Tom Yang has created a work with the company based on a game of basketball. The programme also includes a number of shorter works. _0 KING'S Leven Street. 229 1201. Box office 10am—8pm Mon—Sat. Scottish Ballet in Napoli Tue l3—Sat 17 May. 7.30pm. Sat mat 2.30pm. £12, £11,£10, £8, £7. £5. £3. OAP. U840, Student, Child, half price except Sat mat — allseats £4. Oddbins will be repeating their wine-tasting performance premiered in Glasgow, following the shows on Wed 14 and Thurs 15 May. Contact Scottish Ballet Publicity Department. 261 West Princes
E Street, Glasgow G4. 041 331 2931 for f details. Every ticket bought for the ballet also gives you the opportunity
v to win a holiday for two in Italy (see
0 MANDELA THEATRE Gateway
. Exchange. 2—4 Abbeymount, 661 g 0982.
Catalyst Wed 14—5211 17 May. The
S inventive dance company which
i brought the tapestries alive at the
a City Art Centre in a colourful.
; intense. exotic piece of work have
i been working on a new piece which will be premiered at the recently
opened Mandela Theatre at the Gateway. Although not referring
. directly to the Mandela‘s namesake. the dance will have the odd political
undertone. Ultra violet light will
. play an important part as it did in ‘Chromozonc‘. an earlier work. If theirwork continues to progress.this
is definitely a company with a bright future! See the next issue ofThe List for details of their ‘Spring Fling‘
Napoli is set from the beginning to have a happy ending. The street crowds in the Italian lishlng village where the story begins, bustles in testive mood while the heroine good-naturedly rejects local suitors. Her heart is reserved tor Gennaro, the handsome sea-captain.
Classically balanced, this ballet by Bournonville, first pertormed in Copenhagen ln1842, moves lrom laughter to storm, trom storm to disaster and trom disasterto laughter once again. Only in your imagination, can you picture how the audience must have marvelled at the dramatic lighting which we now tend to take tor granted, though a sleight at hand bythe green-clad sea sprite Golto transtorming the heroine into a sea maiden in the second act, is remarkably undetectable.
Christopher Long makes a handsome hero joined by Christine Camillo dancing neatly. The cast changes nightly and will include a performance by Elaine MacDonald. Scottish Ballet’s rendering of the rarely perlormed ballet is light and enthusiastic. though the simple story does not give much opportunity to plumb any emotional depths. A cream cake at an evening. (Alice Bain)
0 BODYTALK FITNESS CENTRE Lothian House. Semple Street. 228 2426.
Beginners Ballefwith Carolyn Gavin (ex Basic Spgace) Fridays
6.30—7.30pm and Sat 2.30—3.30pm. £1.75 (£1.50). Allwelcome. ’ 0 COMMONWEALTH POOL Dalkeith Road.031667 7211.
Rotating Dancers Tuc 13—Sun 18 May. Free. This Glasgow-based duo Spring Fling event.
5 (see also Glasgow listings — they have
a busy month in May) comes to
i Edinburgh for a week of workshops which will culminate in a performance with a live band. A
THEATRE ROYAL, GLASGOW 20 — 24 MAY 1986
Subsidised by the Scottish Arts Council
of DW/ CHERI
by Peter Darrell based on the book by Colette ’All ecstasy and heartache’ The Guardian
LA SPECTRE DE LA ROSE and
SYMPHONY IN D
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