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Page 6- The Michigan Daily - Thursday, September 8, 1988

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DANCE

Music

Toes
Continued from Page 5
even count for credit.
And for $30 per semester, Adult
Lifestyle classes are offered at the
CCRB in ballroom and modern jazz.
"Put me in the spotlight!"
Maybe dance classes aren't
enough - you need to share your
talents with an audience. If so, the
University Dance department's Uni-
versity DanceCompany holds audi-

tions September 16 for their
upcoming concert, Viva Stravinsky!
You don't have to be a dance major
to be eligible.
Another student company, Impact
Jazz, presents an upbeat concert
choreographed by its members each
winter term. This company is for
non-dance majors only and holds
auditions early fall term.
And New Moves, affiliated with
the School of Physical Education's
Adult Lifestyle Program, is open to
anyone who wants to express them-
selves via movement.
"But what about me? I've

got two left feet!"
That's okay! Dance is a spectator
sport too. There's plenty of exciting
dance to watch right here in Ann
Arbor.
The University Musical Society
books top-notch dance acts from
around the globe. If you're a ballet-
lover, get set for a toe-twinkling
term. From Salt Lake City, Ballet
West pirouettes into town on Octo-
ber 10 and 11 to dance Romeo and
Juliet. And all the way from Bel-
gium, the Royal Ballet of Flanders
leaps into town October 26 and 27.
During winter term, UMS
continues the fun in January with
the Polish folk dancers of
Mazowsze. In February
Mummenshanz arrives with their
masterful masks and mime, and in
March the Paul Taylor Dance

Company captivates with modern
dance.
Looking at the local dance
troupes, modern dance dominates the
scene with three accomplished
companies.
The J. Parker Copley Dance
Company proudly wears the badge
for the only local dance company to
perform for three consecutive years
at the Ann Arbor Summer Festival.
They will present Heartland in early
December, described by Copley as "a
surrealistic work with an Americana
theme."
People Dancing - Whitley Se-
trakian and Dancers - were named
the Outstanding Emerging Arts Or-
ganization by the Washtenaw Coun-
cil for the Arts. They'll be at the

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Trueblood for a weekend of solo and
duet works in September.
Ann Arbor Dance Works, com-
posed and choreographed by Uni-
versity dance faculty, has toured
Mexico, Toronto, and New York
City with their blend of modern
dance.
Ballet is performed by The Ann
Arbor Ballet Theatre - known for
their annual Nutcracker presentation
- and the Ann Arbor Civic Ballet.
And Jazz Dance Theatre presents
quirky, vibrant concerts that explore
the jazz medium.
So get set for more than one fun-
filled evening of innovative, exciting
dance in Ann Arbor!
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Charley's.
PROBABLY the greatest assets to the local
music scene are its small clubs - still and al-
ways the best places to see any band. Sitting in
several assigned, neatly rowed, sectioned, and
columned seats is fine if you're traveling on an
airplane, but when it comes to live music,
there's nothing quite like packing yourself into a
crowded dance floor - sweat, flying elbows, and
all, in a place where the band walks through the
crowd, rather than through a side door, to get to
the stage, where you can see the faces from the
sleeves of your record collection bellying up to
the bar after the show.
THE BLIND PIG is one of the busiest lo-
cal nightspots for national music. Once strictly a
blues bar, the Pig featured a lineup of national
acts last year that included rave-ups by the Meat
Puppets and Game Theory, along with a gener-
ous amount of blues acts. Earlier rumors that the
Pig would remove national music from its tiny
stage proved, fortunately, untrue. So far.

The Nectarine Ballroom, with its larger clien-
tele and capacity, has been the scene of a number
of great concerts from members of the not-quite-
ready-for-Hill-Auditorium set, including Billy
Bragg, Robyn Hitchcock and last October's final
local performance from the now-defunct Husker
Du - one of the best shows of last year. Alto-
gether a fun place to see a show - if they lay off
the smoke and soap bubbles.
The nightclub scene also includes Rick's
American Caf6. It may be Charley's with live
music, but Rick's carries a fairly regular schedule
of out-of-town acts, sharing a big part of the
blues load with the Blind Pig. The U-Club, dor-
mant in the live music department of late, save
for local bands, has played host to the Dead
Milkmen and the Dream Syndicate in the past.
Even the Ark, a folk music club which for the
most part caters to Ann Arbor's burgeoning gra-
nolaphile community, occasionally kicks off its
earth shoes with rocking shows by the likes of
Jonathan Richman and the Modern Lovers. And
newcomer the Beat has also stuck a toe into the
national music waters.
MOVING UP in size - and usually, in

ticket prices - we come to Ann Arbor's the-
aters. The Michigan Theater, if not already
praiseworthy enough for spelling its name with-
out an annoying "re," has been recently renovated
and looks almost too beautiful to listen to loud C
noises in. Looks can be deceiving.
University buildings Hill Auditorium and the ca
Power Center - buildings actually designed to o
have music played in them - are a treat and 1
would be more so if they scheduled more bands. G
Which leaves that Acropolis of Athletics,
Crisler Arena. Big enough to hold the largest of li
animals, it has taken advantage of that fact by m
housing dinosaurs like Motley Criie and REO .
Speedwagon. Last year's R.E.M. show was en- In
tertaining nonetheless, but they don't play bas-al
ketball in concert halls, and Crisler is living
proof why the opposite should also be true.
Whether it's coming from the club down the "
street or your roommate's stereo down the hall, th
you can't escape music in Ann Arbor. Don't try.
The music scene in Ann Arbor is broad enough
to allow the most knowledgeable fan to be
adventurous and like it. E
Even if you're into neo-psychedelic, grunge-y,
garage-style crunch chords.

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