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UMS Concert Program, October 18, 1974: The Alvin Ailey City Center Dance Theater -- Alvin Ailey

UMS Concert Program, October 18, 1974: The Alvin Ailey City Center Dance Theater -- Alvin Ailey image UMS Concert Program, October 18, 1974: The Alvin Ailey City Center Dance Theater -- Alvin Ailey image UMS Concert Program, October 18, 1974: The Alvin Ailey City Center Dance Theater -- Alvin Ailey image UMS Concert Program, October 18, 1974: The Alvin Ailey City Center Dance Theater -- Alvin Ailey image
Day
18
Month
October
Year
1974
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University Musical Society
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Concert: First
Complete Series: 3889
Power Center For The Performing Arts Ann Arbor, Michigan

The University Musical Society
of
The University of Michigan
Presents
The Alvin Ailey City Center Dance Theater
ALVIN AILEY, Artistic Director
CHARLES ADAMS -NERISSA BARNES -ENID BRITTEN -MASAZUMI CHAYA ULYSSES DOVE -JUDITH JAMISON -MELVIN JONES -MARI KAJIWARA
LINDA KENT -BERNARD LIAS -JODI MOCCIA -MICHIHIKO OKA
KENNETH PEARL -CYNTHIA PENN -KELVIN ROTARDIER -BETH SHORTER
WARREN SPEARS -ESTELLE SPURLOCK -CLIVE THOMPSON -SYLVIA WATERS
ELBERT WATSON -DUDLEY WILLIAMS -DONNA WOOD -PETER WOODIN
SARA YARBOROUGH -TINA YUAN
Ali Pourfarrokh, Associate Artistic Director and Ballet Master Dudley Williams, Assistant Ballet Master Ivy Clarke, General Manager
Friday Evening, October 18, 1974, at 8:00
Power Center for the Performing Arts
Ann Arbor, Michigan
In The Black Tradition CHOROS
Music by Vadico Gogliano Choreography by Katherine Dunham
Costumes by John Pratt Lighting by Chenault Spence
Variations on a Brazilian quadrille of the early nineteenth century inspired by the colonial architecture of Recife in northern Brazil and by the classical interpreta?tion of folk themes and rhythms by the Brazilian composer Vadico Gogliano.
Complementing the classical purity in the choreography are influences from Brazilian folk forms such as the Sambo do Campo, The Xaxado, The Baiao, and The Capuera.
Sara Yarborough Donna Wood Nerissa Barnes Michihiko Oka Masazumi Chaya
A SONG FOR YOU
(from "Love Songs")
Choreography by Alvin Ailey
Costume by Ursula Reed
Lighting by Shirley Prendergast
Music and Lyrics for "A Song for You" by Leon Russell
Sung by Donny Hathaway
" love you in a place
Where there's no space or time ...
I love you jor my lije
You're a friend oj mine . . ."
Dudley Williams
PORTRAIT OF BILLIE
Choreography by John Butler
Music sung by Billie Holiday
Decor and Costumes by Normand Maxon
Lighting by Shirley Prendergast
The Young Billie The Man The Stuff
Judith Jamison Clive Thompson
"Miss Brown To You" by Leo Robin, Ralph L. Rainger & Richard D. Whiting
(Used by permission of the publisher, Famous Music Coiporation)
"Gee Baby, Ain't I Good To You" by Don Redman
"What A Little Moonlight Can Do" by Harry Woods
"No More" by CamarataRussell
INTERMISSION
BLUES SUITE
Music, Traditional
Choreography by Alvin Ailey
Decor and Costumes by Ves Harper
Lighting by Nicola Cernovitch
"Been down so long
Getting up don't cross my mind ...
When you see me laughing
I'm laughing to keep from crying ..."
From the fields and barrelhouses of the Southern Negro sprang the blues--songs of lost love, despair, protest, and anger--hymns to the secular regions of his soul.
Good Morning Blues............The Company
I Cried.........Kelvin Rotardier and The Company
Mean 01' Frisco .... Kenneth Pearl, Melvin Jones, Elbert Watson,
Ulysses Dove, Peter Woodin House of the Rising Sun . . . Sara Yarborough, Tina Yuan, Sylvia Waters
Backwater Blues.......Estelle Spurlock, Clive Thompson
In the Evening .... Melvin Jones, Kenneth Pearl, Kelvin Rotardier,
Ulysses Dove
Yancey Special.............The Company
Slow Drag--Going to Chicago..........The Company
Sham..........Masazumi Chaya and The Company
Good Morning Blues............The Company
Arranged by Brother John Sellers
INTERMISSION
THE WEDDING
Choreography by Pearl Primus
Assistant to Miss Primus, Pearl Reynolds
Music, Traditional and "Ishe Oliwa" by Solomon Ilorin
Costume Design by Nancy Potts
Lighting by Shirley Prendergast
The Bride is being escorted to the home of her husband. On the way, the party is attacked by the Demon of Fear who attempts to destroy the Bride. A drama between the Power of Good and the Forces of Evil.
The Bride..............Mari Kajiwara
Demon of Evil.............Dudley Williams
His Assistant.............Masazumi Chaya
Tke Healer..............Judith Jamison
Her Assistants........Kelvin Rotardier, Clive Thompson
Small Sister...............Linda Kent
Older Sister..............Cynthia Penn
Sylvia Waters Estelle Spurlock Tina Yuan Nerissa . Barnes Ulysses Dove Melvin Jones Warren Spears Elbert Watson
In collaboration with the University's Dance Program of the School of Music, these three dance concerts and two master classes constitute a halfweek dance resi?dency project, receiving support from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Michigan Council for the Arts. It is the first of three dance residencies in the 197475 season under the sponsorship of the University Musical Society, and continues with the Pennsylvania Ballet, October 26 and 27, and the Paul Taylor Dance Company, March 12.
INTERNATIONAL PRESENTATIONS197475
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre.....Saturday and Sunday,
October 19 & 20
Gregg Smith Singers.........Tuesday, October 22
Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra......Wednesday, October 23
Esterhazy String Quartet.......Thursday, October 24
Pennsylvania Ballet.........Saturday and Sunday,
October 26 & 27
Slask, Folk Company, from Poland.....Wednesday, October 30
Jacques Loussier Trio, Jazzmen "Play Bach" . . Saturday, November 2
Andre Watts, Pianist.........Wednesday, November 6
(Rescheduled from October 16)
National Chinese Opera Theatre.....Sunday, November 10
Cleveland String Quartet......Wednesday, November 13
Carlos Montoya, Guitarist.......Tuesday, November 19
Soviet Georgian Dancers and
Tbilisi Polyphonic Choir.......Sunday, November 24
Juilliard String Quartet........Tuesday, December 3
Handel's Messiah.........Friday, Saturday, Sunday,
December 6, 7 & 8 Guarneri String Quartet and Gary Graffman, Pianist . Wednesday, January 8
Marcel Marceau, Pantomimist.....Friday, Saturday, Sunday,
January 10, 11 & 12
Detroit Symphony Orchestra.......Saturday, January 11
Syntagma Musicum from Amsterdam .... Thursday, January 23
Tokyo String Quartet.........Sunday, February 2
American Symphony Orchestra......Sunday, February 9
Moscow Chamber Orchestra.......Tuesday, February 11
Goldovsky Grand Opera Theater.....Thursday, February 13
JeanPierre Rampal, Flutist, and
Robert VeyronLa Croix, Keyboard.....Tuesday, February 18
Harkness Ballet..........Thursday, February 20
Chhau, Masked Dance of Bengal.....Saturday, February 22
Moscow Balalaika Ensemble and Ludmila Zykina . Monday, February 24 Paul Taylor Dance Company......Wednesday, March 12
UNIVERSITY MUSICAL SOCIETY
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