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CLASS DAY PAGEANT
OUR little nymphs in green chiffon joyously proclaimed the arrival of Perse-
phone to the earth. Bringing as she does a trail'of springtime atmosphere
with her, a celebration in her honor is a meet subject for a June day.
The Pageant last Class Day, June 5, 1928, Was put on by Miss Smith With the
assistance of Vivian Vassau and the art department. In immitation of a Greek
festival, its theme was Spring and the joy of the earth, with Persephone and
Ceres Dlaving their svmbolic roles.
Dawn, as danced by a group of girls, showed the morning of Persephones
arrival, with the misty, shadowy world gradually awakening to life. A tumbling
and acrobatic dance portrayed the happiness of peasants and townspeople at the
first signs of spring. A scarf dance and a sacrificial dance with Greek music
and costumes carried out with an atmosphere of consecration the theme of the
pageant. The dancing was ended with an evening prayer, in Sunset.
The conception and staging of a pageant of this nature with its appropriate
theme added much to the beauty and impressiveness of the exercises.
One Hundred F'ifty-Two
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Sunrise Dance . . .
M oment M usical
Scarf Dance .....
Persephone MAmAnET Fox
IDA JANE DAWSON
MONA ST. LOUIS
One Hundred Fifty-Three
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