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UMS Concert Program, March 12, 1982: International Presentations Of Music & Dance -- Marcel Marceau With Shawn Bryan

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

Marcel Marceau
Friday Evening, March 12, 1982, at 8:00
Power Center for the Performing Arts
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Mr. Marceau will select his program from the following repertoire:
Style Pantomimes
Walking Contrasts
Walking Against the Wind The Maskmaker
The Staircase The Seven Deadly Sins
The Tight Rope Walker Youth, Maturity, Old Age, and Death
The Public Garden The Tango Dancer
The Bill Poster The Small Cafe
The Kite The Dice Players
The Sculptor The Four Seasons
The Painter The Dream
The Cage The Creation of the World
The Bureaucrats The Trial
The Hands The Angel
Remembrances Abel and Cain
The Side Show The Dress
The Pickpocket's Nightmare The Tree
The Amusement Park The Pawnbroker
Bip Pantomimes
Bip in the Subway Bip as a Baby Sitter
Bip Travels by Train Bip as a Professor of Botany
Bip as a Skater Bip and the Dynamite
Bip hunts Butterflies Bip as a Tragedian
Bip plays David and Goliath Bip as a Lion Tamer
Bip at a Ballroom Bip, the Illusionist
Bip commits Suicide Bip looks for a Job
Bip as a Soldier Bip in the Modern and Future Life
Bip at a Society Party Bip, King of Sports
Bip as a Street Musician Bip at the Athletic Club
Bip as a China Salesman Bip pays tribute to the Silent Screen Actors
Bip as a Fireman Bip as a Tailor in Love
Bip as a Great Artist Bip dreams he is Don Juan Bip has a Date
Presentation of Cards by Shawn Bryan Fifty-third Concert of the 103rd Season Special Concert
About the Artists
Born in Strasbourg, France, Marcel Marceau's interest in mime began at an early age when his imagination was fired by such silent screen artists as Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, Harry Langdon, Stan Laurel, and Oliver Hardy, all of whom inspired him to pursue the art of silence as a profession. In 1946 he enrolled in Charles Dullin's School of Dramatic Art in the Sarah Bernhardt Theatre in Paris, where he studied with the great master, Etienne Decroux. Marceau's success skyrocketed that year, and in 1947 he created "Bip," the clown who has become his alter-ego, much as Chaplin's Little Tramp became that star's personality. In 1949, Marceau formed his own company, the only pantomime company in the world at that time. After his initial television appearance in 1952 for the BBC, Marceau toured Europe and the Near East for the next three years. His first tour of the United States was in 1955, and his second, in 1958, created an even greater demand for his return. Since then he has been a regular visitor to this country and also continues his annual tours to the far reaches of the world. The artist is familiar to millions of television viewers and has also shown his versatility in motion pictures. For children, there is the "Marcel Marceau Alphabet Book" and the "Marcel Marceau Counting Book," and recently "The Story of Bip," written and illustrated by Mr. Marceau. The French Government has conferred upon him its highest honor, making him a "Chevalier de la Legion d'Honneur," and also gave him a grant which enabled him to reopen his Inter?national School of Mime. Most recently, in June 1981, Princeton University awarded the mimist an honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts degree, for his performances as an "eloquent speaker of a language without words" that bring his audiences "the inestimable gift of self-recognition." This week's performances by Mr. Marceau mark his sixth visit to Ann Arbor under Musical Society auspices.
Shawn Bryan, born in Denver, Colorado, studied in France at Marceau's School of Mime with Pierre Verry, Marceau's long-time collaborator. When the School closed in 1971, he went to Moscow on a scholarship, returning to Paris in 1973 where he earned a degree at the Univer?sity of Paris, and then back to the United States where he received his graduate degree at the University of Chicago. In October 1978 he joined Marceau's newly-established mime school and has been Marceau's student since then. Mr. Bryan made his American debut with Marcel Marceau during 1980, and has toured to Japan, Ireland, England, and throughout Europe with the pantomimist.
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Peter Serkin, Pianist.........Thurs. Mar. 18
Tokyo String Quartet.........Sat. Mar. 20
Maurizio Pollini, Pianist.........Wed. Mar. 24
Tedd Joselson, Pianist.........Thurs. Apr. 1
Faculty Artists Concert (free admission) .... Sun. Apr. 4 Pennsylvania Ballet.......Mon.-Wed. Apr. 19-21
May Festival, 1982 Wednesday-Saturday, April 28, 29, 30, May 1, in Hill Auditorium
The Philadelphia Orchestra The University Choral Union
Eugene Ormandy, Conductor Laureate Aldo Ceccato, Guest Conductor
Yo-Yo Ma, Cellist Louise Russell, Soprano
Bella Davidovich, Pianist Lorna Myers, Mezzo-soprano
Susan Starr, Pianist Henry Price, Tenor
Sherrill Milnes, Baritone Single concert tickets now available.
A Season to Celebrate!
A phenomenal season for 1982-83 is about to be announced . . . watch for it on April 5, and be prepared to rejoice!
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