Complete Series: 3742
Power Center For The Performing Arts
The University Musical Society
?}' of Michigan
THE ROYAL WINNIPEG BALLET
ARNOLD SPOHR, Director
NEAL KAYAN, Musical Director
RICHARD RUTHERFORD, Associate Director
EUGENE SLAVIN, Ballet Master
CHRISTINE HENNESSY SHEILA MACKINNON ALEXANDRA NADAL WALTER BOURKE WINTHROP COREY
Teresa Bacall Ana Maria de Gorriz Maria Lang
Petal Miller Louise Naughton Salvatore Aiello Attila Ficzere Craig Sterling Terry Thomas
Madeleine Bouchard, Kathleen Duffy, Marina Eglevsky, Frank Garoutte,
Peter Garrick, Veronica Graver, Bill Lark, Michael Manning, Jim Mercer,
Janek Schergen, Patti Ross, Edward Traskowski, Patricia Wilson
Wednesday Evening, November 10, 1971, at 8:00 Power Center for the Performing Arts
The Royal Winnipeg Ballet has previously appeared in Ann Arbor on February 4, 1967, and March IS, 1970.
Fifth Program International Presentations in Power Center Complete Programs 3742
PAS DE DIX
Costumes......E. Constance Officer
A storylcss classical ballet. A strong Hungarian dance flavor touches the traditional steps. First produced by New York Ballet in New York on November 9, 1955, it entered the Royal Winnipeg Ballet's repertoire in the 196162 season.
Alexandra Nadal Walter Bourke Teresa Bacall Maria Lang
Madeleine Bouchard Louise Naughton Salvatore Aiello Attila Ficzere Jim Mercer Craig Sterling
Choreography: John Butler Scenario: GianCarlo Menotti
Music: GianCarlo Menotti Costumes: Stanley Simmons Decor: Lawrence Schafer
The Courtesan......Louise Naughton
The Prince.......Salvatore Aiello
The Two Sisters . . . Teresa Bacall, Maria Lang
Madeleine Bouchard Marina Eglevsky Veronica Graver
Petal Miller Patti Ross Trish Wilson
Peter Garrick Frank Garoutte Bill Lark
Michael Manning Jim Mercer Edward Traskowski
Terry Thomas Janek Schergen
The ballet is set in 17thcentury Venice.
The Moorish slave, Sebastian, secretly loves the Courtesan who is loved by the Prince. The two sisters of the Prince attempt to kill the Courtesan by witchcraft, stabbing her effigy, over which they have placed one of her cloaks But Sebastian, out of his love for her, takes her death for himself.
A Ballet after an idea of Manfred Grater Choreography and Costumes . . . John Neumeier
Music 1A Convention Found
"Ah Robin, Gentle Robin" . William Cornyshe 2B Breaking Convention
"Bolos" .... Ian Bark, Volka Rabe
3A Convention Spoiled "Ich bin der Welt Abhanden gekommen" . . Gustav Mahler
4C Destroying Convention
"Some of These" . . . Jan Mortenson
5A Convention Desired
"Scarborough Fair" . Simon and Garfunkel
Principal Girls Ana Maria de Gorriz Maria Lang Louise Naughton
Principal Boys Salvatore Aiello Jim Mercer Craig Sterling
Cathy Duffy Marina Eglevsky Veronica Graver
Patti Ross Trish Wilson
Michael Manning Peter Garrick Bill Lark
Janek Schergen Edward Traskowski
"Rondo" takes its title from the formal arrangement of its diverse music. The five pieces, from various periods and of contrasting styles, are put together to achieve something like the classic rondo form: ABACA--all "A" or theme sections being vocal, the "B" and "C" sections developmental and instrumental. The ballet has no "story"; the five movements, however, acquire unity by exploring in pure dance terms and images a common theme: conventions; the invisible frontiers of a culture and their influence on individuals.
The principal figure is simply "a person" whose qualities, feelings, and ideas are repre?sented by six dancers. This complex figure is confronted and changed (partly in reality, partly in thought and memory) by the world around him. Events, crises, and signs of the time, which one cannot ignore, affect and change him. In the end, however, he moves on, even if altered by the currents of his experience.
STAFF FOR THE ROYAL WINNIPEG BALLET
J. Sergei Sawchyn, General Manager to the Company
Jim Cameron, Assistant General Manager
Peter Hawkins, Production Director
Gloria P. Samoluk, Business Manager
Doreen Macdonald, Director of Wardrobe
John Stammers, Technical Director
Bill Riske, Stage Manager Linda Lee Thomas, Principal Pianist
The Royal Winnipeg Ballet gratefully acknowledges the support of the Canada Council, the Province of Manitoba, The Manitoba Arts Council, the Metropolitan Corporation of Greater Winnipeg, The Winnipeg Foundation, The Kresge Foundation, private and corporate philanthropy.
INTERNATIONAL PRESENTATIONS --197 172
PRAGUE STRING QUARTET......Tuesday, November 16
Quartet in C major, Op. 54, No. 2, Haydn; Quartet No. 2, Janacek; Quartet in G major, Op. 106, Dvorak
SHIRLEY VERRETT, Mezzosoprano .... Thursday, November 18
"Komm Stisser Tod," Bach; "II mio bel foco," Marcello; Three Spirituals; Vier ernste Gesange (Four Serious Songs) Op. 121, Brahms; Zigeuner Melodien (Gypsy Songs) Op. 55, Dvorak
?SWINGLE SINGERS from Paris......Friday, November 19
CHORICA DANCE THEATER from Athens.....
Choreography is closely interwoven with speech and music in these presentations, with excerpts from Ancient Greek tragedies, comedies and satiric drama providing material for the dramatic expressions of this group.
Two performances in Power Center:
Classical Greek Drama......Saturday, November 20
Byzantine Medieval Liturgical Drama . . . Sunday, November 21
NATIONAL BALLET of Washington, D.C. (aft. & eve.) Saturday, November 27
THE MESSIAH--Handel's great oratorio Friday and Saturday, December 3 and 4
(afternoon) Sunday, December 5
Donald Bryant conducts the 325member Choral Union, Interlochen Arts Academy Or?chestra, and soli in this traditional event of the Christmas season. Soloists are Helen Boatwright, Soprano; Batyah Godfrey, Contralto; Dan Marek, Tenor; and Donald Bell, Bass.
Pierre Boulez, conductor.....Wednesday, December 8
Jeux, Debussy; The Miraculous Mandarin, Bartok; Symphony No. 3, Schumann
All programs in the evening, unless otherwise noted.
? Sold out.
The annual May Festival will be held May 4, 5, 6 and 7. Programs and soloists for the five concerts will be announced December 1, when series orders will be accepted.
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