Joffrey China

Sponsor: National Chung Cheng Cultural Center
Performance time: January 1980 of the Republic of China
Gan Liu Yi Gan 8 at 7:30 p.m.
Gan Liu and Gan Qi at 2 o’clock in the afternoon
Performer: Edward Morgan Joffrey Ballet
Venue: National Theater

Choreography by Gerald Arpino
Music by Rev. James Cleveland *
Costume by Geoffrey Holder
Lighting by Thomas Skelton
Solo: Edward Morgan ” The combination of Rev. James Cleveland and Charles Fold and the Charles Fold Singers has
brought joy to thousands around the country. Their singing has eased heavy burdens, set the captive free and led many to walk the straight and narrow way.’ (from the liner notes to the album “Touch Me” ) Mr. Arpino created the dance solo “Touch Me” from the richly inspired rendition of this gospel song. This production was supported by a generous gift from John Cianciolo and Andrew G. Downs. The revival of Touch me has been underwritten by the Ida and William Rosenthal Foundation, Inc. * The Joffrey Ballet acknowledges the generosity of Savoy Records in permitting us to use selections from ” Touch Me, ” with Reverend James Cleveland and The Charles Fold Singers. Special thanks to James Bowell for his musical assistance in mounting this ballet. TOUCH ME -World Premiere by The Joffrey Ballet on June 1, 1977 in San Francisco, California, with Christian Holder.