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UMS Concert Program, March 5, 1981: The Royal Ballet Of Flanders --

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

The Royal Ballet of Flanders
(Koninklijk Ballet van Vlaanderen) JEANNE BRABANTS, Director and Choreographer
Patricia Carey Guillermina Coll Karin Heyninck Christiane Latre Vivien Loeber Dominique Casanova
Denise Seymore Marie-Jean Wauman
Alexander Sombart Tom Van Cauwenbergh Rudi Van den Berghe
Walter De Cock Jan Nuyts Koen Onzia Timur Atlas
Daniel Rosseel Philippe Talard
Corps de Ballet
Maud Agut Neri Calheiros Vinciane Ghyssens Liesbeth Godfrey Kaatje Verelst Christine Teyssier
Hugette Paio Jacques Auburtin Sven Bradshaw Jan Broeckx Wim Broeckx Richard Rock Jan Vandeloo
Andre Leclair, First Choreographer
Andree Marliere, Balletmistress
Stefan Schuller, Balletmaster
Max Mamedov, Rafiga Mamedova, Dance Pedagogues
Thursday Evening, March 5, 1981, at 8:00
Power Center for the Performing Arts
Ann Arbor, Michigan
The Royal Ballet of Flanders--newest major ballet company to emerge on the international scene--is appearing this evening on its second tour of the United States under the High Patronage of Her Royal Majesty, Queen Fabiola of Belgium. Artistic Director Jeanne Brabants founded the company in 1969, with Andre Leclair as her first choreographer, and through its subsequent excellence and prestige, the ensemble has attracted guest choreographers of international standing to create new works and recreate their ballets which had already become classics. The repertory today includes ballets by such renowned artists as Sir Frederick Ashton, George Balanchine, John Butler, and Maurice Bejart, works of past masters such as Michael Fokine and August Bourronville, and the latest addition to the distinguished roster, Jiri Kilian, rising young Czech choreographer. Aside from its performances throughout Belgium, the company has appeared with great success in England, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, the Netherlands, Yugoslavia, Poland, Portugal, Turkey, and Switzerland. In 1976 a Latin American tour took the company to Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, Mexico, Nicaragua, and Venezuela, and in 1978 the company impressed audiences and critics alike in a 12-week, coast-to-coast tour of America. The ensemble appears in Ann Arbor for the first time, with its two performance this week.
102nd Season -Forty-fourth Concert
Tenth Annual Choice Series
Choreography: Sir Frederick Ashton
Music: Giacomo Meyerbeer Decor & Costumes: William Chappell
Boys and girls are enjoying themselves skating. In spite of their inexperience they are having great fun on the ice. A boy in blue dazzles them with his formidable technique. It begins to snow and the skaters all run off home, whirling and laughing as they go.
Girl in White........................Karin Heyninck or Patricia Carey
Boy in White...................Philippe Talard or Alexander Sombart
Boy in Blue........................Koen Onzia or Rudi Van den Berghe
Girls in Blue ..................... Guillermina Coll and Maud Agut
or Vivien Loeber and Denise Seymore
Girls in Red......................Viviane Ghyssens and Neri Calheiros
or Christiane Latre and Dominique Casanova
Corps de Ballet..................Marie-Jeanne Wauman, Christine Teyssier,
Huguette Paio, Kaatje Verelst or Neri Calheiros, Vinciane Ghyssens
Jacques Auburtin, Jan Broeckx, Wim Broeckx, Richard Rock or Jan Vandeloo
THREE PRELUDES Choreography: Ben Stevenson Music: Sergei Rachmaninoff
Two dancers go through their daily exercise, one on each side of the bar, culminating in a great lyrical duo. Ben Stevenson won the prize for choreography with Three Preludes at the Inter?national Ballet Competition at Varna, Bulgaria in 1972.
The Girl............................Karin Heyninck or Vivien Loeber
The Boy.................Alexander Sombart or Tom Van Cauwenbergh
EIN-DOR Choreography: Moshe Efrat
Music: Zvi-Avni
Decor: Danny Karavan
Costumes: Aviva Paz
Ein-Dor is the place where, according to the Old Testament, King Saul, on the eve of his death, meets the prophetess, the Witch of Ein-Dor, who symbolizes the highest mystical power. This power will fail her at the moment when the King is destined to die, but King Saul must execute the judgment of his death in his own manner. The "Images" depicted in the ballet symbolize Saul the King, his soul-searching, his enormous strength, and his nation.
Saul, the King.....................Tom Van Cauwenbergh or Jan Nuyts
The Witch of Ein-Dor...........Patricia Carey or Marie-Jeanne Wauman
or Karin Heyninck
The "Reflections" of King Saul......Rudi Van den Berghe, Daniel Rosseel,
Walter De Cock, Koen Onzia
or Jan Broeckx, Wim Broeckx,
Jacques Auburtin, Sven Bradshaw
Choreography: Andre Leclair
Music: Emmanuel Chabrier
Decor & Costumes: Jean De Vuyst
A ballet suite in the form of a divertissement. Each dancer is given an opportunity to express the entire range of classical technique. There is nothing more in this transposition of Chabrier's tuneful, witty, and brilliant music. (Hard luck for those who are always looking for a message.) Chabrier, himself, said about his music: "Let it live, let it dance and sing, and for Heaven's sake, let it explode!"
Marche Joyeuse: ..........................Timur Atlas or Philippe Talard
Denise Seymore, Kaatje Verelst
or Neri Calheiros, Vinciane Ghyssens,
Daniel Rosseel, Walter De Cock
Balletcorps boys
Bourree Fantasque: ..................Dominique Casanova, Philippe Talard
or Christiane Latre, Timus Atlas
Daniel Rosseel, Walter De Cock,
Marie-Jeanne Wauman
Denise Seymore or Neri Calheiros
Vinciane Ghyssens, Jan Broeckx, Wim Broeckx
Balletcorps boys and girls
Habanera:.........................Vivien Loeber, Tom Van Cauwenbergh
or Patricia Carey, Alexander Sombart
Espana:...........................Guillermina Coll, Rudi Van den Berghe
or Karin Heyninck, Jan Nuyts Balletcorps boys and girls
Intermezzi: Danse Villageoise, Idylle and Sousbois:
Guillermina Coll, Koen Onzia or Karin Heyninck, Rudi Van den Berghe
Balletcorps: ................Maud Agut, Neri Calheiros, Vinciane Ghyssens,
Huguette Paio, Christine Teyssier, Kaatje Verelst,
Jacques Auburtin, James Broeckx, Wim Broeckx,
Sven Bradshaw, Jan Vandeloo
Remaining Concerts
Alvin Ailey Dance Theater........Mon. Mar. 9
Phases (Ailey); The Still Point (Bolender, Debussy); The Time Before the Time After (Lubovitch, Stravinsky); Concerto in F (Wilson, Gershwin). Paul Plishka, Bass (replacing Martti Talvela) .... Tues. Mar. 10 Songs of Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff, Schubert, Schumann, Niles, Ukrainian; arias by Mozart and Verdi.
Alvin Ailey Dance Theater.......Tues. Mar. 10
Later That Day (Posin, Glass); Tilt (Faison); Places (Chaison, BachLoussier);
Memoria (Ailey, Jarrett). Alvin Ailey Dance Theater.......Wed. Mar. 11
Night Creature (Ailey, Ellington); Treading (Monte, Reich); The River
(Ailey, Ellington); Revelations (Ailey, Traditional). Hakan Hagegard, Baritone (replacing Walter Berry, new date) . . Sat. Mar. 14
Songs of Schubert, Stenhammar, Ravel, Rangstrom, Martin, and Brahms.
New York Chamber Soloists........Sun. Mar. 15
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Andre Previn . . Thurs. Mar. 19
Haydn: Symphony No. 82 ("The Bear"); Ravel: Rapsodie Espagnol;
Prokofiev: Symphony No. 5.
Preservation Hall Jazz Band.......Mon. Mar. 23
Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra Kurt Masur . . . Sun. Mar. 29
Mozart: Serenata Notturna, K. 239; Shostakovich: Symphony No. 1 in F minor; Beethoven: Symphony No. 7.
Faculty Artists Concert.........Sun. Apr. 5
"Virtuoso Music for Wind Instruments."
Guarneri String Quartet (sold out)......Mon. Apr. 20
Western Opera Theater, "Elixir of Love" .... Thurs. Apr. 23
Ann Arbor May Festival, 1981
Wednesday-Saturday, April 29. 30, May 1, 2, in Hill Auditorium
The Philadelphia Orchestra
Eugene Ormandy, Conductor Laureate Aldo Ceccato, Guest Conductor
Judith Blegen, Soprano Ani Kavafian, Violinist
Gyorgy Sandor, Pianist
The University Choral Union
Faye Robinson, Soprano John Gilmore, Tenor
Katherine Ciesinski, Mezzo-soprano John Cheek, Bass
Wednesday--Ormandy and Blegen; Barber: Second Essay; Mozart: Exultate, Jubilate; Rach?maninoff: Vocalise; Stravinsky: Pastorale; Ravel: Habanera; Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5.
Thursday--Ceccato and Kavafian: Rossini: Overture to Semiramide; Bruch: Violin Concerto in G minor; Dvorak: Symphony No. 8.
Friday--Ceccato, Choral Union, Robinson, Ciesinski, Gilmore, Cheek: Mozart: Symphony No. 41 ("Jupiter"); Rossini: Stabat Mater.
Saturday--Ormandy and Sandor: Harris: Symphony No. 3; Bartok; Third Piano Concerto, Concerto for Orchestra.
Series tickets still available at $40, $30, $20, $18; single concert tickets now available from $5 to $15.
"100 Years of Great Performances"
This brand-new publication of the University Musical Society is available in the lobby this evening for your perusal and purchase. In its 208 pages is a wealth of human interest and information, including: a 100th Season Anniversary Guest Book, handwritten greetings from each artist who performed that season; personal letters from nearly 200 artists who share reminiscences of their Ann Arbor performances over the years; a 100-year history tracing the Musical Society's growth from the small "Messiah Club" in 1879 to its present-day stature; and a roster of performing artists who appeared under ou,r auspices from 1879 through 1979.
This anniversarysouvenir book is also available for purchase ($10 per copy) in our Burton Tower office, and at the following Ann Arbor locations: Borders Book Shop, Liberty Music Shop, and Little Professor Book Center.
Burton Memorial Tower, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109 Phone: 665-3717, 764-2538

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