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November 10, 1978 - Image 7

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movement is
By KATIE HERZFELD those . uni
n 1912, as part of an effort "to bring philosophy,
impulses to the existing arts of are lost.
vement," Rudolph Steiner STEINER
eloped a dance-theater style called the "objecti
urythmy," which combined to the world
mitive gesture with language. Ann fellow man,
bor audiences got their first taste of which the au
rythmy Wednesday night at the formers p
)wer Center from the Eurythmeum philosophica
uttgart Company, which is on its first When the
nericantour. Steiner's j
Accompanied by the Romanian State Initiation,"
chestra, the eurythmists began their emphasized
rformance with an interpretation of the work rat
hubert's Unfinished Symphony. itself. The en
hen the groups of four to five artists eurythmists
ove about to music, it is called "tone sant and ca
rythmy," or the art of visible song. rather arca
urythmists believe that the hands and man of feelin
-ms, are the most expressive parts of dle system
e -anatomy, and wave them about movement,
th tremendous grace and discipline never tires.'
ile walkinig the stage in different your players
rections and at different speeds. This The lightir

soothing to watch, but to
nitiated in Steiner's
much import and emotion
MEANT to demonstrate
ve feeling which links man
, to the divine, and to his
" however, the distance
dience feels from the per-
revents this sort of
t communication.
eurythmists performed to
poem "The Portal of
the reading over-
the rhythms and sounds of
her than letting it speak for
nergy of the accompanying
seemed unnaturally con-
dculated, and the program
nely explained that "the
ng rests on the central mid-
of heart and lungs, where
because it is rhythmical,
You certainly couldn't tell
without that scorecard.
ng was uniformly satisfac-


Are eurythmy?
tory, and noticeably good during The resultant lack of satisfying
Dance of the Furies by Christopher communication apparently f
Willibald. The movements of the red lit the significant fraction of the
furies were appropriate, but there was which was seen drifting ou
no sense of individual character on Power Center throughout the e
stage. It becomes difficult to get in- The performance of "The M
volved with performers who stare by J.R.R. Tolkien was enjoya
blankly at an audience. costumes were creative, th
FOLLOWING intermission, the per- mists showed expression in th
formers improved their rapport with and the Tolkien selectionv
the audience. At last, during the Dance realistically. Alas, the final p
of the Goat by Arthur Honnegar, a solo Hebrides by Mendelssohn, w
eurythmist (clad as a goat) showed fresh marked by controlled
personality with his movement, but pressionless movement.
there was still that persistent lack of ALICE STAMM, the comp
facial expression. vance representative, said tha
Sarah Burton's reading of "The three times through the wrin
Twins" by Henry S. Leigh demon- eurythmy before one can r
strated the meaning and rhythm of the preciate the subtleties. The ov
poem: two eurythmists, in identical pression after this initial per
sailor costume, moved to the story of in Ann Arbor is that eurythm
mistaken identity. Leigh's poem, an of a science than a performing
anonymous nursery rhyme "The has some pseudo-religious qu
Milkmaid," and "I'm Nobody" by well. The performance itself w
Emily Dickinson were all cute and enjoyable to watch, but sopor
delightfully read by Miss Burton. The long run. The eurythmists pro
artists onstage couldn't match the much more than show u
moment, unfortunately, and their movements. The promis
estrangement from the audience gave enlightening artistic evening
the eurythmy an unnatural feel. This fulfilled.

g artistic
ut of the
erry Inn"
able: The
e euryth-
was read
iece, The
was again
and ex-
any's ad-
at it takes
nger with
eally ap-
verall im-
y is more
g art, and
ualities as
Nas mildly
rific in the
ofess to do
s pretty
e of an
went un-

The Michigan Daily-Friday, November 10, 1978-Page 7
University of Michigan
Gilbert and Sullivan Society
Directors and designers needed for Winter Term
production April 4-14, 1979 (Two weekends)
Petitioning meeting to select stage director, music (vocal
and/or orchestral) director and set designer/technical
director will be held Nov. 13. Persons interested in these
positions should contact John Meyer (995-4770) or the U. of M.
Gilbert and Sullivan Society, Michigan League.
Shows being considered are IOLANTHE, HMS PINAFORE,


Artist Norman
Rockwell dies at 84

(Joshua Logan, 1967) "Once there was a place called Camelot." The adven-
tures of King Arthur, his Knights of the Round Table and Queen Guinevere
are splendid and colorful in this film version of the Lerner-Lowe musical based
on T. H. White's rewrite of the famous legends about the mythical medieval
Kingdom where it'rains on cue. "0 why can't a woman be more like a man?"
Three Academy Awards.

Mediatrics presents:


Fri., Nov. 10

Nat. Sci. Aud.

7 &9:40

t Norman Rockwell, whose freckled-
ced boys, pig-tailed girls, kindly doc-
rs and small town scenes mirrored
ericana on Saturday Evening Post
vers and Boy Scout calendars in a
reer spanning six decades, is dead at
For .years, the pale, lean-limbed,
pe-smoking illustrator worked seven
ys a week -- with a half-day off for
ristmas -' to produce a canvas
age of the nation he loved. But he on-
described himself as "a hack
HE SHOULD be remembered, his
'fe, Molly, said after his death late
edhesday at his Stockbridge home as
n .artist. and illustrator.. well-
own artist and illustrator."
She said her husband's death was not
expected, and that he "had been ill a
ng, time." She said, "He didn't die of
ything except being 84 years old."
Ap*nting of the Rev. John Sargeant
Wing to an Indian chief in Sturbridge,
ass., stood unfinished on an easel in a
d barn studio behind the white New
ngland-style home. The painting was
t in the year 1700 when the missionary
argeant was trying to convert Indians
. Christianity.

MRS. ROCKWELL said the paintings
was about three-quarters completed
and that her husband had planned to
make changes but had not worked on it
for a year.
Rockwell's America was a country of
rough-hewn but gentle working-men,
prim grandmothers and soldiers home
from the great war. In the turbulent
1960's, it was a nation torn by Vietnam
and divided by race.
It was an America of the Four
Freedoms, a series of paintings for the
Post taken from a speech to Congress
by Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1941. The
paintings became part of the nation's
war effort and its rallying cry.
But always, it was an America depic-
ted with a passion for visual truth - he
worked invariably from live models
and props, even to posing a chicken,
which he said would "stand just as
you've placed him for four or five
Perhaps the most popular artist in
the U.S., Rockwell died without at-
taining status in the world of "real art."
Critics found his work simplistic,
corny and superficially photographic -
however much he touched and
delighted millions.

R.C. Pl ayers presents
and other short works

(George Roy Hill, 1972) Billy Pilfrim is unstuck in time. One minute he is
trapped in a German P.O.W. camp as Allied bombers ruthlessly turn the city
of.Dresden into an inferno; a moment later he is standina on the dictnnt
planet Tralfamadore, where he meets the buxom movie star Montana Wild-
hack. Novel by Kurt Vonnegut. SLAUGHTERHOUSE FIVE is the first American
film to win the Cannes Film Festival Jury Award. With Machael Sachs and
Valerie Perrine. Editing by Dede Allen.
Sat., Nov. 11 Nat. Sci. Aud. 7 & 9:00

NOV. 2,3,4

& 9,10,11


$1.50 East Quad



The moving, true-life drama of one Annie Sullivan and her attempt to break
through the dense wall surrounding a seven-year old girl, Helen Keller, born
deaf and blind. ANNE BANCROFT and PATTY DUKE capture what is quite pos-
sibly the most moving double performance ever recorded on film. Bancroft
and Duke were both nominated for Academy Awards with the former winning
the Best Actress Oscar. 7 P.M. ONLY



GRGORY PECK believes he's Dr. Edwards, the new director of a Mental
Hospital but soon realizes he's not really a doctor but a victim of amnesia
who cannot recall who he is or how he came to assume the doctor's identify.
Salvador Dali designed the sets for the famous dream sequence. With INGRID



On a strip of barren land in Arizona, a group of East German refugee nuns
decide to build a chapel. When a jovial traveler named Homer happens by, the
nuns prevail upon him to assist them. What develops is the somewhat odd but
entirely joyous relationship between the black American and the foreign nuns.
SYDNEY POITIER won an Acadmey Award for Best Actor for his performance.


7:00 A 9:05


SAT: Alan Bates In BUTLEY
SUN: Jack Nicholson in LAST DETAIL


one show $1.50
double $2.50

AUD. "A"

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