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UMS Concert Program, March 21, 1978: Nikolais Dance Theatre --

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Concert: Twentieth
Complete Series: 4115
Power Center For The Performing Arts Ann Arbor, Michigan

The University Musical Society
Nikolais Dance Theatre
Lisbkth Bagnold Suzanne McDermaidFridell Jude Morgan
Gerald Otte Carlo Pellegrini Chris Reisner Jessica Sayre
Karen Sing James Teeters Joseph Zina
Choreography, Sound Score, Costume, and Lighting Design by ALWIN NIKOLAIS
Tuesday Evening, March 21, 1978, at 8:00
Power Center for the Performing Arts
Ann Arbor, Michigan
This work was premiered in September, 1974, at the Teatro de la Zarzuela in Madrid.
Performed by the Company
Styx was commissioned by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and was premiered in August, 1976, at the Beacon Theater in New York City.
Gamelan improvisations arc by Tom Alexander, Fritz DeBoer, Wayne Forrest, and Sam Quigley. Andrew Rudin assisted in creating and integrating some of the electronic sounds and the editing of the score. Photographed slides by Tom Caravaglia.
1. The Company 6. The Company
2. Jessica Sayre with Joe Zina 7. Suzannk McDermaidFridell, with the Company i. The Company 8. Jude Morgan, Gerald Otte, James Teeters
4. Lisbeth Bagnold with the Company 9. The Company
5. Gerald Otte and James Teeters
Tower is the third act of Vaudeville of the Elements, commissioned by the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis for the Tyrone Guthrie Theatre, and premiered there in December, 1965.
Performed bv the Company
Twentieth Program Seventh Annual Choice Scries. Power Center Complete Programs 4115
Alwin Nikolais is a revolutionary figure in dance. Turning away from the earlier, traditional modern dance, he created an entirely new form of multimedia with a much broader conceptual basis. Utilizing new concepts of time and space in relation to dance, Nikolais revised and extended the technical study and creative practices of modern dance, leading Clive Barnes of the Xew York Times to call it "... a new world of one man's creation [with] the hallmark of genius ... the greatest pure showman in American theatre."
Nikolais was appointed director of the Henry Street Playhouse in Xew York City in 1948, and it was here that he began to develop his new concepts and to form a company of his own. Today the Nikolais Dance Theatre regularly performs in the great theaters of the world, often under U.S. Department of State sponsorship, and tours coasttocoast in the United States and Canada in addition to its regular New York seasons.
This week's activities o) the Nikolais Dance Theatre comprise a halfweek dance residency, including a slideshow demonstration (March 20), two concert performances, and master classes in the University Dance Department, with support from the Xationa! Endowment for the Arts and Michigan Council for the Arts.
This is an Encore Company Club niiht
Ten performances arc designated this season to honor Encore Company Club members and their employees. Tonight we welcome a group of employees from Eden Foods, Inc.
Philippe Entremont, Pianist
(replacing Lazar Berman, originally scheduled last November) Saturday, April 1, at 8:30 in Hill Auditorium
Music of Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, Ravel
All tickets for the Berman recital will be honored on April 1; additional tickets arc available from $4 to $10.
Fourth Annual Benefit Concert and Reception
for the University Musical Society and School of Music
Jessye Norman, Soprano
The University Symphony Orchestra
GUSTAY MEIER, Conductor Friday, April 7, at 8:30, in Hill Auditorium
Between leading roles at Deutsche Oper Berlin, La Scala, the Bayreuth Festival, and Covcnt Garden, and concert appearances throughout Europe and the Americas, this former UM student returns to Ann Arbor to generously donate her artistry for these two musical organizations. Her predecessors in this worthy endeavor have been Mstislav Rostropovich, Yehudi Menuhin, Gyorgy Sandor, and Eugene Ormandy.
Miss Norman performs with the exceptionally fine University Symphony Orchestra, a 100mi'mber group designated by Maestro Ormandy as "his junior Philadelphia Orchestra."
Mozart: Overture to The Abduction from the Seraglio
Mozart: Concert Aria: "Ch'io mi scordi di te," K. 505
Stravinsky: Firebird Suite
Wagner: Overture to The Flying Dutchman
Wagner: Prelude and LoveDeath from Tristan and Isolde
Concert tickets: Main floor. $8; First Balcony. 57; Second Balcony, $6 and $4; $25 includes a main floor scat and a reception after the concert to meet the artists.
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