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Chck ouit tlu-.. icafilut "Th1e Shopl-
Auuaorrd theaC oratcr' preseataci Frliy
tatd Samtutltv ttiylt . uicc, at thec
NlcctlaaTltcar. Coutecy of tlhe Stae
Strc A rca As:-cc is ita.
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AND THE STORM RAGES ON...
School of Music collaborative brigs back 'The Temp est' for repeat performa4

By Robyn Melamed
Auso tafklk tat asec le Temttpesat"attis
we'eketad, be prepared to
Q, experience a ranasforma-
."titt. A tinta hatsvotuld
nottrttally feel like attillu-
The sioat sill feel like a reality.
Tempest A persotn thtat wAould nor-
Ptoall seem outt of thtis
PwrCeuter wtorld wvill seem as real as
'Dcc. u14 1a6 at , ata average toe. Because
of last year's enthtusiastic
. respttnse tot "The
-, ,- Tetpest.' Schtool of
Mutsie statdents. faculty
tttd guest gradutate stu-
d ~ etts still aitttfosr atnothter
set ofetnchtatntitng perfor-
tttattces thtis steeketad.
Contsidered by mcost schtolars to be

Shakespeare's last cottplete stork, 'The
Tempest" is a play thtat itcorporates maic,
mystery attd lose.
Altlaouglthtlis plasy is not eattily categorized,
it has been vieswed as a romatace since thte 19th
Century. Tlais stotty centers around the clharatc-
ters Prospero, Duke of Milan and Miratada, lis
dataghter. Prospero Ihas beett exiled by Itis owst
broater to a nmysaical islatad. Beittg ata atelli-
getnt mast. Prospero, by reading books ott
tmagic, is able to britag all of Itis enetries
ottto this islatnd twiatte intent of gaitin
res-etage. Mirattda, ltavittg lived Iter lf
ontthlis islanda., tat teser seet another'
ltuan othter thtatt her father sitteer"
bir-tht.
After years of thtis seclusion, site cotmcs
face to face writha her father's eantmics
a frighttened group -Ito were shtip-
streeked ontthlis island. Almost
imttediately, Miranda falls in lover
swith Ferdinand, Prince of Naples. As
the lose story growrs, so does
Prospero's ability to forgive, matkitt
for a Itappy enading to a wotaderful
story.
Director Phtilip Kerr tats pttt togethcr a
caist of os-er at dozen talettted actors,
dancers anad sitagers, guaaranateeittg an
'a1tetrtatitainu ton-ttotcht production
"Because it wsa a sold-out shtow lat
year, stahoughtt to bring it back as a
muilleatnium celebration," Kerr said.
"Also, besides our regular showrs,
we still be doing a speci-talhight
school performtance wsth tabe h
hopes of educating younger
students about thcate."Kaerr
himself trill stat- as
Prospero, aind trill ha.joitncd;.
by Leiuga VWoods (Alotasol -'
Erik Fredickson {slave

Calibtat Matlcosltt Tulip (Trinaculo), Johtn
Netvills.-Atndrews (Stcphtaao) Beverley Pooley
(Gotzalo),(Geotage Shtirley (Adrian), Matrtin
WValsha(M aster tof thc Shtip), Deatttta Relyea
(Jtnttofnd ,dactrs PetrSparlittg, Lisas Catrett-
B~elrose an dimtaStoola
""Thta. lampcst tatkcs its atudciettce for a fatn-
tastic ,tdventurtea.wsstrteillusionts turttittto
reality. It ptresents vsisotts, tricks attd naatqtes
ittto a stotrld ofsttottsters, attgels atnd tmagi-
ciatas. Kerr scOtald like thte audaciettce to keep
Stheir eves open itr te Iilarious clotn
ttd thte ey-e-catchtittg latter shosws. Abose
i l, Kerr swcatts thte atadience to "enjoyt
as at swhtole. It is otte of-Shtakespeare'
tttost atccessible shos.
love at oodl titte."

'Ualum" Frank, Pahi composes ecleci
sound, rumbling fury for 'Tempest'

The SOM faculty comes alive in "The Tempest."

'Nutcracker' lives at Detroit Opera House

By Charity Atchison
DftlarOttWite
B~allet IntetrnaatiaontalceItas taskeat
residenace at tlta.lDatr oat )peraa
IlUSte fosr the at oftheIa.seatsont,
.The Nutcrace.-W a i trc hate
thtattstas s eaasaatat Itll ta n ttottltel-
Natcrackers, te Itallet toaets sitht
1-Ilctffttaattat-l eat
laratseelIattever
tasiat{ to tarsite.
The As 1ace strites,
Nutcracker fattcecs begisa tat
Detroit Opora House bcaiatd at screeat.
o s ta~ a t atafatdle arce
taskena Intoathte
sttry'as at at
bet tao arrittetn.
Astidefrtheft
scr-eiiate*laciata
adi straaction, thae
stpettittg as
rcfrcslaitt atad
- I la11laartys- cetac ss tcatmic. -T-he
.I'dttltdace tstass at lit draatc. ass
b.theadu-slcat atesta carried abeatasels
tat<1avsrt s saacrissr saty. Thte
faa aaaolaar aatdalndtaafater st-ct-
he t ba.etst taart sof'te lcaadultdance
sqouence. Whte't Grantdfathaerscent
assatwtaoil taneknee, lae laud a hard

tiame getting to thae flootlhis artharitis
sats asctang upatadG(antdmtothear tad
tot help tam asp. Whaenthey st-rc
a.onae twith theairad ance all of thec othter
gasests applaudd ltheair efforts, sat
tey begatn to datnce -astatotaly thec
othter guaests baecaae oacupaied. sitha
othter thtatgs, breaskitng
Giranadmoater's co
Inasteada. ofalblsingtatto Clara as
Nuttcracskaer .dolfl, aosselaaeyer
broaughat a hatta-atNautcracker. Iria
Koaatareaakc a.maacded lcNata.-'-h"er
Soldier Doll, ss licl a ssoddl at
as stoantaclattcinta elarole. It a.; ---.
aincotsstency inttheacrestsf ahelacla-
let, because te Nncaaackca us Act !I
as atmanta. Thae Mouase Kitagflets a
fromtheacsky, swhichlaaataice tec-
atrical toucha.
Thae Baby Mice wrere thae best pat
oaf atae battle sceane. Otae little girl
basby mtouse shaook hter stuff sthent
site camae otnto thae stage. It wsateery
cleaar that shte was athe hottest little
motate aroutad. Dana' atae battle alae
Mouse Kitag used tc batby atice as
luatatt'slaiclcs to protect himtself
fro cNutcracker
I clatle lac!ca thaeaMouase
Kinag antaeaac\ ackertraitnottasta
phyvsical as it coculdtat-c beeta. It
apparetaclas tou<ta he aaMoose Kitag
and Nutcracker st-rc partncritag each
othter itn a pat de deux thtan trying to

kill eacha othter.
I1CltelNctcraackset d anaeaa l s al
Clatrahelacssdanaciaag tofo r a
Cilaraa than la t -c wrc danatcatogseth-
cr. Datnced by Alecc ytakavtshea
Natacracker hadacIbeauataifsalatatead
stass able tt it teigaahlt oal las
juaatis at te aciglat of theacorate.
Tihe Snowfclaskeschoreogeast-play
tras light. Thte dantcers swarec tetera ta
stae psasitioata.lir sass stat' andtonacta
oaf fteitatmfte sacextenasiconsstat a. ttoo
IfltQatick fiostwsork added taoatac
lighttness oal thachrcateographay. [Tce
dancera~aasacece tble. ass aake atn te
chaaraactristics of snowasflakes fatlI tag
attdcfbloatsta'gtt Ite switd.
Thte choosacatrahyandatantcintg isa
Act 1Iwas au ttsfut. '[Te taale
SlapaslhDacer, O uiccataBorovtat,
htad be-alaufl taith jumpt~s tat
aplpcearcd asi ftchIthad stopdtpf niottv-
tat a theahateafaasahlis satops.
Claicko Oats a dIataccdl tce femaale
Spataisha danaccrswith beatutiful cxten-
stoats.Boala datncears had laeautifual
coatnttayttin c lttalaums atad arat
accetats.
The Chiatac a n ace containedc
beauataisallvexcutedaco as ae swoark
andac qutta.k fooas tk car fthe tle.
IitaaKoaatcakoarealycamataoaff sal
paoint.-. oltalmI tostte eatire sa--
atioaantmovang oanpastntc. Thte finda
sequece anded witha Koasaretako

aopianc inttatitudle fronta, ctas a.ima
Paf aiccs enda~ed ithrala terietoaf assema-
ble. front.
Ihefa ltz o f tal ela Flowertscwat
daced bca.ulaotaifully. Tiae atalfe sectiona
s a scrics sal sirtutosi beatena
1umttps. 'I ftc womatcatlhad beaotifil
atrala-sq.ucs anad attiatcdes. There were
s-x chlsdreat flowcers, and ataey reatlly
scrve noaIatpursan d aatlt-reatasre oaf'
adisetaractionata thaecdancinat.
Ih ftmoa~st bfautiful dancer- of atae
n taa s t efa Sug at Plumata irty,
Kacat Sc alzitti. Scalzitti had costa
atulatac gstae presece. Hecr tosec
men~at aqfuality appara e aad cfloratlcss andc
shae garew tc tof all hactmotsmna.s
lcar less laokedlassba. cffortlaessly
catatithr laosthlth ala.
Ih fcbeginningta"of boafa acts wst laff-
casl. A lost sal theacoreacstlaydcco asa
lowecred coat ttt Ifa.eoachecstaad a
excellet timiang swathata.eaacers ona
stauge,antdad not play too last. Morc
chaoreoagraphty cosufldtate beent addecd,
resultitag itt lesadeadc timeacinthea datacitag
befiore thae acts opeated.
Thte seconda. act atad the patystee
bsaot fapened scithfa e a na c cert itt poses,
swaitinag fosr Droass elmaayer to atasve
thaeat. Alsat lasckitag fromthela secotad att
set-ctc aac laicfiaellcs. Nornaally at
etajoycable scetae of atuncakiastsaukitag
oaert-chea stage left part of thae
Nutcracker incomplete.

A woman is silhouetted in one of Edward West's exhibited photographs
CASTING NOSHDW

THE
AMERICAN WEST
Out of Myth, Into Reality
October 6-December 31, 2000
Experience The American West.

CLOWNS TO
THE LEFT.
JOKERS TO
THE RIGHT.
STUCK IN THE
XMIDDLE WITH
DAILY ARTS.

By Jim Schiff
Dtallysats Wtact
Thae great Southa Africana poet
Mongoae Wally Scrote omice
asked, "If life is so simple, wchy
cants ait be
so briefst-ly
cua'tce lea is
Casting be. lived'?"
ShadOWS Atnyone wlao
visits Edward
Museumofn Art We~st's spell-
Thrtoagh tat. asa2001 bindilng pho-
tography
a.x hiaab it,
f, .Costaing
Shadows"is
rw like~ly to ask
thec samae
quaestion,
'Througha an antsracae comubination
of light, color anad ispiatitont, his
phsotos schicve a tow powear an
theirs raflectiona of toss-apatheid
Soa.tal Alarica.West, an associate
pr ofaessor at Schotol of Art antad
Design, bectametac erteste~d tatthis
regionaoftsea stess-ng Athtol
Fugard's plasy, "Sizwe B1atasi is
Dead," The play, like West's pho-
tot, explores thae somtewthat slow
transition any Southa African
comnaunities arcetoaking out of
aparthaeid.
Whtile somae tare advanced cots-
siderably since apartheid's end,
osters arc trapped in locations
witha scarce resosarces and oppor-
tunities, tucht as lack of electricity
or runaninag water,.'Througha alt
canaera leats, West captures nt
onaly ala datily activities of under-
privilegeda South Africanas, but
also theair digntity ansd perseverng
hturnantaspirit.
Isa a pasmtphlet accomtpataying
she exhtibit, West explainas, "livinag
so long under apartheid, South
Africanas of color were rendered
invisible, cast in the role of shaud-
ow to the white- population."
Consequently, alt photos depict
figuares partially or alnmost entirely
in shadows. Mes aare seena kneel-
sag or crouchainag, htoldfinag hands
ovcer thaeir eyes, perhaups so suaggest

tit atacy are hidd.ena fromsataec IT
donas associated wtrilh
apasrtheid.
-Instead, st- see ste barrett gi-
and their dilapidated htona'c
stracte~d from bits of wood
mtaal,coaetaso thec Icrefrod
"Ngotaao" depicts a maissatq
taag in front of a wal-filled
graffiti and lemopty stoarefronsts.
Whacther it is a shsadow o
buildinag, somata.fotrsa of bava~a4
always present t lahswork.
seldoms see all of tha. chasacas
faces, antthesay nevera look dates
into she camea.Ona. of thea.i
hauansitag piecces, NselamWsa
depicts an elde~rly couple. ansi
htouse, void of all light except
sthich comeas from theba winta
Thec woman looks oattheba.wan
perhaps hoping Ior at better a.:
tence, while.ste mnosits
darkness isa despeatison.aIla
piece, West achaieves a cenasta
degree of authlenticisy: Its sea'p
thsouagla altsubje~cts dad sot krit
athey st-rc bean" photogaraphed":
Whtile thec pove~rty anad h
waordaness of hilacks an :Sy
Africa is a centaralctmeto
work, athcre is antoter side th
toachinag anadIhopeful. Iflip
qacat use of briglhs color i
villagers' closhitng anad in son
ste scenery suggests shut al'
people are gradually coming
ste light and oat of apartk
Amidst the dark slaudow s, -a
and dirt arc brilliant spots' of
and yellow in garments anad -ho
icraft, The blue-greets of
oceana in "Amiston" may sing~
a freedona t<s will sooic'
obtainted.
Wisest walkinag atossgIt
exhibit, West's picatrcs look .
like phsotographas ta atis
detailed brush stroke.With'a°
pixel, he captures teliafeql
atad deeply rooted seantamens
these people. In "Gwall,"we S
lady smtiling. Perhaps she Is?,
her life will aitprove someday;
camae out of thec dasktacsi
enavelops hact Wa.dona't kn'ows
reasons t-lyboat at docesn'a 114
We smsile back.

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