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UMS Concert Program, February 6, 1987: International Presentations Of Music & Dance -- Martha Graham Dance Company

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Season: 108th
Concert: Twenty-seventh
Power Center For The Performing Arts Ann Arbor, Michigan

Martha Graham Dance Company
60th Anniversary Season
MARTHA GRAHAM Artistic Director
Ron Protas, General Director and Associate Artistic Director
Linda Hodes, Associate Artistic Director
James D. Nomikos, General Manager
Eugene Lowery, Operations Director
Kristina Angela Kapp, Development Director
Takako Asakawa Thea Nerissa Barnes Jacqulyn Buglisi Terese Capucilli Christine Dakin Donlin Foreman Judith Garay Julian Littleford Peggy Lyman Maxine Sherman George White, Jr. Larry White
Sophie Giovanola Joyce Herring Steve Rooks Kim Stroud
Mark Bomeman Lyndon Branaugh Kathy Buccellato Mario Camacho
Christopher Dolder Floyd Flynn Debra Kantor Theresa Maldonado
Pascal Rioult Kenneth Topping Denise Vale
Costumes: Martha Graham, Halston Scenery: Isamu Noguchi, Ron Protas, Ming Cho Lee, Philip Staff,
Dani Karavan Lighting: Jean Rosenthal, Gilbert V. Hemsley, Jr., Beverly Emmons,
Thomas Skelton, Richard Nelson
Regisseurs: Martha Graham, Linda Hodes, Ron Protas, Bert Terborgh, Yuriko
Company Rehearsal Director: Bert Terborgh Assistant Rehearsal Director: David Hochoy
Friday Evening, February 6, 1987, at 8:00
Power Center for the Performing Arts
Ann Arbor, Michigan
The Musical Society gratefully acknowledges the generosity of Ford Motor Company Fund for underwriting the costs of this house program. This performance is supported in part by Arts Midwest's members and friends, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts.
Cameras arc not allowed in the auditorium. Twenty-seventh Concert of the 108th Season Sixteenth Annual Choice Scries
Choreography and Costumes: Martha Graham
Music: Norman Dello Joio
Original Lighting: Jean Rosenthal
Choreography copyright 1976 by Martha Graham
First performed: August 13, 1948
"The city seemed to stand in Eden or to be built in Heaven . . . The dust and stones of the streets were as precious as gold . . . Eternity was manifested in the light of day and something infinite beyond everything appeared, which talked with my expectation and moved my desire . . . The Men 'Immortal Cherubim' and young men glittering, and sparkling angels, and maids seraphic pieces of life and beauty. Boys and girls tumbling in the streets and playing, were moving jewels. I knew not that they were born or should die . . . The streets were mine . . . the temple was mine, their clothes and gold and silver were mine, and so were the sun and moon and stars, and all the world was mine, and 1 the only spectator and enjoyer of it." -Thomas Traheme
Diversion of Angels is a lyric dance about the loveliness of youth, the pleasure and playfulness, quick joy and quick sadness of being in love.
The Couple in While: Peggy Lyman, Donlin Foreman
The Couple in Red: Thea Nerissa Barnes, Julian Littleford The Couple in Yellow: Jacqulyn Buglisi, Steve Rooks 4th Man: Lyndon Branaugh Women: Kathy Buccellato, Sophie Giovanola, Debra Kantor, Denise Vale
Used by arrangement with Carl Fischer, Inc., publisher and copyright owner.
1 have dedicated this program of solos to Louis Horst, a friend and teacher to whom I owe so much. -Martha Graham
The Incense
Choreography: Ruth St. Denis
Costume: Ruth St. Denis Music: Harvey Worthington Loomis
First performed: March 22, 1906, at the Hudson Theatre opening Ruth St. Denis' first performance
Maxinc Sherman
The revival of The Incense has been commissioned by The Jerome Robbins Foundation and The Doll Foundation, Inc.
Serenata Morisca
Choreography: Martha Graham after Ted Shawn
Costumes: Martha Graham after Pearl Wheeler
Music: Mario Tarenghi
First performed: 1918
(Performed by Martha Graham on Denishawn tours 1921-1923 and in the Greenwich Village Follies 1923-1925)
Terese Capucilli
Orchestration by Jonathan McPhee.
The revival of Serenata Morisca has been commissioned by Woody Allen and Richard E. Burke.
Martha Graham and Linda Hodes wish to thank Jane Sherman Lehac for her invaluable archival assistance in the reconstruction of Serenata Morisca.
Choreography and Costumes: Martha Graham
Music: Erik Satie First performed: April 18, 1926
Takako Asakawa
The revival of Tanagra has been commissioned by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Choreography and Costumes: Martha Graham
Music: Zoltan Kodaly First performed: January 8, 1930
Lamentation is a "dance of sorrow."
Joyce Herring The revival of Lamentation has been commissioned by Wallis Annenberg.
Choreography and Costumes: Martha Graham Music: Louis Horst Set: Isamu Noguchi
Lighting: Jean Rosenthal First performed: April 29, 1935
Frontier, subtitled "American Perspective and the Plains," is a tribute to the vision and the independence of the pioneer woman. It portrays her strength and tenderness, her determination and jubilation at overcoming the hazards of a new land, as well as her love for the land. The movement, completely one with the decor's widening horizon, evokes the feeling of distance, loneliness, and courage.
Peggy Lyman The revival of Frontier has been commissioned by Miss Alice Tully.
Choreography: Martha Graham
Costumes: Halston Music: Bela Bartok
Lighting: Thomas Skelton
First performed: May 27, 1986
Crescent Moon: Terese Capucilli Velvet Night: George White, Jr.
Kathy Buccellato, Judith Garay, Sophie Giovanola, Joyce Herring Debra Kantor, Theresa Maldonado, Maxinc Sherman, Kim Stroud, Denise Vale
Mark Borneman, Lyndon Branaugh, Mario Camacho, Christopher Dolder Floyd Flynn, Pascal Rioult, Steve Rooks, Kenneth Topping, Larry White
Commissioned by The Eleanor Naylor Dana Charitable Trust.
From Daniel Boorstin's The Discoverers. Suite for Dance, used by arrangement with Boosey & Hawkes, Inc., publisher and copyright owner.
Choreography: Martha Graham Music: Igor Stravinsky Costumes: Halston Lighting: Thomas Skelton
Set: Ron Protas First performed: February 28, 1984
The Chosen One: Christine Dakin The Shaman: Larry White
Kathy Buccellato, Sophie Giovanola, Joyce Herring, Debra Kantor
Theresa Maldonado, Kim Stroud, Denise Vale
Mark Borneman, Lyndon Branaugh, Mario Camacho, Christopher Dolder Floyd Flynn, Pascal Rioult, Steve Rooks, Kenneth Topping
Commissioned by Halston. "Used by arrangement with Boosey & Hawkes Inc., publisher and copyright owner.
Weekend Performances
Saturday, 8:00 p.m.
Plain of Prayer
Cave of the Heart
Acts of Light
Sunday, 3:00 p.m.
Appalachian Spring
Temptations of the Moon
The Rite of Spring
Tickets available for both performances.
The three concerts in Ann Arbor this weekend represent the company's only performances in the United States this year, prior to its full schedule of engagements abroad. Miss Graham continues to lead her company through engagements in the United States and abroad, as well as making dances, rehearsing, and teaching at her studio in New York City. The number of Ann Arbor concerts given by the Graham Company under Musical Society auspices total 16, including the three this weekend.
Burton Memorial Tower, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-1270 Telephone: (313) 764-2538

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