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UMS Concert Program, September 30, 1978: American Dance Theater -- Alvin Ailey

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Day
30
Month
September
Year
1978
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Concert: Eighth
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 WOODIN
On leave oj absence
Mary Barnett, Rehearsal Director
Saturday Evening, September 30, 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 -Eighth Concert Eighth Annual Choice Series
TOCCATA (Treadmills, Encounters, Treadmills)
Music by Lalo Schiffrin (Gillespiana) Choreography by Talley Beatty Lighting by Nicola Cernovitch
The Company
An episode from a longer work originally created by Talley Beatty with the title, Come and Get ihe Beauty oj it Hot, Toccata is described as "set in the streets of New York" and incorporates nuances of classic and primitive dance in its basically jazz idiom. It is expressed in a sequence of ensembles, duets, and trios that are danced in an almost declamatory manner as the dancers project their movements toward the audience and seldom toward themselves.
LOVE SONGS
"I love you in a place
Where there's no space or time . . .
I love you for my life
You're a friend of mine . . ."
Choreography by Alvin Ailey
Costume by Ursula Reed Lighting by Shirley Prf.ndergast
Music and Lyrics for A Song for You, Poppies He Ain't Heavy by Leon Russell,
Jeremy Wind, Leonard Bleecher, Bobby Scott, Bobby Russell
Sung by Donny Hathaway and Nina Simone
Dudley Williams By arrangement with Belwin Mills Publishing Corp.
INTERMISSION
BUTTERFLY
Choreography by Rael Lamb Music by Morton Subotnick Lighting by Chenault Spence
"Dream a butterfly. Become a butterfly's dreams."
--The Essence of Tai Chi
ESTELLE SPURLOCK
(lavender)
Marilyn Banks Jodi Moccia Beth Shorter
(orange) (red) (green)
Steven Mones Alistair Butler Michihiko Oka
(aqua) (yellow) (royal blue)
An alumnus of the North Carolina School of the Arts and Juilliard, Rael Lamb has received scholarships and choreographic grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Detroit Urban League, Alvin Ailey, Maurice Bcjart, the Martha Graham School, and American Ballet Theatre, among others. Mr. Lamb has choreographed for Boston Ballet, San Francisco Dance
Spectrum, Lcs Ballet Jazz, Xoregos and Entrc Six along with his own company, Dance For The New World. He made his debut for the San Francisco Opera as resident choreographer and ballet master for its Fall 1977 season. Among his company credits are the North Carolina Dance Theater, Twyla Tharp, Lar Lubovitch, and Rod Rodgers.
INTERMISSION
THE TIME BEFORE THE TIME AFTER (AFTER THE TIME BEFORE)
Choreography by Lar Lubovitch
Musk by Igor Stravinsky (Concertina for String Quartet) Lighting by Chenault Spence
Michihiko Oka Sarita Allen
Lar Lubovitch's dance career began in 1962 at the Juilliard School. In 1969 he formed the Lar Lubovitch Dance Company. He has performed with the companies of Pearl Lang, Donald McKayle, Glen Tetley, John Butler, and the Harkness Ballet. He served as principal dancer and choreographer with the Sante Fe Opera, where he staged dances for opera from Verdi to Stravinsky.
NIGHT CREATURE
Music by Duke Ellington (Night Creature) Choreography by Alvin Ailey Costumes by Jane Greenwood Lighting by Chenault Spence
"Night creatures, unlike stars, do not come out at night--they come on, each thinking that before the night is out he or she will be the star."
--Duke Ellington
Movement 1
ESTELLE SPURLOCK ULYSSES DOVE
Jodi Moccia Beth Shorter Nicky Harrison Maxine Sherman Marilyn Banks Ronni Favors Peter Woodin Steven Mones Keith McDaniel Carl Paris Milton Myers Mel Tomlinson
Movement 2
estelle spurlock melvin jones
The Company
Movement 3
estelle spurlock ulysses dove
The Company
In 1955, Duke Ellington was commissioned to write a piece to be played by the Symphony of the Air in concert with his orchestra. Night Creature was the outcome, and it was subsequently per?formed not only by the Symphony of the Air, but also by the symphonies of Buffalo, Detroit, and New Haven, as well as by the National Symphony in Washington, D.C. In 1963, the first and second movements were recorded with the Stockholm Symphony, and the third movement with the Paris Symphony.
Originally commissioned by Herman Krawitz and Robert Wciner By arrangement with Tempo Music, Inc., publisher and copyright owner.
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, Galway .... 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
Burton Memorial Tower, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109 Phones: 6653717, 7642S38

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