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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Sunday, January 19, 1969

Page Two THE MICHIGAN DAILY Sunday. January 19. 1969

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The Creative A rts Festival: One week togo

By BARBARA WEISS
It's here. It's now. It's t h e
Creative arts Festival, 1969.
Entitled "Experiment in the
Arts," the Festival will fea-
ture modern notables famous
internationally for their pioneer-
ing contributions in the fields
of drama, poetry, art, dance,
criticism, and song.
"This year, we wanted to build
a cultural event the dimensions
of which would be something
unique," says Harry Winer, '69,
chairman of the Festival. "As a
result, we have stressed innova-
iion as a major facet of the
Creative Arts Festival."/

The planning of the Festival,
which began last March, plac-
ed a great deal of emphasis on
the attraction of contempor-
ary artists who are at the top
of their respective fields. As
a result, an astonishing array
of well-known and not-so-well-
known talent is going into the
finished product, to the extent
that the activities of the Fes-
tival are receiving nationwide
coverage.
To accommodate the f many
and varied facets of art and
artistry, the Festival will last
for two weeks this year, from
Jan. 25 through Feb. 8. High-

Kosinskileaving,
Vonnegat coming

lights of the Festival include:
DRAMA AND DANCE
-- Clive Barnes, New Y o r k
Times drama and dance critic,
will discuss his profession, plac-
ing special emphasis on avante-
garde theatre.
- Environmental theatre with
the audience participating is
the subject and object of off-
off-Broadway's Dionysus in
'69."
- The locally-based L o r d
Chamberlain's Players is a stu-
dent-faculty "un-organization"
which presents plays rarely per-
formed on the contemporary
stage.
- The Believers will present
a combination blues - gospel -
jazz - pop musical comedy and
lesson in black history entitled,
"The Black Experience in
Song."
- The well-established Chi-
cago repertory company spec-
ializing in improvisation, Se-
cond City, will use audience
suggestions and perceptions to
dramatize current social issues.
-The U-M Gamelon So-
ciety will present traditional.
Javanese classical theatre in
the ;form of a music-and-dance
foll epic.
- Specializing in electronic
musical theatre, Ann Arbor's
Once Group will feature two
dramatic happenings involving

dance, amplified sound, and
light and film projection.
- Alvin Ailey's American
Dance Theatre will end t h e
Festival with a presentation of
what has been called "the most
stark ana devastating theatre
ever presented."
ART
- On the night of the grand
opening, artist Les Levine will
create a super-charged "ex-
perience" as he explains his
work with disposable plastic en-
vironments.
- Designer of the poster for
the '69 Creative Arts Festival,
artist Chryssa will speak on art
technology as expressed through
the medium of neon sculpture.
- Marta MinuJin, of dial-a-
simulated-trip Minuphone fame,
will give an audio-visual pre-
sentation of her work.
- Creator of life-size wood-
en figures focusing on human
absurdity, "dollmaker" Marisol
will speak on and show slides
of her, "people."
LITERATURE
- Four black poets from De-
troit will express through their
poetry ideas on society, them-
selves and their people. Featur-
ed will be Dudley Randall, the
dean of Detroit's black poets,
as well as Naomi Long Mad-
gett, Ahmed Alhamisi, and
Xavier Nicholas.
- Electronic poet and critic
John Perrault will use the

mixed media of sight and sound
to create n evening of "Al-
ternatives and Other Poetry
Events."
- Baby and Child Care author
and anti-war draft "criminal"
Dr. Benjamin Spock will at-
tempt to place his finger on the
American Society today.
MUSIC
- "Lady Soul" A r e t h a
Franklin will sing the blues of
today in her own inimitable
style.
- Music and drama are the
basis for the Eastbound
Mound's mixed media perform-
ance in which the audience is
encouraged to help the show
along.
- Robin Kenyatta and the
African Contemporary Music
Ensemble plays intense and
lyricejazz of an avant-garde
nature.
FILM
- Morley Markson, creator of
the Kaleidoscope Pavilion at
Expo '67, will present a multi-
screen, multi-sound film en-
titled "America Simultaneous."
- Film critic Stanley Kauff-
man of the New Republic will
explore the mass media of film,
literature and drama after a
showing of Richard Lester's
film, "How I Won the War."
The vast majority of "nou-
veau art" forms included in the

Festival have never been pre-
sented either on campus or in
the community at large, Winer
claims.
"We wanted the community to
be exposed to new and differ-
ent forms of art experiences,"
he says. "We took a gamble in
that something of this magni-
tude had never before been at-
tempted here.
"With so many innovations."
he continued, "the question now
is whether there is an audience
for it."
To encourage those interested
in attending, many of the
events are free, with most of
the ticketed shows selling at an
undercost level. 'Those who,
made this possible are the ar-
tists themselves, many of whom
have reduced their normal rates
in order to be associated with
the Festival. Many, too, are
coming before and/or staying
after their single performances
in order to participate m o r e
fully in Festival events.

Th , #*tohdaV #tAJdie
ALFRED HITCHCOCK'S
"The Paradine Case"
Vintage Hitchcock Drama
MONDAY, JAN.20 ,
7:30 & 9:30 P.M.
at The Ark, 1421 Hill
Daily Classifieds Get Results

*

As the first of this year's two
Writers - in-Residence prepares
to leave Ann Arbor, the second
is about to arrive.
A. book-sign at Centicore
Bookshop on S. University from
3:30-5:30 this afternoon is Jer-
zy Kosinski's last official func-
tion as the WIR. His last form-
al appearance is at 2:00 today,
at the B'nai B'rith Hillel Cen-
ter, where he will speak on "The
Role of Minorities in,' Political
Movements."
Tomorrow, Kurt Vonnegut,
Jr., arrives for .his two week
Ann Arbor stay, the last week
of it coinciding with the Crea-
tive Arts Festival. His opening
lecture' will be tomorrow night
in Rackham Lecture Hall at
8:00 p.m. The scheduled topic
is "Teaching Writers to Write."

Vonnegut is t h e author of
many works of fiction, most
notably Cat's Cradle. Among his
other books are Sirens of Titan,;
Mother Night, Player Piano, and
God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater.
His most recent publication is
Welcome to the Monkey HouseI
a collection of earlier and short-
er works, including h i s well-
known review of the Random
House Dictionary of the Eng-
lish Language.

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