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UMS Concert Program, March 7, 1989: International Presentations Of Music & Dance -- Paul Taylor Dance Company

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Season: 110th
Concert: Thirty-second
Power Center For The Performing Arts Ann Arbor, Michigan

Paul Taylor Dance Company
Tuesday Evening, March 7, 1989, at 8:00
Power Center for the Performing Arts
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Donald York, Musical Director Jennifer Tiiton, Lighting Designer Robert Yesselman, Executive Director
Music by William Boyce Excerpts from Symphonies Nos. 1, 3, 5, 7, 8
Choreography by Paul Taylor
Set and Costumes by Gene Moore
Lighting by Jennifer Tipton
(First perfortned in 1981)
Elic Chaib Christopher Gillis Cathy McCann Kate Johnson
Mary Cochran Joao Mauricio Jeff Wadlington
Joseph Bowie Hcrnando Cortez
Production made possible in part by contributions from the National Endowment for the Arts, The New York State Council on the Arts, and Mobil Foundation, Inc.
Ten-m in u te In term ission
The Taylor Company's master classes on Monday and concerts on Tuesday and Wednesday comprise a dance residency supported in part by Arts Midwest's members and friends, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts.
Cameras and recording devices are not allowed in the auditorium. Thirty-second Concert of the 110th Season Eighteenth Annual Choice Series
Music from the St. Louis Melody Museum collection of band machines
Additional special effects by John Herbert McDowell Choreography by Paul Taylor Lighting by Jennifer Tipton
Set and Costumes by Alec Sutherland (First performed in 1970; Ann Arbor premiere, 1989)
Big Bertha ................................................ Sandra Stone
Mr. B................................................ Christopher Gillis
Mrs. B................................................. Cathy McCann
Miss B...................................................Racgan Wood
Music for magnetic tape by Evelyn Lohoefer De Boeck
Choreography by Paul Taylor
Costumes by Alex Katz Lighting by Jennifer Tipton (First performed in 1965)
Parts 1 & 2
Mary Cochran, Kate Johnson, Constance Dinapoli Francic Hubcr, Hernando Cortcz, Manuel Rodriguez
Part 3 Karla Wolfangle
Part 4
Mary Cochran, Kate Johnson, Constance Dinapoli Francie Hubcr, Hernando Cortez, Manuel Rodriguez
Part 5 Kate Johnson and cast
Part 6
Elie Chaib
Part 7 full cast
Fifteen-minute Intermission COUNTERSWARM
Music by Gyorgy Ligeti
Concerto for Violoncello and Orchestra
and excerpts from Chamber Concerto for Thirteen Players
Choreography by Paul Taylor
Costumes by Santo Loquasto Lighting by Jennifer Tipton (First performed in 1988; Aim Arbor premiere, 1989)
In purple Christopher Gillis
In red Cathy McCann
Elic Chaib JeffWadlington Francic Hubcr
Mary Cochran
Joseph Bowie Manuel Rodriguez
Karla Wolfanglc Joao Mauricio Constance Dinapoli
Sandra Stone Raegan Wood Hernando Cortcz
Production made possible in part by contributions from the National Endowment for the Arts and The Eleanor Naylor Dana Charitable Trust.
Costumes for Arden Court and Counterswarm executed by Barbara Matera, Ltd. Set for Arden Court executed by Variety Scenic Studios.
About the Artists
The current season marks the 34th anniversary of the Paul Taylor Dance Company. During this long and distinguished history, it has performed in over 300 cities in the United States and made 34 overseas tours to 53 different nations. Ten of these foreign tours were sponsored by the U.S. Department of State. The company has also represented this country in the arts festivals of 36 different nations.
Paul Taylor has choreographed over 90 dances for his company. Two new works, Brandcnburgs and Counterswarm, entered the repertory last year, and a third, Danbury Mix, was created for the New York City Ballet and premiered by the Taylor Company during the City Ballet's American Music Festival in May. Works by Mr. Taylor are also found in the repertories of the Royal Danish Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, Joffrey Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, Paris Opera Ballet, London Contem?porary Dance Theatre, Ballet Rambert, and Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, among others.
Both here and abroad, the company has enjoyed major television exposure. Following its first appearance on the "Dance in America" scries in 1978, the Taylor Company has been presented on PBS in numerous programs, most recently in a "Dance in America" WNETNew York-Danmarks Radio co-production of Mr. Taylor's Roses and Last Look. The Danish Broadcasting Company has taped three other Taylor works, Aureole, Airs, and Arden Court, each of which received wide distribution in Europe.
During the past season, the Taylor Company toured throughout the United States and abroad. During the 1988-89 season, the company again tours in Europe and performs in Puerto Rico for the Interamerican Festival of the Arts, in addition to the current U.S. tour. The company will return to New York's City Center Theater in April for its annual spring season.
This week's residency marks the Paul Taylor Dance Company's seventh visit to Ann Arbor, for a total of twelve performances under Musical Society auspices.
Paul Taylor has been a dominant force in dance for over three decades. Born in Pennsylvania and raised in and around Washington, D.C., he studied painting at Syracuse University before beginning his dance career in New York City. His teachers included Margaret Craskc, Martha Graham, and Antony Tudor. He was a soloist with the Martha Graham Dance Company from 1955 until 1962, at the same time presenting his own work in concerts both in the United States and Europe. In 1959, he danced with the New York City Ballet as guest artist in George Balanchine's Episodes.
Paul Taylor was elected to knighthood in 1969 by the French government as "Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts ct des Lcttres" and was elevated to the rank of Officier in 1984. He has received more than 40 awards and five honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degrees, the most recent from Thcjuilliard School. In 1985, he was honored with a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship (often called the "genius" award), and in 1987 he received the New York State Governor's Arts Award presented by Governor Mario Cuomo in a ceremony at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Mr. Taylor's autobiography Private Domain (published by Knopf and, in paperback, by North Point Press) was nominated by the National Book Critics Circle as the most distinguished biography of 1987 and is currently in its third printing.
Susan McGuire (Rehearsal Supervisor for the 1989 winter tour) was born in San Luis Obispo, California, and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, where she began her dance training with Alex Martin and John Begg. She currently studies with FinisJhung and Barbara Forbes. In 1973, shejoined the Martha Graham Company, where she danced as soloist before joining the Taylor Company in March 1977.
Elie Chaib, an American citizen of Lebanese birth, studied under Gail Waterman and per?formed for two years as principal dancer with Annie Dabat's Beirut Dance Ensemble before arriving in New York in 1970. After studying with Ann Parsons at the Joffrey School and at the Graham and Cunningham schools, he danced with the Chamber Dance Ensemble of New York. Currently studying with Lonnie Morrcton, he made his debut with the Taylor Company in 1973.
Christopher Gillis, born in Montreal, is the son of Olympic skiers Gene Gillis and Rhona Wurtcle. He began dance training in New York with May O'Donnell and Norman Walker and now studies with Cindi Green. He has performed with the May O'Donnell Company and the Jose Limon Company and has choreographed for the Charlotte Ballet, Johan Rcnvall of American Ballet Theatre, New York Theatre Ballet, and for Margie Gillis. He has done both commercial and film work, the title role in the film Wunderltind among his credits. He joined the company in 1976.
Cathy McCann, born in Roslyn, New York, holds a B.A. degree in dance from Adelphi University. She has appeared with Norman Walker and his Dancers, the Andre Eglevsky Ballet Company, the Asolo Company, and was on the faculty of Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival. Shejoined the company in May 1979 and has taught in the Paul Taylor School since its founding in 1983.
Karla Wolfangle began her career as a member of the Boston Ballet Company. She then joined the Taylor Company and later co-founded the Cliff Keuter Dance Company. After two years in the Lar Lubovitch Dance Company, she rejoined the Taylor Company in 1981. Her solo and group choreography has been performed at Dance Theatre Workshop and the Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival. She currently trains with Kathy Grant and Jean-Claude West.
Kate Johnson began her training in her native state of Florida before going to New York via Chicago. She began her modern dance training with Manuel Alum and currently studies with Gabriella Taub-Darvash, Jean-Claude West, and Deborah Lessen. She has performed with The Feld Ballet, Rosalind Newman and Dancers, and the Hannah Kahn Dance Company. She debuted with the Taylor Company in 1982.
Raegan Wood trained in modern dance with her parents, David Wood and Marni Thomas, at the University of California at Berkeley. She attended the San Francisco Ballet School for four years before moving to New York in 1982. She has performed with Diane Martcl and David Parsons and is currently studying with Cindi Green. Her debut with the Taylor Company came in 1983.
Sandra Stone was born in Vermont and raised in Connecticut, where she began her touring career at 16, as a magician's assistant in a prc-gamc show for the Harlem Globetrotters. Her dance training began with Richard Kuch and Richard Gain at the North Carolina School of the Arts, and later, in 1982, she performed with the Manuel Alum and Pearl Lang dance companies in New York. Currently studying with Maggie Black, she made her Taylor Company debut in 1983.
Mary Cochran, born in Dallas, began dance training with her mother, Jerry Bywaters Cochran, and continued at the North Carolina School of the Arts. In 1981 she joined the Nikolais Dance Theatre, with which she toured in the United States, Europe, and South America. Her choreography has been performed by Mark Dendy & Company and at the Chautauqua Festival. She has been with the Taylor Company since 1984.
Joao Mauricio, a gymnastics champion in his native Brazil, graduated with a degree in physical education from Sao Paulo University. He studied dance in Brazil and then moved to New York for study with Louis Falco, Zcna Rommctt, and Jennifer Mullcr. He has performed with the Sao Paulo Ballet and was a choreographic assistant and performer in the John Boorman film The Emerald Forest. Currently studying with Deborah Lessen andJocelyn Lorenz, he has been with the Taylor Company since 1985.
JefTWadlington grew up in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, and studied dance with Richard Kuch and Richard Gain at the North Carolina School of the Arts and at the American Dance Festival. In New York, he has performed with the companies of May O'Donnell and Joyce Trislcr and was the Taylor School's first scholarship apprentice. His current teachers are Cindi Green and Deborah Lessen. He joined the company in 1986.
Constance Dinapoli trained as a gymnast in her native Rochester, Minnesota. Her dance training began at the Rochester Ballet School and continued with Richard Gibson at the Pacific Dance Center while a student at Stanford University. After graduation, she performed with the Dancers' Stage Company in San Francisco and, after settling in New York in 1985, with Balletworks and the David Howard Foundation. She has recently studied at the Martha Graham School and with Maggie Black. Her Taylor Company debut was in 1986, the fourth dancer to be taken in the company directly from the Paul Taylor School.
Francie Huber was born in Kansas City, Missouri. She received a B.F.A. degree from The Juilliard School in 1984 and has performed with Ballet Hispanico, DanceCompass, Lillo Way, Roger Tolle, and Dance Circle. Numbering Alfredo Corvino among her teachers, she made her debut with the Taylor Company in 1987.
Joseph Bowie, a native of Lansing, Michigan, began his dance training while a sophomore at Brown University, where he earned a B. A. degree in English and American Literature. In New York City since 1986, he has performed in the works of Robert Wilson, Ulysses Dove, Milton Myers, and Doug Varone. Currently studying with Cindi Green and Maggie Black, he joined the Taylor Company in 1987.
Hernando Cortez was born in Manila, the Philippines, and grew up in Vancouver, British Columbia. He holds a B.F.A. degree from the State University of New York at Purchase, where his performance in Paul Taylor's Cloven Kingdom introduced him to the Taylor technique. Immediately after graduation, he became a member of The Fcld Ballet before joining the Taylor Company in 1987. His teachers include Richard Thomas, Christine Sarry, Finis Jhung, and Jocelyn Lorenz.
Manuel Rodriguez received a B. F. A. in dance from The Juilliard School and has studied at the School of the Garden State Ballet, Joffrey Ballet School, Alvin Ailey American Dance Center, and the Paul Taylor School. He has danced for Ballet Hispanico, Newark Dance Theatre, Lido de Paris of Las Vegas, and DanceCompass. He has taught at Montclair State College and has organized a dance program for inner-city schoolchildren in Paterson, New Jersey, his hometown. He joined the company in 1988.
Tomorrow Night
The Paul Taylor Dance Company performs: Brandenburgs (music by Bach) Dust (music by Poulenc) Cloven Kingdom (music by Corelli, Cowell, Malloy Miller)
The Paul Taylor Dance Foundation, Inc.
552 Broadway, New York City, 10012 Robert Ycsselman, Executive Director
Henry Lilcs, General Manager; Ross Kramberg, Company Manager; Sarah Schindlcr, Finance Director; Tamara N. Moskowitz, Development Director; Melissa Heston, Administrator
Donald York, Musical Director; Bettie dc Jong, Rehearsal Supervisor; Susan McGuire, Rehearsal Super?visor for 1989 winter tour; Jennifer Tipton, Lighting Designer; Sandra Aberkalns, Company Dance Notator
Brian Rieger, Production Stage Manager; Nathan Hurlin, Assistant Stage Manager; Ginger Blake, Wardrobe Supervisor; George Wilson, Studio Supervisor
Board of Directors
Paul Taylor, Chairman; Mrs. Elaine Malsin, President; Robert Krasnow, Executive Vice-Prcsident; Norton Belknap, Vice-President; Bart Friedman, Secretary; Aaron Shapiro, Treasurer; Robert C. Beaven, Paul S. Cantor, Judith E. Daykin, Mrs. Irene T. Hunter, Janet Fraser Jones, Wilfred Koplowitz, Carole K. Newman, Mrs. Patrick O'Neal, Molly Moore Rcinhart, Susan W. Rose, Walter Scheuer, Alan Siegcl, Mrs.JoscphJ. Steuert. Harvey Horowitz, Counsel
Technique and repertory classes are held at the Paul Taylor School throughout the year, taught by members of the company. The Paul Taylor Dance Company is a member of The National Corporate Fund for Dance, Inc.
The Paul Taylor Dance Company gratefully acknowledges support for touring, revivals, and new productions provided by the National Endowment for the Arts; corporate support provided by Citibank, NA, Chemical Bank, The New York Times Company Foundation, Philip Morris, Inc., Warner Communications Inc., and Riverside Group, Inc.; and foundation support provided by The Eleanor Naylor Dana Charitable Trust, DeWitt Wallace-Reader's Digest Fund, The Doll Foundation, Inc., The Shubert Organization, Inc., The John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Lane Bryant Malsin Foundation, FlorenceJ. Gould Foundation, Blue Ridge Foundation, Inc., Surdna Foundation, Inc., Scth Spraguc Educational and Charitable Foundation, Nina W. Werblow Charitable Trust, and Harkness Ballet Foundation, Inc.
Coming Concerts
Israel Philharmonic Zubin Mehta ........................Tues. Mar. 14
Kopytman: Memory (Gina Bashari, alto); Schoenberg:
Verklarte Nacht; Brahms: Symphony No. 2 in D major Faculty Artists Concert (free admission) .....................Sun. Mar. 19
Beethoven: Violin Sonata, Op. 30, No. 2; Brahms: Clarinet Sonata
in F minor; Schubert: Impromptus Op. 142, No. 3, Op. 90,
Nos. 3 & 4; Prokofiev: Piano Sonata No. 3
The Chieftains.............................................Wed. Mar. 22
Emerson String Quartet ..................................Wed. Mar. 29
Mozart: Quartet in E-flat, K. 428;Janacek: Quartet No. 2
("Intimate Letters"); Brahms: Quartet, Op. 51, No. 2 Alicia de Larrocha, pianist.................................Thurs. Mar. 30
Schubert: Impromptu, Op. 90, No. 1; Schubert: Sonata in
A major, Op. 120; Espla: Three Dances, Op. 54; Montsalvatage:
Sonatina pour Ivctte; Turina: San Lucar de Barrameda
Stuttgart Wind Quintet ...................................Wed. Apr. 5
Dennis Russell Davies, pianist
Thuillc: Sextet, Op. 6; Ligeti: "Six Bagatelles";
Bolcom: "FiveFoldFive" (1985); Poulenc: Sextet Munich Philharmonic Sergiu Celibidache................Thurs. Apr. 13
Mozart: Symphony No. 41 ("Jupiter");
Bruckner: Symphony No. 4 ("Romantic") St. Louis Symphony Orchestra Leonard Slatkin .........Thurs. Apr. 20
Steven Stucky: Dreamwaltzes; Haydn: Symphony No. 85;
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 10
Pre-concert Presentations
In the Rackham Amphitheater -free and open to the public. Wednesday, Mar. 22 at 7:00, preceding The Chieftains Speaker: Marie McCarthy, Authority on Irish Music; Doctoral Candidate, U-M School of Music Topic: The Chieftains: An Image of Ireland
Wednesday, Mar. 29 at 7:00, preceding Emerson String Quartet Speakers: John Madison, Violist, and Maria Smith, Violinist
Co-founders of the Cassini Ensemble Topic: PlayerInstrument Chemistry: Making It Work
Wednesday, Apr. 5 at 7:00, preceding Stuttgart Wind Quintet
Speaker: William Bolcom, Professor of Composition, U-M School of Music;
1988 Pulitzer Prize Winner Topic: Live Program Notes on "FiveFoldFive"
Thursday, Apr. 20 at 7:00, preceding St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
Speakers: Robert Alexander and Judy Dow Alexander, Producers and Arts Consultants Topic: Performing With and Managing American Orchestras
96th Annual May Festival -April 26-29, 1989 Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor, 8:00 p.m.
Gewandhaus Orchestra of Leipzig
Kurt Masur, Music Director and Conductor
The Festival Chorus, Donald Bryant, Director
Annerose Schmidt, Pianist
Anne-Sophie Mutter, Violinist
Gail Dubinbaum, Mezzo-soprano
Vinson Cole, Tenor
Hermann Baumann, Horn
Jessye Norman, Soprano
Stephen Bryant, Bass-baritone
J. Patrick Raftery, Baritone
Wednesday -Mendelssohn: "Ruy Bias" Overture; Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 4;
Schubert: Symphony No. 9 ("The Great") Thursday-Beethoven: "Leonore" Overture No. 3; Strauss: Horn Concerto No. 1;
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4 in F minor Friday -Brahms: Violin Concerto in D major; Mendelssohn: "Die erste Walpurgisnacht'
(Festival Chorus, Dubinbaum, Cole, Raftery, Bryant) Saturday -Strauss: "Four Last Songs" (Norman); Bruckner: Symphony No. 7
Single tickets now on sale.
John W. Reed, President
David B. Kennedy, Vice President
Thomas E. Kaupcr, Secretary Norman G. Herbert, Treasurer
Robert G. Aldrich James J. Duderstadt Richard L. Kennedy
Patrick B. Long Judythc R. Maugh John D. Paul
John Psarouthakis Ann S. Schribcr Herbert E. Sloan
Kenneth C. Fischer, Executive Director
Advisory Committee
Ann S. Schriber, Chair
Catherine Arcurc Charles Borgsdorf Barbara Bryant Bradley Canale Sandra Connellan Katharine Cosovich Elena Delbanco Anne Duderstadt
Judy Fry Joann Gargaro Joyce Ginsberg Anne Glcndon Charles Hills Stuart Isaac Janet Jeffries Frances Jelinek
Shirley Kauper Howard King Lynn Luckenbach Carl Lutkehaus Alan Mandel Ingrid Martin Charlotte McGeoch Joan Olsen
Agnes Reading Dorothy Reed Sally Rogers Alice Vining Raven Wallace Mary White Sally White Shelly Williams
University Choral Union and Festival Chorus
Donald T. Bryant Stephen L. Bryant Nancy Hodge Ncal Kurz
Sally A. Cushing Leilani Denison Barbara L. Ferguson Michael L. Gowing
Michael Kondziolka Matthew Levy William Orr Laura Rosenberg
Robin Stcphcnson Drcnt Pamela S. Teeplc Carol G. Wargelin LornaJ. Young
Student Assistants: Sara Billmann, Michcle Mustert, Susan Natan, Karen Paradis, Annette Sievert, Clare Stollak, Trevor Young
Burton Memorial Tower, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-1270 Telephone: (313) 764-2538

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