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UMS Concert Program, January 27, 1982: International Presentations Of Music & Dance -- The Oakland Ballet Company

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Season: 103rd
Concert: Forty-first
Power Center For The Performing Arts Ann Arbor, Michigan

The Oakland Ballet Company
RONN GUIDI, Artistic Director
Mario Alonzo Johanna Breyer Sylvio Briffa Madonna Clift Danna Cordova Lynne Domancie Joy Gim David Hicks Lance James
Tony Cirella Peter Diamond Lisa Drayer Lynn Fant
Mylene Kalhorn Jon Konetski Erin Leedom Julie Lowe Michael Lowe Dennis MacDonald Daniel Ray Deborah Pitts
Susan Fulton Tony Garcia David Guilford Marcos Benavidez
Cinda Potter Shirlee Reevie Carol Rheiner Philip Scharper Alan Taikeff Susan Taylor Ronald Thiele Jennifer Young
Lamont Ross Rebecca Spencer Arthur Walton Veronica Wheaton
Ron Thiele, Associate Director
Tricia Kaye, Ballet Mistress Howard Sayette, Ballet Master Sally Streets, Company Teacher
The Oakland Ballet Academy is the official school of the Oakland Ballet Company.
Wednesday Evening, January 27, 1982, at 8:00
Power Center for the Performing Arts
Ann Arbor, Michigan
"AH Guidi Evening"
Ronn Guidi studied in Europe and returned to Oakland, California, his home?town, in 1961 to build a professional dance company of his own. The result of his vision is a major West Coast company acclaimed throughout the United States for its distinctive style and individuality of its dancers. Mr. Guidi has given the Oakland Ballet a repertoire that is both innovative and bold, at the same time retaining an historical portfolio of works from the classics and the Diaghilev Ballet Russes. Also a gifted teacher, his students are to be found in major dance companies throughout the world.
Forty-first Concert of the 103rd Season
Eleventh Annual Choice Series
IN AUTUMN Dedicated to the memory of Sally Kell
Choreography: Ronn Guidi (1980) Costumes and decor:
"Rococo Variations" Lighting: Robert Klemm
The Couples: Erin Leedom and Lance James
Shirlee Reevie and Ron Thiele Julie Lowe and Michael Lowe Johanna Breyer and David Hicks
Men in Brown: Mario Alonzo, Dennis MacDonald, Daniel Ray
Choreography: Ronn Guidi (1981) Costumes and decor:
Music: Joaquin Rodrigo John c Gilkerson
Lighting: Robert Klemm Costume construction: Sandra Woodall
"Fantasia Para un Gentilhombre is my second experience with the music of Joaquin Rodrigo. About ten years ago, I choreographed a suite of dances to his Concerto de Aranjuez. These dances were formalized and very much in the Petipa tradition. Fantasia emerges as the study of a man. It is a series of flashbacks to the events which have shaped his being, leading him to choose the monastic way of life."
--Ronn Guidi
The Gentleman...........Ron Thiele
The Moor............Sylvio Briffa
Moorish Girl..........Lynne Domancie
Noblewoman..........Johanna Breyer
Troubadors........Mario Alonzo, Lance James,
Michael Lowe
Women of the Street......Madonna Clift, Joy Gim,
Jennifer Young
Monks.........David Blood, David Hicks,
Jon Konetski, Dennis MacDonald, Daniel Ray, LaMonte Ross, Philip Scharper, Alan Taikeff
Dedicated to Misia Sert who encouraged Diaghilev to use French musicians
Choreography: Ronn Guidt (1980) Costumes: John C. Gilkerson, Music: Daris Milhaud executed by Herman George
Lighting: Robert Klemm Costume Shop
"In 1927 I had to tour the United States under the auspices of the Pro Musica Society, during which I was not only to direct some of my music but also to play a piece for piano and orchestra. Playing the piano not as a virtuoso pianist but as a composer-pianist, I had to con?sider composing a piece whose scoring would correspond to my abilities while handling the piano as a concert performer. It occurred to me to compose a fantasy, after Salade. This ballet had been performed in 1924; its subject was taken from the Italian Comedy, and its title was "Insalata," which means Imbroglio. As in the ballet, there are a great number of characters from the Commedia dell'Arte. I made a Carnival of it, each piece being inspired by one of the ballet characters. Since I have always liked to stress my tendency to sing the praises of my native Provence, I picked the title, Aix Carnival."
--Darius Milhaud
"The ballet Carnival D'Aix is freely adapted and inspired by the Commedia dell'Arte characters suggested in this music."
--Ronn Guidi
Le Corso The Entire Cast
Tartaglia (The Clowns) Mario Alonzo Lance James Michael Lowe
Isabelle (A Virgin)
Erin Leedom Sylvio Briffa David Hicks Jon Konetski Philip Scharper
Rosetta (Not a Virgin) Carol Rheiner Mario Alonzo
Le Bon et le Mauvais Tuteur
Sylvio Briffa Johanna Breyer Deborah Pitts Shirlee Reevie Jennifer Young
Coviello (The Pursued) Michael Lowe
Les Capitaines Cartuccia (The Pursuers)
Ron Thiele Mario Alonzo David Hicks Jon Konetski Philip Scharper
Polichinelle Mario Alonzo
Polichinella: Julie Lowe Polichinelle: Mario Alonzo
Cinzio (A Lover)
Jon Konetski Johanna Breyer Deborah Pitts Jennifer Young
Tango Shirlee Reevie Ron Thiele
Music used by arrangement with Theodore Presser Company, Bryn Mawi, Pennsylvania.
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