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UMS Concert Program, October 24, 1979: International Presentations Of Music & Dance -- The Solomons Company Dance

UMS Concert Program, October 24, 1979: International Presentations Of Music & Dance -- The Solomons Company Dance image UMS Concert Program, October 24, 1979: International Presentations Of Music & Dance -- The Solomons Company Dance image
Day
24
Month
October
Year
1979
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Season: 101st
Concert: Seventeenth
Power Center For The Performing Arts Ann Arbor, Michigan

THE UNIVERSITY MUSICAL SOCIETY OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
The Solomons CompanyDance
GUS SOLOMONS, JR., Artistic Director
MIO MORALES, Musical Director RUIS WOERTENDYKE, Lighting Designer
PAT GRAF DANIEL O. SMITH
RICHARD PECK SUSANNA WEISS
SUSAN QUINN GUS SOLOMONS, JR.
Wednesday Evening, October 24, 1979, at 8:00
Power Center for the Performing Arts
Ann Arbor, Michigan
PROGRAM
STEP CHART (1979)
Choreography: Gus Solomons, Jr.
Music: Mio Morales Lighting: Ruis Woertendyke
The Company
INTERMISSION
The Solomons CompanyDance is in Ann Arbor for a three-day dance residency, with support from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Michigan Council for the Arts. Two days of master classes and workshops in the U-M Dance Department pre?ceded tonight's performance.
101st Season -Seventeenth Concert
Ninth Annual Choice Series
MAKE ME NO BOXES TO PUT ME IN ... (1978-79) "Make me no boxes to put me in; and we begin again, and we change."--GMSj
Choreography: Gus Solomons, Jr. Music: Mio Morales
Lighting: Ruis Woertendyke
Pat Graf Susanna Weiss Susan Quinn
Daniel 0. Smith Gus Solomons, Jr.
intermission
PSYCHOMOTORWORKS (1977-78)
Choreography: Gus Solomons, Jr. Music: Mio Morales
Costumes: Eva Tsug Lighting: Ruis Woertendyke
The Company
Psych'oMotorWorks is the umbrella title for a large body of choreography made for the company during 1977-78, from which an appropriate selection is chosen and arranged. The number and sequence of the parts change for each performance situation, giving the piece a different connotation each time.
All works copyright 1979, Gus Solomons, Jr. All rights reserved.
Gus Solomons, Jr. has been director of his own troupe since 1966 and was previously a member of the dance companies of Martha Graham, Pearl Lang, Donald McKayle, Joyce Trisler, and Paul Sanasardo, before joining Merce Cunningham in 1965. He is also believed to be the only major choreographer with a degree in architecture--he was a student at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in his native Boston, and simultaneously studied dance at the Boston Conservatory of Music, where he was introduced to the techniques of Mary Wigman. He maintains a teaching studio in New York and was formerly on the faculty of the California Institute of the Arts.
Mr. Solomons was in residency at the University last season when he created a new piece for the U-M Dance Company which was performed in December. He will remain in Ann Arbor follow?ing tonight's concert through November 7 for teaching and choreographing another new work for performance by the U-M Dancers this coming December. In March he returns for another teaching residency and performance in Carmina Burana with the U-M Dance Company. Tonight's program is the first appearance of Mr. Solomons and his company under Musical Society auspices.
COMING ATTRACTIONS
James Galway, Flutist..........Thurs. Oct. 25
with Marisa Robles, Harpist; Milton Thomas, Violist
Boston Camerata............Sun. Oct. 28
Chinese Acrobats and Magicians........Sat. Nov. 3
Cloud Gate Dance Theatre, Taiwan.......Sun. Nov. 4
Martha Graham Dance Company......Mon.-Wed. Nov. 5-7
Dresden Staatskapelle Herbert Blomstedt .... Sun. Nov. 11
Wagner: Overture to Die Meistersinger; Beethoven: Symphony No. 8;
Strauss: "Ein Heldenleben."
New World String Quartet......... Wed. Nov. 14
("Bonus" concert for Chamber Arts Series subscribers)
Fred Waring Show........... Fri. Nov. 16
Syntagma Musicum........... Tues. Nov. 20
UNIVERSITY MUSICAL SOCIETY
Burton Memorial Tower, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109 Phones: 665-3717, 764-2538

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