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UMS Concert Program, November 1, 1978: Dimitri --

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Day
1
Month
November
Year
1978
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Season: Centennial
Concert: Twentysecond
Complete Series: Eighth Annual
Ann Arbor, Michigan

THE UNIVERSITY MUSICAL SOCIETY OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
Dimitri
Clown -Mime
Wednesday Evening, November 1, 1978, at 8:00
Power Center for the Performing Arts
Ann Arbor, Michigan
PROGRAM
This evening's performance will be in two acts with one intermission.
Dimitri was born of sculptor parents in Ascona, Switzerland, in 1935. Later, in Bern, he became a potter's apprentice, played comic roles in student plays, and took music, ballet, and acrobatic lessons. His artistic development continued in Paris, where he attended the mime school of Etienne Decroux, performed in the circus with the clown Maisse, and became a member of Marcel Marceau's company. The 1959 premiere of his one-man show in Ascona was followed by recitals in Zurich, Berlin, Munich, Vienna, Amsterdam, Brussels, Paris, Rome, Tel Aviv, and other cities. He spent the 1970 and 1973 seasons with the Knie Circus of Switzerland, and in 1971 realized his dream by opening his own theater in Yerscio.
In July of 1974, Dimitri made his debut performance in the United States at the International Mime Festival and was the star of the show. His initial performance was so smashing that the festival schedule was entirely rearranged to allow him a second performance. It was a wonderful success, leading him to return for two months on his premiere North American tour in the fall of 1975. He has since toured the United States twice to wide acclaim, leading to this, his fourth U.S. tour. Combining the talents of the virtuoso musician, circus clown, and classic mime, Dimitri has enthralled audiences across Europe for the past twenty years. He is as celebrated there as Marcel Marceau and Charlie Chaplin, and in 1973 he won the Grock Prize, the international "Oscar" for circus comedians.
Centennial Season -Twenty-second Concert
Eighth Annual Choice Series
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Karyo Yamahiko, Japan..........November 6
Tl Divertimento.............November 7
Fred Waring Show............November 9
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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, IS, 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
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86th Annual May Festival........April 25, 26, 27, 28
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