Program for the third attraction of the Ellison-White Bureau's 1936-37 season, the Jooss European Ballet with director, Kurt Jooss. All choreography and and production of the ballets was by Mr. Jooss in collaboration with Mme. Aino Siimola. Musical direction was by F. A. Cohen. F. A. Cohen, F. Waldman or E. Bilteliff accompanied on the piano. Stage manager was H. Mendt. The program covers two performances, both given on November 28, 1936. The afternoon matinee included performances of ballets "The Big City", music by Alexandre Tansman, "Pavane", music by Maurice Ravel, and "Johann Strauss...Tonight!", music by Johann Strauss. Included in the matinee was "Interlude: Chaconne" by Henry Purcell, a work not described in the program. The evening included performances of "Ballade", ballet from an old French folk song, music by John Colman (free variations on the same song), a repeat performance of "Big City", "A Ball in Old Vienna", music by Joseph Lanner, arranged by F. A. Cohen, and "The Green Table", music by F. A. Cohen.
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THE ELLISON-WHITE BUREAU Presents the JOOSS EUROPEAN BALLET 1936-37 Season Third Attraction Portland Public Auditorium Saturday, November 28, 1936 2:30 and 8:30 P. M. PROGRAM Matinee "The Big City" Interlude: Chaconne Henry Purcell "Pavane" "Johann Strauss Tonight!" INTERMISSION "The Mirror" Evening "Ballade" "The Big City" "A Ball in Old Vienna" INTERMISSION "The Green Table" JOOSS EUROPEAN BALLET Choreography and production of all the ballets by KURT JOOSS in collaboration with MME. AINO SIIMOLA Musical Direction: F. A. COHEN At the Pianos: F. A. COHEN, F. WALDMAN or E. BILTELIFF Stage Manager: H. MENDT Lighting Effects by Century Equipment, Inc. General Manager: K. Greanin, 106 Regent St., London, England Representative: Rombout van Riemsdijk Company Manager: George E. Brown STEINWAY Pianos, Courtesy of Sherman, Clay & Co., and U. S. Grant High School Tour Direction: Metropolitan Musical Bureau, Inc., Division of the Columbia Concerts Corporation of the Columbia Broadcasting System, New York, N. Y. COMING ROLAND HAYES, Tenor—Dec. 7 NELSON EDDY, Baritone—Jan. 16 Tickets, 85c, $1.10, $1.65 Wing Seats Only, $1.65 VIENNA CHOIR BOYS-^Jan. 25 RICHARD CROOKS. Tenor—Feb. 23 Lower Floor Only, $1.65—Wing Seats, $1.10 Tickets, $1.10, $1.65, $2.20 ELLISON-WHITE BUREAU 702 Studio Building BEacon 0537 Tickets Now on Sale Box Office: J. K. Gill Co. PORTLAND SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Dec. 8, 8:30 P. M.—JOSEF SZIGETI, Violinist—Nov. 29, 3 P. M.—DOROTHY GORBOVITZKY, Pianist The JOOSS EUROPEAN BALLET KURT JOOSS, Director Dance Theatre Partington Hall, England "BALLADE" Ballet by Kurt Jooss, from an old French folk song Music by John Colman (Free variations on the same song) Costumes by Heln Heckroth CAST The King RUDOLF PESCHT The Queen LOUISE SOLBERG The Marquis HANS ZUELLIG The Marquise NOELLE DE MOSA Court Ladies: Mmes. Lilla Bauer, Lola Botka, Maya Kuebler, Paquerette Pathe, Ulla Soederbaum, Herta Thiele Court Gentlemen: Evert Compaen, Hans Gansert, Edward Harrington, Angelo Rovida "The Queen sent a poisoned bouquet to the young Marquise, who had been favored by the King's attention." "THE BIG CITY" Ballet by Kurt Jooss Music by Alexandre Tansman Costumes by Hein Heckroth CAST The Young Man NOELLE DE MOSA The Young Workman HANS ZUELLIG The Libertine ERNST UTHOFF Passers-by and children Scene 1. The Street Scene 2. The Workers' Quarter Scene 3. The Dance Hall SYNOPSIS In the hurrying throng of a continental city, as day is ending, are seen the Young Girl and the Young Workman, her sweetheart. . . . The Libertine, in search of new conquests, follows the Young Girl to her home. . . . Dazzled by the promise of adventure, she fares forth on his arm to the dance hall, where disillusion awaits her. "A BALL IN OLD VIENNA" Choreography by Kurt Jooss Music by Joseph Lanner, arranged by F. A. Cohen Costumes by Aino Siimola CAST The Debutante NOELLE DE MOSA Her Admirer HANS ZUELLIG Her Aunts LOUISE SOLBERG Her Aunts OLA BOTKA The Eligible Young Man ERNST UTHOFF His Sweetheart ELSA KAHL OR ERIKA HANKA The Dancing Master OTTO STRULLKR OR HEINZ SCHWARZF. His Partner ULLA SOEDERBAUM Dancing Couples: Atty van den Berg, Maya Kuebler, Edward Harrington, Angelo Rovida SYNOPSIS The gay and gallant life of the 1840's Sentimental intrigues of fair ladies in crinoline and their ardent swains, to the entrancing rhythm of the waltz. "THE MIRROR" Dance Drama by Kurt Jooss Music by F. A. Cohen Costumes by Hein Heckroth CAST The Gentleman of Leisure HANS GENSERT His Lady ERIKA HANKA The Middle-Class Man RUDOLPH PESCHT The Laborer ERNST UTHOFF His Wife ELSA KAHL Characters from different social classes: Lilla Bauer, Atty van den Berg, Lola Botka, Edward Harrington, Maya Kuebler, Noelle de Mosa, Paquerette Pathe, Angelo Rovida, Heinz Schwarze, Louise Solberg, Otto Struller, Herta Thiele, Ulla Soederbaum, Hans Zuellig. SYNOPSIS "The Mirror" reflects the confusion and worries, the despair and the hopes of post-war mankind, struggling to escape the moral, social and political consequences of its own folly. Scene 1. The Catastrophe Scene 2. The Return of the Three Comrades Scene 3. Men Without Work Scene 4. The Idealist Scene 5. Contrasts Scene 6. Conspiracy Scene 7. The End and a Beginning "PAVANE" Ballet by Kurt Jooss Music by Maurice Ravel Costumes by Hein Heckroth CAST The Infanta NOELLE DE MOSA Ladies of the Court LILLA BAUER, ATTY VAN DEN BERG, ERIKA HANKA, PAQUERETTE PATHE, LOUISE SOLBERG Gentlemen of the Court HANS GANSERT, EDWARD HARRINGTON, ANGELO ROVIDA SYNOPSIS The pompous ceremonials of the old Spanish court weigh upon the young shoulders of the Infanta, and she breaks finally beneath the burden of its elaborate etiquette. "JOHANN STRAUSS TONIGHT!" Ballet in 5 Pictures by Kurt Jooss Music by Johann Strauss (Free adaptation by F. A. Cohen) Costumes by Georg Kirsta CAST Four Souls in Love— (Afterwards) A Lieutenant HANS ZUELLIG A Young Lady NOELLE DE MOSA An Orderly RUDOLF PESCHT A Parlor Maid ATTY VAN DEN BERG The Devil and His Grandmother— (Afterwards) Mr. and Mrs. X OTTO STRULLER ELSA KAHL An Elderly Couple EDWARD HARRINGTON, PAQUERETTE PATHE The Sister-in-Law LOUISE SOLBERG Officers ERNST UTHOFF, EVERT COMPAEN, HANS GANSERT Ladies LILLA BAUER, ERIKA HANKA, HERTA THIELE Tyrolean Roys and Girls GABOR COSSA, ANGELO ROVIDA, MAYA KUEBLER, ULLA SOEDERBAUM Masked Guests, etc. Prelude: The Devil Always Interferes Scene 1. The Transformation Scene 2. At the Ball Scene 3. The Afternoon Party Scene 4. In the Garden of a Country Inn Scene 5. The Masquerade "THE GREEN TABLE" Dance Drama in 8 Scenes by Kurt Jooss Music by F. A. Cohen Costumes by Hein Heckroth CAST Death RUDOLF PESCHT The Standard-Bearer ERNST UTHOFF The Old Soldier HANS GANSERT The Woman ELSA KAHL The Old Mother LOLA BOTKA The Young Soldier HANS ZUELLIG The Young Girl LILA BAUER The Profiteer OTTO STRULLER The Gentlemen in Black, Soldiers and Women: Atty van den Berg, Erika Hanka, Hans Gansert, Paquerette Pathe, Edward Harrington, Maya Kuehler, Gabor Cossa, Evert Compaen, Angelo Rovida, Heinz Schwarze, Ulla Soederbaum, Louise Solberg, Herta Thiele, Hans Zuellig SYNOPSIS Scene 1. THE GENTLEMEN IN BLACK—Around the Green Table an exalted conference. The result is war. Scene 2. THE FAREWELLS—A figure emerges from the darkness. . . . Death In the panoply of the War God summons the Standard-Bearer, who in turn calls the men to arms. They bid farewell to sweethearts, wives and mothers. Scene 3. THE SKIRMISHES—In which the actual fighting is suggested. One sees also the War Profiteer intent upon his ignoble work. Scene 4. THE REFUGEES—A group of women advances slowly and painfully. When suddenly confronted by Death, they break and flee; all, save the Old Mother, who, unafraid, finds deliverance in his merciful arms. Scene 5. THE TRAITOR—In the guise of a woman spy. Scene 6. THE BROTHEL—In which Death finally saves the Young Girl from the misery of her existence. Scene 7. THE AFTERMATH. Scene 8. THE GENTLEMEN IN BLACK. Portland's Leading Music Department Sheet Music for Students, Teachers and Artists Victor, Brunswick and Columbia Phonograph Records Intelligent and Courteous Service YOUR MUSIC PATRONAGE IS INVITED The J. K. Gill Co S. W. FIFTH AVENUE AT STARK
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