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UMS Concert Program, March 17, 1974: The Norwegian National Ballet -- Anne Borg

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Concert: Sixteenth
Complete Series: 3874
Power Center For The Performing Arts Ann Arbor, Michigan

The University Musical Society
The University of Michigan
The Norwegian National Ballet
ANNE BORG, Artistic Director
Marte Saether Anne Merete Sundberg
Antony Geeves Frederic Konrad Terje Solberg
Guri Pahle Glad Gro Rakeng Sissel Westnes
Andrej Ludwicki Stefan Pettersson
Bj0rn Olav Berg, Ellen Damsund, G0ril Eie, Anne Frodahl, Karen GriinerHegge, Lisbeth Hagen, Toni Herlofson, Yngve Horn, Annemari Johansen, Thorill Johannessen, Grete Kleivdal, Peter Lewis, Indra Lorentzen, Inger Lynne, Wayne McKnight, Alejandro Meza, Kathryn Moriarty, Alan Mugglestone, Grete Nerdrum, Elin Osjord, Bodil Ousdal, Mona Pettersen, Kjersti R0dsten, Per Arne Skar, Alan Watson, Erik Wenes
Orchestra conducted by Zdenko Peharda
Sunday Evening, March 17, 1974, at 8:00
Power Center for the Performing Arts
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Guest Artist from The Stuttgart Ballet
Sixteenth Program Third Annual Choice Series, Power Center Complete Series 3874
Music by Oedoen Partos
"Visions" Choreography by Glen Tetley
Production Glen Tetley and Scott Douglas
Lighting John B. Read
Choreology Britt Friberg
Marte Saether Anne Merete Sundberg
Leonie Leahy Antony Geeves Terje Solberg
Guri Pahle Glad, Kjersti R0dsten, Sissel Westnes, Stefan Pettersson, Wayne McKnight, Allan Mugglestone, Per Arne Skar
"Mythical Hunters," a modern, abstract ballet, is based on modern dance technique. It has no particular plot but features, rather, a fundamental theme--the cycle of Life, Death, and New Life as symbolized by the Hunter, the Hunted, and the Captive.
Music by Peter Ilyitch Tchaikovsky From the Ballet, "The Sleeping Beauty"
Choreography by Marius Petipa
Produced and Revised by Nicholas Beriozoff
Costumes by Seppo Nurmima
Master of Ceremonies Poul Gnatt Polonaise
Ellen Damsund, Anne Frodahl, Toni Herlofson, Annemarie Johanson, Grete Nerdrum, Elin Osjord, Bjorn Berg, Yngve Horn, Thorill Johannessen, Peter Lewis, Alejandro Meza, Erik Wenes
White Cat and PussinBoots Kjersti Rodsten and Frederic Konrad
Blue Bird Pas de deux Sissel Westnes and Bernd Berg
Little Red Riding Hood and the Wolf Gro Rakeng and Per Arne Skar
Three Jesters Andrej Ludwicki, Wayne McKnight, Alan Mugglestone
Grand Pas de deux
Princess Aurora Ellen Kjellberg
Prince Florimund Bernard Hourseau
Mazurka and Finale Ensemble
Music by Ture Rangstrom
Choreography by Birgit Cullberg
From the drama of August Strindberg
Miss Julie...........IngerJohanne Rutter
Jean, the Butler............Roger Lucas
Kristin, the Maid............Bodil Ousdal
Julie's Fiance.............Terje Solberg
The Duke, Julie's Father...........Indris Liepa
Clara..............Sissel Westnes
Anders.............Alan Mugglestone
The Drunkard...........Stefan Pettersson
Peasant Girls.......Ellen Damsund, Toni Herlofson,
Grete Kleivdal, Gro Rakeng, Kjersti Rodsten
Peasant Boys .... Yngve Horn, Wayne McKnight, Per Arne Skar Gossips . . . Anne Frodahl, Karen GrunerHegge, Mona Pettersen Ghosts oj Julie's Ancestors . . Goril Eie, Toni Herlofson, Grete Nerdrum,
Gro Rakeng, Alan Mugglestone, Stefan Pettersson, Wayne McKnight, Per Arne Skar
Production Anne Marie Lagerborg
Set Design Sven Erikson
Choreology Britt Friberg
Scene 1. A Hall in the Castle
Midsummer festivities are is preparation. Julie, returning from her morning ride, is infuriated by the maids' decoration of the old family portraits. She hates her family and demands that Jean, hnr headservant, remove the decorations.
Her father, the Duke, arrives with her fiance, whom she also dislikes despite his noble birth. She provokes him into breaking the engagement and then finds herself alone while the others enjoy the festivities.
Scene 2. The Dance in the Barn
At the high point of the dance Julie enters and requests that Jean escort her; he obeys reluctantly. Their dance becomes hectic and wild until he senses the stares of the others and runs away.
Scene 3. The Kitchen
Kristin, Jean's fiancee, awaits his return. Upon his arrival he tells her of Julie's strange be?havior. At that moment Julie enters and asks the hesitant Jean to join her outside. He is drawn to her and when Kristin leaves the kitchen, he gives in to his desire to seduce Julie. When the lovers hear noise outside, Jean carries Julie to his own quarters, and the peasants invade the room. After the mob leaves, however, Jean finds that his attitude toward Julie has changed consider?ably; he now thinks of her as a "fallen woman."
At the ringing of the bell, near dawn, Jean arises to go about his duties--the polishing of the duke's boots. Julie, now afraid to face her father, begs Jean to run away with her. Frantic, she runs about the castle, taking with her the family jewels.
Scene 4. A Hall in the Castle
Julie's ancestors stare at her disapprovingly; as in a nightmare she sees them steadily approach. She cannot escape; the family forces her to that one and only solution worthy of her rank. In order to find the courage necessary to take her own life she turns to Jean for help.
Romero Quartet, Guitarists......Wednesday, 8:30, March 20
Interlochen Arts Academy Orchestra .... Sunday, 3:00, March 24 Thor Johnson, Music Director
Milhaud: Suite provenc,ale; Debussy: La Mer; Revueltas: Senscmaya; Elgar: Enigma Variations.
Roumanian Folk Ballet.......Friday, 8:00, March 29
Kathak Dancers, North India.....Wednesday, 8:30, April 3
Early Music Consort of London.....Saturday, 8:30, April 13
Nikolais Dance Theatre.......Thursday, 8:00, April 18
and Friday, 8:00, April 19
Four Concerts -May 1,2,3, and 4
THE PHILADELPHIA ORCHESTRA, Eugene Ormandy, Conductor THE UNIVERSITY CHORAL UNION, Jindrich Rohan, Guest Conductor
Yehudi Menuhin, Violinist; Beverly Sills, Soprano; Byron Janis, Pianist;
Janice Harsanyi, Soprano; Joanna Simon, Mezzosoprano;
Kenneth Riegel, Tenor; Michael Devlin, Bass.
May 1: Beethoven: Symphony No. 4 in Bflat; Lutoslawski: Livre pour orchestra; Brahms: Violin Concerto in D, Yehudi Menuhin, violinist.
May 2: CouperinMilhaud: Overture and Allegro from La Sultane; Bizet: Symphony in C; SaintSaens: Piano Concerto No. 5 in F major, Byron Janis, pianist; Debussy: Iberia.
May 3: Dvorak: Requiem Mass: University Choral Union; Janice Harsanyi, soprano; Joanna Simon, mezzosoprano; Kenneth Riegel, tenor; Michael Devlin, bass.
May 4: Shostakovich: Five Pieces for Small Orchestra; Haydn: Symphony No. 88 in G major; Mozart: "Exsultate, jubilate"; Charpentier: "Dupuis le jour" from Louise; Donizetti: Final Scene from Anna Bolena, Beverly Sills, soprano; Respighi: Roman Festivals.
Single concert tickets from $3.50 to $10.00
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