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--Da1y--Ri
ANDlREA -VODEHNAL danced the lead, "Swanilda," in Leo Delibes' ballet, "Coppelia," pr
last night by the National Ballet at Hill Aud.
National Ballet Company
Offers Robust Fairy Tale

By JUDITH STEINBERG
The performance by the Na-
tional Ballet of Washington, D.C.
in Hill Aud. last night provided
escape and relaxation from mul-
tiversity anid megalopolis as stu-
dents and adults found them-
s'lves in the folk-lore world of
the old rural Hungary of Leo
Delibes' " Coppelia."
The ballet relates a fairy-tale
story of young Franz, who, al-
tugh pledged to the sbslle o
by: the strange and beautiful
*daughter of the eccentric, wizened
doln-maker, Dr. Coppelias. The
jealous Swanilda discovers her
rival to be a life-sized doll and
decides to masquerade as Cop-
Dr oppelias tries to give his
"daulghter"' life in a charming
scene wyhere Swanilda's comical.
mechanical Jerks change to fluid
Independent motion. Swanilda
then reveals her disguise and
fiees from the doll-maker's studio
with Franz. The final scene is the
reconciliation of Swanilda and
Franz and the .celebration of
their betrothal.
"Coppelia" provides something
for everyone. It is not a profound,
dramatic or particularly sensitive
ballet. Instead, It Is comical and
sugging of shoulders, the wag-
gling of hips, the struts and the
bows and the gestur'es of aston-
ishment are reminiscent of comic
opera.
maker's studio i dch Swanida
and her friends invade on the
sly, reminds one of the fantasy
and ingenuity of the Nutcracker
Suite. Te . dols co me aliv one
dol am be-robed, be-telecope as
ish flamenco dancer perform their
stilted movements individually,
and finally all together in a mad
general melee full' of --humor and
delight for the audience.
The technique. of the National
Ballet becomes calmost unimport-
ant becausether ghumbor of the
audience. The quality of the
dancing was good, but lacked the
brilliance and ther precision, for
example, of he Royal Ballet of
England. 'NihrAndrea* odeh-
nal (Sw a ) orEugene Collins

(Franz) was particularly Impres-
sive in the beginning, but they
improved tremendously In the
course of the ballet.
Both Franz and Swanilda per-
formed remarkably in the final
act, with a complicated leap-
twist-bow by Franz and a diffi-
cult toe balance by Swanilda.
The traditional ballerina chorus
was, however, both uninspiring in

its choreography and I
tion, although adequate]
The one flaw of the
ance, which may have
frequent ballet- goers mr
any technical deficiency
at the very end. Andrea
did not receive the t
bouquet of flowers. Eve:
mna deserves that rewa
good performance.

The Man with No NGm

THE MICHIGAN DAILY
ACROSS CAMPUS:
Miiliken Keynotes C
About Metropolitan]
America may have as much bers of the Judson Dance Theatre.,
talent and leadership in its slums Dixon, a founder of the Jazz Com-
as it has in the suburbs, Lt. Gov. posers Guild, also organized the
William C. Milliken said yesterday. October Revolution, a concert ser -
The -tragedy of the slums is that tes which was w eli received in jazz
they need not exist, he declared circles. They will be assisted In
adding:
"We have the resources, we have
the skills, we have the knowledge C e tV rS
to mount a total national assault Cr a i e A t
on the problems of the slums. *
What we have lacked thus far isF stv l
the determination."
This was Milliken's keynote for SrATURAY JA Ner 2
a daylong conference on Urban Hill Aud. at 8:30 p m.
Crises for business and industry SUDY A.2
leaders presented by the Michigan SNAJN 8
State Chamber of Commerce, the Ar Buchwald, humorist:
Michigan Civil Rights Commission, HilAd t8pm
and the Bureau of Industrial Rela- MONDAY, JAN. 29
tions of the Graduate School of Peter Arnott, puppeteer:
Business Administration. Aud. A at 8 p.m.
An effective assault on the lyrob- Nathan Milstein, violinist:
lem of the slums will require mas- Hill Aud. at 8:30 p.m.
sive personal and. institutional
commitment by the entire Amer- their performance by Robert Sheff
ican communty-affluent and and several local musicians.
pooi, black and white, public and * *
private, he warned. Henry Austan, spokesman for
"The signs are not encouraging," the militant black self-defense or-
he said. "Recent opinion polls show ganization Deacons of Defense and
that a majority of white Amer-
icans think Negroes have as much
oportunity as whites and enjoy
chard Lee comparable living standards. The TH IS WEEKEND
eseted evidence points toward a con-
into two antagonistic camps.
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