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An important and Innovative season of New Dance featuring The Cholmondeleys, Yolande Snaith, The Vic \fics, Rosemary Butcher, Gregory Nash, Sue MacLennan, Kate Dalton.

+ workshops, classes and a unique platform for new young choreographers.

A specially designed, free brochure will be published to accompany the season. Make sure of your copy by placing an order now.

350 Sauchiehall St. Glasgow (32 3JD Tel 041 332 7521


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A Feast of Fantasy and Fun for all the Family

3 6 February 1988 Edinburgh Playhouse, Edinburgh 031 557 2590

Suits/11.56110y the Sec-lber Arts Council

I STEPS OUT 2(Tl West Princes Street. 331 2931.

Tuesday Classes Junior contemporary class ( 12 years and over) at 6—7pm and adult jazz at 7. l5~8.30pm. Pricesbelow. Wednesday Class Adult contemporary class at 6—7.30pm.

Steps Out ('lasses run until 23 March. Adults £2 £1. Juniors £1.50.

I THIRD EYE CENTRE 350 Sauchiehall Street. 332 7521.

The New Moves Dance season has a series ofclasses built into the programme. See below for details.

Gregory Nash Group l'mil 3(lJan.

10.30am —noon. Daily (not Mondays). £2.50 per class or £10 for 5 (in advance). ()pen classes for adyanced professional standard using the release approach fayoured by Nash. Kate Dalton teaches until 23 Jan and (iregory Nash 2(s—3llJan. The Cholmondeleys D Feb. Noon—3pm. £3.50. lnt Adv \‘v'orksltop.

Catherine Tucker (New Choreographer) 13 Feb. Noon—3pm. £3.50. lnt Ady (‘lass itllL workshop.

Jayne Stevens ( New Choreographer )20 Feb. Noon-~3pm. £3.50. Int Adv ('lass and workshop.

Yolanda Snaith 27 Feb. Noon—3pm .'£3.50. Int «\th Workshop.

Phillipa Donellan (Vic Vics) In March. l0.30am-7Noon. lnt Advflass. Rosemary Butcher 12 March. Nomi-3pm. lnt Adv Workshop.

See above for details of New Moves performance and talks.

EDINBURGH Performance I PLAYHOUSE THEATRE (ireenside Place.


Third Eye Centre, Glasgow

Swinging fringe and barefoot. Sue MacLellan has a look of Sandie Shaw about her. But Sue does not sing for her supper. Those feet are taught and trained for dancing.

We met at Third Eye Centre on the second day of rehersal for a new piece she is choreographing for Kate Dalton and Glasgow-based Greg Nash. This duet will be the first performance of the Centre’s New Moves Season, six weeks of contemporary dance, workshops and talks (see listings).

‘lllogic’ is the idea, a title Sue has dreamed from looking at the paintings of Escher. All those stairs that never reach the top and lizards that fit togetherwith puzzled precision. ‘I think visual art should stimulate you to really look at the world. I was a bit stuck with this to begin with and casually looked out of the window. There were trees moving and ripples in the canal and suddenly it was all there.’ So with Escher and urban view behind her, Sue has set about creating patterns, repeats, layers of movement for her new dance.

Like many people involved in dance :oday Sue lives a double life. Triple, to be quite accurate. She teaches,

Box Office 557 2590. 10am—6pm Mon—Sat. (‘redit cards 557 2590.

The Nutcracker 3—6 Feb. 7.30pm. Mat Sat 6 Jan at 2.30pm. £4—£l0. Scottish Ballet‘s seasonal contribution. Snowflakes and the Sugar Plum dance to Peter Darrell‘s version with Philip Prowse designs. Music composed by the truly popular Tchaikovsky.


I ASSEMBLY ROOMS 54 (ieorge Street. 225 3614.

Dance Classes Until 22 March. £2 £1 per class. New season of classes by a number of teachers taking a variety oftechniques. No experience required.

Mon 25 Jan—(‘ontcmporary with Kate Dalton. Tue 26 Jan—(‘ontemporary with Malcolm Shields. Mon 1 Feb—(‘ontemporary with Pat tickersley. Tue 2 Feb—Contemporary with (‘raig McKnight.

I EPWOHTH HALLS Nicolson Street (22‘) 1071 forinfo).

Classes with Tracy Hawkes

Wednesday Ballet (T. 15—7.3()pm. Adults general. but beginners welcome.

Monday Jazz (3.30—7.45pm. Adult intermediate.

SatJazz 12.45—2pm. Adult general. beginners welcome.

All classes £2.25 (£2). Reduction for block booking.


Early Dance Course 14 Feb. 10am—4pm. Introduction to Baroque Dance. Some experience necessary. For further information send an SAE to Joan English. Flat-1a. Faira Far. (‘ramond. Edinburgh.

choreographs and performs as a dancer. The times which are ‘happiest’ create a ‘balance between the creative side and the teaching’. And by creative she does not exlude performing. From 76 to 81, she worked almost continuously with Rosemary Butcher’s Company as a dancer, during which time she made little choreography of her own. ‘Rosemary uses dancers very creatively and I felt quite satisfied. It’s an area which is very neglected today. In the 70’s choreography was demystified and everyone had to be a choreographer.’ It was no good being ‘just a dancer.’

Though she herself has now joined those dance-making ranks, she believes strongly in the dancer’s contribution to a choreographer’s work. ‘I don’t evercome in with it all worked out. Together we build through images and ideas.’

We talked of her beginnings at Dartington College, which in the late sixties had a renowned performance course and then of her development from teacherto dancerto choreographer and now all three. But what of the audience. How do they fit in? ‘It’s a soap opera society used to simple and quick word-based messages. Even sitting here we're surrounded by words. But you don’t need to find a story in dance. Equally, if there is a story for you then fine. You just have to watch and make your own connection. You don’t have to think everyone knows the secret except you.’

Time was up. Back to shaping the dance. MacLellan left by saying that she remembered from her college notes a quote which said that the two most important cultural factors were dance and architecture. It is a maxim worth living by. (Alice Bain)

20 The List 22 Jan 4 Feb 1988