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Collage
BY KRISTIN PALM_
IF it were a record album, it might be called
"The School of Music's Greatest Hits." The tal-
ents of the school's students have yet to be col-
lectively captured on vinyl, but they can be wit-
nessed live tonight at the annual Collage Con-
cert.
The hour-long concert, which features dis-
parate pieces performed in rapid-fire succession,
promises to be fast-paced. The wide variety of
selections will be performed with one intermis-
sion and no other breaks in between.
The grab bag of musical treats includes: The
Music Man and Mozart; The Bartered Bride and

Concert has it all.

bagpipes; Otello and orchestra as well as pieces
for choir, percussion and a jazz ensemble with a
light show to boot. The theme of the concert is
juxtaposition, and the selections will be se-
quenced accordingly. New pieces will follow old,
soloists will follow large ensembles and dynam-
ics will be contrasted as well.
The University Symphony Orchestra, Sym-
phony Band, University and Chamber Choirs,
Jazz Band and selected soloists will all be fea-
tured. The Hill Auditorium stage will be extended
so all the students can appear at once.
According to School of Music information
officer Doris Humphrey, past audiences have
been overwhelmingly pleased with Collage, now

in its 12th year.
However, warns Humphrey, students who are
up for such fast-paced excitement should be at
Hill when the doors open at 7:55. The concert is
held in conjunction with the Midwestern Confers
ence on School Vocal and Instrumental Music
and those attending the conference will receive
priority seating.
"I was told that about 600 people were turned
away last year," said Humphrey.
This warning in mind, those who are prompt
tonight will be treated to a wide range of talent
1IlE COLLAGE CONCERT will be held
tonight at 8:15 at Hill Auditorium. Admission i
free.

We The Living returns from dead

Hot dance for cold days
University Dance Professor Peter Sparling performs "Winter-
tanze," part of the dance concert Winter Dances, at the Per-
formance Network tonight and tomorrow at 8 p.m.

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A FEW I NF(
camp information center STUDENTS
michigan union (313) 763-INFOSTUDENT

BY MARK SHAIMAN
ITALIAN director Goffredo
Alessandrini madeWe The Living in
1942, but because of the film's anti-
fascist undercurrents, Mussolini
suppressed it. A few years ago, Liv-
ing resurfaced, and it's good to have
it back.
Based on Ayn Rand's autobio-
graphical first novel, We The Living
is a story about life during the Rus-
sian revolution. It is an Italian film
with English subtitles, and the
printed matter, such as newspaper
headlines, is shown first in Russian
and then dissolves to the Italian
translation. This conglomeration is
somewhat unorthodox, but it serves
as a reminder that the theme of the
film concerns people from all over
the world.
Rand is the founder of the
philosophy known as Objectivism,
which holds "that reason is man's
only means of perceiving reality and
his only guide to action." And rea-
son is the driving force behind the
lead character in the film, Kira,
played by Alida Valli, who also
starred in the American classic The
Third Man.
Kira is a student at the technical
institute at Petrograd, and has dreams

of becoming an engineer. But she is
forced to learn the difference between
dreams and reality. Her lover, Leo
(Rossano Brazzi), is a member of the
counter-revolution, which drags her
into the political struggle of the
times. And one of the more powerful
men in the opposing, and ruling,
faction, Andrei, falls in love with
Kira. Balancing the two men is no
mean feat, especially because she is
interested in Andrei solely for his
influence in the Communist party
which, for her sake, Andrei uses to
aid Leo.
Each of these three characters
have varying motivations for their
actions, but all of them stem from
both love and reason, which may
sound like an unusual combination,
but they are naturally connected in
Rand's philosophy. In her words,1
"Existence exists - and the act of+
grasping that statement implies two
corollary axioms: that something
exists which one perceives and that
one exists possessing consciousness,
consciousness being the faculty of
perceiving that which exists." The
reality that exists to Kira is not nec-
essarily to her liking, but reason
leads her to accept that reality.
This is a heavy film, but one that
lets its message flow from the story

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Kira (Alida
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Valli) and Andrei (Fosco Giachetti) meet by
marketplace in We The Living, a film based on

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Ayn Rand's objectivist novel.
and its many aspects. It is a love
story, the love between Kira and Leo
being the motivation for most of the
events in the film. And it is a
historical film, capturing the politi-
cal, economic, and social unrest that
flooded the Soviet Union following
the revolution. When these features
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are combined,We The Living be-
comes a sweeping epic, covering far
more than what is seen on the
screen.
Kira had wanted to build bridges,
big, shiny aluminum bridges. In-
stead she found herself walking 'a
tightrope. We The Living has
bridged a span of 40 years to be here
now, and with all its complexities*
it too keeps its balance from start to
finish.
WE THE LIVING is playing at the
Michigan Theater tonight at 7 p.m.
and Saturday at 9p.m.

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