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Page 8--The Michigan Daily- Friday, April 3,1992
Dancers spring to life
by Jessie Halladay
There may not be any flowers in bloom, and the cold winds are still blow-
ing. The weather won't cooperate, but Spring Dances are here.
The second annual Spring Dances concert, produced by the Performance
Network, brings together ten local choreographers. They'll present an
evening of revivals and premiere works. The program features pieces by
Barbara Dijules Boothe, Giles Brown, Susan Caligaris, Gay Delanghe,
Renee Grammatico, Maureen Janson, Janet Lilly, Linda Spriggs and Jeremy
A tribute presentation of Clouds of the Unforgdtten, choreographed by
the late J. Parker Copley, will be performed by former members of his com-
pany. The piece, originally shown at the Performance Network in 1983, was
inspired by the American Southwest, as was much of Copley's work.
Members of his now-disbanded company felt this would be a fitting tribute
to Copley, especially since it was one of his favorite pieces. This will be the
first Copley piece to be performed since his death in 1990.
University Dance professor Gay Delanghe will present two dances that
she has created based on Picasso -paintings, "Reclining Nude" and "Two
Girls Reading." Delanghe interprets the visual structure in order to seize the
spirit of each painting. The dances were commissioned by the University
Museum of Art and were performed in January at the opening of the
Museum's current Picasso exhibit.,
Also being featured is Maureen Janson's The Machine Within The
Machine Within the Machine Within, a four-person dance featuring Janson
herself. It deals with the issues of peer pressure and social conformity.
These are only a sampling of what will be presented at this year's Spring
Dances. A combination of solo and group performances have been put to-
gether to create a medley of original work which promises to delight audi-
SPRING DANCES will be performed tonight and tomorrow at 8 p.m. and
Sunday at 6:30p.m. Tickets are $9 general admission and $7 students and
seniors. For information call 663-0681.



Hi! We're the Replacements! Hi! We're Soul Asylum! OK, we're just Buffalo
Tom, but atleastwe have a new record out, unlike our parent bands.

The University of Michigan
Sun. Apr. 5 "A Spring Recession, Break-Out-
of-Those Blues, Good Feeling
U-M Percussion Ensemble
Nichael Udow, director
Bruce Chaffin, guest xylophone artist
Music of Green, Breuer, Wyre, Udow and
percussion improvisations by Anthony
School of Music McIntosh Theatre, 4 p.m.



4 April 1992
Hong Kong Movie Night rch HallAuditorium
organized by the HongKong Student Association $2 for Two Movies
A Chinese Ghos ~$thr4HI
Starring: Tony Leung Nina U t
Wong Cho Yin Jacky Cheung;
Days of Being Wild
Starring: Leslie Cheung Karen Lou
Maggie Cheung Tony Leung
Andy Lau
Sponsors: Alumni Office Art Department
LS&A Student Government ,
MSA Office of Minority Affairs



Wed. Apr. 8
Thu. Apr. 9
Thu. - Sat.
Apr. 9 - 11

Japanese Music Study Group
William Maim, director
Rackham Auditorium, 8 p.m.
Arts Chorale
Paul Rardin, conductor, Laura Dreilich,
guest conductor; Scott VanOrnum, guest
organist; Jennifer Smith, soprano; Timothy
Jones, baritone
Program of French Choral Music:
Faur: Requiem, "Cantique de Jean Racine"
Franck: Chorale No.3 in A Minor
Berlioz: "Les Bergers"
Bernstein: "French Choruses" from The Lark
DiLasso: "Bonjour, Mon Coeur"
Josquin: " Mille Regretz"
Hill Auditorium, 8 p.m.
Northcoast Jazz
Charles Young, director; Donald Sinta,
saxophone; Harry Sargous, oboe, English
horn; Michael Udow, percussion, sampler;
Stephen Rush, piano; Ed Sarath, flugelhorn
Program will include special tribute to Miles
Davis and premiere of three works by
Michigan composers Charles Young and
Bruce Bielawa
Rackham Auditorium, 8 p.m.
Faculty/Guest recital
Richard Young, violin/viola
Assisted by Katherine Collier, piano; Yizhak
Schotten, viola; Jerome Jelinek, cello; and
the Rackham String Quartet
Poulenc: Sonata for Viola and Piano
Mendelssohn: Quintet in B-Flat
Brahms: Piano Quintet in G Minor
School of Music Recital Hall, 8 p.m.
Dance BFA Thesis Concert
Admission: $5
Dance Building, Studio A, 8 p.m.


Buffalo Tom age, country and classical. Her
Let Me Come Over sounds soothe the listener and her
Beggar's Banquet/RCA style is mellow and carefree. El-
As I much as I like Buffalo Tom, lisor's new album, Night at the
let's be honest: they are total, blatant Museum, combines her classical tra
copies (not merely cut from the same ning with contemporary melodi
cloth but wearing their worn-out and creates an album filled w .
suits) of the Replacements, and, inspired, passionate music that tak
even more obviously, Soul Asylum. you on a gripping musical journey.
Yup, anguished (sometimes), out for A graduate of Juilliard, Elliso
fun (the rest of the time) post-college performed as solo violinist for thi
rock. As in Bob Seger's cool kids. Denver Symphony, worked as a ses
As in compelling, guitar-based sion violinist for several top recoid,
noise. As in the same kind of music ing artists in Nashville, and formed a
that's been made since the mid-'80s. new string section called the "A
As in this album will tide you over Strings. She has been in high de-
until Soul Asylum releases their new mand for her performing skills and.
one later this year. was asked to perform live with re-
The songs on Let Me Come Over nowned country artists such '
can be categorized in any of three Alabama, Willie Nelson and Kentlf
ways: tunes that sound like they Rogers.
could have been on Soul Asylum's Night at the Museum is a culmi-
last album ... And the Horse They nation of Ellisor's diverse perforrn,
Rode in On; cuts that could have ing talents. She combined her classi-
been on the last Replacements' cal training with more commercia';
album, All Shook Down; and the rest work to produce instrumental soun l
which could have been created by a and melodies that are accessible to
mythical 'Mats/Soul Asylum super- the mainstream audience.
group. The challenge for you is to "Gasho" is a good example of
listen and slot them yourself. this. Ellisor integrates string instu-
Why listen to Buffalo Tom? ments in a traditional ensemble wi
Well, that Soul Asylum album won't more synthesized music.
be out for at least a month, and the Ellisor has a unique ability to
Replacements don't exist anymore. move the listener from one mood t-'
And it's not like Buffalo Tom is a the next with unparalleled emotion
"bad" rip-off - the songs thatde- and style, as heard in the title traal."
serve mention more than match their She tries to describe musically to*
moes emotions that a viewer would feel if
Mineral" s rush of emotion wandering through a museum gal-
would be the cut. of note on All leycriomoigfo n
Shook Down, and flippant vital pitr otenx.Sesced.1
picture to the next. She succeeds. ,A
"Darl" would have had a similar po- vivid image fills the listener's mini;
sition of honor on Soul Asylum's al- conjuring expressive emotions a
bum. The three-piece Buffalo boys ideas.
do put on a damn good show to boot.
The band hasn't really lost them- Ellisor's innovative style trai
selves in another group's identity - scends the boundaries of contempo$
they have a few individual blem- rary and classic styles, and is afiE
ishes, most obviously Bill Janovitz's excitingly fresh approach to violin
throaty vocals. It's just that they performance. The piece "Dream
come from the same school, the weaving" has a different take from
same class, the same genes as the the uptight, stuffy symphony. Mor
two bands mentioned before, and jazzy, cool and upbeat, "Dream-wea
didn't rebel. ving" breaks from traditional violin
Different members of the same playing and offers something that;
family can grow in their own direc- could be listened to in a relaxed set,
tion, but Buffalo Tom has played it ting.
safe, following the path to fame and
fortune carved by Soul Asylum and Besides her busy performing
the Replacements. schedule, Ellisor continues to purs
- Annette Petruso her own unique solo projects. HQr
Conni Ellisor previous two albums, Strings o
Solitude and Through the Eyes of a
Night at the Museum Child, created a tremendous under
Great Northern Arts ground buzz which brought Ellisor
Unlike most classical violinists, to the attention of the listening puk
Conni Ellisor expresses her skills lic.
through a combination of jazz, new -Emily M. Marriott,
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Fri. Apr. 10
Sat. Apr. 11

University Players
Shakespeare: As You Like It
Tickets: $9 (764-0450)
Trueblood Theatre
Thu. - Sat. 8 p.m., Sun. 2 p.m.
Opera Workshop Program
Ken Cazan, director
Scenes and arias from operas by Gershwin,
Romberg, Johann Strauss, Barber, Richard
Strauss, and Verdi
School of Music McIntosh Theatre, 8 p.m.
Michigan Men's Glee Club
European Tour Send-off Concert
with special guest Bob McGrath
And the 1967 Men's Glee Club
Jerry Blackstone, conductor
Music by Weber, Mathias, and Hardl
Tickets: $8, $6, $5, and $3 (764-1448)
Hill Auditorium, 8 p.m.
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