Complete Series: 3715
Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan
The University Musical Society
The University of Michigan
The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre
Friday Evening, February 12, 1971, at 8:30 Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan
DUDLEY WILLIAMS KELVIN ROTARDIER
CONSUELO ATLAS LINDA KENT
JOHN PARKS MORTON WINSTON
SYLVIA WATERS MARI KAJIWARA
leland schwantes kenneth pearl hector mercado
Rosamond Lynn Gail Reese
Lee Harper Ronald Dunham
Artistic Director: ALVIN AILEY Associate Director and Ballet Master: Ramon Segarra
This program is made possible with the support of the Michigan State Council for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Fourth Program Third Annual Dance Series Complete Programs 371S
(Treadmills, Encounters, Treadmills)
Music: Lalo Schiffrin--Dizzy Gillespie (Gillespiana) Choreography: Talley Beatty
An episode from a longer work originally created by Talley Beatty, with the title, "Come and Get the Beauty of it Hot," Toccata is described as "set in the streets of New York" and incorporates nuances of classic and primitive dance in its basically jazz idiom. It is expressed in a sequence of ensembles, duets, and trios that are danced in an almost declamatory manner as the dancers project their movements toward the audience and seldom toward themselves.
Music: Charles Ives Choreography: Joyce Trisler
Costumes: Malcolm McCormick
A solo dance originally choreographed in 1958, later incorporated into a revised version of a larger work by Joyce Trisler called "Theater Piece" (1960). "Journey" is set to "The Unanswered Question" by Charles Ives (18741954), composed some time before 1908--a short, intensely evocative orches?tral moodpoem, comprising a steady, soft background of muted strings, a persistently repeated "question" by a solo trumpet, and an unsuccessful hunt for the "answer" undertaken with increasing urgency by the flutes.
Music: Andre Boucourechliev
(Archipel I) Costumes: Evadne Giannini
Choreography: Alvdj Ailey Lighting: Nicola Cennovitch
Dudley Williams Ramon Segarra Kelvin
Morton Winston Hector Mercado Ronald Dunham
Consuelo Atlas Kelvin Rotardier
Gail Reese Leland Schwantes
Linda Kent Sylvia Waters Mari Kajiwara
Ramon Segarra Lee Harper Rosamond Lynn
John Parks Kenneth Pearl
Consuelo Atlas Kelvin Rotardier
Andre Boucourechliev was born in 1925 in Bulgaria and completed his musical studies in the Normal School of Paris. Archipel I for two pianos and percussion was commissioned by the Fourth Festival of Contemporary Music at Royan, France, in 1967. The composer describes the work as being.. . "of a form completely free in its sonorities, in its development, as well as in the duration of its sections... like great marine maps on which the four interpreters arc called upon to choose, orientate and modify on the course of their navigation -which is never twice the same -like the many small islands of an archipelago." The ballet is danced to two versions of the same score.
The musicians are pianists George Pludermacher and Claude Helffer and percussionists JeanClaude Casadesus and JeanPierre Drouet.
for: Mick Jagger, Jimi Hendrix, Joe Cocker, Jim Morrison, Bob Dylan, Janis Joplin--
Musk: Pink Floyd, Blind Faith, Janis Joplin
Choreography: Alvin Ailey
Decor and Costumes: Christina Giannine
Ramon Segarra and Leland Schwantes Hector Mercade Kenneth Pearl Morton Winston John Parks Ronald Dunham
Music: Traditional Choreography: Alvin Ailey
Decor and Costumes: Ves Harper Lighting: Nicola Cernovitch
"This little light of mine, I'm gonna let it shine."
This suite explores motivations and emotions of American Negro religious music, which, like its heir, the blues, takes many forms--true spirituals with their sustained melodies, songsermons, gospel songs and holy blues--songs of trouble, of love, of deliverance.
"Spirituals sing of woe triumphantly, knowing well that all rivers will be crossed and the Promised Land is just beyond the stream. The Spirituals ask no pity-for their words ride on the strongest of melodies, the melody of faith. That is why there is joy in their singing, peace in their music and strength in their soul."
Pilgrim of Sorrow
I Been Buked........ .......The Company
Daniel..........Kelvin Rotardier, Mari Kajiwara, Sylvia Waters
Fix Me, Jesus.............Linda Kent, Ramon Segarra
Take Me To The Water
Processional . . . Consuelo Atlas, Kelvin Rotardier, Judith Jamison, Mari Kajiwara,
Hector Mercado, Leland Schwantes, Kenneth Pearl
Wading in the Water......Consuelo Atlas, Kelvin Rotardier, Judith Jamison
I Want to Be Ready..............Dudley Williams
Move, Members, Move
Sinner Man........Kenneth Pearl, Morton Winston, Hector Mercado
The Day Is Past and Gone.............The Company
You May Run Home...............The Company
Rocka My Soul in the Bosom of Abraham.........The Company
"Wading in the Water" sequence arranged by Ella Jenkins
STAFF FOR THE ALVIN AILEY AMERICAN DANCE THEATRE
General Manager: Ivy Clarke Productions Manager: William Hammond
Lighting Designer: Chenault Spence Wardrobe Director: E. Huntingdon Parker
Technical Director: William Burd Office Administrator: Mary Colquhoun
Sound by Sound Associates
Shoes by Capezio, Selva, A. S. Beck
Tights by Capezio
The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre gratefully acknowledges a grant in support of this season by the New York State Council on the Arts.
INTERNATIONAL PRESENTATIONS197 1
TSAAC STERN, Violinist.......2:30, Sunday, February 21
Program: Sonata in Bflat major, K. 454..........Mozart
Sonata No. 3, Op. 25............Enesco
Sonata No. 1 in G major, Op. 78.........Brahms
GUARNERI STRING QUARTET......Thursday, February 25
MENUHIN FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA.....Wednesday, March 10
Yehudi Menuhin, Conductor and soloist
MUNICH CHAMBER ORCHESTRA......Friday, March 12
Hans Stadlmaik, Conductor
PIERRE FOURNIER, Cellist........Monday, March IS
SIBERIAN DANCERS AND SINGERS OF OMSK . . Saturday, March 27
MERCE CUNNINGHAM AND DANCE COMPANY
in Hill Auditorium at 8:30 P.M.
Tickets: $5.00--$4.00--$3.00 (Lecturedemonstration Monday, April 12. Tickets: $1.00)
Tuesday, April 13
THE PHILADELPHIA ORCHESTRA IN ALL CONCERTS
THURSDAY, APRIL 29, 8:30 P.M.
EUGENE ORMANDY, Conductor; LEONTYNE PRICE, Soprano--"Dove sono" from Le Nozze di Figaro (Mozart); "Ritorna Vincitor" from A'ida (Verdi) ; Four Last Songs (Strauss); "Pace, pace" from La Forza del Destino (Verdi). Two Portraits (Bartok) ; Symphony No. 8 in B minor (Schubert); "Till Eulenspicgel" (Strauss).
FRIDAY, APRIL 30, 8:30 P.M.
THOR JOHNSON, Conductor. "Sea Symphony" (Vaughan Williams) with THE UNIVER?SITY CHORAL UNION. MARALIN NISKA, Soprano; and DONALD BELL, Bass. BARBARA NISSMAN, Pianist, in Rhapsody on a Theme by Paganini (Rachmaninoff).
SATURDAY, MAY 1, 8:30 P.M.
EUGENE ORMANDY, Conductor. All orchestral program: Sinfonietta (Janacek) ; "La Mer" (Debussy); and Symphony No. 5 in Bflat major (Prokofieff).
SUNDAY, MAY 2, 2:30 P.M.
THOR JOHNSON, Conductor. "Great" Mass in FMinor (Bruckner), with THE UNIVER?SITY CHORAL UNION; MARALIN NISKA, Soprano; ELEANOR FELVER, Contralto; JOHN STEWART, Tenor; and DONALD BELL, Bass. CHRISTOPHER PARKENING, Guitarist, in "Fantasia para un Gentilhombrc" (Rodrigo).
SUNDAY, MAY 2, 8:30 P.M.
EUGFNE ORMANDY, Conductor. ANDRE WATTS, Pianist, in Concerto No. 2 in Bflat (Brahms). Toccata, Adagio and Fugue (Bach); "Enigma" Variations (Elgar).
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