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UMS Concert Program, March 8, 1989: International Presentations Of Music & Dance -- Paul Taylor Dance Company

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

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Paul Taylor Dance Company
Wednesday Evening, March 8, 1989, at 8:00
Power Center for the Performing Arts
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Donald York, Musical Director Jennifer Tipton, Lighting Designer Robert Yesselman, Executive Director
Music by J. S. Bach
Brandenburg Concertos Nos. 6 (movements 1 and 2) and 3
Choreography by Paul Taylor
Costumes by George Tacet
Lighting by Jennifer Tipton
(First performed in 1988; Ann Arbor premiere, 1989)
Christopher Gillis Cathy McCann Kate Johnson Mary Cochran Joao Mauricio Jeff Wadlington Joseph Bowie Hcrnando Cortez Manuel Rodriguez
Production made possible in part by contributions from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Reader's Digest Dance and Theatre Program established by the Wallace Funds, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the Ida and William Roscnthal Foundation, Inc.
Ten-minute Intermission
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 arc not allowed in the auditorium. Thirty-third Concert of the 110th Season Eighteenth Annual Choice Series
Music by Francis Poulenc
Concert Champitre
Choreography by Paul Taylor
Set and Costumes by Gene Moore
Lighting by Jennifer Tipton (First performed in 1977; Ann Arbor premiere, 1989)
Cathy McCann
Karla Wolfangle Jeff Wadlington
Raegan Wood Constance Dinapoli
Sandra Stone Francic Hubcr
Joao Mauricio Joseph Bowie
Production made possible in part by contributions from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Fifteen-minute Intermission
CLOVEN KINGDOM "Man is a social animal" -Spinoza
Music by Arcangelo Corelli, Henry Cowell, and Malloy Miller, combined by John Herbert McDowell
Choreography by Paul Taylor
Women's Costumes by Scott Barrie
Headpieces by John Rawlings
Lighting by Jennifer Tipton
(First performed in 1976)
Cathy McCann Kate Johnson Racgan Wood Sandra Stone
Elie Chaib Christopher Gillis Joseph Bowie Hernando Cortez
Karla Wolfangle Mary Cochran Constance Dinapoli Francie Huber
Production made possible in part by a contribution from the National Endowment for the Arts.
Costumes for Brandenburgs executed by Ginger Blake. Men's formal wear for Cloven Kingdom courtesy of After Six, Inc.
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, Brandenburgs 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 arc also found in the repertories of the Royal Danish Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, Joffrcy 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" series in 1978, the Taylor Company has been presented on PBS in numerous programs, most recently in a "Dance in America" WNETNcw 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 Intcramerican 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 thn,1,, ,,, j Hm in Pennsylvania and raised in and around Washington, D.C., he studied painting ji SyrtCUM University before beginning his dance career in New York City. Hi teacheri included Mjiujui Craskc, Mirtlu Graham, and Antony TudorHe was a soloist with thcMmlu Gulum I hiu ( oinpjiiy from l')55 until 1962, at the same time presenting hi own work in COtlCCTU both in the United States and Europe. In 1959, he danced with the New York City Ballet ti guest artin in GcQfgt Hjljiuhiiic's Episodes.
Paul Taylor was elected to knighthood in 1969 by the French government $ "Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettrcs" and was elevated to the rank oft )f(kicr m IW4. He lus rci ei cd more than 40 awards and five honorary Doctor of Fine Art degree, the hum recent from The Juillurd School, In 1985, he was honored with a MacArthur f oumUlux FeHowfbip billed the "genius" award), and in 1987 he received the New York State Governor's Art Award presented by Governor Mario Cuomo in a ceremony at the Metropolitan Mmeum at' Art.
Mr. Taylor's autobiography Private Domain (pwblhl by Knopf Mid, in paperback, by North Point Press) was nominated by the National Book Critics Cirm as dxe nuu distinguished biography of 1987 and is currently in hs third printing.
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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, DanccCompass, Lillo Way, Roger Tollc, 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 Feld Ballet before joining the Taylor Company in 1987. His teachers include Richard Thomas, Christine Sarry, FinisJhung, 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 Ailcy 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.
Coming Concerts
Israel Philharmonic Zubin Mehta ........................Tucs. Mar. 14
Kopytman: Memory (Gina Bashari, alto); Schocnberg:
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 Ivette; Turina: San Lucar de Barrameda
Stuttgart Wind Quintet ...................................Wed. Apr. 5
Dennis Russell Davies, pianist
Thuille: Sextet, Op. 6; Ligeti: "Six Bagatelles";
Bolcom: "FivcFoldFive" (1985); Poulcnc: 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
96th Annual May Festival .........................Wed.-Sat. Apr. 26-29
Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra and Kurt Masur
Board of Directors
John W. Reed, President
David B. Kennedy, Vice President
Thomas E. Kauper, Secretary Norman G. Herbert, Treasurer
Robert G. Aldrich James J. Duderstadt Richard L. Kennedy
Patrick B. Long Judythe R. Maugh John D. Paul
John Psarouthakis Ann S. Schriber Herbert E. Sloan
Kenneth C. Fischer, Executive Director
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