UMS Concert Program, March 24, 1986: International Presentations Of Music & Dance -- Lewitzky Dance Company
Power Center For The Performing Arts Ann Arbor, Michigan
HE UNIVERSITY MUSICAL SOCIETY OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
Lewitzky Dance Company
BELLA LEWITZKY Artistic Director and Principal Choreographer
Darlene Neel, Costume and Light Designer Larry Atta way, Music Director
Monday Evening, March 24, 1986, at 8:00
Power Center for the Performing Arts
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Choreography: Bella Lewitzky Music: Larry Atta way
Light Design: Darlene Neel Decor: Rudi Gernreich
Technical Design: Newell Taylor Reynolds
First duet Amy Ernst Sean Greene
Second duet Theodora Fredericks Nancy Lanier
Claudia Schneiderman Walter Kennedy
Fourth duet Kenneth B. Talley John Pennington
Solo figure Lori McWilliams
Choreographic grants for lnscape provided by the National Endowment for the Arts and Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
This performance and residency activities at The University of Michigan by the Lewitzky Dance Company arc made possible in part by Arts Midwest and its member state arts agencies in Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, North and South Dakota, Ohio, and Wisconsin; the National Endowment for the Arts; and by private partners.
Sixty-ninth Concert of the 107th Season Fifteenth Annual Choice Series
Choreography: Bella Lewitzky Music: Igor Stravinsky Light Design: Darlene Neel
Deborah Collodel Lori McWilliams John Pennington Kenneth B. Talley
Solo Nancy Lanier
First duet Amy Ernst Walter Kennedy
Second duet Claudia Schneiderman Sean Greene
Third duet Amy Ernst Theodora Fredericks
Finale Entire Cast
Musicians: Dan Schulman and Yoko Matsuda
GAME PLAN (1973)
Choreography: Bella Lewitzky Costume and Light Design:
A dance designed in a game structure where game-rules govern such elements as entering and exiting the game. The material used is based upon five movement paths.
Amy Ernst Theodora Fredericks Sean Greene
Walter Kennedy Nancy Lanier Lori McWilliams
John Pennington Claudia Schneiderman Kenneth B. Talley
About the Artists
Bella Lewitzky's intellect and style has earned her an international reputation as a trailblazer in modern dance. Her early training was with Lester Horton, and later, as his colleague, she co-founded Dance Theater in Los Angeles. A Californian, she chose to remain in the West, founding Dance Associates in 1955 and her present company in 1966. Her work as a choreographer, dancer, lecturer, and educator has been recognized through numerous awards, such as a Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, Dance Magazine awards, and commissions from the National Endowment for the Arts, as well as two major grants for an artistic director's discretionary fund from the Andrew S. Mellon Foundation. She has been actively involved with the development of dance in the United States, leading her to serve as a board member for several national arts organizations. One such group is the California Arts Council, to which she was appointed in 1983.
The Lewitzky Dance Company has been hailed for its technically formidable, exuberant, and sensitive performers. The group's versatility appears in all its facets: in its discipline -expertly trained for strength and flexibility; in its repertoire -conventional to experimental; and in its sounds -classical to electronic ... all reflecting the basic Lewitzky philosophy that art is an ongoing process, and that the only constant is change.
The Company now appears in Ann Arbor for the first time.
The Lewitzky Dancers -Tomorrow Night at 8:00!
8 Dancers8 Lights (1985) Suite Satie (1980) Nos Duraturi (1984)
Tickets from SI 3 to S17
UNIVERSITY MUSICAL SOCIETY
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