pioneered the concept of the ‘residency‘ in the late ()(ls.
I STEPS OUT 26] West Princes Street. 331 2931.
Tuesday Classes Juniorcontemporary class ( 12 years and over) at 6—7pm and adult jazz at 7. 15~8.3()pm. Prices below. Wednesday Class Adult contemporary class at 6—7.3(lpm.
Steps ()ut Classes run until 23 March. Adults £2 (£1 ). Juniorsi'l .51).
I THlRO EYE CENTRE 35IISauchiehall Street. 332 7521.
The New Moves Dance season has a series z
ofclasses built into the programme. See below for details.
Jayne Stevens ( New (‘ltoreographernti Feb. Noon 3pm. £3.51). Int Adv Class and workshop.
Yolanda Snaith 27 Feb. Noon—3pm. £3.50. Int Adv Workshop.
Phillipa Donellan (Vic Vics) ltharch. 111.3tlam—Noon. Int Adelass. Rosemary Butcher 12 March. Noon—3pm. Int Adv Workshop.
See above for details of New Moves performance and talks.
I FRUITMARKET GALLERY Market Street. 225 2383.
Rosemary Butcher 1t). 20 February. £3
(£1 .50). As part of a national tour Butcher appears in both Iidinburgh and (ilasgow. She is well-know n for her work during the seventies and eighties and is one ofthe senior choreographers of new dance in this country. In this new piece ‘Touch the Iiarth' she collaborates with composer Michael Nyman ( Draughtsman's Contract) and visual artist Dieter I’ietsch. both artists of international stature. Should not be missed. Rosemary Butcher is also appearing in Dundee at the Seagate (iallery on it) March. Aberdeen Art
Gallery on 11le March and Third Eye Centre on 14 March (see Glasgow Performance).
I THE PLEASANCE The Pleasance.
‘Shall We Dance?‘ Wed 2 and Thurs 3 Mar. 7.30pm. £2 (£1 .50). Performance by Edinburgh University Dancers.
I LYCEUM STUDIO THEATRE Cambridge Street (next door to Usher Hall)
English Dance Theatre 1-5 Mar. English Dance Theatre will be performing the style of rep built under formerartistic director Yair Vardi for the last time. The ballets in this mixed programme will include Sea Change — a lyrical exploration of the emotional world of people who live on and by the sea. By young Dutch choreographer Ed Wubbe. Eclipse—created by Robert Cohan in New York in 1959. Unsuitable Case—a short and comic piece by former Ballet Rambert dancer Sally Owen. Introduction and Allegro—Yair Vardi's last dance for the company.
I ASSEMBLY ROOMS 54 (icorge Street. 225 3614.
Dance Classes Until 22 March. £2 (£1 ) per class. New season ofclasses by a number of teachers taking a variety oftechniqucs. .\'o experience required. Mon 22 Feb—Contemporary with Marilyn Williams. Tue 23 Feb—Jazz with Sheridan Nicol. Mon 29 Feb—Contemporary with Marilyn Williams. Tue 1 Mar—Jazz with Sheridan Nicol.
I EPWORTH HALLS Nicolson Street (229 1(171forinfo).
Classes with Tracy Hawkes
Wednesday Ballet 6. 15—7.3()pm. Adults general — beginners welcome.
Monday Jazz (t.3()—7.45pm. Adult intermediate.
SatJazz 12.45—2pm. Adult general. beginners welcome.
All classes £2.25 (£2). Reduction for block booking.
acki Lansley Photo: Chris Ha
English Dance Theatre is one of Britain’s best-funded and highest profile middle-scale dance companies. Based in Newcastle and founded by Yair Vardi, its character has been that ol the ‘accessible‘ dance company, making modern from a traditional base.
All change. This year they leap from tradition to new. Jacky Lansley, who replaced Vardi as Artistic Director in January, is primed to put ‘Theatre' back into the company and present a very different sort of dance.
Lansley describes herself as belonging to the New Dance generation along with Rosemary Butcher, Anna Furze, Laurie Booth and Fergus Early. She was the first editor of New Dance magazine, a founder memberol X5‘ Studios and launched Giselle Enterprises, her own production company, in 1980. Up until now, the nature of her work has either kept her in
the margins or forced her into TV and theatre work as a movement director. Now she has the resources to take her form of new dance (calling it experimental keeps it marginal, she says) into the more visible, mainstream context for which English Dance Theatre have laid strong toundahons.
“We’ll be moving away from a mixed rep and be producing more project-based work, one substantial piece at a time.’ In common with others in the New Dance world she is interested in ‘breaking down the borders between actors and dancers', creating a cross-fertilisation. The third, very important element she considers essential, is content. Her first project, ‘Down To Earth‘, still in the planning stage, has a window onto environmental and conservationist subjects. In April a large community and education project will explore those issues through dance and participation in the making of the finished project. Designer Murial Douglas and composer Sekacz (working with the current 880 season) will join Jacky and the final piece will be premiered in Newcastle in the autumn.
The EDT visit to Glasgow and Edinburgh (see Performance Listings) will be the last time the old rep will be shown. Though some Iaces may remain the same, from now on they will be coming to us from a new direction. (Alice Bain)
Activities and Fun
I GROSVENOR CINEMA Ashton Lane. 339 4298.
Saturday Afternoon Picture Show livery Saturday. 2—4.3Iipm. For 4~ 14 year olds. 50p. C ildren's cinema used to be agreat feature of Saturday mornings. The Grosvenor aim to make their Saturday afternoon picture show equally memorable and regularly show a serial. feature and cartoons. Also games and competitions.
I HAGGS CASTLE 1111) St Andrews Drive. Pollokshields. 427 2725.
Arrive in plenty of time for the 2.15pm start for these popular — and free — Saturday activities. NB Booking opens 12 March for the Easter activities. Candlemaking (S— 12 years) Sat 21) Feb Potato Prints (4—7 years) 27 Feb
I HENRY WOOO HALL Claremont Street. Tickets from Ticket Centre. Candleriggs. 227 5511 or on the door.
PICCDID Pack Sat 21) Feb. 1 lam. £1 kids. £2 adults. The Scottish Chamber ( )rchestra's fun factory for the under 12s. a musical workshop with lots of participation on a given theme. comes to (ilasgow for the first time on 21) Feb. The thetne isa Magical Musical Mystery Tour and there will be a dash ofJamaican Rumba. a touchof Spanish colour with El Amor Brujo and a little of Mendelssohn‘s Italian Symphony. Any one who can play a small instrument is invited to bring it along to join inthe grand finale. All this plus ice cream and juice afterwards! For 8— 12 year olds.
I HAGGS CASTLE 101) St Andrews Drive. Pollokshields. 427 2725.
Getthe Message: Ditlerent Systems of Communication 29 Feb—22 March. Proving that there‘s much much more to communications systems than the Post Office or British Telecom every dreamed of. Ilaggs are mounting a fascinating exhibition which looks at the incredible variety ofcommunications systems. It not only includes familiar methods like TV. radio. telephones. post. satellite and cable. but also things like pigeon post. smoke signals. beacons. talking drutns. semaphore. hieroglyphics. morse. mail boats and fan. yes fan. language. And it will also point out how if you have asight or hearing impediment. none ofthe present day systems is adequate. Braille. moon method (another form of raised lettering like Braille. but not using dots) and sign language. There will be quiz sheets and things to do. like having a goat semaphore. tin can telephones and even the subtle. fluttering art of fan language. Entries are also invited to a Dcsign-a-Stamp competition which will be judged by the Post Office. Closing date 22 May.
Making Faces Until 22 Feb. W'hy did the ancient Egyptian Pharaohs — to be seen in all their splendour at the Gold ofthe Pharaohs exhibition at the City Art Centre in Edinburgh - use such a lot of makeup? And what was it like. Ilaggs Castle have some of the answers. and
some of the make-up. in this exhibition about make up and fashion. Also on view
I OOEON Renfield Street. 332 8701. Bambi (C) (David Iland. L'S. 19-12) From 19 Feb. Check with venue for timesand prices. See ()deon. lidinburgh for full description.
I CUMBERNAULO THEATRE ( ‘umbcrnauld. (123673387. Box office Mon-Fri ltlam-tipm; Sat Ilium-3pm. o Rpm perf cvgs. Saturday shows are at l . 15pm. adultsil .51). kids£l.
Peterand the Wolf Sat 20 Feb. For S-«l 1 years. 45 mins. Ilandiworks puppets. Duncan Fletcherand Dlive Sat 27 Feb. Magic for 3— l 1 year olds. 45 mins.
Cuttin‘ a Rug Fri 26 and Sat 27 Feb. 7.45pm.£2.5ll(£1.25). Kilsyth Youth Theatre (aged 15 to 21 years) applytheir talents to John Byrne's comedy ('tutin'a Rug. where everyone is preparing for the annual staffdance . ..
I MITCHELL THEATRE (iranville Street. 221 3198. Box office Mon-Sat noon~bpm. Bar. Cafe. Tickets also available from the Ticket Centre. Candleriggs. 227 5511 Mon-Sat 1(i.3()am—o.3tipm. CalamityJane 16—21) Feb. 7.3(lpm. £3.50. kids £2.51). An amateur production ofthis well-known lively family musical
EDINBURGH Activities and Fun
I ASSEMBLY ROOMS 54 (ieorge Street Fun for Children Wed 24 Feb. 2—4.3tipm. Free. Part of the second Edinburgh Peace Festival. Children can drop in anytime and have a go at a variety of activities including games. art. crafts and dancing. See also Theatre below.
I BRUNTON HALL Musselburgh. 665 3711 ext244.
Elchat Dance Xplosion livery Wednesday 4-5pm. 50p. Dance workshops for 4-7 year olds.
East Lothian Youth Theatre livery Wednesday. 7.30-9.3(lpm. Free workshops for young people 13—21 years. I COASTERS 3 West Tollcross. 228 3252. Disco Saturdays. (1.30» lllpm. £1. Under 18s alcohol-free disco. Live acts most weeks.
I 1988 EDINBURGH FESTIVAL FRINGE POSTER Fringe ()ffice. 171) High Street. Iidinburgh. 226 5257. Any pupil at school in Scotland who thinks they can design the poster that should publicise this year's Iidinburgh Festival Fringe should get drawing as entries have to be in by Leap Year Day - 29 February. Lots ofcash prizes for the winners and schools concerned. The winning pupil and hisor her classmates will also be invited toa special viewing of the (ioldofthe Pharaohs exhibition at the City Art Centre. Edinburgh. Full details and entry forms from the Fringe office. address above. Sponsored by the Life Association of Scotland.
I ROYAL MUSEUM OFSCOTLANO Chambers Street. 225 7534
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