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December 02, 1923 - Image 14

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BIG ART AND LITTLE ART . Olrto. defyirg gra itson, while the
A review, my dears, of the Deni- secord dances in are feee to make
shawns! . . . with sillylittle "beauti- the r art, above al, natural, and thus,I
fuls" and "perfections" and "eixgts- if you will, truly artificial.
ites" to peck out the glory ot =their 'And so one could go or. It is hope-
art. The ladies love the gowns-,the le yeasyryo see, to fade into a
gents snicker at the calves, the drunk- a:bte of words abou the art of the
en bugs google the bosoms and full 'daree frwith a fnal line I am done:
round busts, while their cleveres ro ding that Pavlowa o and her ballet
yells, "Choreography! Must be.a new rw in their dotage have recme
kind of ink! . . ." ' idig ithen to the Denishawns
And what to say next: of fsbtar, in"t fe "acorded the poey of having
and the Dance of Love, the Dance of Ide5vlope: an Amer'n uc rpany woIth
Love, and the Dance of Spiritual Re-"hor 'ghly American standards -
generation. -het o my knowledge, is the first
The difficulty, then, and the tragedy ~-ne I Iaxe ever used the word Amer-
as well seems to lie in the doudbhe .can in a complimentary sense.
meaning; everyone, was able to get
something from the program. DEBUT
On the other hand, we hear the ba- A ale reprter crept into a dress-
lyhooing about Pavlowa, "the incom- ing ron.
parable," who is in reality so terribly "'ir. Siomess" he began,
comparable if one can only see over Dramatic pause, and then a flow of
the smoke of her press-agent praise' words. "I enjoyed your performance
It can all be proved, I promise: take, immensely. I had always wondered
for example, her "Snow Flakes'; a how it would he possible to stage the
company worse than none surrounds final act. In fact, I had rather imag-
the lady while slowly, sowy she ned-" but you are only Interested
poises on one toe, a plaster smile in what the actor said . . r
glued on her face, never-changing,: The gentleman, then, went on rath-
stiff, doll-like. They call her ethereal, er like thi: Mr. Walker really has
and so she may have been once upond s
a tie lnglon -ag, bt nw.. none of the ridiculous ideas and ideals
a time long, tong ago, but now . ' asigned him by his press notices. In
slyphan, it you please, hut never syl- , i rs oie.I
phan. reality, he is a calm sort of person,
working from day to day and wise
Her "Oriental Impressions," admit- enough in the ways of the theatre to
tedly, are interesting, yet when cam- make no plans for the next. His play-
paald with those of Miss Dens . . ' house has always been a kind of a
the one, you see, is eternally Pavlowa child's toy to him, something Intrig-
despite her kimono, the other Japan uing and fascinating but never a thing
itself; the first-and this is the real to be taken seriously. Possibly, of
difference-a talented technician, the course, the final goal might be a rep-
second an incomparable actress.- ertory company, but at present, only
In fairness, it should be added that some twenty-seven youngsters offer-
I have always seen Pavlowa in De- ing several odd dramas. Twenty-sev-
troit, the worst city, of course; in en naturally, is a ruinous number,
this world. Perhaps the audienet leading to profitless tours despite
which behaved worse than pigs-it daily guarantees. Make-up is beastly
even dumped six corsages of cabbage to get off, and where could one get a
roses on the stage in the middle of decent meal? So Mr. Angell was no
"The Polish Wedding-=was partially -er lrSoe. lw as
longer president.. . . Mr. Tialdi was
due to the unpleasant delusion. still in town . . . and where was Mrs.
Yet above that, there is the whole Demon? The reason that Stuart
fundamental principle, the insepara- Walker fled so suddenly from Broad-
ble distance between the conventional way despite three tremendously suc-
classic ballet and the school of Den- cessful seasons was more or less ob-
ishawn. The first dances on its toes, vious: the same old story of splendid
after years of painful practice in the reviews, no audiences, and a twenty-
five thousand dollar deficit. This
year's route lasted until April, wind-
F. L. Tilden.............Editor ing up in Texas and Kentucky by way
Donald E. L. Snyder......Books of the Pacific coast. Why on earth
Rortar onoderson.saic had we built such a marvellous audi-
Eubert Bactron Men..Derama... torium and such a terrible stage? Wal-
Gordon Wier..... .Art ter Hampden for the moment is near-
Lisle Rose, Halsey Davidson, er than any one else to the repertory
Newell Behout, Samuel Moore, season: a wonderful man and a tre-
Jr., Maxwell Nowles Philip Wag- mendous actor. The Cleveland Play-
ner, Dorothy Sanders, house is doing some remarkable work,
The Sunday Magazine solicits although they would be better if they
manuscripts from all persons a- were told that comedies did exist.
filiated with the University. Man-
uscripts must be typewrittenI For two years after he left the army
triple spaced and written on one he had directed the Indianapolis Lit-
side only. * * * * tle Theatre. They had done some ex-
The Sunday Magazine acknowl ceptional work against preposterous
edges The American Secular Un- difficulties. And how had Jackson re-
ion review service for "The Un- ceived its amazing aesthetic complex,
official Observer" department. * and what kind of a town was Lans-
king? . . .

The make-up was off and he was
1 dressed for dinner. "Wouldn't I come
It is the policy of this magazine to I back later?"
publish articles of opinion by both
students and faculty members if, in "Well, I suppose I have heard
the judgment of the editor,. these arti-
cles are of intrinsic value and interest. enough for an article; you see this
This does not mean that manuscripts
rolicited or .voluntarily offered are was my first real iterview.
secessarily in . accord with editorial "Interview!. ? ! But if I had
opinios either sii prnciple or form.B
(Continued on Page Six)

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