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The Michigan Daily - Friday, January 19. 1990 - Page 9

DANCES
Continued from page 8
as "a choreographer of striking and
original gifts." The Intersect Theater
Dancers will present a piece which
mixes wordless vocals with
painfully slow, simple movement
and awkward positioning.
Adding a touch of extraneous cre-
ativity, Ariel Weymouth-Payne adds
audio-visual aids and a speaker to her
trio, "How to Swallow the World."
The Jazz Dance Theater's
presentation of "Baryon Ball" also
utilizes unconventional ideas as the
participants transform into
subatomic particles. Anita Cheng, a
graduate student at the University,

will premiere a duet and Bededette
Palazzola has choreographed a solo
piece that she will perform.
Booth6 said the show presents
"great variety, diversity and quality
- something for everyone." For
those fascinated by the infinite paths
the human body is capable of tak-
ing,Winter Dances presents a med-
ley of movement and powerful uni-
versal themes that invite the viewer
to join in an emotional experience.
WINTER DANCES will be per-
formed tonight and Saturday at 8
P.M. at the Performance Network,
408 W. Washington. Tickets are $8
for students, $10 for the general
public.

-A Sunday afternoon listening to the for the '90s." Using digital horn, se-
music of the spheres might be your quenced samplers, guitars, and pre-
bag. Why not pop along to the recorded tapes, the music touches on
Space Music Series' presentation of ambient Eno and Philip Glass terri-
music groups Strata and Twice Re- tory. Sunday, 4-7 p.m. at Club Hei-
moved? Strata is a contemporary delberg, 215 N. Main. $3 donation
chamber music quartet comprised of requested.
voice, flugelhorn, keyboards and per- *Tom Jones, the 1963 film based on
cussion. The members are academics Henry Fielding's novel, has been
involved in jazz studies and compos- revived. Director Tony Richardson
tion at U of M. Moved by the spirit has cut about seven minutes of the
of Ornette Coleman, as well as film's footage and reworked the
Haydn, Strata plays improvisational sound and effects. Some of the orig-
music, composed at the instance of inal negatives have been damaged as
performance. well, diminishing the film's techni-
cal quality, but not its humor. In the
Twice Removed is two ex-mem- true spirit of Fielding, the movie
bers of Ann Arbor new wave group still involves loads of sex and fool-
Non Fiction (featured on the ishness. Showings are 5 p.m. Satur-
Cruisin' Ann Arbor LP). They play day and 7 p.m. Sunday at the Michi
what they describe as "easy listening gan Theater.

Members of Just Kidding (clockwise from top left): Matt Schlein, Jon
Glaser, Jon Hein, Sara Mathison, Craig Neuman, Kristin Sobditch, and
H. Anthony Lehv.
w Just 1Kidding
gets serious
BY ALYSSA KATZ
DON'T be alarmed, but somewhere in this town eight or nine strange
people lurk, waiting to accost you. They share a common illness: a
compulsion to hand out little slips of paper in public places like the
Diag. No, they're not disciples of the late L. Ron Hubbard. The sole
distinction between this crew and fans of Dianetics is that its members
also suffer from the compulsion to be funny.
They call themselves Just Kidding, and they're on a mission to make
you laugh. Calling themselves "the alternative to standup comedy," the
group's seven performers and two producers have been touring colleges
around the country, bringing with them a bunch of sketches in the
tradition of Second City and the old Saturday Night Live. Its members
are Michigan graduates and alumni of the University's Comedy
Company. Now the group has come home to roost, long enough at least
to do a show tonight as part of its "Where's My Thermos?" tour.
Member Craig Neuman explains his unusual career move, saying, "I
had always intended on doing comedy acting. The only real place you can
do that outside movies is Second City. My creative energy is focused in
this vehicle..." "We originally tried a truck," interjects performer Jon
Glaser.
Their show at the Power Center last September was a sellout, but
Producer Rob Marks says that everyone should come back for seconds:
"It's about 65 to 75 percent new material. There are some old classics no
one gets tired of, but it's not the same show."
If you haven't seen them already, why should you go? "It's cheaper
than seeing Honey, I Shrunk the Kids and a lot more enjoyable," says
Marks. Co-producer and writer Jason Allington adds, "You'll get five
dollars' worth of laughs in the first five minutes." ("Very dense laughter"
says group member Matt Schlein.) Performer/writer H. Anthony Lehv
insists further, "We'll perforate the space-time continuum and perform in
the fourth dimension." With sketches like "To Be Or Not To Have Been"
and "Friday the 13th" (done A la Dostoyevsky and Annette), they'll do
very well in the third, at least.
JUST KIDDING performs tonight at the Michigan Theater. Student
admission is $5 in advance, $6 at the door.

Just a reminder for artsy writerly types
Daily Arts is having a meeting this Sunday at 1.
We're at the Student Publications Building (420
Maynard), second floor. If you want to write
about books, music, or anything else, drop by.

DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. SYMPOSIUM
ASIAN AMERICAN AWARENESS MONTH
You are cordially invited to a panel discussion on the status of
Asian Americans in higher education
FROM ADMISSIONS TO TENURE: PERCEPTIONS,
ATTITUDES, AND POLICIES TOWARD ASIAN
AMERICANS IN HIGHER EDUCATION
Friday, January 19, 1990
4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Michigan Union Ballroom
Reception to follow
Panelists
Don Nakanishi, Professor of Educa..ion
University of California, Los Angeles
Ling-Chi Wang, Director, Depart, nent of Ethnic Studies
University of California, Berkeley
Grace W. Tsuang, Judicial ClerK for Judge Stephen Reinhardt
Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
All concerned students, administrators, faculty, and staff are
invited to attend and participate in the discussion
For more information, call 936-1055
Sponsored by the Martin Luther King, Jr. Symposium, Office of Minority Affairs,
Office of the Vice-President for Student Services, Counseling Services, Asian
American Association, Asian American Law Students Association, Korean Stu-
dents Association, U-M Asian Student Coalition

Are You Interested In:

The U-M
Ballroom Dance Club
Sundays: 1/14/90-4/22/90
6-7 pm, Lessons
7-9 pm, General Dancing
In the Activities Room
3275 CCRB
$1.00 charge
Call 668-8423

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