0 MITCHELL THEATRE Granville Street. 221 3198. Box Office Mon-Sat noon—6pm. Cafe. Bar. (D).

Janet Smith a Dancers Thurs 22—Sat 24 Oct. 7.30pm. For the first time this popular contemporary dance group visit Scotland. Their tour will continue to Fraserburgh. Aberdeen. Elgin. Inverurie. Aboyne and MacRobert Centre. Stirling. Janet Smith began her company in 1976, developing performance which includes song. dance. mime and most importantly live music. This season. they will be dancing four pieces from the current repertoire. ‘Still No Word From Anton' inspirec‘ by the soap opera and ‘5 Preludes‘ are the work omeith herself. ‘One Fine Day At Court' was guest-choreographed by Ann Dewey. an ex-Janet Smith dancer and ‘Fool’s Day' by Robert North. ex-Ballet Rambert and Smith‘s husband. See Guest List.

0 THEATRE ROYAL Htipe Street Box Office 331 1234. Open Mon—Sat 10am-6pm (to 7.30 on performance days).

Rambert Dance Company Tue l7—Sat 21 Nov. The ‘Ballet' has been dropped from their name and Rambert return to Glasgow with dance you will remember from [as time ‘Swamp‘ by Michael Clark (well-worth a second visit) and some new dance ‘Wolfi‘ choreographed by Lynn Seymour. More details in November issues ofthe List.

0 STUDIO THEATRE. 261 West Princes Street. 331 2931.

Scottish Ballet's new studio theatre opens this month with a Gala Opening (21 Oct at 8pm. Black tie. Minimum donation £25). Then. until the beginning of December. three programmes are shown consecutively on Thurs. Fri and Sat evenings. beginning with the Fiesta Programme which consists of Carmen and Spanish guitars and wine in the restaurant. In the Oriental Trio Programme. the company perform La Bayadere, La Peri and Three Dances to Japanese Music. Programme Three goes modern with The Water‘s Edge choreographed by Robert North with music by Ian ‘Jethro Tull‘ Anderson. For You Were Mine choreographed by Lloyd Embleton. Libera Me by Paulo Lopes and Just Stepping Along by Jane Jewel. Fiesta/Carmen: 22. 23. 24. 29. 30. 31 Oct. See panel.

0 THIRD EYE CENTRE 350 Sauchiehall Street 332 7521.

New Work/No Definition Season A collaboration with the Traverse

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Theatre which does not fit easily into List catagories. ‘Preconceptions ofa ' theatre language are broken down.

It is theatre for the eighties. in which 5 the stage set is the urban landscape‘.

See also Theatre. Art and Feature pages (Third Eye Centre). The ! performances below are of special interest to dance enthusiasts.

Laurie Booth and Toby Sedgwick Wed 21 Oct. 8pm. £3.50 (£3). This is one 9 dance performance not to be missed. To describe Laurie Booth as a dancer is almost to pigeonhole him. so many movement techniques does he have at his command. Sedgwick was a founder member of Moving Picture Mime Show. Mercurial States is an exploration of movement and includes strong visuals in the drawing of Ian Pollock. an illustrator in the vein ofGerald Scarfe. score by Philip Jeck and Andrzej Borkowski

who has created three larger-than-life Victorian figures. See also Classes.

Keith McIntyre and Rotating Dancers Scotland perform It Gala Celebration Thurs 15 Oct at 8pm. £3 (£2). Art. music and dance join to form a performance which fascinates. Rotating Dancers will talk with the audience about their work after the performance. See Glasgow classes for related workshop.

Classes 0 GARNETBANK SCHDDL Renfrew Street 357 1450 (for info).

Tueday Contemporary 7—8.30pm. £2. Liz Ingram teaches beginners

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O GLASGOW ARTS CENTRE Washington Street. 334 3349 (for info).

Janet Smith and Dancers Three classes by this contemporary group. See Performance. Mitchell Theatre. Professional Class:Mon 19 Oct. 7—8.30pm. Intermediate ClasszTue 20 Oct. 7—8.30pm. Intermediate Class:Wed 21 Oct. 6—7.30pm. All classes £2.

Thursday Contemporary 7—8.3()pm. £2. Jane Simpson teaches intermediate contemporary.

0 HILLHEAD SECONDARY SCHOOL Oakfield Avenue 334 1657 (for info.) Thursday Cunningham 8-9.3()pm. Fina


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The Territorial army once drilled at 261 1 West Princes Street, Glasgow. But it's a legion of dancers you will see there now, as Scottish Ballet move into the final phase of their new building.

First there was the roof and floor. The hall was derelict, burnt-out by fire and, after purchase in 1979, the basics were tackled. Then a rehearsal studio was opened, large enough for the company to rehearse full-scale ballets like Swan Lake in a space comparable to the big stage at Theatre Royal. No more discovering uncomfortable placing the night or day before a performance. flow the studio theatre is set to open its doors. Originally quite a modest proposal, plans for the theatre ‘grew and grew and grew‘ helped by a Scottish Tourist Board grant of nearly 250,000. 182 seats retract at the press of a button, there is an exhibition/cafe

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area and stage size is flexible. All in all, the project is costing nearly 2% million.

With young choreographers and visiting companies in desperate need of a small, experimental dance venue, Scottish Ballet felt it important to get the space open as soon as possible. However, £100,000 is still outstanding on the bill, a sum Nina Havergal is hoping to raise through performances and fund-raising projects like the Scottish Ballet Chairperson appeal which gets your name on a seat for £160.

The first performance in the life of the new theatre will be Peter Darrell's interpretation of Carmen. With flamenco the flavour, we are promised paella and Spanish guitar music after the show. See Listings for details. (AB).

Alderman teaches. Thursday Jan 6.30+ 8pm. Karen Paisley teaches jazz at beginner/eldmentary level. 0 HILLHEAD PRIMARY SCHOOL Cecil Street 334 4203 (for info). Natural Dance Workshop offers a wide range ofclasses to suit most ages and abilities. For further classes and details contact the above number. Exploring Dance (Intermediate) Thursdays 7—9pm £20 for ten weeks. Discovering Dance (Beginners) Tuedays 7—9pm. £20 for ten weeks. 0 OUEENS CROSS CHURCH 870 Garscube Road. For info contact Nicolas Broadbridge (0555) 2212. Folk Dances of the English Tradition First Mon ofevery month until July at 7.30—10pm. Beginners always welcome. 0 THIRD EYE CENTRE 350 Sauchiehall Street 332 7521. Rotating Dancers Thurs 15 Oct. 2—4pm. A workshop explaining techniques and mediums used in the Gala Celebration show. including sound scores and sculptural techniques. No experience necessary. Laurie Booth Wed 21 Oct. 10.30—12.30pm. At the forefront of new dance in Britain. Laurie Booth's style is influenced by improvisation. contact. capoera and martial arts. Advanced only. See also Performance.



0 ASSEMBLY ROOMS 54 George Street. 225 3614.

No Dogs/No Cycles Wed 21 Oct. 8pm. £3 (£1.50). Tickets available from Usher Hall in advance or one hour before performance. A dance travelogue with Greg Nash. Kate Dalton. Rosina Bonsu and friends. Greg Nash has a special flair for producing work which combines several levels ofdance ability. For the three days previous to this performance he. Kate and Rosina and members of their workshop have constructed a piece out ofset material and formed it into. ifGreg‘s past projects in similar vein are anything to go by. something that is original. exciting and witty.

Tea Dance Wed 21 Oct. 3pm. Tickets 75p includes refreshments. The Tommy Mitchell Duo take the stand in the Ballroom.

0 NETHERBOW ARTS CENTRE 43 High Street 556 9579.

The Netherbow‘s Mime and Mask Theatre Festival is underway. See also Theatre Page.

Black Mime Theatre perform Mantrall 16 Oct. 8pm. £2.50 (£1 .50). Mantrail. They appeared for the first time at the London Mime Festival earlier this year and promise to be boistrous and exuberant. This show follows the lives of two south London boys.

Black Mime Theatre perform Personal Relations Sat 17 Oct. 8pm. £2.50 (£1.50). Family affairs, juvenile crime and the fun of courtship - this show uses comedy to look at some serious sides to life.

Mime Meets Jazz. . . Some Enchanted Evening Tue 20 Oct. 8pm. £2. Free