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Page 6-Tuesday, June 5, 1979-The Michigan Daily
Delangle-ful Dancers delightful
By ANNA NISSEN Easy Pieces," a deceptively titled work mind.
I've been hearing rumors about Gay by senior Barbara Rinaldo, Delanghe is Epileptic leg throbs, lax arms, and an Typical of Bergmann's works, it is
Delanghe all year, and discovered accomplished but unassuming. She amplified parody of the box step are the highly esoteric, though I do sense a
Saturday night that they were all true. fluctuates subtly from loose, to lyric, to more conspicuous motifs which pun- vaguely Freudian theme in the
Gay Delanghe is a stupendous dancer. tight and springy, making the frequent etuate Sabatino Verlezza's alienation of the sombre, hypnotic
From first piece to last in this week's modulations and technical detail of the "-Ferous." The composition's design woman (Vets Goler) from a passionate
University recital she showed outstan- Stravinsky score visual. Her leg turnout and execution are sensitive and in- dancing couple (Barbara Smith and
ding polish and control. and extension are excellent but again, telligent, and soloist Barbara Smith in- Sabatino Verlezza).
Her transitions are neat, her she does not show them off. She looks vests it with maximum expressive Bergmann cleverly exploits stage
dynamics clean but not over- sincere, comfortable, and happy. energy. depth for illusionistic effect: the lonely
meticulous. She is confident enough in The only weakness of "Three Easy My favorable impression of Delanghe undulating woman seems almost to
balance to risk precarious, even Pieces" is that many of the hand and was reinforced by her performance of merge with the pas-de-deux, only to
outrageous, body positions. These foot flourishes are just too intricate and Barbaba Zivich's "Shawl Dance." pas behind it instead. In terms of pure
qualities she has bequeathed, in part at diminutive to have long-distance im- Although Delanghe excels in formal dance, "Sands" is not unsatisfactory,
least, to her students, pact. Then again, Rinaldo may be coi- and technical pieces, she has also but I felt left out in missing the import
DELANGHE DOES NOT affect vir- posing with the Dance Building's mastered pantomime. "Shawl Dance" of obviously symbolic gestures and
tuosity; that's not her style. In "Three modest practice studio specifically in surveys the character of the shawl as it could not fully appreciate the work. It is
appears in its various avatars in - just too private and obscure.
worldwide ethnic dance. Dressed in Bob Mennick's costumes for "Lower
Now Showing, Campus Area Butterfield Theatres universal black, Delanghe first plays a Limit" remind me of Calder mobiles
sensuous sultana flirting with her veil, twined around two mellifluously dan-
MONDAY NIGHT IS ADULTSF i., SAT., SUN then a sluggish peasant clutching her cing young women, Kate Jacobs and
WEDNESDAY IS ,GUEST NIGHT" EVE. & HtIDAYS $3.50 babushka, then eases into the role of a choreographer Elesa Rosasco. The
"BARGAIN DAY" TWO ADULTS MON.-IUR.EVE. $3.00 spirited senorita, gracefully whipping
$1 .50 UNTIL 5:30 ADMITTED FOR THE ALL MATINEES $2.50 her mantilla.
PRICE OF ONE CNILD TO 14 $1.50 Delanghe's ability to compromise
variety and dance continuity is ap-
parent in her choreograhphy as well.
1214s.-uiverityHer "French Suite" (music by
Tchaikovsky) is a judicious balance music is effectively accented by the
f between technical and expressive, squeak of skin as these two slip, slide,
serious and light-hearted, freely mobile and roll srocss the hardwood floor.
-hate-hn.686'6and stationary movements. All in all, it was the best University
MON, TUE, THUR, FRI 7:30-9:40 MON, TUE, THUR, FRI 7:30-9:30 ELIZABETH B E R G M A N N ' S performance I've seen this year, with
SAT, SUN, WED SAT, SUN, WED premier of "Sands" left me cold. special kudos to Delanghe.
1:30-430-7:30-9:40 1:30-3:30-5:30-7:30-930
BNBBN Superstar Harris?
By ERIC ZORN have to start wearing tank tops
- Simon says: "Emmylou Harris, and writing bad poetry like Patti
take one giant step forward." Smith in order to be dynamite: A
s/If anything is going to keep this song like "Sorrow In The Wind,"
El i wsensational vocalist from written by Jean Ritchie, Ap-
becoming the next female super- palachian folklorist and singer, is
star, it will be her own fondness ,worth a million miserable songs
A lniv~nsiw Pirls **' for the country music sound. Blue like the popular "Gambler" by
Pipe o an FrI-SaRSun Kentucky Girl, her latest album, Kenny Rogers. Simply put,
hints only slightly at an unfor- "Sorrow" isn't trashy enough for
tunate regression to Loretta Lyn- the country music radio stations
nism which is going to keep Em- (they traffic almost exclusively
PETER mylou laboring forever in the in junk, and, given her packaging
SELLERS minor leagues. and current reputation, the AM
AND There she sits, on the back of popular stations wouldn't even
PETER the jacket, holding a painted bother to pull the record out of its
SELLERS guitar which looks like it came in sleeve.
a box of Breeze and wearing There are other fine touches in
cowboy boots with rose decals on Blue Kentucky Girl, such as
IN 4 them. The fact is that there isn't a "Sister's Coming Home" which
singer in country music fit to makes Willie Nelson's own cut
pack Emmylou's lunch, and that sound sorry indeed. She also
Nns Aedveywisetanusus.includes, for all the outrageous takes "Rough and Rocky," a
A o. Expkk sa publicity, our friend the mighty song which the Seldom Scene per-
Or Vasneshown Dolly Parton. form indifferently, and not only
MO syncopates it hauntingly, but
MO, TUE, THUR, FR7:40-107:,3T5EH1R0adds a Cajun accordion sound.
1:1020:3:4010Emyou Harris The one song you may hear on
: :-BueKenukyGirl the radio is "Even Cowgirls Get
The Blues" in which Emmylou is
Emmylou proves over and over joined by Linda Ronstadt and
1 again through her four albums Dolly Parton in a bouncy chorus.
released to date that her It's a decent tune, but not even
MONTUE, THURFR75 1005voice-expressive, clear, both close to the best on the album.
SAT SUN, WED MON TUE, THUR, FRI7:309:50 strong and delicate--can handle What makes Emmylou's
1:153255:35-74510:05 SAT, SUN, WED a wide range of material with laboring in country music all the
(UPPER LEVEL) 1:00-3:10-5:20-7:30-9:50 staggering success. She is right worse is that she's not even all
HILARIOUS (UPPER LEVEL) now at the point that Linda Ron- that well appreicated there. If
From Coast to Coast stadt was when Linda released you were unfortunate enough to
Critics& Audiences "Silk Purse, Sows Ear" for which have watched the Country Music
SAPPLA UDshe posed in a barnyard pen. Awards on TV about a month ago,
0'A LTLE ROMANCE" There is certainly room to rise. you found that what is popular
Laurence Olivier The time has come for Em- in that genre is frequently every
Sally Kellerman mylou to take a few more chan- bit as awful as what is popular
A PG ces and impose her talents on most of the time on much AM
some slightly different material. radio. Country is to beautiful folk
.E. e Lord knows Blue Kentucky Girl is music what disco is to rock. And
'I itO fantastic enough without such a somewhere in the mess suffers
1%tIAC diversion, but the woman is such our would-be heroine.
-....... a frightful tease with the few Transcend, Emmylou! Leap
"non-country" tracks on the from your metaphorical barnyard
album. pen! Leave those suckers in
What is more, she doesn't even Nashville and show us the best.

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