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Day
7
Month
March
Year
1984
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Season: 105th
Concert: Thirty-seventh
Power Center For The Performing Arts Ann Arbor, Michigan

THE UNIVERSITY MUSICAL SOCIETY OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
Oakland Ballet
RONN GUIDI Artistic Director
Mario Alonzo Jane Berthet David Blood Diane Cassou Richard Chen-See Tony Cirella Susan Fulton Joy Gim
Steven Bayati Ailecn Bibaoco Audrey Broyles Jade Lynne Ching Berkeley Choate
Carolyn Goto Douglas Hevenor David Kleine Jon Konetski Erin Leedom Julie Lowe Michael Lowe Michael Myers Karen Persson
Vincent Cowart Jane Edwards Monica Gerhart Alison Huff Miriam Kantor Carlos Lopez
Deborah Pitts Shirlee Reevie Summer Lee Rhatigan Dehra Rose Aura Rudisill Susan Taylok Ron Thiele Jennifer Young
Julie Martin Scan Ramirez Michael Ryan Joral Schmalle Adam Sklute
Ron Thiele, Associate Artistic Director
Howard Sayette, Ballet Master Lance James, Company Manager
Robert Klemm, Technical Director Peter Butt, Stage Manager
Gillian Holaday-Klemm, Wardrobe Supervisor
Wednesday Evening, March 7, 1984, at 8:00
Power Center for the Performing Arts
Ann Arbor, Michigan
The Oakland Ballet performances this week are made possible, in part, by a grant from the Great Lakes Arts Alliance, with the support of the Michigan Council for the Arts and The National Endowment for the Arts.
Thirty-seventh Concert of the 105th Season Thirteenth Annual Choice Series
CRYSTAL SLIPPER
Choreography: Carlos Carvajal
Music: Bohuslav Martinu, arranged by Carlos Carvajal Scenery and costumes: Gero Mairandres Lighting: Robert Klemm
Costumes interpreted and executed by
Gillian Holaday-Klemm and Suzanne Stassevitch
Act II and III drops painted by Dale Haugo,
American Conservatory Theatre Scene Shop
"I've always wanted to choreograph a Cinderella ballet using the classical format ballet d'action and ballet divertissement and also to break away from the beautiful but already often-used score by Prokofiev. The catalyst for the present work was a discovery of some delightful and almost unheard of music by the composer Bohuslav Martinu, which has been used as a vehicle for this ballet.
"There is a Cinderella in all of us, just waiting to be recognized. The story belongs to all times and places, but for it to be really 'once upon a time,' the setting must seem to be a bit more remote from our present daily lives. As our story begins, 'once upon a time,' we find Cinderella a very imaginative lady, cleaning a house . . ."
-Carlos K. Carvajal
ACT I
Scene 1 In Cinderella's Kitchen
Cinderella............................................................ Erin Leedom
Father............................................................ Howard Sayctte
Stepmother........................................................ Douglas Hcvenor
Stepsisters................................................Jennifer Young, Julie Lowe
Dressmaker...........................................................David Klcine
His Assistant..................................................... Richard Chen-Sec
Coiffeur..............................................................Jon Konctski
Milliner............................................................. Carolyn Goto
Scene 2 Arrival of Fairy Godmother and Transformation
Fairy Godmother...................................................... Shirlce Reevie
Earth.................................................. Susan Taylor and Ron Thicle
with Debra Rose and Karen Pcrsson
Water............................................................... Deborah Pitts
with Summer Lee Rhatigan and Jade Lynne Ching
Fire............................................. Abra Rudisill and Richard Chen-Sec
Air................................................ Carolyn Goto and Michael Myers
Horse..........................................................(front) David Kleinc
(back) Tony Circlla Magical Assistants..................................... Scan Ramirez and Joral Schmalle
INTERMISSION
ACT II
Scene 1 Going to the Ball
Scene 2 In the Palace Ballroom
Jesler............................................................... Mario Alonzo
Chamberlain..........................................................Jon Konctski
Prince's Brother................................................... Richard Chen-See
Kl"...................................................................Ron Thicle
Q"ee"...............................................................Susan Taylor
Prince............................................................... Michael Lowe
Princesses...........................................Carolyn Goto, Jade LynneChing,
Patti Owen, Abra Rudisill
Guests......................................... joy Gim, Karen Persson, Debra Rose,
Summer Lee Rhatigan, Tony Cirella, David Kleine, Sean Ramirez, Joral Schmalle
Scene 3 In Cinderella's Home
Scene 4 Search for the Foot
Scene 5 Search Continues in Cinderella's Home
INTERMISSION
ACT III
In the Happy Kingdom
World premiere of Crystal Slipper was presented by Dance Spectrum on December 28 1977-Oakland Ballet premiere May 15, 1983.
Crystal Slipper has been funded in part through grants from Chevron U.S.A., Dreyer's Grand Ice Cream, the Morris Stulsaft Foundation, and the Oakland Ballet Guild.
About the Artists
One of the West Coast's major professional ballet companies, the Oakland Ballet has earned an outstanding reputation for presenting innovative contemporary choreography and the preservation of balletic masterworks from the Diaghilev and 20th-century American dance eras. Under the artistic direction of Ronn Guidi, the 25-member company has mounted impressive revivals of ballets by Nijinska and Fokine and is also acknowledged for its faithful re-creations of historically significant American dance works, such as Eugene Loring's Billy the Kid.
The Company maintains an extensive touring schedule which brings them to national and international dance centers approximately four months of the year. The group's recent European tour included appearances in both France and Italy. In 1982 Oakland Ballet performed as the featured attraction at the acclaimed Spoleto Festival, U.S.A., in Charleston, South Carolina. The current tour, which began February 25, includes 26 performances in 14 cities of eight states, including Alaska. Touring more widely than any other West Coast ballet company, the group also takes its popular Christmas classic Nutcracker on the road each year.
The forerunner of today's Oakland Ballet began in 1954 when Raoul Pause, a former student of the great Russian dancer and choreographer Adolph Bolm, established the Ballet Player's Guild of Oakland. In 1961, the group became Oakland Civic Ballet and Ronn Guidi, Associate Director of the Guild, began staging ballets for the new company. The group was again reorganized, and in 1965 Guidi founded today's Oakland Ballet Company and Academy.
The Company returns to Ann Arbor after its debut appearance here two years ago.
Through his artistry and unique teaching ability, Ronn Guidi has inspired students who now dance in major companies throughout the world. As Artistic Director of the Oakland Ballet, he has given it a repertoire that is both innovative and bold, yet retains an historical portfolio of works from both the classics and the Diaghilev era. A few of the works he has choreographed for the Company are Carnival D'Aix, Dvofdk Dances, Hansel and Gretel, Trois Cymnopedies, Soiree Musicale, and Sibelius.
Mr. Guidi has an extensive background in classical dance. His balletic heritage is directly linked to the tradition of the Russian Kirov Ballet through his ten years of training with the late Raoul Pause. From 1958 to 1961 Guidi extended his knowledge of classical dance in Italy, Germany, and Denmark, and upon returning to the United States taught for three years as Associate Supervisor of Ballet at the University of California, Berkeley. In 1961 he choreographed his first ballet for Oakland Civic Ballet, a precursor to the Oakland Ballet Company and School which he founded in 1965.
REPUBLIC Republic Airlines is the official carrier airlines for Oakland Ballet's 1984 national tour.
Remaining Concerts
Orchestre National de France Lorin Maazel.............. Thurs. Mar. 8
Rachmaninoff: Symphony No. 3; Stravinsky: "Firebird" (complete)
Faculty Artists Concert (free admission)..................... Sun. Mar. 11
John Mohler, clarinet, and Lynnc Bartholomew, piano; Stanley Cornctt, tenor, and Martin Katz, piano; Jerome Jelinek, cello, and Benning Dexter, piano; and Joan Morris, soprano, and William Bolcom, piano
Jury's Irish Cabaret.......................................... Fri. Mar. 16
Czech Philharmonic Vaclav Neumann..................... Sun. Mar. 25
Smctana: "Ma Vlast" (complete)
Hungarian National Folk Ensemble........................ Wed. Mar. 28
Northwood Orchestra Don Jaeger...................... Thurs. Mar. 29
Karen Emons Smith, Soprano
J. C. Bach: Sinfonia in B-flat; Francaix: Serenade for Chamber Orchestra; Barber: Knoxville: Summer of 1915; Albinoni: Oboe Concerto, Op. 9, No. 2 (Jaeger); Rodrigo: Cuatro Madrigales Amatorios; Ibert: Divertissement
The Canadian Brass......................................... Fri. Mar. 30
Music by Mozart, Vivaldi, Bach, "Fats" Waller, and "A Tribute to the Ballet"
Yo-Yo Ma, Cellist........................................... Wed. Apr. 4
Orpheus Chamber Ensemble.................................. Fri. Apr. 13
J. C. Bach: Sinfonia in B-flat; Mozart: Bassoon Concerto, K. 191 (Frank Morelli); Schoenberg: Verklarte Nacht, Op. 4; Bartok: Rumanian Dances
1984 Ann Arbor May Festival
Four concerts in Hill Auditorium, Wednesday-Saturday, April 25-28 ending the Philadelphians' long reign in Ann Arbor
The Philadelphia Orchestra
Eugene Ormandy, Conductor Laureate
Aldo Ceccato, Guest Conductor
The Festival Chorus
Eugene Istomin, Pianist Louise Russell, Soprano Uto Ughi, Violinist Lorna Myers, Mezzo-soprano
Single tickets now on sale, from $9-t21
UNIVERSITY MUSICAL SOCIETY
Burton Memorial Tower, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-1270 Phones: (313) 665-3717, 764-2538

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