SATURDAY, MARCH 28, 1953
THE MICHIGAN DAILY
IndianDance Teacher Visits Here
By JANET SMITH
While washing dishes and scrub-
Bing are drudgery to many women,
Mrs. Sunalini Ragan, an actress
and dance teacher in her native
India, says they are fun. 3 ti
Mrs. Ragan had always had ser-
vants and had never tried her hand
at housework until coming to this
country last October to stay with
her son, a graduate student in
House Concert, Union Dance
To Take Place Tomorrow
Glee Club To Feature Classics, Semi-Classics;
Popular Records To Provide Music for Dance
U' Club Will Entertain Facu.lty Women;
Students To Attend Hatcher Open House
Glee Club . . .
Male voices will resound in West
Quad when the Allen-Rumsey
House Glee Club presents a con-
cert of semi-classical and classi-
cal music at 1:30 p.m. tomorrow
in the Main Lounge.
The program will begin with
Perry Daniels rendering Bach's
"Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring" and
"The Trumpet Shall Sound "from
the Messiah by Handel.
Following these two selections,
the Glee Club will then take the
spotlight singing such semi-clas-
sical favorites as "You'll Never
Walk Alone," "Tea for Two,"
"Comin' Through the Rye," "In
the Still of the Night" and "All
the Things You Are."
To conclude the program Per-
ry Daniels assisted by the Glee
Club will present excerpts from
"H.M.S. Pinafore" and "Porgy and
Organized last semester, the
Glee Club is one of the most ac-
tive male choruses in the Quads.
They have sung for numerous
house functions and provided en-
tertainment for West Quad's Hol-
They perform on the Allen-
Rumsey Hour coming from the
West Quad radio station and
they have made recordings for
Alfred Neuman, director of the'
chorus, says that there are few
houses that can equal their enthu-
siasm. The men practice every
night after supper, in order that
rehearsals do not conflict with oth-
*' * *
Union Dance.. .
Latest popular records as well
as the old-time favortes will pro-
vide the danceable music for the
weekly Sunday night record dance,
from 8 to 10:30 p.m., tomorrow
in the Terrace Room of the Union.
For students not interested in
dancing, cards, scoring pads, and
card tables will be provided for a
hand of bridge or canasta.
Hungry couples will also be
able to buy snacks in the Union
snack bar which is open to coeds
with escorts as a part of the
Union's new coed participation
Union officials urge all inter-
ested couples to attend and they
emphasize the fact that this en-
tertainment is offered free of
!Faculty Hour ... .
In a turnabout party, University
Club members will be hosts at .a
coffee hour for the Faculty
Women's Club from 4 to 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday in the University Club
Lounge at the Michigan Union.
Guests will have the pleasure
of seeing University Club mem-
bers resplendent with bouton-
nieres in honor of the special oc-
Wives or husbands of both
groups are cordially invited to at-
tend by the committee in charge.
Professor Douglas A. Hayes of
Granger Avenue is the chairman
for the "rare" event.
Pouring will be Professor Em-
eritus John L. Brumn of Portage
Lake Road, Professor Philip J.
Wernette of Hillside Center and
Professor Axel Marion of Whit-
more Lake Road.
Also carrying out their duties
as hosts will be Professor Her-
bert F. Taggert ofnCambridge
Road, Dr. Frank E. Robbins of
Cornwell Place and Mr. Donald C.
May of Geddes Avenue.
* * *
H Hatcher Tea ...
President and Mrs. Hatcher
will open their home to all students
from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday for
their bi-monthly Open House.
All students are invited, but
Pi, Betsy Barbour and Lloyd House
of West Quad.
Women who will pour this
week include Mrs. Dudley Phelps,
Mrs. Cook, Mrs. Gardner Ash-
ley, Mrs. Strauss, irs. William
Patton, Mrs. File, Mrs. Adam
Christman, and Mrs. GeorgehMe-
As a special feature of the tea
this week, Paul McDonough will
A duplicate bridge tourna-
ment will be hfid at 8 p.m. to-
night at the Hillel building.
Partners will oe assigned for
those attending: alone.
* * *
A DRAMATIC star and an ex-
ponent of classical dance, Mrs.
Ragan has studied with many of
the greatest masters in India. Al-
though always very interested in
all the arts, she did not begin ser-
ious study until after the death of,
Speaking in perfect English,
Mrs. Ragan declared that the
classical dance was her first love. a
Known in her native land as
"Nritya Rani," "Queen of the
Dance," she has won numerous
gold medals in the highly com-
petitive all-India dance confer-
Mrs. Ragan has also studied
European dance forms and tech-
niques. These studies were inter-
rupted when Ghandhi's non-co-
' operation movement influenced her
to turn her talents again com-
pletely to Indian art.
She was one of the first womenj
special guests will be Kappa Delta,
Lambda Chi Alpha, Beta Theta
MRS. SUNALINI RAGAN
studio in Bombay when she be- in music of all types, writing and
gan her screen work. athletics. While in Ann Arbor, she
WORKING AS a leading lady is attending the University play
for the Indian film industry, Mrs. production classes, as well as be-
Ragan, whose name means "Beau- ing enrolled in the Writer's Work-
ful Lotus," has played 70 major
roles in five languages.
Before her movie career, she
acted on the legitimate stage.
The first woman to appear in a
mixed caste in India, she was
a member of the Indian National
Theatre, as well as an actress
with the Shama's Players.
The latter group, drawn from
teachers in India, but lack of time members of her own family, pro-
forced her to close her dance duced a great many types of
drama, including Shakespearean,
Sanskrit and modern Indian.
One of her sisters was producer
for the group, which gave per-
d 'p formances in the major cities
Here on a temporary visa, Mrs.
Ragan has devoted her time to
voluntary lecturing before school
and club groups. She will present
a lecture-demonstration at 8 p.m.
tomorrow in the International
Center as the last program to be !
presented in a Cultural Exchange
Series sponsored by the Center
Tomorrow evening's program
will include reading from modern
Indian poets, as well as a demon-
stration and explanation of the
gestures used in the classical In-
Mrs. Ragan has applied for per-
mission to live permanently in
this country, for she feels that
many Americans want to hear
about her native India and its
culture. She is anxious to be a
lowed to do her best work for then.
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BOARD OF REPS-An import-
ant Board of Representatives
meeting concerning the new
League Constitution will be held
at 9:15 a.m. today in the League.
BLUE TEAM - The Blue teamI
ticket committee will meet at 1
p.m. today in the conference room
of the League. All women on the
Blue team are also asked to comeI
to the League between 9 a.m. and
6 p.m. today to work on posters.
MAIZE TEAM-The Maize team
will also be making posters from 91
a.m. to 6 p.m. today in the League.
All women on the poster and stunt 1
committees are expected to come.
DRESSED in a colorful sari,
which she considers the most
graceful costume of her native In-
dia, Mrs. Ragan graciously told
about her varied experiences as
pioneer in all fields of art in In-
Descended from one of the
most cultured Brahman fam-
ilies of Bengal, Mrs. Ragan num-
bers among her immediate rela-
tives poets, artists, authors and
scholars of world reknown.
One of her sisters was governor
of the United Provinces and a
staunch follower of Mahatma
Ghandi, while her brother is a
playwrite and actor of note.
An extremely versatile woman,
Mrs. Ragan is also very interested
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