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WEDNESDAY
FEBRUARY 2, 2000

Foley leaps from

'Felicity' hunk-

to screaming big screen star

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By Erin Podolsky
Daily Arts Writer
"Am I a Backstreet Boys or an 'NSYNC fan? I'm
going to have to go with 'NSYNC," actor Scott
Foley said, chuckling at the absurdity of it all, in a
recent interview with The Michigan Daily.
Foley, who has found fame and fortune as every-

Scream 3
Starring Scott
Foley
Starts Friday

one's ideal guy Noel Crane on
television's "Felicity," has got-
ten used to silly questions in
the past couple of years. He
makes his motion picture
debut this week in the third
(and, one would hope, final)
installment of the "Scream"
series.
It wasn't an easy road to
stardom for Foley, who started
off on "Scream" creator Kevin
Williamson's television series
"Dawson's Creek" before mov-
ing on to "Felicity" He spent
six years trying to get a shot at

Courtesy of David Srmth Photography
Dancer Elizabeth Riga performs a move from Sandra Torijano's "Canto America."
Dan..Ice department
takes Power wth
worldlym oves

Foley plays film-within-the-film director.
Roman Bridger, but Foley's passion for horror
flicks is a bit more casual than his character's. "I
like being scared every now and then, I like the
suspense and the thrills," Foley said. "Nothing
like taking a girlfriend to a movie and holdin
her hand while she jumps."
Foley took his cues from director Wes Craven,
who was at the helm of the previous "Scream"
movies as well. "Wes was great. I was nervous
because he's known as the master of horror. But he,
was as calm as could be, very relaxed, extrememly
nice," Foley said.
"The man sits behind the monitor and does three
crosswords a day. He's very reserved. He really
taught me a lot, he knows exactly what he's doing."
As scary as anything in the movie itself was thE
fact that Foley never received more than a few
pages at a time of the "Scream 3" script, which
was shrouded in secrecy. "I don't know how the.
story comes together, I don't know what the end-
ing is. I would get a scene's worth of pages and
they would have a maroon stripe down the center.
so I couldn't photocopy it," Foley said. "And at,
the bottom it had my name so even if I tried-to
copy it, they'd know it was me who did it. Very.
secretive."
The burning question en everyone's lips, otherlhan
the boy band battle, is Foley's favorite scary movie
"'Serpent and the Rainbow' scared the hell out of me.
That and 'Something Wicked This Way Comes," he
said. But when asked if he'd know the rules of survival
if he himself were caught in a classic slasher movie,
Folev balked.
"Probably not. I'm kind of a moron when it comes
to that kind of stuff, so I'd probably die pretty quick-.
ly"
Luckily, Foley's career is alive and well - but
whether or not his character survives "Scream 3"
anyone's guess.

making it big. "I had a lot of odd jobs and kind of
starved for a while. I waited tables, I managed restau-
rants, I sold insurance, I worked at The Gap, I worked
at Mrs. Fields' Cookies. I worked at the UCLA
Medical Center stocking nurse supply stations during
the graveyard shift. I did everything that I could to
make a living, and it paid off eventually," Foley said.
Although "Scream 3" is Foley's first film, the
adjustment from the small screen was easy. " got
the chance to work with Neve Campbell,
Courtenev Cox and David Arquette. Just working
with them was such a pleasure. They were such
professionals, they really welcomed me onto the
set," Foley said.
BeIfore he made it to the set, though. getting in the
movie was a process anything but normal. "Usually

Photo courtesy of Dimension Films
Scott Foley makes his first big screen appearance
in Wes Craven's latest release, "Scream 3."
for auditions you get a script prior and they tell you
what scenes they want you to do. In 'Scream 3' it
was a cold reading," Foley said.
"I actually got scenes from 'Scream 2.' I read
Jamie Kennedy's part in 'Scream 2' when he was
talking to the killer on the phone and got sucked into
the van. I had to do that twice and was lucky enough
to get cast.
"Cold reading is never fun. It helps to know the
story and the character you're playing and be able to
have done a little bit of homework on a character."

By Greg Bibens
For the Da~iy
The exuberant, athletic dance
themes of the third world will illumi-
nate the Power Center staic as the
University's Dance Department pre-
sents their annual concert, titled
"Worldwide Rhythms." this w;eek-
end.
Thisyear's presentation will invite

the audience into
Worldwide
Rhythms
Power Center
Feb. 3-6

the third world as it
in v i g 0 r a I e s
movement and
music of the
Americas. From
the southern heat
of Brazil to the
flourishing fresh
rainforests of
Puerto Rico, the
dance concert
will investigate
movement and
music from vari-
ous cultures,
inc or p orat i n g
vibrant cos-
tumes, live per-

dance sensation Donald McKavle
and artistic director Jessica Fogel,
these choreographers have molded a
production of pizzazz as dancers
take the stage.
The performance begins in Bahia,
Brazil, with "Street Facade," a Mardi
Gras-themed dance piece choreo-
graphed by Soledade. This piece.
performed by 16 dancers and 10
musicians under the diriection of
Michael Gould, was originally creat-
ed by Soledade in 1996 for Monroe
Community College in Rochester, N.
Y. It has been altered slightly for the
U niversitv's Dance Repertory Class
taught by Soledade.
From here the audience will find
itself closer to home in the American
south for McKavlc's "Rainbow
Suite," followed by the damp and
thriving environment of the Puerto
Rican rainforests for Velez-Aguavo's
"Bricando El Charco," (Jumping the
Pond).
The music of New York City jazz
pianist Alva Nelson will be brought
to life by African instruments,
including the ngoni, berimbao,
conga and djembe. This music
accompanies Wilson's dance seg-
ment "Slips of Night," which
explores ancestral heritage.
Torijano's "Canto America," based
upon the peasants and workers of
Central and South America, will
close the program. This piece fca-

tures music by Astor Piazzola.
Mercedes Sosa, Violetta Perez and
other musicians from South
America.
Perhaps the most unique and
intriguing aspect of this collabora-
tive dance ensemble is the participa-
tion of dancer/chorcographer Donald
McKavle, known for his career in
dance spanning more than half a cen-
tury. After beginning his career in
the 1950s with the Martha Graham
Dance Company, McKayle went on
to choreograph ballets and feature
films, as well as several Broadwav
productions, which have garnered
him a Tony and an Emmy as well as
several nominations.
At the age of'70, McKayle contin-
ues to prevail in the dance world as a
resident choreographer of the Limon
Dance Company and as a professor
of dance at the University of
California-Irvine. Fourteen
University students were given the
opportunity to work with him on a
dance segment for "Worldwide

Rhythms"
1=01-the

upcoming presentation,

McKayle has adapted his famous
number of 1959, "Rainbow Round
My Shoulder." While the original
music, costumes and lighting of his
classic piece will still be used, he has
taken his dance and broken it into
smaller parts, from which he has cre-
ated "Rainbow Suite." This segment
centers around the "chain-gang pris-
oners' quest for freedom in
America's south. The music that will
support this athletic dance number is
composed of traditional chain-gang
songs compiled by John and Alan
Lomax and a "blues-tinged" arrange-
ment by Robert DeCormier and
Milton Okun.
University choreographers take the
opportunity in this year's event to
enlighten audiences with cultural
flare from a variety of regions. The
music and dance transcend the cul-
tural barriers through choreography
combining human experience and
international tradition.

Basement Arts' <
'Kollege' a realistic.*.-'
take on college life

By Robyn Melamed
For the Daily
Catch Basement Arts one-act com-
edy, "Kollege" this weekend, and go
home with plenty of laughs and still
enough time to party.
"Kollege," written and directed by
junior theater concentrator Steve

cession and dazzling scenic elements
into the world of modern dance.
Much of this can be attributed to
the creative minds of four University
faculty choreographers; Evelyn
Vele-Aguayo, Augusto Soledade,
Sndra Torijano and Robin Wilson.
Working with visiting artist and

Kollege
Arena Theatre
Thursday, Friday and
Saturday at 'p.m.

Saddle up for some moody 'Junk'

Best with the
help of freshman
theater concen-
trator Joe
McEachern, is a
realistic. and
witty look at
college in the
present.
The idea for
this play came
out of a studio
class taught by
J c r r v
Scheweibert. For
two weeks, the
on improvisational

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on the ball," Best said.
The plot follows Lyle and Stew,
who are good friends but complete
opposites when it comes to dealing
with women. Lyle is a womanizes;
and Stew is in a serious relations
with Court. Through the course,
the play, the two guys switch roles.
Stew ends up fooling around ,on.
Court with an innocent and unknow-
ing girl named Ali. Lyle meets some--
one and starts up a serious relation,
ship. Best said this play is about
"people shootin' the shit and seeing
love come in and slip out of their
lives."
Best said he thinks "Kollege" is
pretty true to the real-life colle
scene. His hope is that "everyone
the audience will be able to relate to
something in the play," he said. Best
thinks this will be pretty easily
accomplished because ofthe play's
realism.
The cast consists of eight students:
Ryan Binder, Mike Mischler, Melissa
Geitzen, Megan Reinking, Christina
Reynolds, Jonas Wadler, Leigh
Feldpausch and Stephen Priest.
said it has been a lot of fun to work
with this cast. "Kollege" has allowed
them the freedom to use improvis4-.
tion. "The whole script came out of
improv," Best said, "so if (the cast) had
ideas, I just said to go with them.'
"Kollege" promises an entertain-
ing night, so don't miss out. "This is
how it is," Best said. "It's scary. It's
funny. It's real."

students worked

scenes. These scenes had to pertain
to an aspect of college life. Best, a
student in the class, noticed how
funny and entertaining these skits
were and started writing down these
ideas. After the two weeks were up,
he had enough funny material to put
together "Kollege," his first stab at
play writing.
"Kollege" revolves around three
main characters, Lyle, Stew and
Court. "The play can't survive if one
of the characters isn't developed and

Photo courtesy of Geffen Records
The moody melodies of Cowboy Junkies will grace the Michigan Theater tonight at
7:30 p.m. Tickets are still available at all Ticketmaster outlets for $20-25.

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