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The Michigan Daily

Saturday, January 22, 1983

Page 7

Dancing on a higher plane

By Julie Winokur
rJHURSDAY NIGHT'S opening of
1 Dimension by, 2 Dimensions by, 3
imensions by, 4 Dimensions ... cap-
tured much of the University's glowing
young talent in a special display of
creativity and ingenuity.
This performing arts dance concert
at the Michigan Union Ballroom defied
the boundary 'between art and enter-
tainment by daring to be expressive
while appealing to all sorts of people. It
was refreshing to see a student produc-

tion with professional caliber enter-
tainers and talent exploited to its
fullest.
Kathy Kibbey and Valerie Vener, the
show's coordinators, deserve high
commendation for turning an am-
bitious project into a qualified success.
1 Dimension... is the lively product of
hard work and an admirable devotion
to art as an expression of life.
The show had a slow start with the
excessive, lengthy poetry of Mark
Avenmarg and accompaniment by,
Terry Youk.
Fortunately, Kathy Kibbey stepped

in to legitimately begin the performan-
ce with a solo entitled "Unity of
Divisions." Kibbey skillfully executed
her choreography which showed a wide
range of contrasting moods.
Capturing the attention of the first act
was Vener's "Transmorphosis," a
piece which was intriguing enough to be
a concert unto itself. Emily Schottland
delivered an outstanding performance
as the dance's central character.
Schottland is a strong dancer who
simultaneously internalizes and perfec-
ts her subject matter. Dancers Ruth
Klotzer, Kathy Kibbey, Leslie McCur-

dy, Kevin-Michael Moore, and Patricis
Paige were quite convincing as ab-
stract creatures adorned in soft-
sculpture costumes by Susan Rosen-
berg. Rosenberg's costumes not only
decorate the dance, each one seems to
have a life of its own.
Accompaniment provided by voice
and instrumental improvisations tied
together the varied sections of "Tran-
smorphosis."
The piece's only weakness was
Vener's failure to choreograph for a
stage completely surrounded by
audience. The dancers seemed trained
to perform to a single-sided audience.
The second half of the program was
exciting in every detail. Guitarist-
vocalist Katie Finnn gave an in-
spirational, moving performance which
sent chills through the audience's
bones.
Unfortunately, the joint performance
of Finn with dancer Valerie Vener was
not as effective as the intense subject
matter would have led one to expect.
Vener is not a singer and'her vocal ac-
companiment seemed self indulgent.
Vocalists William Anderson, Susan
Beckman, Stephen Morscheck,
Priscilla Peebles, Jane Schoonmaker,
and Christine Stressel closed the show
with traditional gospel music. The
group offered an excellent variety of
upbeats and ballads and their strong
vocal clarity filled the ballroom.
As for the mimes acting as ushers
and stagehands, the idea was cute, but
often ineffective, excepting Jonathan
Davidson whose humor and stage
presence won him attention and laughs.
Lighting designer Tony Nye also deser-
ves special. recognition for his creative
and talented use of innovative lighting
techniques. Nye, a student at Huron
High School, is obviously a prodigy at
theatric production.
1 Dimension by, 2 Dimensions by, 3
Dimensions by, 4 Dimensions
by . .. was an entertainment ex-
travaganza which can serve as an in-
spiration for other artists to fuse their
art forms into limitless collaborative
efforts.

uuiiy rot oy DOU McMAHON
State guitarist Art Tendler goes to his knees for something extra at an upcoming
show at the Armory.
Armory show features
State, Rhythm Tribe

Daily Photo by DOUG McMAHON
A participant in Thursday night's Senior Dance Thesis Concert at the Michigan Union glides through her expressive
routine.

By Jerry Brabenec
ULTURAL DREADS and others in-
terested in Rasta music should
welcome a new series of concert/dan-
ces at the Armory, Dread at the Con-
trol. The series begins Saturday night
when the State opens for the reggae
sounds of the Makah Rhythm Tribe and
Stolen Legacy.
The State, one of Ann Arbor's more
durable rock bands, features the
assured, high energy guitar flash of Art
Tendler; Stolen Legacy, Ann Arbor's
own reggae band, offers the vocals of
Ras Jura, backed by a rhythm section
composed of former members of Was
(Not Was) and the Trinidad Tripoli
Steel Band. The group has energized
dance floors at WCBN fundraisers and
the Mile High Club. Detroit's Makah
Rhythm Tribe, with keyboardist Harold
Coker and guitarist vocalist Abdullah
Mswayway, show locals the way of the

"Urban Dread."
The concert is co-sponsored by Joboy
Productions and the Concerned Citizens
for Cultural Awareness, as a con-
tinuance of the series of freedom dance
festivals and the Children's Community
Center fundraiser that began last May
at the Armory. The series grew out of a
desire to help develop the kind of rock
community that exists in England and
supports bands as diverse as the Clash,
Gang of Four, the Jam, and Steel Pulse.
Joseph Asberry of Joboy Productions
recognizes the gap between new rock
and reggae audiences in the United
States, and hopes that shows like Dread
at the Control can help provide a com-
mon ground. Both styles of music have
the same outcasts stance toward
society. and combine, motivating
rhythms with lyrics and tunes loaded
with real impact. If all goes well, in-
digenous Ann Arbor roots rock
solidarity will energize the regular
series with Dread at the Control.

.

SPOR TS OF THE DAIL Y:

Women tankers trounce

By KATIE BLACKWELL
When the waves died down at Matt
Mann pool yesterday, the women from
Wisconsin were nowhere to be found. It
just proves that Wolverines swim bet-
ter than Badgers. About 97-52 better.
The Michigan women tankers were in
such command of the meet that the
hapless Badgers could only manage to
capture firsts in five of the 17 events. In
some events, Wisconsin couldn't enter
enough swimmers to even compete
with the Wolverines as was the case in
kthe 200-yard backstroke where
'Michigan swept the first three spots.
Kay Lundy took first with a time of 2:15
.51.
MICHIGAN head coach Stu Isaac
was pleased with Lundy's performan-
ces for the night, especially in the 400
IM (4:35.98).
"She really did a lot of things we
worked on," said Isaac.

Freshman Naomi Marubashi drew
her coach's praises with her debut in
the 200-yard freestyle when she touched
wall at 1:53.5 for a second-place finish.
The Scarborough, Ontario native took
the end of October and November off
after swimming for Canada in the
Commonwealth Games.
"She's doing just great," said Isaac
of Marubashi, who turned in the fastest
time of the year by a Wolverine, "We're
real happy with that."
Isaac was also pleased with the per-
formance of sophomore Nancy Rutsch,
especially in the 200-yard breastroke,
which at 2:26.8 approached her lifetime
best. "It was a real boost for us."
"Stu has set really high goals for
me," said Rutsch. "I tried to do my
best for the team, and I finally did what
Stu wanted me to."
Standout Melinda Copp captured firsts
in the 100-yard IM (1:01.0), the 50-yard

backstroke (28.,36), the 200-yard
breastroke (2:24.49) and was also a
member of the first-place 400-yard
medley relay (4.06.0).
Michigan swept first place in both the
one-and three-meter diving. Diane
Dudek won the one-meter with a score
of 278.92. Diving coach Dick Kimball
was pleased with the team's diving and
singled out Dudek for praise.
IN the three-meter event, senior
Vicki Kimball continued her consistent
domination with a score of 270.67.
The lady tankers, now 5-0 in dual
meets, will now face the Indiana
Hoosiers next Saturday at 2 p.m. in
Matt Mann pool.
'M' relavs today
"We've had this meet for years and
years and years."
Michigan men's track coach Jack
Harvey could be speaking of only one
meet, the Michigan Relays, which take
place today at the Track and Tennis
building.
THE MEET, which brings together
schools from all over the state and the
surrounding areas, should provide a
stiff challenge for the tracksters.
"There will be close to 400 athletes
competing in the meet, and that should
make for some good quality races,"
said Harvey.
Indeed, there could be some outstan-
ding events. Michigan long jumpers,

Badgers
Vince Bean and Derek Harper will
square off for the first time this season,
and the two should be up around 25 feet.
"THEY WERE the only kids from the
Upper Midwest to qualify last yearsfor
the NCAA's in the broad jump," said
Harvey.
Michigan State's Paul Powinski is
expected to be the top man in the high
jump. Powinski cleared the bar at
7'41/2" last weekend at an invitational
meet in Chicago. His major challenge
will come from Michigan's Dave Lugin
who jumped 6'11" a week ago in Ten-
nessee.
In the 60-yard dash, Michigan
graduate AndrewdBruce, running for
theAnn Arbor Track Club, will return to
the site of some of his former triumphs
to meet Michigan State's Eliot Tabron
and Toledo's Byron Harris in what also
promises to be a tight race.
SCOTT RYDER of Athletes in Action
(formerly of Ohio St.) and Mike Shea (a
graduate of Michigan) will renew the
rivalry that last took place in the finals
of the 1982 Big Ten Track and Field
Championships, when Ryder nipped
Shea by a half-second.
Michigan seniors Brian Diemer and
Gerard Donakowski head the field for
the invitational two-mile and the pair of
cross country All-Americans promises
to create a fast race.
The preliminaries for the meet start
at 1:00 p.m. with the finals beginning at
7:00 p.m.
-MIKE BRADLEY

Rams talk
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - UCLA
Coach Terry Donahue will meet next
week with Ray Nagel, executive vice
president of the Los Angeles Rains, it
was reported yesterday.
However, Nagel implied that the
meeting doesn't mean Donahue will be
offered the Rams' vacant head
coaching job.
"TERRY'S A good friend of mine, and
I know that some teams are talking to
him," Nagel was quoted as saying in
Friday's Los Angeles Herald
Examiner. "I'm anxious to talk to him
myself.
"I would add two points - it is just a
visit, and meeting with Terry is just a

to Donahue
matter of doing my homework in our
search for a coach.
"We really haven't gotten down to
specifics about a coach, and we won't
until after the playoffs. There are other
people we want to visit who are still in-
volved."
The Rams' head coaching job has
been vacant since Ray Malavasi was
fired this month.

iThinclads come back

r ~y~r. r CRI FFCSNOU ON VALE

to donn ate
gy JOE EWING and Lorrie Tho
It was a night of records, comebacks A photo finish
aid close intra-squad competition last edged out Tho
right for the Michigan women's track hundredth of a
and field squad as it captured seven of "'We were ru
3 individual titles in the nine-team said Kazinec.
Michigan Relays at the Track and Field close when it's
Bilding. all in the blocks
The record came in the form of a new this time. It's
virsity and fieldhouse distance medley because it mak
relay standard of 11.43.98 set by the Michigan's h
Michigan team of Sue Frederick- team of Darle
Foster, Joyce Wilson, Sue Schroeder Foster, Wilson
acid Melanie Weaver. Frederick-Foster an impressive
gave the Wolverines an early lead in the . -their nearest
race and Schroeder held off a Western Michigan in ne
Michigan charge on her 3/4 mile leg to to 4:06.16. Wh
h l the Michigan victory. pressive, thou
FHE COMEBACK came in the form of Kazinec ran he
L6a Larsen's two-mile victory after 56.8 which
sifting out last week's season-opener Wolverine team
with an ankle injury. Larsen grabbed in competition.
the lead on the second lap of the race,
r&ever looked back, and crossed the line MICHIGAN V
i 10:39.50. However, the goals Larsen track and in th
has set for herself made her appear Joanna Bullard
less-than-satisfied with her performan- in the open 60-y
Ir of 8.37 and
0 "Mv future coal is tn run under 10 sophomore Dam

relays
rnton at the finish line.
showed Kazinec had
rnton by a mere one-
second, 7.19-7.20.
nning tight all the way,"
"Lorrie's tough. It's
that short of a race, it's
and lean. I got the lean
good when it's like that
es it competitive."
high-powered mile-relay
ne Fortman, Frederick-
and Kazinec also gave
showing as they blew by
competition Western
early 12 seconds, 3:54.46
at was even more im-
gh, was the fact that
er440yard anchor leg in
would have been a
m record had it been run
WAS also led both on the
e field by double winner
d, who claimed the title
yard Hurdles with a time
then combined with
wn Rich to take the High

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