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ruth in indian myth stage production - Indian Myths Are Depicted By Huge Cast Vividly...
Indian Myths Are Depicted By Huge Cast Vividly portraying in story, dance «id ton* th<! beauty of Indian )or« In R colorful translation of the myth! of the SouUiwcHt's long- ago. the rlptith annual Masque of the Tdlow Moon pageant, presented In r. rhocnix l.'nion high school stadium *"* l«rt night hy a cost of more than J.OOO ptudrnts. was acclaimed by tn nudinncc estimated at 10,600 persona. Entitled "Wonder Water", the ptrcanl story carried the theme— water, the life blood of the arid Southwest—throughout In a fantasy depleting a chapter in legcnd- »ry antiquity. Fpertamlar for its hrilliant costuming and scenic effects, the pageant w/m no;ic tlie less remark- »ble for the mnune.r tn which its participants carried out their parts. The entire program gave evidence of Ion/-; study and careful training. Indian Mytht Interpreted The first part of the pageant was * freo interpretation of tlie Indian myth* surrounding water based on the legends of the early Arizona and Southwest while the second part, a (torpcous revue, "The Enchanted Garden", typified Irrigated Arizona —a Innd of fertility, greenery and productiveness. The story opened with Lolomai, headman nf the people and his tribesmen praying at sunrise, to the Mijthty Ones that spring he sent to thrir land, while a youth interprets the prayer with a symbolical dance. The role of Iiolomai was taken by John Majlcy and the prayer-dancer »-as 1'runcisco JZodriguoz. As tlie people sang the "Chant of the Corn CrindLTs", a messenger from the South arrived with word that the fioulh Wind is singing of spring through the sage and cedars and Lolomni announces lhe time is at . hand to summon the sacred Corn r Maidens to intervene with the gods In behalf of their crops. At this point. Miss Bernice Altstock sang "The Klutc Kong", an unusually beautiful musical number. Dances Are Presented Other attractive numbers featuring this portion of the pageant included the "Warrior Song", by members of the boys' advanced glee flub; the "Warrior Dance" by Estan Imlrr. John Woodworth and Bt)l> Smith; the "Prayer Plumes" dance by Lucille Caldwell and the Kalzina dance, directed by R. L. Seotl and Ruth Hetherington. The Com Maidens, portrayed by *cvernl hundred glee rlub members, *»k the blessing of tlie gods upon the village but at this point, evil Intervenes and dark clays for the people, loom ahead. For, greedily, a Rrmip of young men of the village pint to lake the Corn Maidens captive and keep them so that their crops might ever be bountiful. The curse of tlie gods falls on the village, tnd no more rain falls. Crops wither and famine stalks—a punishment for the impiety of the Tounfc men who offended the Corn) Maidens. Katzinas Bring Message Finally, as the narrative in pajreantry continues, the people im- Ploro. the Katzinas to intercede for thorn witb the gods. This section featured u solo, "The Katzina" song |T Mrs. Karl Bolts und solo dances *!• Hetty Rradfield and Gladys Friedman. The Katzinas bring a ttessace from the offended gods that never again shall the Corn Maiden* visit them—never again «'ia!l rain fall in abundance—and *ver more must the people petition "if Rods for rain to mature their crops, I'enitcntly, the people pray for "un and as the story concludes, the jjwfs relent and rain falls in abun- «»nce, Tlie concluding feature of jw narrative was a fantastic num- ™r cniitled the "Thunder and "ftitning Dance" featuring Gladys "iMman, and a number by the wonder Water Chorus", ih f 11 ln SDCrtar »'ar splendor to ine first part of the pageant was Jis second episode. "The Enchanted fuu'» ' IWSPn ' < - <i against a color- IM "* of rlow <''' s . shrubs, palms "o & sparkling fountain. Ruled By "Queen" £!S in beautiful costumes, the ""'ed Garden" was ruled the Queen of the Masque ellow Moon and her court who watched from their dais while hundreds of the •en. , ""W^* appeared In a *"« of beautiful dances. w ii,' \ ot of color ' ns T1 'C subjects Jlh<> lellow .Moon kingdom ap- ™"*o in a series of beautiful bal- "",.r erre!seI " i nE Howers, peacocks. tllc S™ 1 Pageant- ectecl bv J 'argaret Jack ' R - L- Scott n and Violet Dura? uoen of tne Yellow .. rulcd ovcr the "Enchant- Waa Miss Mildred Toney were: Need of the of tfce replace Bates Broadway Paso engineer. returned a advising named consfder years Of The a road of Ijibor committee Cox second 1932 M. treasurer, announced to next Mr. indications lered the r>e the time Many small due of the delinquent advised sums, from to October. - «<hf M. Perkins, head i arts department. leral Director of the pageant * «^T, ^ hy otnpr pageant «uh havmc been largely 1D " for its success. er" is the f Phoenix Bookman Ben B. nd Flor«« of tUe pageant clearly to the huge ? stadium through a •stem, by the follow- who broadcast for ' ——: Ben Shaw, Dli the annual of the high faculty. Phoe- the -• ......i con- of the pap- school Re-'lining Corps band school second band. *>' A, S. EtiweUer; the Boyer. college The the Kathryn Milton audience dance Mr. which Ida hlph lyrics and ifh by suited of

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  1. Arizona Republic,
  2. 06 May 1933, Sat,
  3. Page 11

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