Sanyal, Jana Gupta Bhaya, Anju Nath, Shefali Ghosh, Tapati Mukherjee
Punjabi--Folk Dance of Punjab
Santi Bose, Dhurjati Sen, Sadhan Guha, Ramgopal Bhattacharya, Pranati Sen Gupta, Sunanda Sen Gupta, Sreemati Dutt, Jharna Dutta, Shikha Mukherjee, Sharmistha Guha
Staff for Uday Shankar
Ballet Master SANTI BOSE
Music Director KAMALESH MAITRA
Master Drummer BARUN DUTT
Registrar SUNANDA SEN GUPTA
Costume Supervision SHARMISTHA GUHA
Electric and Property GOLAK SEAL
Stage Manager CHIRANJILAL SHAH
Personal Manager BHUDEB SHANKAR
UNIVERSITY MUSICAL SOCIETY INTERNATIONAL PRESENTATIONS--1968-1969
Rackham Auditorium
MELOS ENSEMBLE, from London . . . Thursday, November 7
Program: Adagio and Rondo ..........Schubert
Piano Quintet, Op. 57 ........Shostakovich
Contrasts for Clarinet, Violin, and Piano.....Bartok
Quintet in E-flat for Piano and Winds......Mozart
JANET BAKER, English Mezzo-Soprano . . . Sunday, January 5
MUSIC FROM MARLBORO.....Saturday, February 1
ISRAEL CHAMBER ORCHESTRA .... Monday, February 10 COLOGNE CHAMBER ORCHESTRA . . . Saturday, February 22 ORCHESTRA MICHELANGELO DI FIRENZE . Sunday, March 23
Tickets: $5.00--$4.00--$3.00
Hill Auditorium
BIRGIT NILSSON, Soprano.....Thursday, November 14
Program: Arias and lieder by Wagner, Schubert, Richard Strauss, Sibelius, Melartin,
Grieg, and Catalani. YEHUDI MENUHIN, Violinist, and
HEPHZIBAH MENUHIN, Pianist . . (2:30) Sunday, November 24 GREGG SMITH SINGERS .... (2:30) Sunday, January 12
HAGUE PHILHARMONIC.......Friday, January 24
Wiliem Van Otterioo, Conductor
ALVIN AILEY AMERICAN DANCE THEATRE, Saturday, February 8 "CARMEN" (Goldovsky Opera Co.) . . (8:00) Saturday, February IS BALLET FOLKLORICO OF MEXICO . . Wednesday, February 26
RUDOLF SERKIN, Pianist......Wednesday, March 5
MOSCOW STATE SYMPHONY.....Thursday, March 13
Tickets: $6.00--$5.50--$5.00--$4.00--$3.00--$2.00 (Tickets at $6.00 and $4.00 sold out for "Carmen", Serkin, and the Menuhins)
Annual MESSIAH Performances In Hill Auditorium--December 6, 7, 8 (2:30)
University Choral Union, Interlochen Arts Academy Orchestra, Susan Belling, Soprano; Elizabeth Mannion, Contralto; Henry Nason, Tenor; David Clatworthy, Bass; Lester McCoy, Conductor Tickets: $3:OO-$2.OO-$1.5O-$l.O0
Programs begin at 8:30 p.m. unless otherwise indicated.
1969 ANN ARBOR MAY FESTIVAL--April 24, 25, 26, 27 (5 concerts). Philadelphia Orchestra; Eugene Ormandy, Conductor; Thor Johnson, Guest Conductor. Orders for series tickets accepted beginning December 1.
THE UNIVERSITY MUSICAL SOCIETY, Burton Tower Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104
Hours: 9:00 to 4:30, Monday through Friday; Saturday 9:00 to 12:00 (Also Vi hours before performance at auditorium Box Office)

Download PDF