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UMS Concert Program, November 4, 1979: International Presentations Of Music & Dance -- Cloud Gate Dance Theatre

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Day
4
Month
November
Year
1979
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Season: 101st
Concert: Twenty-first
Power Center For The Performing Arts Ann Arbor, Michigan

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THE UNIVERSITY MUSICAL SOCIETY OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
Cloud Gate Dance Theatre
of Taiwan
LIN HWAI-MIN, Artistic Director
TINA YUAN, Guest Artist Fan Man-nong, Music Director Hou Chi-ping, Lighting Designer
Artists
Cheng Shu-gi Lin Hsiu-wei Wang Yun-yu Yeh Tai-chu
Hong Ting-tsai Shih Ho-li
Chen Wei-cheng Liou Shaw-lu Wu Hsiu-lieng
Hsiao Pai-yu Su Li-ying
Du Bih-tau Quo Mei-hsung Wu Hsing-kuo
Huang Huei-tsung Tsu Deh-li
Yan Min-fong
Ho Huei-chen Wang Lieng-chih Wu Su-chung
Lo Ma-fie Teng Yu-lin
Sunday Evening, November 4, 1979, at 8:00
Power Center for the Performing Arts
Ann Arbor, Michigan
PROGRAM
REVENGE OF A LONELY GHOST
Choreography: Lin Hwai-min Set and Costume Design: Lin Hwai-min
Music: Shih Wei-liung Lighting Design: Hou Chi-ping
This is an adaptation of the Chinese opera Wu Peng Chih. The ghost of a murdered man wants revenge. A good-hearted old man takes him to appeal to the Heavenly Justice and the murderers are punished. To Chinese a ghost can be very humane or even cute.
The Ghost......................................Wu Hsing-kuo
The Murderers...................Liou Shaw-lu, Wang Lieng-chih
The Old Man ................................... Ho Huei-chen
The Guards..........................Shih Ho-li, Hong Ting-tsai
101st Season -Twenty-first Concert
Ninth Annual Choice Series
RED KERCHIEF
Choreography: Cheng Shu-gi Costume Design: Cheng Shu-gi
Music: Lai De-ho Lighting Design: Hou Chi-ping
"Will he be a gentle and tender husband, or a brute" worries an old-fashioned maiden over her future on the eve of her wedding. Comforted by her friends, she accepts a red kerchief, tradi?tional headgear for a bride, and steps into the marriage arranged by her parents.
The Bride-To-Be ................................ Cheng Shu-gi
Her Dream.......................Chen Wei-cheng, Wang Yun-yu
Her Fear.............................Teng Yu-lin, Du Bih-tau
Her Friends...................Wu Hsiu-lieng, Huang Huei-tsung
ON THE HORSEBACK
Choreography: Lin Hsiu-wei Costume Design: Lin Hsiu-wei
Music: Lee Tai-hsiung Lighting Design: Hou Chi-ping
The music for this dance owes its motif to a Chinese folk song "Love of the Horseman."
THE COMPANY
INTERMISSION
THE TALE OF THE WHITE SERPENT
Choreography: Lin Hwai-min Costume Design: Lin Hwai-min
Music: Lai De-ho, commissioned by Lighting Design: Hou Chi-ping
Hung's Foundation of Education
and Culture
The Tale of the White Serpent is one of the most popular Chinese folktales. Falling in love with a young scholar named Hsu Hsien, the spirits of White and Green Serpents transformed themselves into a young lady and her maid. With her magic the White Serpent caused it to rain and seduced Hsu Hsien while he was offering her his umbrella. After their marriage, however, the White Serpent revealed her original form by accident. Terrified, Hsu Hsien fled to seek help from a Buddhist monk, Fa Hai. It was not until Fa Hai captured the White Serpent with a Buddhist spell and imprisoned her under a pagoda that the remorseful Hsu Hsien realized that he had betrayed his beloved and was caught in the chaos of his own fate.
White Serpent..................................... Tina Yuan
Green Serpent ................................... Lin Hsiu-wei
Hsu Hsien.......................................Yeh Tai-chu
Fa Hai......................................... Liou Shaw-lu
INTERMISSION
MILKWAY
Choreography: Lin Hwai-min, commisCostume Design: Lu Fong-chi
sioned by Mrs. Nancy Ing Lighting Design: Hou Chi-ping
Music: Hsu Po-yun
The Chinese believe there are Gods or Goddesses on every star.
THE COMPANY
NU WA
Choreography: Lin Hwai-min Costume Design: Shih Song and Lu Fan-chi
Music: Lee Tai-hsiung Lighting Design: Hou Chi-ping
This dance is inspired by the Chinese myth of Nu Wa. Nu Wa, a mysterious Goddess whose lower body was in the form of a serpent, created human beings with mud. When an angry God knocked down one of the pillars that supported the heavens, she mended it with jade to save her children from disaster. To the Chinese, Nu Wa is therefore looked upon as the mother of mankind.
Tina Yuan
THE CROSSING OF BLACK WATER
Choreography: Lin Hwai-min Property and Costume Design:
Music: Traditional, arranged by Lin Hwai-min
Chen Yang Lighting Design: Hou Chi-ping
An excerpt from the dance drama, Legacy, a tribute to the heroic pioneers of Taiwan, who immigrated from China Mainland three hundred years ago in search of freedom and prosperity. This is equivalent to the Chinese version of the crossing of the Mayflower.
THE COMPANY
About the Artists
The Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan, an ensemble of 20-25 dancers, is the first truly modern dance company in Taiwan. It was founded in 1973 by choreographer Lin Hwai-min and is devoted to creating a new dance style which combines Western technique with Chinese themes and costumes. Its repertoire ranges from dance dramas based on Chinese myths and legend to contemporary themes. After making a tremendous impact on the dance scene in Taiwan, the company made its first tour in 1975 to enthusiastic reviews.
Lin Hwai-min, artistic director of the Cloud Gate Dance Theatre, came to the United States in 1971 and after studying with Martha Graham returned to Taiwan to create a new dance climate in his native country. He studied classical court dance in Korea and Japan in 1974 and most recently won the "Best Choreographer of the Year" award in the Republic of China. Tina Yuan, guest artist, has performed in Ann Arbor several times as a leading dancer with the Alvin Ailey Dance Theatre. Born in China and raised in California, she was trained in classical Chinese dance and ballet. Prior to joining the Ailey company, Miss Yuan appeared with the companies of Pearl Lang and Yuriko.
COMING ATTRACTIONS
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
Nina Beilina, Violinist...........Tues. Dec. 4
Handel's "Messiah"
Friday & Saturday, November 30 & December 1, at 8:30 Sunday Afternoon, December 2, at 2:30
in Hill Auditorium The University Choral Union and U-M Symphony Orchestra
Donald Bryant, Conductor
Elizabeth Parcells, Soprano David Eisler, Tenor
Victoria Grof, Contralto Donald Bell, Bass
Tickets from $2 to $6.
Tchaikovsky's "Nutcracker" Ballet
This all-time Christmas favorite is performed by the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre.
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, December 13, 14, 15, at 8:00
Saturday & Sunday, December 15 & 16, at 3:00
Power Center for the Performing Arts
Tickets from $5.50 to $9.
Les Grands Ballets Canadiens........Sun. Jan. 20
Alfred Brendel, Pianist..........Tues. Jan. 22
Music of Haydn, Beethoven, and Bartok. Concord String Quartet..........Sun. Jan. 27
Featuring world premiere of George Rochberg's String Quartet No. 7
with Voice, Leslie Guinn, Baritone.
Glinka Chorus of Leningrad.........Tues. Jan. 29
The Feld Ballet..........Fri.-Sun. Feb. 1-3
Orpheus Ensemble............Fri. Feb. 8
Leontyne Price, Soprano..........Sat. Feb. 9
Zurich Chamber Orchestra.........Fri. Feb. 15
Jean-Pierre Rampal, Flutist; Alexandre Lagoya, Guitarist , . Mon. Feb. 18
Music of Scheidler, Telemann, Sanz, Paganini, Shankar, Villa-Lobos,
Sor, Giuliani.
Aldo Ciccolini, Pianist..........Thurs. Feb. 21
Founders Day Concert..........Sun. Feb. 24
The Festival Chorus, Donald Bryant, Conductor; Handel's Israel in Egypt.
Cuban Folk Ensemble..........Tues. Feb. 26
Krasnayarsk Dance Company, Siberia.......Fri. Feb. 29
Elly Ameling, Soprano..........Wed. Mar. 12
Royal Dancers & Musicians, Bhutan.......Sat. Mar. 15
Jury's Irish Cabaret of Dublin........Tues. Mar. 18
Yehudi and Hepheibah Menuhin, Violinist & Pianist . . . Wed. Mar. 19
UNIVERSITY MUSICAL SOCIETY
Burton Memorial Tower, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109 Phones: 665-3717, 764-2538

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