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UMS Concert Program, September 29, 1978: American Dance Theater -- Alvin Ailey

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Day
29
Month
September
Year
1978
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Concert: Seventh
Complete Series: Eighth Annual Choice
Power Center For The Performing Arts Ann Arbor, Michigan

THE UNIVERSITY MUSICAL SOCIETY OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
ALVIN AILEY
American Dance Theater
ALVIN AILEY, Artistic Director
SARITA ALLEN --MARILYN BANKS --ALISTAIR BUTLER --MASAZUMI CHAYA
ULYSSES DOVE --RONNI FAVORS --NICKY HARRISON --JUDITH JAMISON
MELVIN JONES --MARI KAJIWARA -KEITH McDANIEL --JODI MOCCIA
STEVEN MONES --MILTON MYERS --MICHIHIKO OKA --CARL PARIS
MAXINE SHERMAN --BETH SHORTER -ESTELLE SPURLOCK
CLIVE THOMPSON --MEL TOMLINSON -DUDLEY WILLIAMS
DONNA WOOD --PETER WOOD IN
On leave of absence
Mary Barnett, Rehearsal Director
Friday Evening, September 29, 1978, at 8:00
Power Center for the Performing Arts
Ann Arbor, Michigan
This season celebrates the 20th anniversary of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. In its 1958 debut it had seven dancers at the 92nd Street YMHA in New York City; the Ailey Company now numbers twentyfive dancers, with a repertory ensemble company, a wellestablished school, and a repertory that boasts such Ailey classics as Revelations, Blues Suite, Cry, and Suite Otis, as well as fifty ballets by over thirty major choreographers. Not only has the Company developed a strong and devoted following in New York, but it annually spends six months on the road, with appearances in no less than fortyeight states over the past twenty years. The Company's travels abroad include standingovation performances in Japan, Hong Kong, Taiwan, the Philippines, Africa, Europe, and the Soviet Union.
The three concerts this weekend comprise a residency under the Dance Touring Program, with support from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Michigan Council for the Arts.
Centennial Season -Seventh Concert Eighth Annual Choice Series
STREAMS
Music by Miloslav Kabelac (Eight Inventions, Op. 45) Choreography by Alvin Ailey Lighting by Chenault Spence
Corale...............Alistair Butler
Giubiloso...........Beth Shorter, Peter Woodin
Recitativo..............Mari Kajiwara
Scherzo..........Michihiko Oka, Mel Tomlinson
Lamentoso..............Jodi Moccia
Danza........Sarita Allen, Nicky Harrison, Ronni Favors,
Marilyn Banks, Steven Mones, Milton Myers, Keith McDaniel
Aria...............The Company
Diabolico..............The Company
Miloslav Kabelac was born in Prague in 1908. At twenty, he entered the conservatory there and studied composition, conducting, and piano. Always an inquiring spirit whose interests included exotic musical forms, with these Eight Inventions he achieved mastery of the core of orchestration for the complexities of percussion ensemble. Written for the Strasbourg Percussion Ensemble, the Eight Inventions were performed in April, 196S.
By arrangement with Boosey & Hawkes, Inc., publishers and copyright owners.
HOBO SAPIENS
Choreography by George Faison Music by Stevie Wonder and Billy Preston
Decor by Irving Milton Duke Lighting by Shirley Prendergast
Dudley Williams
?Stevie Wonder: "Pastime Paradise," "If It's Magic," "Blame It On The Sun." ?Billy Preston: "Nothing From Nothing."
INTERMISSION
MASEKELA LANGAGE
Choreography by Alvin Ailey
Staged by Sylvia Waters and Kelvin Rotardier
Costumes by Christina Giannini
Lighting by Gilbert Hemsley
Five dances with prologue and epilogue based on the music of South African trumpeter Hugh Masekela.
PrologueSobukwe............The Company
Fuzz.......Donna Wood, Alistair Butler, Marilyn Banks,
Peter Woodin, Beth Shorter, Melvin Jones, Estelle Spurlock,
Sarita Allen, Keith McDaniel
Morolo .... Sarita Allen, Peter Woodin, Melvin Jones, Keith McDaniel
Babajula Bonke........Alistair Butler and The Company
Bo Masekela.............Donna Wood
UDui...............Marilyn Banks
Mace and Grenades.......Ulysses Dove and The Company
EpilogueSobukwe............The Company
INTERMISSION
SUITE OTIS A Tribute To The Late Otis Redding
Choreography by George Faison
Music by Otis Redding Lighting by Chenault Spence
Just One More Day .......Donna Wood and Company
I Can't Turn You Loose.......Carl Paris, Masazumi Chaya,
Mel Tomlinson, Ulysses Dove, Milton Myers
Lover's Prayer..........Marilyn Banks, Carl Paris
Satisfaction..........Donna Wood, Marilyn Banks,
Estelle Spurlock, Maxine Sherman, Jodi Moccia
I've Been Loving You Too Long.........The Company
Try A Little Tenderness..........The Company
Used with permission of Atlantic Records
George Faison is the Tony AwardWinning choreographer for the hit Broadway Musical The Wiz. Since his first professional job in 1966 as Lauren Bacall's TV dance partner, Mr. Faison has been steadily gaining in both critical and popular appeal. Mr. Faison is a former member of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. He also choreographed the musical Don't Bother Me I Can't Cope and for such artists as Stevie Wonder, Roberta Flack, Eartha Kitt, and Melba Moore.
19781979 -INTERNATIONAL PRESENTATIONS -100TH YEAR
Alvin Ailey Dance Theater.....September 29, 30, October 1
Metropolitan Opera Stars on Film........October 7
Vladimir Horowitz, Pianist..........October 8
Emil Gilels, Pianist............October 12
Lincoln Center Chamber Music Society......October 14
Bugaku, Japan.............October 15
Eugene Fodor, Violinist...........October 17
Julian Bream and John Williams, Guitarists.....October 21
Martha Graham Dance Company......October 23, 24, 25
Belgrade Chamber OrchestraLynn Harrell.....October 26
Viennese Gala.............October 27
Murray Perahia, Pianist...........October 30
Dimitri, ClownMime...........November 1
Nathan Milstein, Violinist..........November 5
Karyo Yamahiko, Japan..........November 6
II Divertimento.............November 7
Fred Waring Show............November 9
English Chamber OrchestraVladimir Ashkenazy . . . November 10
Barbara Strzelecka, Harpsichordist.......November 14
New Irish Chamber OrchestraPrieur, Gal way .... November 21
Handel's Messiah...........December 1, 2, 3
Isaac Stern, Violinist...........December 7
Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Ballet.....December 14, 15, 16, 17
Judith Blegen, Soprano...........January 12
Mozart's Marriage of Figaro..........January 14
"Pirin," Bulgarian Folk Ensemble........January 16
Philidor Trio.............January 21
Paul Taylor Dance Company........January 26 & 27
Barbara Nissman, Pianist..........February 1
Moscow PhilharmonicDmitri Kitaienko......February 3
Paul BaduraSkoda, Pianist..........February 9
Les Menestrels.............February 11
Andres Segovia, Guitarist..........February 17
Aspects of Peking Opera..........February 20
Founders Day Concert..........February 24
NDR Symphony of HamburgZdenek Macal.....February 28
Los Angeles Ballet..........March 12, 13, 14
Guarneri String Quartet..........March 21
Festival of Russian Dance..........March 24
Detroit Symphony OrchestraDorati, von Alpenheim . . . March 25
Fifth Annual Benefit Concert.........March 30
Netherlands Wind Ensemble..........April 1
Yakshagana, South India...........April 9
Cleveland OrchestraLorin Maazel........April 17
86th Annual May Festival........April 25, 26, 27, 28
UNIVERSITY MUSICAL SOCIETY
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