Thursday, December 8, 1988
The Michigan Daily
BY PAMELA WARSHAY
.THE University Dance Department
places a strong emphasis on a wide
range of styles and creativity on the
part of its students, and this training
is shown by this weekend's
Live will demonstrate the chor-
eographic, performance and technical
abilities of some of this years BFA
and MFA dance candidates. This
thesis concert includes both group
and solo works by four dance stu-
dents; BFA candidates, Joy McEwen,
Katherine Smith, Victoria Tobia,
and MFA candidate Susan Bosch.
All four dancers will exhibit a group
and a solo work.
Live will show how
choreographers can have a vast
stylistic variety while maintaining
technical levels. Some of the pieces
are classical while others are out of
the ordinary. These dancers/ chor-
eographers show that their abilities,
voice and songs
BY BRIAN JARVINEN
1 had a aream last night. Incredible new American rock bands that could
write intelligent, catchy pop songs and play loud electric guitars real well
were at the top of the charts, all over MTV, and filling concert halls.
Everyone was happy and everything was alright.
But as you probably guessed, I woke up. I tried to go back to sleep but a
Miller commercial kept waking me. The bands of my dream were in it,
hawking beer. The silly part was that it was easier to hear the bands in
commercials than to hear their actual songs. No one was happy and things
weren't right. People are worrying.
So gather around my friends and a story I will tell, about a non-pretty boy
musical outlaw named Tom Stevens. Stevens grew up in Elkhart, Indiana,
and like countless aspiring musicians since the dawn of time (or 1955),
Stevens, along with other members of his band,.moved to California in
1978, hoping to see themselves in the downtown lights.
After the demise of this band and a 1983 solo EP on Pulse Records,
Points of View, Stevens joined up to play bass with "some friends of friends
(who) were the Long Ryders." The Long Ryders, a band of Midwestern
refugees in love with wonderful instruments such as harmonicas, banjos, and
National Steel guitars, had already released their 10-5-60 EP.
Things quickly accelerated for the band. 1984 saw the release of Native
Sons on Frontier Records, which impressed Island Record's London division
enough to award them the grail of indie rock bands - a major-label recording
deal. The result was 1985's State of Our Union, followed by Two Fisted
Tales in 1987.
Yet despite the radio/retail support of Island, the Long Ryders never
caught on the way they did in my dream. Stevens explains: "We always had
real great success overseas, but unfortunately that wasn't that rewarding... we
could sell out a thousand seats on either coast but the heartland was where w
were really suffering. There were videos for 'Looking for Lewis and Clark'
and 'I Want You Bad.' They came out on MTV on 120 Minutes and they
would report it as light airplay, but nobody I knew ever saw them during
prime time." In short, the Long Ryders were "too country for the rock and
roll charts and too rock and roll for the country charts."
This American obscurity was not what the Long Ryders had in mind
"after Two Fisted Tales came out, Island pulled their support in mid-tour. I
was the first one to leave, I think I read the writing on the wall first. We had
a five record deal but we have since been dropped like hot potatoes. The Long
Ryders are definitely a dead issue."
See Stevens, Page 8
Katherine Smith, Joy McEwen, Victoria Tobia, and Susan Bosch join forces to go Live
if so desired, will carry them on to
Boschs' group work, Inter-
personalities , will be performed by
five dancers to a score composed by
Sean Thibadeaux. Her solo work,
Yesteryear, accompanied by a spoken
narrative, describes her emotions felt
during gymnastic competition. Mc-
Ewens' group piece, inspired by
artist Jackson Pollack, is a Chance
Dance (a dance that includes
variables which change from per-
formance to performance) set to
electronic music, composed by
Leslie A. Hogan. Her solo
work,Transitory States, is set music
Smiths' group work, Slices of
Life, a four-scene dance which takes
a look at gender roles of the past and
present, will be performed to Bachs'
Goldberg Variations. Her solo work
entitled Facets: a Tribute to the
Spirit of Margaret McGavin Smith ,
will be performed to a collage of
news blurbs and Irish folk music,
which she compiled. Victoria
Tobia's group work, Time Bomb, a
trio, will be danced to Christopher
Rouse'sOgoun Badagris. This piece
will include a film produced by
Tobia and Erika Frederick. Her solo
work, Chances Are, will be per-
formed to the live accompaniment of
Karin Swanson as well as the
Johnny Mathis song of the same
name. This solo will also include
slides by Chris Mclean.
Live is most noteworthy for its
diversity - after seeing the concert,
it's easy to recall each piece
individually, rather than as a cluster.
Each piece conveys its own distinct
emotions and ideas; each differs in
atmosphere, movement style, and
the use of dancers, showing that
these young choreographers all have
developed their own individual
Performances of LIVE will take
place at the McIntosh Theater,
located in the School of Music on
North Campus. Performance times
are tonight through Saturday night,
Dec. 10 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $4.
For more information, call 763-
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