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Galaxy of Artists Representing Theatres of Foreign Lands to Appear on International Night Program;
Colorful Costumes, Quaint Dances, Gay Music Will Build Up Vast Pageant for
Annual Show Tuesday Night in Hill Auditorium.

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Sword D

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John Khalaf, '30

Stage Pro

4k E. Cooper
O artists from 11 different
combine their talents in
program of music ',and
1 constitute Cosmopolitan
t International Night pro-.
d at 8:15 o'clock Tuesday
ngs and an elaborate mu-
cterize this year's extrava-
t from productions of other
years, says Chester Ben-
' nett, director. Brilliant
costumes representing
the native dress -of
many Eu r-o p e a n and
Asiatic nationalities will
lend added colQr to the
hat will make up the pro-
fled by the adoption of a
ch the motif of the entire
based. Each performer's
oven into one stupendous
he presentation will offer
f glorified musical comedy
e vaudeville'program.
rado" has been chosen as
and the stage settings will
urt of Eldorado, a mythical
performers from all corners
d1 to gather once a year to

'he variov
ni are to
le theme
Luction v
ialty' is1
ant, so
er the a
i of an

Breaking an iron chain,
the links of which are
three sixteenths of an
inch thick,, 'is easy for
Mozumdar. In perform-
ing the feat he uses his
back muscles as well as
those of his arms. Joseph
Akau, 31, and Josephine
Marques,- '31, are pictured
above at the center in a
characteristic pose from
the interpretive hula hula
Sdancing number which
they will present.
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Long sword of the Be-
douin tribesmen will be
used by., Khalaf and. Itani
in the Arabian sword dance
number, one of the at-
tractions of the Interna-,
tional . Night program.
Pictured at the left, below,
the Hawaiians, is the Chu-
mak dancing club of De-,
troit, an organization of
trained Ukrainian dancers,
who have made a large;.
number of stage appear-

appear in an Arabian sword dance, wi
long weapons of the Bedouin desert tr
The entire - Arabian portion of-the
has been arranged under the auspic
Arab Students' union, the newest of na
student organizations, which has been
here during the past few months.
Miss Katherine Khoury, '33SM, wiJ
Arabian love song, "Ahwal-Gazel," wh
ode of love to a girl proclaimed by he
possess the
charm of a fic
Desert Songs A number of
DeetSns songs, i n c li
.On.ProgramBedouin marc
and an examp
bian jazz mus
offered by a mixed chorus from the
Students' union. Dancing will accon
singing of a' march tune composed
Gibraltar victory.
Ukrainian dances, to be presented
hers of the Chumak dancing club of I
organization of Ukrainian artists, are
to be one of the most popular numbe
program. The group has made a lar-
of stage appearances in Detroit, ant
ceived favorable notice from the me
press. They have been trained und
Avramenko, internationally known pe

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sed in th
form a t
serve as
ring at t

re, from which the various
ir appearance. A Chinese
ent, a Moslem Mosque, and
ill be included among the
than 35 foreign students,
garb of their home lands,
osed about the booths, and
idience for the artists per-
val of Eldorado.
,he student performers, a
ainian dancers and a com-
ngers, in addition to a 13-
t, Czeslaw Cialek, will be
brought from Detroit for
the production. The cast
for this year's Interna-
tional Night is thus said
to be one of the most
talented ever to have
been assembled for such
anding student acts is ex-
lElberg chorus assembled by

presentation include Charles J. Russick, '30, Karl
Dinner, Elmer Feldkamp, Otto Haab, '30, Theo-
dore Metz, '30, Otto Graf, '30, Oscar Haab, '31,
besides Professor Hildner. They are to appear
in traditional German student dress, including
school caps and colored sashes representative of
various fraternities and duelling clubs.
Following the Germans, who are to open the
program, three Japanese women students, Kimi
Nojima, '32M, Kikue Sato, '31, and Hanako Ho-
shino. '30, will present a folk song and dance of
their native land, named Doyo. In singing this
number, the title of which means in English,
"Song to the Shooting Star," and which is a
children's lullaby, the singers will evolve, dance.
steps interpretive of the words of the song.
Czeslaw Cialek, 13, boy pianist,. will be the
first of the Detroit artists 'to appear. He has
arranged a program of Polish numbers, including
Paderewski's "Melodie in ,G," and Chopin's
"Valse" and "Etude, Opus 10, Number 5." Cialek,
who has been studying for several years under
Frank Bishop, one of Detroit's best known piano
teachers, has already attained the ranks of mu-
sical composers, by virtue of having arranged a
medley of Polish dance tunes.
Costumed in gaily colored silken robes, a
group of Chinese students, will appear in an

Miss Nettis Soohoo, Miss Maida Kuo, Grad., Y.
S. Ching, Grad., H- M. Chan, Grad., and Wilson
Chu, Grad.
The hula-hula as it is danced in Hawaii will
be demonstrated by Josephine Marques, '31, a
native of the Sunny Pacific, who has danced the
hula on the famed sands of Waikiki. She will
dance the hula in the form in which it origi-
nated, a classic folk dance interpretive of Ha-
waiian legendary lore, in which the motion of
body and feet provide a rhythmic background
for interpretive movements of the hands. By
watching the movements of Miss Marques' hand
it is said that an audience can follow the mean-
ing of the song which is to be crooned by her
partner, Joseph Akua, '31.
Akau will- play the guitar and thus, furnish
his own accompaniment for the native songs he
has chosen to sing. He has had, a long training
of stage experience and is said to be a performer
of distinguished versatility.
This will not be the first appearance of the
Hawaiian couple in Ann Arbor. They proved a

nastic team: Everet Carman, Elmer Townsley,
and Harry Steinberg.
An Armenian home scene is to be presented
by a group from Detroit, headed by Harry
Ekisian, :director of the Armenian chorus of De-
troit and Highland Park. Mr. Ekisian, who re-
ceived his artistic training in Boston, is said to
possess an unusually rich baritone voice. His wife
is to appear with him on this part of the pro-
gram, in which Miss Malena Avakian will per-
form an Armenian folk dance.
Bulgaria will be represented by Miss Florence
Boycheff, '30 SM, who has been trained under
Prof. Theodore Harrison. She will appear in the
colorful costume which has been worn for cen-
turies by Bulgarian natives, and will sing a group
of folk songs. One of the numbers on her- pro-
gram, "Vino Pia," is the song of a lover who
toasts with wine the praises of his sweetheart's
Madhusan Mozumdar, Grad., well-known
University strong man, will present an exhibi-
tion of Indian athletic culture. Mozumdar has
made a- large number of stage appearances and
has been featured in motion pictures for his feats
of breath and muscular control. Among his
tricks are the lifting of iron weights,' and the
flexing of any muscle in his body. His breath

Incidental music for the performance, in
ing an overture, will be played by, a s'
;International Night orchestra, consisting of
Helen Hull, '30 S.M., and Miss Sarah K
.M., violins; Miss Kathleen Murphy, '32, '
Mrs. Helen Snyder, flute; John Legg,'cla:
Carl Turniclide, trumpet;' and Miss Helen Tu
'30 S.M., piano.
The student committee assisting Bennet
Palmer in the production includes Joseph A
'31, I. Avanroff, Grad., Ewe H. Cheong,
Carlos H. Guardia, '30E, E. V. B. Jamgots
'32E, M. Mozumdar, Grad., Winifred- Sme
Grad., Joseph E. VanRiper, '32, Paul Wong,
and Jack Yuen, '31.
Director Bennett has
asked that the" audience
not demand" an encore Color, Mus
to every act, ashas been ,
done in past years, since United
that courtesy, .deemed 'a,
fitting tribute to the ar-
tistry of the performers, sometimes resu
dragging out .the'program beyond the con
measures which 'are most enjoyable.
Although many International Night prop
have been given in the past, and have rec
the enthusiastic acclaim of large audiences
ing sometimes extendd runs, it is felt by
in charge that this year's program will uni
color, pageantry,.and music of past perform
into one mammoth spectacle.



to Perform

hit when they appeared
at Martha Cook's' Ha-
waiian party last au-
K a r 1 Kammermeyer,

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