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The Daily Tar HeelFriday, April 17, 19875 Music department By KELLY RHODES Stan Writer Dance and music from the Renais sance and earlier periods will be featured in the program "Dance ryes," to be performed in Playmakers Theatre Sunday. The event, pro nounced "Danceries," meaning dance music, is sponsored by the UNC Music Department. Director Yvonne Kendall trans lated the directions, words and music Minorities Asa Bell, a UNC senior, said he normally interacts more with other members of his fraternity than other black fraternities, but he also inter acts with black Greeks more than other blacks, simply because they share a common ground. But the more the blacks are drawn together by the system, the more members distance themselves from others in the University community. "It does sort of divide the black community," said Stewart Harland, a sophomore. ". . . These fraternities and sororities splinter the common effort, whereas maybe the commun ity of black Greeks should try to unify, try to enrich the community rather than try to divide it." Others see it differently. "We all have a common goal, it's just that we're going about it in different ways by pledging different organizations," said junior George Scott. "But yes, us being Greek, it does set us apart," Scott said. "And, yes, we do have other black friends who are completely independent, but these people shy away from us because they don't want to be put in the stereotypical position to say, 'Well, you're hanging out with them, so you must want to pledge with them.' "They set themselves apart. It's not so much the Greek people doing it to them," he said. But the black Greek system does operate differently than the white system, and some blacks think that is at least partially because UNC administrators view black Greeks differently. "Every now and then, one black group organization or another makes the headlines by hazing," Phil Graham said. "And that's the image people get and keep." White fraternities and sororities have the same types of hazing, but people don't remember them for that, Graham said, adding that the hazing image widens the gap between whites and blacks. . "I think there's a problem of not understanding, and I don't think a lot of whites try to understand (the black Greek system)," he said. "They don't ask, they make a lot of assumptions." While breaking down those assumptions will take time, there does seem to be some hope. Survey data suggests that the times, as well as the attitudes that go with them, are changing. The following on campus figures were taken from a poll conducted by The Daily Tar Heel: B The percentage of UNC stu dents who have six or more friends of the other race has more than Mitchell's Formal Wear Parkway Plaza II 4934874 The largest formal wear company in the Southeast with 100 convenient loca tions and over forty years of experience. We have the look you're c!W v -t ar -mr- - YAWL f JS i! ... - U; v t 7 W . v A V fU Jir 1 I Al::,i' for the program from an Italian Renaissance treatise on dance. She is at UNC on a two-year minority postdoctorate fellowship program.. "(There has been) minimal 15th century dance here before, but as far as a group that is continuous, this is the first time it has been done to this extent," she said. The treatise, a translation of which made up her doctoral dissertation, also contained pictures of costumes doubled since 1 979, from 25 to 57 percent. B The percentage of students who don't think roommates should neces sarily be of the same race has more than doubled, from 26 percent in 1979 to 53 percent in 1987. Percentages are changing nationally as well. The following statistics were drawn from the U.S. General Social Survey, which is conducted yearly: B About 92 percent of the U.S. population said whites and blacks should go to the same schools, up four percentage points since 1982. B From 1972 through 1985, about 47 percent of the population thought opportunities for blacks had improved in the last five years, and two-thirds of them thought condi tions would either get better or stay the same. And things are looking up for the University's enrollment effort, with black applications up 20 percent this year. A Student Government pro gram pioneered by Sibby Anderson, former BSM president, and UNC senior Asa Bell, has supplemented efforts by the Admissions office. Springing up from a summer minority concerns committee, the program involves over 80 students who either visit schools or write letters to blacks ready to enter college, Anderson said. And Bell said that an emphasis was put on UNC, but the program focuses mainly on getting blacks to college. But only two University officials, Lillian Dawson and Herb Davis, were assigned to visit each school in the state. That, Anderson said, is one of the program's weak points. "There's only so much two people can do," Anderson said. "I blame (Dawson's and Davis supervisors. They should recognize that two people can't get the number of students who would do well at Carolina." But Davis, assistant director of Undergraduate Admissions and coordinator of the University's minority recruitment efforts, said he thought the UNC was doing ever ything possible to increase black enrollment. He blamed the national decline in the number of black students gra duating from high schools for UNC's troubles. "Black applications to colleges nationwide have been de clining at about 4.7 percent each year 1i KS. 4 it 1 Walt Disney's ARISTICATS (C) ShOWS 2:00 4:00 7:00 Only CAMPUS MAN (PC) Shows 9:00 Only David Byrne "TRUE STORIES" (PC) ShOWS 2:05 4:05 7:05 9:05 Bruce WIllisKIm Basinger BLIND DATE (PC13) ShOWS 2:10 4:10 7:10 9:10 V f " Ho 'Hi- x Sh- its sponsors that dancers wore in the time period. Kendall said the drama department had generously let her choose appropriate clothes from its wardrobe. "Dance history is a very new discipline in and of itself," Kendall added. "However, dance had always been a part of education from the ancient Greeks." Much dance research is done in music depart ments because of the strong depend- from page 1 since they peaked in 1975," he said. "There's one school of thought that thinks those numbers are going to go down no matter what you do," Davis said. "The Baby Boom is over." Davis said that the decline is natural, since many high schools lack the necessary college preparatory courses. Comprehensive courses that would educate blacks to the same level as whites when they leave high school would help, he said. "If programs do not make black students more qualified when they leave high school, the demographics will change (for the worse)," he said. "College prep courses have to start earlier. There's no way I could go - in during someone's junior year (in high school) and change their curriculum." But he said he believed black enrollment can be increased; it's just a matter of attitudes. If students, faculty, the administration and the academic departments work toward an integrated social environment, change will occur. UNC Chancellor Christopher Fordham agreed, saying a unified effort would be needed to truly change the campus. "I think there will be a time when the campus will fully be diversified," Fordham said. "But that will take time. I'm impa tient, but it cant happen overnight. It's a long-term, long-haul situation." But some black students seem to have a different view. "You cant erase (racism) that quickly, just like that," said Phil Graham. "The only black students that the University will recruit to get here are the athletes "And the only time that's going to erase is when they get the racism down," he said. ". . . that's a deep issue. It's not going to go away overnight." Members of Philip Meyers Jour nalism 154 class contributed to this , two-part story, most, notably Ken neth Harris, Renee McPhatter and Guv Lucas. Checkers Pjzza Large One Item Pizza For 967 WHAT ARE YOU DOING THIS SUMMER? f Looking for an internship in your field of study? Seeking job placement assistance? f Hoping to complete basic college requirements? 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The dancers wear leather costumes with strings of bells on the legs. The dancers swirl handkerchiefs Group to for needy By JAMES BURRUS Staff Writer When local rock bands and musi cians take the Cat's Cradle stage Sunday, they will be playing for the people of Chapel Hill, but the money they raise will go to people in Nicaragua. The Carolina Committee on Cen tral America is sponsoring a benefit concert Sunday to help raise funds for an independent development project in Nicaragua. The bands donating their services are Other Bright Colors, Rogue, Southern Culture on the Skids and Snatches of Pink. Dexter Romweber, for merly of the Flat Duo Jets, will also be performing. The Carolina Committee on Cen tral America hopes to raise $3,000 through different fund raisers for the development project in San Marcos, Nicaragua. "It's a development project that would include a day-care center, health care facility and a sewing cooperative from which they could gain some economic independence, as well as providing care for the surrounding area," said Karl Tameler, organizer of the concert. The idea for the project began when Tameler and Catherine McCleod went to Nicaragua in the summer of 1985 with a program sponsored by the Presbyterian Peace-making Center in Raleigh. As part of their internship, they were placed in the homes of Nicaraguan families. McCleod stayed with a family in San Marcos. Last summer when she returned to visit the family v she and one of the sons of the family , came up with the idea for a com munity development project. $789 - 3636 exPires 42087 MORE! May 1 8-June 20, June 22-July 25 Summer School 1987 Address City ' State Zip Code ' Phone(dav) (night) Send me a Summer School 1987 Brochure. I need some help with college planning. Please call me. t through the air and use sticks in mock combat positions, Kendall said. The singers will perform Eng lish and French songs. Morris dancing is still popular in areas of England and the United States. "Groups in Virginia still get together to perform it," she said. The rest of the program will be in the genre of Kendall's specialty Italian works. The third dance program she has directed, "Dance ryes" is her first in North Carolina. The others were in California, where she eceived her doctorate in early music from Stanford University in 1985. In translating the Italian manu script that she found at the Univer hold benefit concert people in Nicaragua McCleod proposed her project to the Carolina Committee on Central America, and they adopted it. McCleod and the Committee have been trying to raise money ever since. So far the group has raised about $800, McCleod said. The Committee has already received money from a Latin Amer ican dance held last Friday and a nationwide fast for peace. The Committee-and McCleod are also organizing other fund-raising efforts. McCleod is selling some of the pictures she took while in Nicaragua at the Ninth Street Bakery in Durham. The Committee is sponsoring a bluegrass concert on June 6 at the Community Church of Chapel Hill. Jim Watson of the Red Clay Ramblers has already agreed to perform, McCleod said. Even though the benefit rock concert is on Easter Sunday, Tameler and McCleod think they - will draw a large audience. "We're hoping that the support that we have in the community for the project as well as the good lineup of music will overcome some of that (bad timing),'" Tameler said. McCleod said she is hoping to bring in the people who are staying around town this weekend and don't have much to do. 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She plans to spend this summer researching in Italy. "Much of the research into Euro pean dance is done in the United States," Kendall sid. "I'd rather research in Italy." "Danceryes " will be performed at 4 p.m. Sunday in Playmakers Thea tre. Admission is free. be able to stay out later than usual because they won't have to go to work Monday, she said. When the Committee raises all of the money, McCleod will deliver the money to Nicaragua herself, she said. "I think that's the best way to account for the money and see that the money gets spent the way I want it to be spent," she said. McCleod said she hopes to have the money by the middle of this summer. While the main purpose of the conceit is to raise money, the group also hopes to raise community awareness. "As part of the fundraising effort, we're also doing some community education and community out reach," Tameler said. The Carolina Committee on Cen tral America will have a literature table set up at the Cradle, McCleod said. 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