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The Michigan Daily-Friday, November 14, 1980-Page 7

Performance guide
This week's Performance Guild was compiled by Arts Staff members
Mark Coleman, Anne Gadon, Dennis Harvey and Joshua Peck.
MUSIC
Bryan Bowers-This widely acclaimed autoharp virtuoso is a local favorite,
so go early to squeeze in this comfortable but tiny club. Bowers also plays a
mean dulcimer and is a pleasant enough singer. Friday and Saturday,
November 20 and 21, 9:00 p.m., The Ark, 1421 Hill.
Air-This New York-based trio combines the best of traditional jazz with
thrilling, thoughtful experimentation. If you caught Arthur Blythe and liked
his band at the jazz festival, you'll love Air-they've got the same rhythm
section. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, November 14, 15 and 16 at the Detroit
Jazz Center, 2110 Park Ave. at Elizabeth. Friday and Saturday at 8:00 and
10:00 p.m., Sunday at 4:00 and 8:00 p.m.
Rockpile-Faster, louder, looser and even more fun than their records.
Don't miss the chance to hear Edmunds and Lowe in their natural habitat (a
bar). Sunday, November 16 at Harpo's, Harper and Chalmers in Detroit.
Music should start around 10 p.m.
Son Seals-Another hot young Chicago blues guitarist whose delivery is
anything but run of the mill. His last Ann Arbor visit was impressive, and no
self-respecting blues fan should miss him. Wednesday, November 19, 9:00
p.m., Rick's, 611 Church.
George Thorogood-Oops! This show was incorrectly previewed in last
week's Performance Guide. It's this week, and Thorogood's faithful, en-
thusiastic readings of early rock and blues is still a sure bet for an evening's
entertainment. Wednesday, November 19 at 7:00 and 11:00 p.m., Second
Chance 516 E. Liberty.,
THEATRE
Cox and Box-A Comic Opera Guild performance of a Burnand and (pre-
Gilbert) Sullivan one-act operetta, a piece of divine silliness centering a day
laborer and a night laborer who discover, much to their surprise, that they
have been occupying the same room when one happens to take a holiday
from work. The program will start off with an hour-long performance of
scenes and songs from obscure Gilbert & Sullivan works. Friday and Satur-
day, November 14-15,8:00, Michigan Theatre.
The Runner Stumbles-A dramatization of an actual murder case of a priest
suspected of killing a nun. A theatrical powerhouse by University alumnus
and Hopwood winner Milan Stitt. At the Ann Arbor Civic Theatre, Main St.
and William. Fridays and Saturdays, November 14-15, 21-22, and'28-29 at 8
p.m.
Godspell-St. Mary's version is an energetic, rather compelling little
production despite the stunning lack of solid talent in its cast. Weak voices
and overcute acting do not mask the resonant music and spirit that lie un-
derneath. At St. Mary's Chapel, William and Thompson, Friday and Satur-
day, November 14 and 15 at 8p.m.
Sizwe Banzi is Dead-A bitter critique of apartheid and its effects on the
working people and families of South Africa, by Athol Fugard. At the Can-
terbury Loft, 332S. State (over Bivouac). November 14-16 at 8 p.m., and a
Sunday matinee at 2 p.m.
The Wizard of Oz-Life-size puppets from the Puppet Theatre of Israel (on
its first U.S. tour) will illustrate Frank Baum's classic children's tale, to the
beat of Scott Joplin's ragtime tunes. Thursday, November 20, 4:00 and 7:00
p.m., Power Center.
FILMS
The Third Generation and In the Year of Three Moons-Two of the latest
works by the most prolific and least accessible of Germany's cinematic new
wave leaders, Rainer Weiner Fassbinder. The latter deals with a macabre
transvestite, the former with European terrorists, both in Fassbinder's
typically baroque, enigmatic and technically complex fashion. Third at 7:00,
Moons at 9:00, Friday, November 14, MLB 4.
Nosferatu, the Vampyre-Werner Herzog's druggily hypnotic revision of the
1922 Murnau classic is patterned closely after the silent film in many ways,
but its atmosphere of spectral decay and its almost mystical visual beauty
are uniquely Herzog's No real scares, but disturbing and fascinating.
Saturday, November 15, 7:00 aid 9:00, MLB 4.
Maedchen in Uniform-Leotine Sagan's 1931 underground classic remains a
striking if simplistic down-with-authority meditation. A sensitive young girl
is sent to an extraordinarily rigid and harsh German prep school, where her
crush on a teacher leads to humiliation and near-suicide. Surprisingly in its
sympathetic lesbian overtones, and surprisingly assured technically at a
time when Hollywood was still battlindg the clumsiness brought on by the '
arrival of sound. Sunday, November 16, 8:00, Aud. A.
The Man Who Fell to Earth-Nicholas Roeg's elliptical science-fiction fable
has the fragmentary nature of a dream-though the effect here is more
splintered and less satisfying than in other Roeg films. Still, the confusion is
worthwhile for David Bowie's genuinely alien presence as an amoral in-
nocent from another planet who'becomes inextricably entangled in human
follies on Earth. Wednesday, November 9, 7:00 and 9:30, Aud. A.
DANCE
Dance Company-The School of Music presents the U. of M. Dance Company
in an evening of variable but unfailingly interesting student performance.
Friday through Sat., Nov. 14-15,8:00 p.m., Power Center.
The Feld Ballet-The company returns to Ann Arbor, offering three com-
pletely different evenings of their unique classical-modern dance fusion.
Well worthwhile for both choreophiles (huh?) and those of us who are still in
the -wow-dancing-isn't-a-bore-after-all phase. Monday through Wediesday,
Nov. 17-19, 8:00 p.m., Hill Aud.

Dorati leaves again

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chestra over the last two years.
Symphony board President Louis B.
MacKenzie said a search for a
replacement is under way and he hoped
on would be named "in the not too
distant future."
He said the remainder of the current
season will continue as planned.
Dorati will become conductor
laureate June 1 and will no longer plan
seasons and programs, but will conduct
a series of concertseach year. The post,
bestowed by the DSO board, is for life.
He is already conductor laureate of
London's Royal Philharmonic and will
continue that role as well, officials said.
"I wish to assure the symphony
family - our musicians, the staff and
the public - that it is my intention to
serve in this new capacity with as much
interest and enthusiasm as ever,"
Dorati said in a note delivered to the
DSO from his home in Switzerland. "I
am also working currently with the
management to establish a plan to
secure the top level of artistic leader-
ship for the orchestra in the future."
In September, Dorati wrote an open
letter to DSO board Chairman Robert
B. Semple and was critical of economy
moves the management had under-

taken to decrease the orchestra's
current $2.1 million deficit.
Among the actions were cancellation
of DSO radio broadcasts and ter-
mination of financial support for a
young musicians' training orchestra.
The controversy prompted Dorati to
offer to donate $50,000 to the orchestra
on his birthday next April. DSO
musicians offered to accept a six-month
$30-per-week pay cut to help finance the
radio appearances.
MacKenzie said efforts are under
way to restore the programs that were
eliminated and keep the DSO "a first-
class organization."
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