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UMS Concert Program, October 19, 1975: Martha Graham Dance Company -- Martha Graham

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Day
19
Month
October
Year
1975
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Concert: Third
Complete Series: 3960
Ann Arbor, Michigan

The University Musical Society
The University of Michigan
Presents
Martha Graham Dance Company
MARTHA GRAHAM, Artistic Director
YURIKO KIMURA ROBERT POWELL
JANET EILBER TIM WENGERD MARIO DELAMO ELISA MONTE DIANA HART SUSAN McGUIRE AVIND HARRUM JESSICA CHAO
ROSS PARKES DIANE GRAY
PEGGY LYMAN DANIEL MALONEY PETER SPARLING LUCINDA MITCHELL BONNIE ODA HOMSEY DAVID CHASE HENRY YU
Sunday Afternoon, October 19, 1975, at 3:00
Power Center for the Performing Arts
Ann Arbor, Michigan
program
SERAPHIC DIALOGUE
Music by Norman Dello Joio Choreography by Martha Graham
Lighting by Jean Rosenthal Set by Isamu Nocuchi
"Seraphic Dialogue" is the drama of Joan of Arc at the moment of her exaltation. In a dialogue with Saint Michael, Saint Catherine, and Saint Margaret, whose voices had guided her toward her destiny, she looks back upon herself as a maiden, a warrior, and a martyr, and, transfigured, is taken up to her place of honor.
Joan ........................................................ D'ane Gray
Maid ....................................................... Diana Hart
Warrior............................................... Lucinda Mitchell
Martyr.............................................. Bonnie Oda Homsey
St. Michael................................................Mario Delamo
St. Catherine ............................................... Peggy Lyman
St. Margaret..............................................Susan McGuire
Third Program
Fifth Annual Choice Series, Power Center
Complete Programs 3960
CAVE OF THE HEART
Music by Samuel Barber Choreography by Martha Graham
Set by Isamu Noguchi Lighting by Jean Rosenthal
In Greek legend, Medea was a Princess of Colchis, renowned as a sorceress. She fled from her home with the hero Jason to Corinth. There she lived with him as his wife and bore him two children. But Jason was ambitious, and when King Creon offered him the hand of his daughter in marriage, he abandoned Medea. Maddened with jealousy, Medea sent the Princess a wedding gift of an enchanted crown. When the Princess placed the crown upon her head it brought down upon her a terrifying death. Medea then murdered her own children and fled Corinth in a chariot, drawn by dragons, returning to her father, the Sun.
Cave of the Heart is Martha Graham's dramatization of the legend of Medea. The action is focused directly upon the legend's central theme, the terrible destructiveness of jealousy and of the alliance with the dark powers of humanity as symbolized by magic. There are only four characters: Medea, Jason, The Princess, and the Chorus, who foreseeing the tragedy about to be enacted, vainly tries to prevent it, and surfers its deepest meaning.
The Sorceress, Medea ...................................... Yuriko Kimura
Jason ..................................................... Tim Wengerd
The Victim, Crcon's Daughter.................................. Diana Hart
The Chorus .............................................. Susan McGuire
INTERMISSION
APPALACHIAN SPRING
Music by Aaron Copland Choreography by Martha Graham
Set by Isamu Xocuchi Lighting by Jean Rosenthal
Springtime in the Appalachian wilderness is celebrated by a young man and woman about to be married, by a revivalist preacher and his followers, and by a pioneer woman who dreams of the Promised Land.
The Pioneering Woman ...................................... Peggy Lyman
The Revivalist .......................................... Daniel Maloney
The Followers..................... Lucinda Mitchell, Bonnie Oda Homsey,
Diana Hart, Jessica Chao
The Husbandman ............................................ Ross Park.es
The Bride................................................ Yuriko Kimura
Robert Powell, Ross Parkes, Associate Artistic Directors
Isamu Noguchi, Set Designer Jean Rosenthal, Lighting Designer
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