Acting School


FUHIHEH DETAILS 12—1 4 yrs 20-24 July; 9—11 yrs (8“ please) 27-31 July. Edinburgh Acting School 24 Nicolson Street Edinburgh 031 667 9493


Enjoy a fun week and learn new skills e.g. ACTING, DANCING and VOCAL TECHNIQUE

Adults 6—10 July; 15-17 yrs 13-17 July;

£2.00 (£1.00): SPRING FLING


eomeunonaox OFFICE (031) 226 5425


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THURS 28 - SAT 30 MAY 7.30pm

Set out on Safari

No price increase in 1987!

Setout now on Safari to Blair Drummond on an inclusiveticket that admits you to all these attractions.

Game Reserves, Pets' Farm, Performing Sea-Lion Show, Giant Astreglide, Jungle Cruise, Adventure Playground, Picnic and Barbecue Areas, Car Parks and lots of other attractions

Thrills of cinema 180‘ 50p extra.

Open Daily until 5 Oct 1987 loam. last admissmn 4 309m Party bookings available at reduced prices if paid in advance

Blair Drummond Safari and Leisure Park. N Stirling Tel (07861841456



lunchtimes and


RESTAURANT: Tue—Sat (evenings only) Table D'Ht‘ne and a la carte menus BRASSERIE: Seven days:

Wide range of meals available

7 01.1) l-‘ISIIM/l RKI-j'l‘ (1.0515


(Lil-225 5428

‘Scot/and like you've never heard it' Tickets £4 (conc £2)


Ayrshire Arts and Burns Festival Highlights

BOX OFFICE (0563) 23590

Sat 30 May 7.30pm GERRY FORD country ’n’ western show Tickets £3.50 (cone £2.50) Wed 3 June 7.30pm Scottish Dance Band Night for ‘Shepherd’s Fancy’ Tickets £3.50 (conc £2.50) Thurs 4 June 7.30pm Take the Jazz Train ‘Fingersnappin' and toe tappin Tickets £3.50 (conc £2.50)

Sat 6 June 7.30pm TRIBUTE TO ROBERT BURNS with Valerie Dunbar and John Murtagh Tickets £3.50 (conc £2.50)

Mon 8 June 7.30pm ENGLISH DANCE THEATRE present

0 Petrushka 0 Sea Change 0 Unsuitable Case 0 Eclipse ‘Individual flair. . . collective brilliance' Tickets £3 (conc £2)

Thurs 11 June 7.30pm BATTLEFIELD BAND



Dance About, Try It Out Continuing the highly successful series of dance classes in the evening. 5.45pm lasting 1V2 hours. Don't miss it.

0 EPWORTH HALLS Nicolson Square. 552 0422 or 556 1 179 for info. Saturday Dance Classes Every Sat. A new season of lively dance classes with Tracy Hawkes and Lyn Denton. 11am: Ballet withTracy. 12.15pm Jazz with Tracy. 1.30pm: Contemporary with Lyn (Please note that Lyn‘s class is off on the first Sat ofthe month). Beginners welcome.

Adult Ballet Wed 6. 15pm. £2.50 (£2). A beginners class with Tracy Hawkes. Excellent for straightening out those tired backs.

O MORAY HOUSE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION (‘ramond Campus. Cramond Road North. Phone 336 6001 forinformation at IIColme Street. Edinburgh.

Eighth International Summer School of Modern Dance 2— 14 August. Two weeks of full course £105. one week of full course £70. Bookings are now being taken for Scotland‘s major summer school ofmodern dance. This year's guest teachers include Tarin Chaplin from Pennsylvania. Odile Roquet from Paris and Viola Farber from London. This is one of the highlights of the dance year. Those who pay the fee in full before 1 June will be offered a concessionary rate of£95 (2 weeks) and £65 (1 week). Places are limited so early booking is advisable.

O NETHERBOW ARTS CENTRE 43 High Street. 556 9579.

Introduction to Modern Mime

Technique with Pat Keysell. every Tue until Tue 30 June. 7—9pm. Full details from venue.

0 SALISBURY CENTRE Salisbury Place.

Open Workshop with Catalyst Performing Arts Company Sat 30 May. 10am-5pm. £15 (£12) including lunch. An opportunity to work with an exciting and imaginative company.

GLASGOW Performance

0 THEATRE ROYAL Hope Street. Box Office 331 123-1. Mon—Sat l0am—6pm (7.30pm on perfevgs). Bar. Buffet.

Scottish Ballet in Tales of Hoffman Until Sat 30 May. Scottish Ballet‘s 1972 version of Tales r)fll()_/_‘/inmt was created by Peter Darrell. Based on the opera by Jacques Offenbach. it spans Hoffman’s life from youth to old age. The four great loves of his life add spice to his story as well as providing a perfect opportunity for solos in the ballet. The title role will be danced by Patti Tyers and Robert l-lamton. and the lovers” roles by Scottish Ballet's leading ladies. The ballet will move to the King's Theatre. Edinburgh. Tue2—Sat 6 June.

The Georgian State Dance Company

Wed 2-1. Thurs 25 June. 7.30pm. £1250—£3. After two years‘ absence the Russian Georgian State Dance (‘ompany returns to the U K on an extensive tour. Sabre—clashing and sword-wielding. this sounds like a national troupe not to miss. They will also be appearing in Edinburgh at the Usher Hall on Tue 23 June.


Bad smells and weddings. Scottish Dance Theatre tackles both in their new three-part programme.

First the smells. Liz Lochhead’s lips loomed large on a screen hanging above the dancers and told us all about them. Good tea rose and bad cheese and all related to our bodily excretions. A neat idea, but the dancers took a back

seat to the mouthing lip gloss. With two ,

small videos, the screen, a perfumery of props, music by David Niven, voice-overs and a bath, the thrust of the piece was diluted in a congestion of ideas. Pointed Fifties' bras, shrink-to-Ilt jeans, lace masks and shampoos and sets moved in a hotch-potch of dance, music and visuals which, in imitating the outpouring of consumerism and advertising in our lives, gets trapped by It. Funny and enjoyable in parts with a cheeky Carmen Miranda solo by Louise Nelliwell and an aerosol march by the three female dancers which set the piece off to a promising start, the overall feeling was of turning the page: of a colour supplement without the ‘bit in the middle’ to lend the weight.

The wedding dance “Just Married’ was guest-choreographed by Douglas NIelson of New York. Fast and ever-entwining, the piece made SCT work hard to keep up. A lot of lifting was required, which put extra pressure on

their speed. Opening with bouncing tail-coats and lacy frocks, the wedding was followed through from toaster-giving hen parties to a flashlight ceremony which glimpsed at thefuture.

Unfortunately, the second dance In the programme ‘Five Women’ was not performed live. The Musicians' Union ruled against itas live music was not used impossible as Kate Bush and Joni Mitchell were just two of the musicians on tape. A video of the piece was shown instead, but limited resources determined quality, which was poor. The dance suffered accordingly and it is not possible to comment. (Alice Bain)

24 The List 29 May l 1 June