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UMS Concert Program, October 24, 1978: Martha Graham Dance Company -- Martha Graham

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Day
24
Month
October
Year
1978
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Season: Centennial
Concert: Seventeenth
Complete Series: Eighth Annual
Ann Arbor, Michigan

THE UNIVERSITY MUSICAL SOCIETY OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
Martha Graham Dance Company
MARTHA GRAHAM, Artistic Director
CHARLES BROWN -JACQULYN BUGLISI -CHRISTINE DAKIN --MARIO DELAMO
JANET EILBER -DIANE GRAY --KEVIN KEENAN -YURIKO KIMURA
DINDI LIDGE --PEGGY LYMAN --SUSAN McLAIN -LUCINDA MITCHELL
ELISA MONTE --JEANNE RUDDY --PHILIP SALVATORI --PETER SPARLING
BERT TERBORGH -SHARON TYERS --ALLEN VON HACKENDAHL
TIM WENGERD-GEORGE WHITE, JR.
Ron Protas, General Director and Associate Artistic Director
Linda Hodes, Associate Artistic Director
Cynthia Parker, General Manager
Tuesday Evening, October 24, 1978, at 8:00
Power Center for the Performing Arts
Ann Arbor, Michigan
From early in her career, Martha Graham has had recognition from perceptive audiences, critics, and leaders in the art world. She has often been compared to Picasso and Stravinsky because of her long dominance of her chosen art. Leading dancers and choreographers proclaim that hers has probably been the single most significant contribution to dance in this century, as she has broadened its function and scope to include all facets of the arts. Her collaboration with contemporary composers brought her the Laurel Leaf of the Composers' Alliance for her service to music, while her general influence on all the arts was recognized when she was the recipient of the Aspen Award in the Humanities. And ultimately, in the fall of October 1976, President Gerald Ford awarded Miss Graham the Medal of Freedom, making her the first dancerchoreographer to receive this high honor.
The Martha Graham Dance Company has appeared twice in Ann Arbor, prior to this week's performances: the first in 1970, and as the opening events of the 1975 "Choice" Series.
The three concerts this week comprise a residency under the Dance Touring Program, with support from the National Endowment jor the Arts and the Michigan Council for the Arts.
Centennial Season -Seventeenth Concert Eighth Annual Choice Series
DIVERSION OF ANGELS
(1948)
Choreography and Costumes by Martha Graham
Music by Norman Dello Joio Original lighting by Jean Rosenthal
Diversion of Angels is a lyric dance about the loveliness of youth, the pleasure and playfulness, quick joy and quick sadness of being in love for the first time.
Janet Eilber Peter Sparling
YURIKO KiMURA
Bert Terborgh
Christine Dakin Tim Wengerd
Jacqulyn Buglisi, Susan McLain, Jeanne Ruddy, Sharon Tyers, Dindi Lidge Used by arrangement with Carl Fischer, Inc.
INTERMISSION
O THOU DESIRE WHO ART ABOUT TO SING (1977)
Choreography and Costumes by Martha Graham
Music by Meyer Kupferman (Fantasy jor Violin and Piano)
Set by Marisol; Associate designer, Karen Schulz
Original lighting by Nicholas Cernovitch
Lucinda Mitchell Peter Sparling
This work has been dedicated by Martha Graham to Alexander Calder. Originally commissioned by Halston.
The title is from a poem by St. John Perse By arrangement with General Music Publisher
INTERMISSION
APPALACHIAN SPRING
(1944)
Choreography and Costumes by Martha Graham Music by Aaron Copland
Set by Isamu Noguchi Original 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............Bert Terborgh
The Followers .... . Jacqulyn Buglisi, Christine Dakin,
Jeanne Ruddy, Sharon Tyers
The Husbandman............Tim Wengerd
The Bride .... .........Diane Gray
By arrangement with Boosey and Hauikes, Inc.
INTERMISSION
PHAEDRA
(1962)
Choreography and Costumes by Martha Graham Music by Robert Starer
Set by Isamu Noguchi Lighting by Jean Rosenthal
The supernatural power behind the human action in this Greek myth is portrayed by the two goddesses, Artemis, the chaste one, and Aphrodite, the Cyprian, the un?conquerable goddess of love and lust. Phaedra, in her obsession for her step-son, Hippolytus, is the victim of this power, which uses her to enact the lie which brings destruction of the House.
Phaedra..............Janet Eilber
Hippolytus.............Mario Delamo
Theseus..............Tim Wengerd
Artemis.............Christine Dakin
Aphrodite..............Diane Gray
Pasiphac..............Lucinda Mitchell
Bull Dancers.....Charles Brown, Kevin Keenan, Dindi Lidge,
Philip Salvatori, Bert Terborgh, Allen von Hackendahl,
George White, Jr.
By arrangement with Belviin-Mills Publishing Corp., New York as agent for MCA Music, a division of MCA, Inc.
COMING EVENTS
Martha Graham Dance Company.........October 25
Belgrade Chamber OrchestraLynn Harrell.....October 26
Viennese Gala.............October 27
Murray Perahia, Pianist...........October 30
Dimitri, Clown-Mime...........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 Badura-Skoda, 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
Marilyn Horne, Soprano...........April 12
Cleveland OrchestraLorin Maazel........April 17
86th Annual May Festival........April 25, 26, 27, 28
UNIVERSITY MUSICAL SOCIETY
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