Warner Stage Set For Ballet Performance
The Mercyburst StudentGovernment welcomed nine newmembers in last Sunday's weeklymeeting. The most recent
werechosen in last week's election.These people will serve asrepresentatives through the
of |May, when spring government
elections are conducted.
In other business
themeeting, Cathy Martz was ap-proved as elections committeechairperson to replace AmyGroover, who resigned foracademic reasons.The government also gave itsunanimous support for AntoinneThompson's guidelines of rulesand responsibilities in the videoroom, located in the basement ofZurn Hall. The rules state that no
people in the. room
one time and a
be present toset up and break down the roomafter an activity occurs. Otherrules state that no alcoholicbeverages are allowed, and alldamages are charged to the groupthat is responsible for any givenactivity. Sign-up for the room isscheduled for one day in advanceof
planned activity, and no x-rated movies are permitted.The cost of using the room isrental of a video cassette tape,ranging from $3 to $6, plus a
service charge. All sign-ups willtake place
posted hours.Finally, a reception, organizedby vice president Kathy
ner, followed in the video room inorder to get acquainted with thenine new representatives.By
MERCIAD Assistant EditorWeber Hall has rarely been va-cant in recent weeks as the DanceDepartment, prepares!
theirFall Concert at Erie's historicalWarner Theatre.On Monday, November 14, thedancers will be performing beforean audience of over 2,500, to pre-sent the world premiere of Im-pressions, and the departmentstaging of a classic, 19th centuryballet, Giselle.
"I think it will be a better con-cert than last year, both technical-ly and artistically," DepartmentDirector Lawrence Jones said.A preliminary 'performance'was held in the form of an openrehearsal during
"It was a nice opportunity,"Jones said. "I have a lot of newdancers and it was a chance to seehow' they
to anaudience.""Our dancers have come fromall over
ferent styles," he explained.Another addition to the depart-
ment 'this year .has
creased number of male dancers."It's'/a!, first for
hurst tohave a group of very talentedmales who are strong dancers andstrong partners, Jones said.Also adding variety to the per-formance will be
guest cameosof several Mercyhurst faculty andadministration in Giselle.Jones refrained from namingthe
stars' but said, "You'llhave to buy a ticket to find out.Seeing some of
will be worththe price of admission." With thefaculty stars, the Giselle cast willinclude over 50 people.
"This is the largest cast we'veever put together," Jones said.Concerning Giselle, as well as aperformance
the mostelaborate sets and costumes.A story of young love andbetrayal set on the banks of theRhine, the Mercyhurst
perfor-mance of Giselle will be a uniquestaging of this haunting ballet,Jones explained.The interpretation will be acombination of the choreographyof the Bolshoi, American BalletTheatre and Ballet Rousseau ver-sions. It
(staged by Jonesfollowing ballerina
Karina.The young lovers will be por-trayed by Kim Ries and JohnMuzic. The voice of reason -
Hilarion > ;
will be danced byfreshman Craig Conner.Preceding Giselle will be the
performance of Impres-
Nine MSG Reps.Elected To Serve
Nine new Student GovernmentRepresentatives, including threefreshmen, were elected last weekto serve on
for the 1983-84school year.Elected to serve the freshmanclass were: Denis Dunn, BarbSayers, and write-in candidateChris Alessi.
The new representatives all saidthat they wanted to be in govern-
representa-tion of their class.
Particular goals for the newrepresentatives includedreinstating the yearbook and in-creased activities for the class as awhole.
"I think that one of
big ob-jectives of any government is tohave unity among its consti-tuents," said Denis Dunn, ex-pressing hope to unite thegovernment.In a rare
feat, ChrisAlessi defeated a fourth freshmancandidate in a write-in campaign.Saying he had planned to run allalong, Alessi commented that hewanted to be one of the freshmanrepresentatives in order to getmore involvement for the class asa whole in the Mercyhurstcommunity.
wanted to make sure thefreshmen were
ingovernment," new representativeBarb Sayer added.
In addition to the freshmenrepresentatives,
last week's election.In the two contested races,junior Grace Ricci won out in arun-off election for the positionof Dietetics representative."I don't think I'm on campusenough, and being involved inMSG keeps
involved in what'sgoing on around campus," Riccisaid.In the other race, InteriorDesign major Cindy Gerensteinobtained the representative posi-
Kim Riessions, a ballet choreographed byJones to showcase the talents ofthe Mercyhurst Dance Ensemble.Staged around theRachmaninoff score of "Rhap-sody on a Theme of Paganini,"the work is fast-paced and lively*.It centers around the dancing ofnine couples.
pleased with therehearsals during this final weekof preparation.
the need for sup-port of
by theMercyhurst community, explain-ing that the conceit date waschanged no November 14 fromNovember 19 in, order to allowmore students to attend
for the ballet are $2.50for the Mercyhurst community,and
to Mercyhurst studentswith I.D. Tickets can be purchas-ed at the Dance Department BoxOffice in Weber'Hall.Shuttleswill be provided
evening of theperformance for those who needtransportation.
MSG reps., Top: Cindy Gerenstein,
Haley, Heather Powers andGrace Ricci. Bottom: Dennis Dunn,
Barb Sayers and Chris
Alessi.The other four representativeselected will represent the majorsof Nursing, Biology,
andSecretarial Management."I wanted to get involved andI'm a commuter," explained Nur-sing major Barb Haley."I wanted to get
too,"agreed Dancer Heather Powers."I think that the Dance Depart-ment needs to be brought to theattention of the school, and needsto be well-represented in govern-
in order to have a voice."Representing the Biology ma-jors,will be junior Cindy White,and the Secretarial Management
students will have a
line to govern-ment through major
Skarupski. Both students wereunavailable for comment on theelection at press time.