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UMS Concert Program, November 19, 1980: The Feld Ballet --

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Season: 102nd
Concert: Twenty-fourth
Power Center For The Performing Arts Ann Arbor, Michigan

The Feld Ballet
Gloria Brisbin Patrick Cea Timothy Cronin Richard Fein Eliot Feld
Judith Garfinkel Mindy Gars Zvi Gotheiner Elizabeth Hall
Kenneth Hughes Cheryl Jones Jamie Cohen Tom Lemanski
Remus Marcu Linda Miller Gregory Mitchell Megan Murphy
Jacqueline O'Dell Traci Owens Mary Randolph Christine Sarry
Jeff Satinoff John Sowinski Catherine Ulissey
Peter Longiaru, Company Pianist Cora Cahan, Executive Director
John H. Paull III, Production Stage Manager
Paul Sutherland, Ballet Master Christine Sarry, Assistant to Mr. Feld Jesse Levine and Gerard Schwarz, Musical Directors
Wednesday Evening, November 19, 1980, at 8:00
Power Center for the Performing Arts
Ann Arbor, Michigan
About the Company
Since its debut in 1974 at the Newman Theater of the New York Shakespeare Festival, The Feld Ballet has earned the reputation as America's newest major classical ballet company. In addition to its New York seasons, the Ballet has toured extensively throughout the United States, and was the official U.S. Bicentennial representative in a nine-week tour of Mexico and Central and South America. Last year the Ballet made its Canadian debut at Ottawa's National Arts Centre and its European debut at the Theatre des Champs Elysees in Paris, followed by a five-city tour of northern Italy. Also in 1979 the Ballet was featured in the WNETPubiic Television series, "Dance in America."
The Feld Studios are located in 20,000 square feet of exceptional loft space in Lower Manhattan. Under the same roof is The New Ballet School, associate school of The Feld Ballet, opened in 1978 as a tuition-free, professional ballet training program for gifted and talented children in the New York City public schools. The School now has 175 students; nine of these children made their performing debut in Feld's "Papillon" in August 1979, and two of the students just made their debut in his "Scenes for the Theater" in August 1980.
Born in Brooklyn, New York, Eliot Feld began performing at age twelve. At sixteen he joined the Broadway cast of "West Side Story" and appeared as Baby-John in the movie version. He has danced with the companies of Pearl Lang, Sophie Maslow, Mary Anthony, and Donald MacKayle, and with the American Ballet Theatre and American Ballet Company. He has created ballets for the American Ballet Theatre, American Ballet Company, Royal Danish Ballet, Joffrey Ballet, National Ballet of Canada, Royal Swedish Ballet, Royal Winnipeg Ballet, and The Feld Ballet, totaling 33 since 1967. Thirteen of these have been premiered by his own company.
The Feld Ballet is in Ann Arbor for the third time, bringing to a total of seventeen the number of creations performed here by this gifted choreographer and his company. The three performances this week comprise a dance residency under the Dance Touring Program, with support from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Michigan Council for the Arts.
102nd Season -Twenty-fourth Concert
Tenth Annual Choice Series
Choreography: Eliot Feld
Music: Ragtime
Arrangements: Paul Zukofsky, Violin Robert Dennis, Piano Costumes: Stanley Simmons Lighting Supervision: John H. Paull III
Gloria Brisbin Judith Garfinkel Mindy Gars Elizabeth Hall
Cheryl Jones Linda Miller Megan Murphy Jacqueline O'Dell
Traci Owens Mary Randolph Christine Sarry Catherine Ulissey
American Beauty The Company
Slippery Elm Christine Sarry
Pork 'ri Beans Gloria Brisbin
Pleasant Moments Megan Murphy
Sleepy Hollow The Company
Greenwich Witch Christine Sarry
Pastime Rag The Company
Musical Selections: "American Beauty Rag" by Joseph Lamb, "Slippery Elm Rag" and "Sleepy Hollow Rag" by Clarence Woods, "Pork V Beans" by Luckey Roberts, "Pleasant Moments" by Scott Joplin, "Greenwich Witch" by Zez Confry, "Pastime Rag No. 4" by Artie Matthews.
"Anatomic Balm" is being danced to a special recording by Paul Zukofsky, violinist, and Peter Longiaru, pianist.
A portion of the music used in "Anatomic Balm" was originally recorded on "Paul Zukofsky and Robert Dennis Play Classic Rags" (Vanguard Everyman).
"Anatomic Balm" was made possible with funds from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Rockefeller Foundation.
Choreography: Eliot Feld
Music: Paul Hindemith
Costumes: Willa Kim
Lighting Supervision: John H. Paull III
One-eyed Etruscans play follow the leader The breath of the west wind bore her
Forever around the edge of a vase. Over the sounding sea,
Leiber and Stoller Up from the delicate foam,
To wave-ringed Cyprus, her isle . . .
Richard Fein Gloria Brisbin Megan Murphy Traci Owens Catherine Ulissey Patrick Cea Timothy Cronin Thomas Lemanski
Music selections from: Opus 44, No. 4, Trauermusik, Symphony Serena.
"Circa" was made possible with funds from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New
York State Council on the Arts, and the Rockefeller Foundation.
Choreography: Eliot Feld
Music: Ludwig van Beethoven
(Irish and Scottish Folk Songs) Orchestration: Sol Berkowitz Costumes: Willa Kim Lighting: Thomas Skelton
Christine Sarry Linda Miller John Sowinski Jeff Satinoff Gregory Mitchell Eliot Feld
Mindy Gars Elizabeth Hall Cheryl Jones Mary Randolph Catherine Ulissey Patrick Cea Timothy Cronin Kenneth Hughes Remus Marcu
Ye Shepherds of this Pleasant Vale Could This 111 World Have Been Contriv'd
Music, Love and Wine Sally in Our Alley
Behold My Love How Green the Groves Duncan Grey
The Pulse of an Irishman Charlie is My Darling
Peggy's Daughter Come Fill, Fill My Good Fellow
Put Round the Bright Wine Since Greybeards Inform Us That Youth Will
Musical Note: Most of Beethoven's folk song arrangements, which number more than 170 all told, were commissioned by George Thomson (1757-1839), for many years secretary to the "Board for the Encouragement of Arts and Manufactures in Scotland," who saw it as his life's work to collect Scottish. Irish, and Welsh folk songs. He enlisted the aid of distinguished poets (Burns. Lord Byron, Hogg, Scott) and well known composers (Haydn, Koseluh, Pleyel. and Beethoven). Beethoven accepted this work from 1S09 until 1823 in order to improve his financial position. These songs were originally scored for violin, cello, and piano. The company is dancing to an orchestration by Sol Berkowilz for chamber orchestra.
"A Footstep of Air" was made possible with funds from the National Endowment for the Arts aid The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Coming Events
Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio.....Thurs. Nov. 20
Caribbean Carnival of Trinidad.......Fri. Nov. 21
Los Angeles Philharmonic Carlo Maria Giulini . . Sun. Nov. 23
New Swingle Singers..........Fri. Dec. 12
Rudolf Serkin, Pianist.........Mon. Dec. 15
Handel's "Messiah"
Friday & Saturday, December 5 & 6, at 8:30 Sunday Afternoon, December 7, at 2:30
in Hill Auditorium
The University Choral Union and University Orchestra Donald Bryant, Conductor
Elizabeth Parcells, Soprano Leonard Johnson, Tenor
Victoria Grof, Contralto Edward Pierson, Bass
Main floor: $7 and $6; First balcony: $4; Second balcony: $3 and $2.
Tchaikovsky's "Nutcracker" Ballet
The Pittsburgh Ballet performs this traditional Christmas favorite:
Thursday & Friday, December 18 & 19, at 8:00
Saturday, December 20, at 3:00 and 8:00
Power Center for the Performing Arts
Tickets from $5 to $9.
Horacio Gutierrez, Pianist........Wed. Jan. 14
Pinchas Zukerman, Violinist and Violist.....Tues. Jan. 27
Music from Marlboro.........Thurs. Jan. 29
Oxana Yablonskaya, Pianist........Sat. Feb. 7
Founders Day Concert, "Judas Maccabaeus" .... Sun. Feb. 15
Guarneri String Quartet........Thurs. Feb. 19
Royal Ballet of Flanders.....Wed. & Thurs. Mar. 4 & 5
Walter Berry, Baritone..........Sat. Mar. 7
Alvin Ailey Dance Theater......Mon.-Wed. Mar. 9-11
New York Chamber Soloists........Sun. Mar. 15
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Andre Previn . . Thurs. Mar. 19
Preservation Hall Jazz Band.......Mon. Mar. 23
Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra Kurt Masur . . . Sun. Mar. 29
Faculty Artists Concert.........Sun. Apr. 5
Guarneri String Quartet........Mon. Apr. 20
Western Opera Theater, "Elixir of Love" .... Thurs. Apr. 23 Ann Arbor May Festival......Wed.-Sat. Apr. 29-May 2
Programs and artists announced in December.
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