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April 17, 1960 - Image 2

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T EP's Gain
Local Status
As Fraternity
Four years ago a group of five
University students started a cam-
paign to create a chapter of Tau
Epsilon Phi fraternity on this
Wednesday, they saw their cam-
paign culminate with Student
Government Council recognition
of TrEP as the 45th fraternity at
the University.
During the four-year period be-
tween the creation of the idea and
its fulfillment, the group has
grown from the original five mem-
bers to a fraternity with 27 ac-
tives and 11 in its pledge class.
Waives Colonization
Granted colony status by SGC
last May, TEP's qualifications for
full recognition were outstanding
enough to see the normal require-
ment for an entire year of colony
status waived to make it a new
fraternity a month early.
The group, former president
Michael Risman, '60, said, has
contracted for the house at 915
Oakland now occupied by Beta
Theta Pi, and will move into its
new home next year.
The fraternity, it was reported
to SGC, has fulfilled the 11 points
required by the Interfraternity
Council before it would recom-
mend the new unit for recognition.
These requirements included
having a grade - point average
higher than the all-men average
for the University: TEP's average
is 2.9, easily surpassing both the
all-fraternity and all-men aver-
Eligibility Requirements
It was also necessary to have at
least 34 members (TEP has 38),
to have arranged for housing, and
to have at least 20 per cent of the
house in extra-curricular activ-
ities or athletics.
Also, TEP has the necessary ac-
tive local (Detroit) alumni chap-
ter, an alumni advisor and a na-
tional charter and has maintained
an adequate financial state and
provided the required financial

Parsons Sets 'High Standard' for Dance
"I simply will not have an ama-
teur concert put on!" Jean Par-
sons said vehemently.
The head of the dance depart- ;
ment thus referred to the "high
standard" she enforces in putting -
on the dance concert, an annual
effort of the Modern Dance and s
Ballet Clubs, the Choreographers
Workshop and dance concentrates.
The opportunity for experimen-
tation is, she said, a strong asset
of college dance: "We aren't lim-
ited by anything - except experi-
"Here, we can try anything; and ~:.
some of the most exciting ideas
I've ever seen have come from col-
lege groups," which are freed from
catering to critics and to com-
mercial taste.
Miss Parsons admits that some
of the ideas she has injected into
the concert, to be presented at 8:30
p.m. April 21 and 22 in the Lydia
Mendelssohn Theatre, are "rather
far out." One such experiment is
A unique combination of the
media of dance, painting and mu-
sic, it finds its source in the "ac-
tion painters," specifically from
Jackson Pollack, who wanted to
make the viewer feel the "physical
action of the painting," Miss Par-
sons said.
Two painters, hidden behind a
21 foot screen and using acrilan
dye, begin by creating a linear
composition on stage. Dancers pick
up the action of the painting, in-
terpret it in motion, and musi-
ciansreact to the implicit themes.
The nature of each medium i-
creases in complexity, with the
painting taking the lead.
In a sense, the dancers won't DANCERS PERFORM-Girls learn to portray life, death, sorrow
know precisely what their move- and fear in dance and ballet, classes sponsored by the dance
ments will be beforehand, but the department. Two girls work on Bartok's "La Monde due Jeunesse,''
painters have been cued to create portraying the world of the adolescent.
a rhythmic line which dancers can
pick up and the music will en- mining the dance movements; red different media have gained of
hance. Certain lines lend them- and orange will "make you move each others' problems: "Oh, we've
selves to fluid or staccato musical more rapidly" and the colors, as had the wildest rehearsals!"
interpretation, Miss Parsons ex- each line of painting is super- Bartok's "La Monde du Jeu-
plained. imposed upon the preceding ones, nesse" has become the focal point
She said the emotional value of will necessarily become more and for the dance of the same name,
color will be influential in deter- more intense. choreographed by Miss Parsona

Shakespearean Festival
Set at Stratford,_Ontario




The eighth annual Stratford
Shakespearean Festival will be held
in Stratford, Ontario, from June
27th to September 17th.
Three Shakespearean plays will
be presented in repertory in the
festival theatre: "Romeo and Ju-
liet," directed by Michael Lang-
ham, with Julie Harris and Bruno
derussi as the "star-cross'd lov-
ers"; "King John," under the di-
rection of Douglas Seale, starring
Miss Harris, Christopher Plum-
mer and Douglas Rain, and "Mid-
summer Night's Dream," directed
by Douglas Campbell with Kate
Reid, Leo Ciceri, and Tony Van
A new production of "H.M.S.
Pinafore," directed by Tyrone
Guthrie, a continuation of the
Musicians' Workshop, concerts by
the National Festival Workshop
with resident artists Glenn Gould,
Oscar Shumsky and Leonard Rose
and an international conference
of composers will be among the
features of the 1960 Music Festival
to be held in Stratford from July
15 to August 14.
Includes Discussions
The composers' conference, to
be held the week of Aug. 7, will
involve composers from 30 differ-
ent countries and will include
both concerts and discussion ses-
sions, open to the public. One
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concert will be devoted to compo-
sitions which will use new sound
media, including electronic music.
The perennially popular "Pina-
fore" will open on July 15 as the
first attraction of the music sea-
son. The National Festival Or-
chestra, under the leadership of
the Festival's music director, Louis
Applebaum, will provide accom-
The cast includes Eric House,
Marion Studholme and Andrew
A special Shakespearian semi-
nar will be held in Stratford by
the Canadian Universities in as-
sociation with the Stratford Fes-
tival the wyeek of July 17-22.
Scholars, critics, actors and di-
rectors will lecture about Shakes-
peare and discuss his work in-
formally with those who attend.
Group Tours
Members of the seminar will
tour the Festival theatre and
meet members of the -company,
hear lectures by Tyrone Guthrie,
the distinguished Shakespearean
director, and C. J. Sisson; one of
the most celebrated Elizabethan
scholars, and talk with Michael
Langham, artistic director of the
Festival, and Robert Davies, au-
thor and critic.
They will attend all the pro-
ductions of the Festival season
and use them as a basis for dis-
Other features of the season in-
clude an International Film Fes-
tival presenting premiere show-
ings of distinguished motion pic-
tures from many countries, studio
productions of two Canadian plays
("The Teacher" by John Gray
and "Blind Man's Buff" by Fred
Euringer"), and exhibitions of
Canadian handicrafts.
Information about the Festival
program or tickets may be ob-
tained by writing to the Stratford
Shakespearean Festival, Stratford,


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