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Page 10 - The Michigan Daily - Friday, September 16, 1988

'Lesson
learned
in local
Limb
BY PAM WARSHAY
IF you follow dance in Ann Arbor
at all, you've heard of her. But this
weekend, Whitley Setrakian, best
known as the choreographer for
People Dancing, goes out on a limb
in a rare performance of her solo and
duet works.
Out on a Limb boasts the
premiere of "The Lesson." Setra-
kian's motivation for this piece
came from Ugene Ionesco' s play
entitled The Lesson - the story of a
teacher and his young and eager
student. Performed by Setrakian and
actor/dancer David Salowich, 'The
Lesson' is striking because of Solo-
wich's eerie yet witty dramatization
of his role; it is amusing, realistic,
and quite entertaining. Setrakian
'The Lesson' is striking
because of Solowich's
eerie yet witty dramatiz-
ation of his role; it is
amusing, realistic, and
quite entertaining. Set-
rakian dances with ener-
gy, crispness and spirit.
dances with energy, crispness -and
spirit. It would be a shame to miss
this wonderful piece.
Other pieces are "Baby," per-
formed to the music of George
Thorogood; "Annapurna," an avant
garde solo; "Crazy Emilia," Setra-
kian's homage to Jose Limon's
classic work "The Moor's Pavane;"
"Baby II," a new addition to the
repetoire; and "Quark" - a New Age
version of the Adam and Eve story

Posters
Continued from Page 8
putting the time and energy into it.
Most of the bands I know in Detroit
either have someone in the band that
is an artist or they know someone
who is. With the club owners in
Detroit it's gotten to the point where
they expect the band to put out a
flyer."
Lately Grimshaw has been quite
busy. ArtRock, a local company
specializing in buying and selling
rock artworks of various kinds, has
printed two 20th Anniversary posters
commemorating shows by the Doors
and Jimi Hendrix, as well as

reprinting the1980 Iggy Pop poster.
His newest work is the poster for
Monday's Living Colour/Soul Asy-
lum show. Perhaps the new work he
is most proud of is the album cover
he did for the Igster's new LP,
Instinct. Album covers are some-
thing he "would like to do a lot
more of."
When asked for advice on poster
design for new bands, Grimshaw
replied, "There is an infinite number
of ways to approach the design of
this stuff and if you think of a new.
one that's probably the best thing to
do."

GARY GRIMSHAW will sign
autographs in basement of the Union
today from 3 to 5 p.m. Artrock will
have samples of his work for sale.

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Festival
Continued from Page 9
blems of Japanese middle class families. But Ozu distinguishes him-
self by successfully using his specific culture as being representative
of all people.
"One key to understanding Ozu's films, like all great dramas, is to
follow the subtext. The action of Ozu's characters is very deliberate,
and most of the aesthetic appeal of Ozu's films emerges from the
mental exercise the viewer has in following the characters exploits in
conjunction with the other cinematic elements," says Louis Goldberg,
who selected the films for this restrospective.
Ozu uses few technical devices in his pictures, thus causing the
ones that he does employ to be more effective. Many scenes are shot
from a low angle, about three feet above the ground, as if from the
view of an adult in the traditional crouching position. Also, for this
reason, ceilings had to be constructed on the sets, which Ozu did before
Welles did such in Citizen Kane (although the latter is usually
attributed with being the first to do so).
Robert Danly, director of the Center for Japanese Studies, has been
highly supportive of bringing Japanese films to campus. The Ozu fest
is the largest undertaking to date and at a great expense to the Center.
But not many of these films ever reach campus, and just as rare is the
opportunity to concentrate so intensely on a single director.
THE OZU FILM FEST begins tonight at 7 p.m. at Lorch Hall.
GET IT!
The Personal Column
MICHIGAN DAItY CLASSIFIED ADS

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- performed by Setrakian and David
Genson.,
Also, musicians Dick Siegel and
Tracy Lee Komarmy of Tracy Lee
and the Leonards have collaborated to
create music for pieces in the
program.

You don't have to be a dance
connoisseur to enjoy Setrakian's
works. Her choreography and per-
formance ability are full of energy,
youthfulness, wit and innovation.
Her style is crisp, defined and that of
an educated dancer/choreographer.

OUT ON A LIMB will be performed
on September 16-18 at the
Trueblood Theater in the Frieze
Building. The performance times are
Friday and Saturday at 8 P.M. and
Sunday at 2 P.M.

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