100%

Scanned image of the page. Keyboard directions: use + to zoom in, - to zoom out, arrow keys to pan inside the viewer.

Page Options

Download this Issue

Share

Something wrong?

Something wrong with this page? Report problem.

Rights / Permissions

This collection, digitized in collaboration with the Michigan Daily and the Board for Student Publications, contains materials that are protected by copyright law. Access to these materials is provided for non-profit educational and research purposes. If you use an item from this collection, it is your responsibility to consider the work's copyright status and obtain any required permission.

October 26, 1998 - Image 8

Resource type:
Text
Publication:
The Michigan Daily, 1998-10-26

Disclaimer: Computer generated plain text may have errors. Read more about this.

8A - The Michigan Daily - Monday, October 26, 1998

Check out
Election '98
this Thursday
to find out the
inside scoop
on this year s
candidates.

Dance moves audience

TOMMY
GHJJ.H Fil PEOR
CALVI N
BRAND N
STUDENT DISCOUNTS
ONEYIE EXAMS AND)
EYEGLASE
HOURS
MON-TU ES-THIU-FRI 9-5:30
{jchardsons v sr t
320 S. STATE ST
(LOWER .EVLOF DECKERR

By Anna Kovalszki
Daily Fine and Performing Arts Editor
As the lights dimmed, a surprise,
not included in the program, awaited
the audience at the Bill T. Jones/Arnie
Zane Dance Company's third appear-
ance in Ann Arbor. Instead of
embarking on the promised journey
through the history of the 20th
Century, the audience glimpsed a solo
performance by one of the creators of
the company, Bill T. Jones.
Titled "Etude" and set to Ludwig
van Beethoven's Quartet No. 16, the
short dance study was a joyful
expression of inner contemplation
and physical movement, with juxta-
positions of conformity and freedom.
Included were sexual gyrations, light
leaps into the air and in conclusion, a
slow, sensual use of hands and fingers
to introduce the rest of the perfor-
mance.
"We Set Out Early ... Visibility
Was Poor" consisted of three uninter-
rupted movements, interspersed with
flashes of light to introduce different
narrative elements. In effect, the per-
formance was as much kinetic, mir-
roring Jones' concerns of "dance ...
as a means of communication, a
bridge, if you will, with the world," as
dramatic.
The first section, "On the TSII,"
uses mechanized forms and move-

real, as if a Dali
we set out
Power Center
Oct. 23, 1998

painting were mim-
icked on stage.
Another became
a soldier's
march, con-
cerned with
training in wars.
Light departures
were given as the
dance move-
ments of the cen-
tury, such as the
tango, waltz and
ragtime were
examined.
The colors of
costume and set

ment, highlighted by the metallic stat-
uary pieces in the background. Set to
Igor Stravinsky's "L'Histoire Du
Soldat," it is concerned with the
industrialism of the early century. The
characters wear strange costumes; a
man wears a skirt. These individuals
come together to show dynamic as
well as static forms.
One section looked especially sur-

became disassembled and made into a
wagon, which was raised up into the
sky. A large oval-shaped chrysalis of
light slowly moved across the sky,
illuminating the dancers and the mes-
merized audience. We all somehow
communicated in this transition
piece, in musical terms that Jones
finds, "as pure and moving as
silence."
"Voiceland," the final movement,
was set to Latvian modern composer
Peteris Vasks' symphony for strings,
"Stimmen." Named after the German
term for voices, this piece examines
the community and the isolation of
modern society. Nature and its sounds
are incorporated, as well as ecological
catastrophes. In its concluding notes,
a comforting inclusion of a formerly
isolated dancer shows us that human-
ity still exists, although it is
expressed strangely in indistinguish-
able language. It is. language resem-
bling birdsong, a reference to the con-
tinuity of nature.
Bill T. Jones' concerns that his
dance company be a representative
microcosm of the world community
are evident. His group of 10 dancers
incorporates all body types and cul-
tural representatives, and somehow
they are completely one. Their diver-
sity only adds to their power for
interpretation.

Courtesy of the University Musical Society
Dancers of the Bill T. Jones/Amie Zane Dance Company performed In "We Set Out
Early ... Visibility was Poor" this past Friday at the Power Center.

lighting were mostly bright. The sec-
ond piece, set to "the music of John
Cage, titled "Cape Bardo" became a
contemplative, slow-motion, incredi-
bly sensual production, with cool and
light blues highlighting the softness,
and perhaps beauty, of the dancing
figures and forms. The statues

Judging by the packed Power
Center, many have come to appreciate
this dance company. As the audience
gave an encouraging rhythmic stand-
ing ovation, Bill T. Jones, along with
the rest of the company, danced off
the stage with a "get-down" feel.
Their love for the art of dance, their

talent not only as dancers but also as
actors and their movements as on*
concluded on a light note. In effect
this was a testimony to the enjoyment
of the moment. They were the embod-
iment of Jones' concern with, "a
human community in the process of
becoming."

www .not es4f'ree. cor

It will help you succeed at U of M -- and it's here now! www.notes4free.com is
your new source for top-quality lecture notes on the world wide web. Notes on
www.notes4free.com are never inconvenient, never outdated, and never costly.
Updated daily and archived for the entire semester, you now have instantaneous
access to any class lecture from any computer on or off campus. For every home-
work assignment, quiz and final exam, www.notes4free.com is there for you.
So get on the World Wide Web and introduce yourself to www.notes4free.com...
You can thank us later.

Now Featuring:
Bio Anthro 161
Chemistry 130
Communications 101
EECS 100
Political Science 111
Psychology 111
Psychology 380
Now Hiring: Notetakers for

R.E.M.
Continued from Page 5A
Anything goes. Our world has been thrown upside down, but let's not run away from
that, let's allow that to be a liberating factor and not an oppressive one."
Mills, Buck and Stipe have seemed to settle down into life without a permanent
percussionist, and have rallied around the stunning new material for R.E.M.'s 11 th
studio album, "Up," due in stores tomorrow.
Not surprisingly then, "Up" makes some strong statements, confronting issues of
science and its overlap with religion, as well as technology and its effects on human
nature. With most of the songs centering musically around layered keyboards and
vintage drum machines (Buck's trademark guitar is virtually silent on "Up')} Stipe's
lyrics come to the fore, most effectively on the album's stomping second single
"Lotus" and the moody gems "Suspicion" and "The Apologist."
It's different. It's strange.
You can understand the words, but you might not get the message the first time
through. It's loud, but not always clear - in fact, parts are ambiguous and murky -
but if you've let R.E.M. lead you this far, you won't be disappointed.
You'll be changed forever.

notemaster~notes4free.com

Or call Brian at 669-2900
Now Hirin g: Sales Executives

Earn big bucks, experience and
the respect of friends and
family with our sales program!
Now Hiring: Undergrad Studen-

Now Hiring: Campus Manager

Spend 20 minutes a day passing out
flyers at class and earn $40 a week!

We're looking for enthusi-
astic graduate students to
manage our note taking
effort at U of M.

Economics 101
Economics 102
Sociology 100
Sociology 102

Don't Panic!!
If you think you're pregnant...
call us-we listen, we care. 4
PROBLEM PREGNANCY HELP
975-4357
Any time, any day, 24 hours.
Fully confidential.
Serving Students since 1970.

ToImorrow's
Technology
Can Have
Your Prints

We Will Be On Your Campus
November 4th & 5th
Citrix Information Session
Wednesday, November 4th
7:00-9:OOPM
Dow Building
Room 1017
Citrix On-Campus Interviews
Thursday, November 5th
8:OOAM-4:45PM
Media Union
Room 21
If you are working toward a Bachelor's/Master's Degree in:

0

AI I

Iver

It!

* Computer Science

" Computer Engineering

* MIS/IT
You may qualify for one of the following opportunities:

" Software Engineer
* Test Engineer

" Technical Writer
* Technical Support Engineer

0

Imagine creating innovative software so
advanced that there is no clear cut
competition. That's exactly what we've
done at Citrix Systems! As the world's
source for high-performance innovations,
our award-winning software has become

* Competitive Salaries * Generous Benefits * Stock
Option & Purchase Plans (NASDAQ: CTXS) * Casual
Workplace * Onsite Fitness Center
If you'd like to have a hand in tomorrow's technology,
please visit with our representative on your campus.
Or you may forward a resume to: CITRIX, Human
Resources, 6400 NW 6th Way, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
33309; Fax: 954-267-2565; E-mail: hr@citrix.com
The freedom to create, the tools to grow. the power
to succeed

_ .

Back to Top

© 2021 Regents of the University of Michigan