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Day
26
Month
October
Year
1970
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Season: Second
Complete Series: 3701
Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan

The University Musical Society
of
The University of Michigan
Presents
THE MIRTH I GRAHAM DICE COMPANY
BERTRAM ROSS
HELEN McGEHEE
ROBERT POWELL
RICHARD GAIN RICHARD KUCH
TAKAKO ASAKAWA PHYLLIS GUTELIUS
JUDITH HOGAN DIANE GRAY
YURIKO KIMURA DAWN SUZUKI
JUDITH LEIFER LAR ROBERSON
HUGH APPET DAVID HATCH WALKER
Conductor: Eugene Lester
Settings: Isamu Noguchi, Philip Stapp
Lighting: Jean Rosenthal, William H. Batchelder
Rehearsal Director: Patricl Bmcii
Company Co-Director: Bertram Ross
Production Manager: William H. Batchelder
Costwnc Supervision: Ursula Reed
Chamber Ensemble: Stanley Sussman, Piano; Katherine Hoover, Flute;
Robert Fisher, Oboe; Jerome Bunke, Clarinet; Ronald Grun, Bassoon;
Carol Barnett, French Horn; Michael Aaronson, Percussion
Produced by LeRoy Leatherman
Monday Evening, October 26, 1970, at 8:30 Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan
The Company is being presented in co-operation with The Martha Graham Center of Contemporary Dance, Inc., and by arrangement with Harold Shaw.
These performances are made possible by grants to the Company from the National Endowment for the Arts, the L.A.W. Fund and individual donors.
Second Program Third Annual Dance Series Complete Programs 3701
EL PENITENTE
Music, Louis Horst
Set, Isamu Noguchi
Lighting, Jean Rosenthal
Choreography, Martha Graham
The Penitents of the Southwest believe in purification from sin through severe penance. Even today, in both Old and New Mexico, the sect practices its ancient rites, including the crucifixion. "El Penitente" bears no factual relationship to these practices but is done rather as a story told after the manner of the old minstrels. The three figures enter, assume their characters and perform as a group of players acting in a Mystery Play. The action is divided by a return to the entrance theme. The Festival Dance at the end is a version of a popular dance of celebration with none of the ritualistic content of the preceding scenes.
THE CHARACTERS
Penitent............Bertram Ross
Christ Figure...........Richard Kucn
Mary as: Virgin, Magdalen, Mother .... Phyllis Gutelius
THE ACTION
Entrance of Performers Flagellation of Penitent Vision of Penitent The Virgin pleads The Christ blesses
Death cart
(The Death cart is a symbol of sin)
Seduction
The Magdalen seduces the Penitent
The Fall of Man
The Christ condemns
The Penitent bears the cross on his back
The Crucifixion--the Penitent atones and wins absolution
The Festival Dance
CAVE OF THE HEART
Music, Samuel Barber
Set, Isamu Noguchi
Lighting, Jean Rosenthal
Choreography, Martha Graham
In Greek mythology, Medea was the Princess of Colchis and renowned as a sorceress. She fled from her home with the hero, Jason, to Corinth and lived with him there and bore his children. But Jason was ambitious and when he was offered the hand of the Princess of Corinth in marriage he abandoned Medea. Maddened by jealousy, Medea sent the Princess as a wedding Rift a poisoned crown which killed her when she put it on. Then Medea destroyed her own children and left Corinth in a chariot drawn by dragons.
"Cave of the Heart" is Martha Graham's dramatization of this myth. The action is focusscd directly upon the central theme of the myth--the terrible destructivencss of jealousy and of alliance with the dark powers of humanity as symbolized by magic.
THE CHARACTERS
Medea............Helen McGehee
Jason.............Richard Gain
The Princess..........Takako Asakawa
The Chorus............Diane Gray
Commissioned by the Alice M. Ditson Fund, Columbia University
OASES
Electronic Score, Walter Caldon Lighting, William H. Batchelder
Costumes, Bertram Ross Choreography, Bertram Ross
red Judith Letter Phyllis Gutelius Dawn Suzuki
GREEN Robert Powell Hugh Appet Lar Roberson David Hatch Walker
YELLOW Takako Asakawa Judith Hogan Diane Gray Yuriko Kimura
STAFF FOR THE MARTHA GRAHAM DANCE COMPANY
Press Representative for Martha Graham: Isadora Bennett
Assistant to Producer: Larry Hecker
Company Manager: Gary Peterson
Stage Manager: Jane Clegg
Assistant Stage Manager: Howard Crampton-Smith
Production Secretary: Norma Fassnacht
1970INTERNATIONAL PRESENTATIONS1971
CHORAL UNION SERIES-Remaining Concerts
Hill Auditorium
LOS ANGELES PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA . . . Saturday, November 7 Zubin Mehta, Conductor
Program: Symphony No. 96..........Haydn
Six Pieces for Orchestra........Webern
Symphony No. 4.........Bruckner
EMIL GILELS, Pianist.........
Program--all Mozart:
Sonata in B-flat major, K. 281
Six Variations on Paisello's "Salve tu, Domine," K. 398
Ten Variations on "Unser dummer Pobel meint" from
Pilgrimme von Mecca, by Gluck Fantasy in D minor, K. 397 Sonata in A minor, K. 310
"ORPHEUS IN THE UNDERWORLD" (Offenbach)--
Canadian Opera Company.......
BEVERLY SILLS, Soprano........
ISAAC STERN, Violinist........
MENUHIN FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA .... Yehudi Menuhin, Conductor and soloist
MSTISLAV ROSTROPOVICH, Cellist.....
Tickets: $7.00--$6.50--$6.00--$5.00--$3.50--$2.50
Wednesday, November 18
Saturday, January 9 Saturday, January 30 2:30, Sunday, February 21 Wednesday, March 10
Monday, March 15
DANCE SERIES--Remaining Presentations
Hill Auditorium
BAYANIHAN PHILIPPINE DANCE COMPANY . . . Saturday, November 21 ALVIN AILEY AMERICAN DANCE THEATER .... Friday, February 12
Lecture-demonstration Thursday, February 11. Tickets: $1.00.
Season ticket subscribers to the Dance Scries will receive complimentary admission.
SIBERIAN DANCERS AND SINGERS OF OMSK .... Saturday, March 27
(In place of the Ballets Canadiens, whose entire U. S. tour has been cancelled)
Tickets: $6.00--$5.50--$5.00--$4.00--$3.00--$2.00
CHAMBER ARTS SERIES-Remaining Concerts
Rackham Auditorium SOLISTI DI ZAGREB..........Wednesday, November 4
Program: Concerto Grosso in D. Op. 6, No. 4.....Corelli
Concerto for Two Violins, D minor......Bach
Concerto for Piccolo in C major......Vivaldi
Five Movements, Op. 44.......Hindemitii
Concerto for Double Bass and Strings . . . Papandopulo
Sonata No. 3...........Rossini
MOSCOW TRIO.............Friday, November 13
ELAINE SHAFFER, Flutist; and HEPHZIBAH MENUHIN, Pianist Monday, January 19
FESTIVAL WINDS...........Tuesday, February 2
GUARNERI STRING QUARTET.......Thursday, February 25
MUNICH CHAMBER ORCHESTRA........Friday, March 12
Hans Stadlmair, Conductor
Tickets: $5.00--$4.00--$2.50 All programs begin at 8:30 P.M. unless otherwise indicated.
UNIVERSITY MUSICAL SOCIETY BURTON MEMORIAL TOWER, ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN 48104

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