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ARTS

The Michigan Daily

Thursday, January 20, 1983

Page 5

Dayc
A CT I. WHY you're looking very
lovely today Mrs. Cleaver. Thank
you, Eddie. Billybop Catclones the
Elvis Brothers performed, or should I
say mugged, first at Second Chance
Tuesday night. Stray Cats on Ovaltine
rather than Black Jack. The Eddie,

)f the j
player came out. Then a bass player
came out, followed in order by a guitar
player and then a singer. They played
some old songs and some new songs,
and then they went away. End. End of
cinema.
Pompous Printings and
Generic Column filler
BowWowWow performed in front of
that cool backdrop. (I wonder why none
of them look alike. Oh sure, two of them
have similar mohawkian hair art, but
any similarity between them, except
perhaps racially, ends there).
Anyways, those seemingly unlike
tykes did not necessarily play up to
their backdrop. As previously noted,
this backdrop contained many in-
struments of dental destruction. But the
Bow Wows don't come out and bite you
so much as they lick you in the face,
sort of like big friendly little puppy
dogs. I like playing with puppy dogs. I
liked playing with Bow Wow Wow. It
was a lot of fun.
But I don't understand why there
was this big canine cassette trying to
bite me. It just wasn't consistent; if
there was a message, it was "Don't get
mad, get Glad!" Jump around a lot. Be
happy and gay. Bend over and bark like
a dog.

Haskells of rock. I hate groups that
fracture Presley tunes.
Act 11. Like, the backdrop was neat. A
dogfaced cassette tape, which had the
most fascinating liquid dripping from
it. It was sort of off white, yet with
bloody tint touches. And those spike
heeled teeth were real damage in-
ducing potential. Fun back drop. Even
said BowWowWow on it. I like to be told
who is going to be playing, and I'll be
damned if that backdrop didn't fulfill
the function marvelously.
A Review of the Bow Wow Wow
concert
There was a lot of smoke, and a drum

ackal
From a simple text-bred thrash the
rhythm boiled up, the bass often used in
the lead or a percussive role, the same
for the guitar. So it heated, everything
was beated, and Annabella spasmed,
and Woof! Woof! was the cry;
everything was just whoopee.
The High life African yelp provided
the basic connection between the punk
and the pop drop. Losing oneself, letting
oneself be licked by that big backdrop.
That liquid, though, dripping from
the cassette fabric doggy was the by-
product. The manufacturer: the band
played their songs (from "Louis
Quaterze" to "Cowboy") quite well.
Bow Wow Wow did it "people style."
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INDIVIDUAL THEATRES
2' Ave. oib*y 701-9700
ENDS TONIGHT!
"E.T." (PG) at 7:10, 9:20
STARTS FRII
SOPHIE'S
CHOICE
MERYL STREEP
FRI-6:45, 9:40 (R)
DOLBY STEREO
THURS-5 50,7 :50,940
FRI.-5:50, 7:40, 9:30 (PG)

Daily Photo by ELIZABETH SCOTT
Oh! Annabella! Bow Wow Wow grinds it out at their Tuesday night show at Second Chance.

Shaffer's
'Equus'
trots back

By KerriFox
P ETER SHAFFER'S psycho-dynamic play
Equus is up for its second curtain call,
January 20-23 at the Residential College Theatre
at East Quad. The play opens Thursday night
and runs through Sunday beginning at 8 p.m.
Equus first opened at Canterbury Loft in
December, and was so successfully received that
it sold out six of the eight performances.
Johnathan Ellis, the director of the Loft,
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His mother raised him to be a God-fearing
Christian, his father is an atheist; torn between a
religious dichotomy, Alan Strang escapes his
conflict by identifying his savior with the impar-
tial horse. Strang's infatuation with horses leads
him to work at a stable, where he engages in
bestiality. In the midstof his warped sexuality,
Strang puts out the eyes of six horses, but why?
This is the question psychiatrist Dr. Dysart,
works to answer.
Little does Dr. Dysart realize the questions
such an answer could provoke, as he finds him-
self jealous of Strand's demented passion. Soun-
dman Jeff Manning forewarns, "The play is ex-
tremely complex and you have to be thinking the
wholetime you watch it. This is not escapist
theatre."

Director Elise Bryant has planned to invert the
usual "actress-turned-director" proceeding, by
adopting the role of a nurse. Other changes in the
play include the disappearance of D. Yarrow
Halstead as Eve Dalton, the stable owner.
Replacing Halstead will be a letter to be related
by psychistrist Martin Dysart, played by Laney
Steele.Dale-Ann Winnie will assume Erika Fox's
role as Hesther Salomon, a magistrate. David
Eichenbaum is apparently not ready to
dismount, and will return to play the lead role of
Alan Strang.
Advance tickets are available at the Michigan
Union and all CTC outlets at $3.50. Tickets will
sell at $4.00 at the door on performance night.
Will Equus win, place, or show? Experience
the play this weekend and we'll cash in on a
review.

r ecive wmepreu rquests
presentations. Obviously, what
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Winner,"E quus has secured the b
in the showing.
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for aU IUna
D. H. Lawren-
ocking Horse
blue and will be

dimensions

By Julie Winokur
FI Dimension by,2 Dimensions by,
3 Dimensions :by, 4 Dimen-
sions ... sounds like an all-
encompassing title for a senior dance
thesis concert, this weekend's perfor-
mances at the Michigan Union
Ballroom has the potential to live up to
its name.
Unlike other dance concerts.
choreographers Kathy Kibbey and
Valerie Vener have not restricted
themselves to dance, but have
produced what they call a performing
arts dance concert which also features
poetry, music, and mime. They have
used an innovative collaborating with
other artists to form a synthesis of
creative expressions.
Working with fellow artists and
technical crew from the beginning has
enabled Kibbey and Vener to build their
concert into an asthetic smorgasbord
with infinite potential.
A series of four duets performed by

Kibbey and Vener will alternate with
musical interludes. Each
choreographer will also preset one solo
and one group piece. Mimes will act as
ushers and stagehands to effect a con-
tinuum of entertainment throughout the
evening. The festivities never stop, and
the audience will be serpentined from
one art form to another, from one mood
to the next.
Although the program is extremely
varied, Kibbey and Vener have struc-
tured their concert along a common
theme which Vener describes as an
abstract representation of the growth
process. Innocence and naivite are in-
troduced into the chaotic world of lear-
ning and eventually return to
peacefulness, but with a newfound un-
derstanding and wisdom.
One highlight of the evening will be
Vener's group piece, an arrangement of
solo and collective dances. Inter-
changable. costumes of soft sculpture
have been designed by Susan Rosen-
blum to provide an extra dimension to

Vener's choreography. Vener em-
phasizes that "The costumes don't
decorate the piece,but are part of it.
Kibbey does not adorn her group
dancers in extravagant costumes, but
props will clearly differentiate between
the types of people she depicts.
Musical performances will include
guitar solos by Kattie Finn, the voice of
theater major Mary Lynn Perner, a
group of gospel singers from the Music
School, and the percussive ingenuity of
Jonathan Davidson. Various im-
provisational works as well as
prerecorded musical mixes will ac-
company the choreography.
A video documentary of the develop-
ment and performance of 1 Dimension
by, 2 Dimensions by, 3 Dimensions
by ... will be made for future university
classes. Kibbey and Vener have also
received support from a variety of
organizations including the President's
Fund, the Michigan Student Assembly,
the Michigan Union and private donors.
This weekend's concert promises to

do more than simply entertain. It has
the ingredients to create an asthetic
and intellectual experience for anyone
willing to venture beyond the third
dimension.
Although seating is limited, free
tickets for January 20-22 are available
at the SOAP Office in the Michigan
Union. Admission will include the per-
formance, a cash bar, interaction with
the performers and dancing after the
show. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and the
show begins at8 p.m.

specials:

UNIN
THE MICHIGAN UNION vi agcorner
6 .FOREST 995.8

Choreographer Kathy Kibbey leans toward the Senior Dance Thesis Concert this weekend at the Michigan Union.

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