O THEATRE ROYAL Hope Street, 331 1234.
Ballet Rambert Until 29 Nov. 7.45pm. £8—£3. Programme 1 (Thurs 27 Nov) includes Carmen Arcadiae by Ashley Page, Ricercare by Glen Tetley. a stormy duet, Night with Waning Moon by Christopher Bruce and Java by Richard Alston. with music from the Ink Spots in a revival from last year. Programme 2 (28. 29 Nov) includes Swamp by Michael Clark. Soda Lake, Dangerous Liaisons and Zansa all by Alston, Ballet Rambert‘s new artistic director.
0 TRON 63 Trongate. 552 4267/8. Box Office Tue—Sat noon-10pm.
Dance Week All tickets £4 (£3 members, £1 members conc). 8pm start for all performances. The Tron repeats its dance week of last year. Dates are as follows:
Greg Nash Dance Group Thurs 27 Nov; Scottish Dance Theatre Fri and Sat 28. 29 Nov; Rotating Dancers Sun 30 Nov; Dance forAfrica Mon 1 Dec; G.A.C. Junction 19 Tue 2 Dec; The Kosh Wed and Thurs 3, 4 Dec; Mantis Fri and Sat 5, 6 Dec. See panel.
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0 THE BRIGGAIT Clyde Street. Ceilidh Sat 13 Dec. 8.30pm—Iate. Eat, drink and be merry.
0 THE CRAWFURD THEATRE Jordanhill College.
Variety Performance Sun 7 Dec. 7.30pm. The Asian Artistes perform.
0 GLASGOW ARTS CENTRE 12 Washington Street, 221 4526.
Dance Workshops Sun 7 Dec. 2—5pm. The Asian Artistes have arranged workshops in various styles of Indian Dance.
Tea Dance Wed 10 Dec. 3—5pm. Tea and scones served.
0 GLASGOW CITY CENTRE
Dancing in the Streets Sat 6 Dec. 11am—3pm. The collection tins will be out in force as Glasgow’s groups shake a leg in pedestrian precincts and shopping centres for your contribution.
0 THIRD EYE CENTRE 350 Sauchiehall Street, 332 7521.
Bop 'n' Sweat Tue 9—Fri 12 Dec. Two work-out sessions each lunchtime, noon—1pm and 1—2pm. Glasgow teachers will put you through your paces. Advance registration preferred. Call number above for details and booking.
0 TRON 63 Trongate, 552 4267/8. Box Office Tue—Sat noon—10pm.
Benefit Dance Performance Mon 1 Dec. There will be two programmes at 6pm and 9pm. This event, which launches the Dance for Africa Scottish events. will include performances by Gregory Nash, Rotating Dancers. Scottish Ballet, Antics and others.
Dance for Africa Exhibition Throughout Dance Week. Photographs of Nigeria by John Gilmour and Olandele Bamgboye.
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Dance for Africa, in the now tried and successfully tested Geldof tradition of performer participation, will be raising money for Unicef’s children in need fund during a week-long nationwide project. As a welcome spin-off, the profile of dance will be given a boost. The organisers of the Scottish branch of the event hope that ‘it will show just how much is going on up here.’
Events planned will range from
‘window dressing' by Catalyst to major benefit performances at the King’s in Edinburgh and the Tron in Glasgow, involving artists from the whole dance profession. Though the major company Scottish Ballet will be involved, the accent over the week will be on community participation and dance for fun.
One of the most unusual events will take place on Sat 6 Dec in the Assembly Rooms‘ George Street windows. Saturday shoppers will be treated to a day-long performance by Catalyst. Lynsay John, dancer and designer, is looking forward to the event but says. ‘It will take a lot of mental preparation. We will be dancing three hours each in all lourwindows.’ The last time John was part of a window display, curiosity got the better oi one shopper. She pinched his burn to see whether he was man ormannequin.
In the West, Rotating Dancers and others will be taking to the Glasgow streets on the same day, shaking their collecting cans, and the good old days are revived on Wed 10 Dec, when the Coleman Dancing School give tips in the cha cha cha at Glasgow Arts Centre.
In London, 200 trombones, a group of Cossack dancers and a laser spelling ‘Dance For Africa’ across the skyline will herald the nation's involvement in the project. All Glasgow and Edinburgh events are listed on this page and contact numbers are given for details of other Scottish areas. Get your sponsorship forms now to Dance For Africa. (Alice Bain)
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O ASSEMBLY ROOMS 54 George Street. Information 225 3614. Tickets for workshops 225 2424. Advance Tickets for events. Usher Hall 228 1 155.
Dance About, Try It Out Mon and ch 5.45pm. This series of dance classes for beginners continues until 17 Dec. Royston Muldoom. Pat Eckersley and Marilyn Williams will be among those taking class over the next two weeks. Note that Pat will be teaching on Tue 2 Dec and not Wed 3 Dec. Other weeks will be as normal. Men, women experienced and non-experienced dancers welcome. Classes are £1 .50 (50p) but get there early — they‘ve been turning people away.
0 CENTRESTAGE 14 OrwellTerrace, 337 0748.
Workshops with Arlene Erb Sat 6—Fri 12 Dec. Two classes daily; Professional (morning), Beginner (evening). Arlene Erb, originally from New York now works in London with Ballet Rambert. Her eponymous technique is fast and high energy. During this week she will be basing her classes around Duke Ellington‘s Nutcracker. Her summer workshops were very popular and you are advised to book early at the above number.
For further details ofclasses and workshops currently available see Citylist.
DANCE FOR AFRICA
o ASSEMBLY ROOMS 54 George Street, 225 3614.
Catalyst Dance Happening Sat 6 Dec. All Day. This Edinburgh company will be dancing in the windows of the Assembly Rooms while collections are made in the streets.
Teach-In Sat 13 Dec Ham—3.30pm.
Spend an energetic day with some of Scotland‘s top teachers — Ken Burke (Scottish Ballet), Marilyn Williams (ex Ballet Rambert), Tracy Hawkes (Spring) and Raymond Kaye (ex Basic Space). Spring, Lothian’s Youth Group will also be participating pupils. Held in the Edinburgh Suite. African Aid Performance Sat 13 Dec. 5pm. Spring performs with a number ofguest artists. Tickets at door. 0 DUNFERMLINE COLLEGE Cramond Road North. 336 6001. Dance Marathon Mon 1 Dec. Beginning at 10am. Ifyou have any energy left. the marathon will be followed by a Sponsored Disco in a full day ofdancing for Africa. 0 KING'S THEATRE Leven Street, 229 1201. Box Office Mon—Sat 10am—8pm. £4 and £3.50 (£3 and £2.50). Dance for Africa Benefit Performance. Sun 14 Dec. Companies large and small join in this fund-raising evening. Among those appearing will be Scottish Ballet. Scottish Dance Theatre, Choros, Asian Arts and Dunded Rep Dance Co. A wonderful opportunity to see Scotland‘s dancers in action and give at the same time. For details ofTayside events call Carolyn Peacock on 0382 27684. For details of Border events call Chick Parker on 0750 5225 (evenings). Information on Dance forAfrica and where to get sponsorship forms is also available from Cheryl Strong at the Glasgow Arts Centre, 041 221 4526, Sandra Graham on 031 346 1142 and the Scottish Arts Council’s Dance and Mime Officer Penny Rae on0312266051. Donations by Credit Card can be made on the Network Line— Dance for Africa, 041 357 1774 from Mon 1 Dec. Keep Fit and Give.
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Fora list ofworkshnps and courses currently available see page 43! 44!
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