UMS Concert Program, July 9, 1984: Ann Arbor Summer Festival -- Pilobolus Dance Theatre
Power Center For The Performing Arts Ann Arbor, Michigan
Presented by the university
UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
Pilobolus Dance Theatre
Tim Latta Peter Pucci
Carol Parker Cynthia Quinn
Josh Perl Michael Tracy
Robby Barnett Moses Pendleton
Alison Chase Michael Tracy
Lighting Neil Peter Jampolis
SUSAN R. MANDLER, Manager CATHERINE X. CHAPMAN, Stage Manager
DAVID M. CHAPMAN, Production Stage Manager
SAMUEL A. MILLER, Director of Development
Monday Evening, July 9, 1984, at 8:00
Power Center for the Performing Arts
Ann Arbor, Michigan
MOLLY'S NOT DEAD (1978)
Choreography: Robby Darnett, Alison Music Walt Michael, Tom McCreech Chase, Moses Pendleton, Michael Tom Campbell
Tracy, Jonathan Wolken Costumes: Kitty Daly
Lighting: Neil Peter Jampolis
Tim Latta Carol Parker Josh Perl
Peter Pucci Cynthia Quinn Michael Tracy
Commissioned by the American Dance Festival.
This program is made possible, in part, by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.
WHAT GROWS IN HUYGEN'S WINDOW (1982)
Choreography: Jonathan Wolken Music: Selections from "As Falls
Lighting: David M. Chapman Wichita, So Falls Wichita Falls"
Costumes: Kitty Daly and by Pat Metheny and Lyles Mays;
Jonathan Wolken "Five Years Later" by Ralph Towner
and John Abercrombie; "Cycles" by David Darling; "Radiance" by David Darling, Nancy Rumbel, James Scott
Tim Latta Josh Perl Carol Parker Cynthia Quinn
Commissioned, in part, by the Chamber Orchestra of New England and the National Endowment for the Arts.
DAY TWO (1980)
Choreography: Moses Pendleton, Music: Brian Eno, David Byrne
Michael Tracy, Daniel Ezralow, Talking Heads
Robert Faust, Jamey Hampton, Lighting: Neil Peter Jampolis,
Carol Parker, Peter Pucci, based on concept by David M.
Cynthia Quinn Chapman
Directed by Moses Pendleton
Tim Latta Carol Parker Josh Perl Peter Pucci
Cynthia Quinn Michael Tracy
Selections from "My Life in the Bush of Ghosts" by Brian Eno and David Byrne; "Remain in Light" by David Byrne and Talking Heads; "Another Green World" by Brian Eno.
Commissioned by Peter, Ginevra, and Helen.
You are cordially invited to view selected dance films immediately following this performance--to be shown at the Top of the Park (atop the adjoining parking structure), weather permitting.
Pilobolus Dance Theatre was founded 12 seasons ago by Moses Pendleton and Jonathan Wolken, who had met in a dance class given by Alison Chase at Dartmouth College. Taking its name from a genus of phototropic fungi, the group is known for its energy, originality, and its unusual way of working: Pilobolus choreographs most of its pieces collectively, without an artistic director. This collaborative process has proven to be the creative mainspring of the group.
Pilobolus is the recipient of many awards and numerous commissions, among them new works choreo?graphed and performed for the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, New York. For television, Pilobolus has filmed segments and features for Sesame Street, Dance in America, and for French, Danish, Canadian, and Bangladeshi national networks. The dancers have toured extensively on the entire American continent; in Europe, Scandinavia, the Middle East, and Japan; and the United States State Department has sponsored the Company in Portugal, Afghanistan, Spain, and the Indian subcontinent. Most recently, Pilobolus played to soldout houses for four weeks at New York's Anta Theatre.
The group first performed in Ann Arbor in 1983, returning now for two performances in the Ann Arbor Summer Festival.
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