Power Center For The Performing Arts Ann Arbor, Michigan
THE UNIVERSITY MUSICAL SOCIETY OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
The Feld Ballet
Gloria Brisbin Timothy Cronin Judith Denman Stephanie Foster Jennifer Grissette Christopher Hoskins Christopher Johnson
Cheryl Jones Thomas Lemanski David Lukcso Megan Murphy Paulo Manso de Sousa Mary Randolph Michael Schumacher
James Sewell Marcia Sussman Joan Tsao Catherine Ulissey Paul Vitali Allison Wade Cynthia Westaway
Ballet Masters Timothy Cronin, Eliot Feld, Catherine Ulissey
Peter Longiaru, Company Pianist
David Rosenberg, Production Stage Manager
Mark Mongold, Technical Director
Cora Cahan, Executive Director
Friday Evening, February 8, 1985, at 8:00
Power Center for the Performing Arts
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Since The Feld Ballet's official premiere in 1974 at the New York Shakespeare Festival's Newman Theater, the company has affirmed its promise of a decade ago. It has premiered 21 of the 44 ballets choreographed by Eliot Feld, its motivating genius, and maintains a New York season as well as extensive tours through the United States. In 1976 The Feld Ballet represented the United States in a Bicentennial nine-week tour of Mexico and Central and South America, and in 1979 it made its European debut in Paris, followed by a five-city tour of northern Italy. Also in 1979, the Ballet was featured in the public television scries "Dance In America."
The Feld Ballet studios arc located at 890 Broadway, which also houses The New Ballet School and the company's administrative and technical offices. The School opened in 1978 as a tuition-free, professional ballet training program for gifted and talented children in New York City's public schools. The School's annual enrollment is 260.
The Ballet and School are supported by the non-profit Original Ballets Foundation, Inc. This group recently acquired and renovated an old movie house in New York City into The Joyce Theater, which is now the permanent home of The Feld Ballet. A handsome, intimate theater designed solely for dance, The Joyce also provides national and regional dance companies with an "Off-Broadway" theater for New York City engagements.
The Ballet's two concerts this weekend bring to a total of eleven their performances in Ann Arbor.
The activities of the Feld Ballet have been made possible in part by The Slutbcrt Foundation, The National Corporate Fund for Dance, the Emma A. Sheafcr Trust, and with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.
This program is 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.
Fiftieth Concert of the 106th Season
Fourteenth Annual Choice Series
THE GRAND CANON (Preview prior to New York spring premiere)
Choreography: Eliot Feld Music: Steve Reich
Costume execution: Veronica Astrom Lighting: Allen Lee Hughes
Gloria Brisbin Timothy Cronin Stephanie Foster
Jennifer Grissctte Mary Randolph Joan Tsao Catherine Ulisscy Paul Vitali
" Eight Lines" for Chamber Orchestra
Choreography: Eliot Feld Music: Hugo Wolf Costumes: Willa Kim (Goethe Songs)
Yvonne Frazier, Soprano Peter Longiaru, Pianist
-To my ballet teacher, Richard Thomas --
Cheryl Jones David Lukcso Joan Tsao Michael Schumacher
Adieu was made possible with public funds from the National Endowment for the Arts.
THE JIG IS UP (1984)
Choreography: Eliot Feld Music: The Bothy Band, Costumes: Willa Kim John Cunningham
Gloria Brisbin Stephanie Foster Cheryl Jones Megan Murphy Mary Randolph Catherine Ulissey Allison Wade Cynthia Wcstaway
Timothy Cronin Christopher Hoskins Christopher Johnson Thomas Lcmanski David Lukcso Michael Schumacher Paul Vitali
1. All the Dancers
2. Mary Randolph, Michael Schumacher
3. Gloria Brisbin
4. All the Men
5. Cheryl Jones
6. Megan Murphy, David Lukcso
7. Catherine Ulissey, Timothy Cronin, Thomas Lcmanski
8. All the Dancers
The Jig Is Up was made possible with public funds from the National Endowment for the Arts. Music for this ballet is available from Green Linnet Records, 10 Turner Hill Road, New Canaan, CT 06840.
Tomorrow night, enjoy The Feld Ballet in a second program:
Play Bach -Music, Bach Partitas
Against the Sky -Music, Bartok
A Footstep of Air -Music, Beethoven Folk Songs
UNIVERSITY MUSICAL SOCIETY
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