TRON DANCE WEEK
Tron Theatre, Glasgow
While the New Moves season at Third Eye Centre has brought dancers in from out of Scotland, Tron Dance Week has made a deliberate policy of supporting those working here. To have both running so close togetherthis year certainly gives the impression that Glasgow is taking contemporary dance seriously. And the rest of the year strengthensthis geographical concentration in the west with Focus on Dance moving trom Edinburgh to Glasgow (the city prepared to fund them adequately) in July and the City of Culture ottice organising an international helping ol dance. including the Harlem Dance Theatre, New York and Netherlands Dance Theatre.
Originally Tron Dance was planned to span two weeks, but lack ot cash has trimmed it to one. The programme otters the opportunity to assess contemporary dance in Scotland, which, because of the lack of a major training course here or centre for dance, relies heavily on dancers trom elsewhere choosing to live here. Greg Nash, Rotating Dancers and Rosina Bonsu are by now tamiliar names within their field and will be showing new work. Frank McConnell, originally from Glasgow, pertorms ‘A Wee Home From Home‘ (see Theatre Page for review). Visiting artists are Katie Duck,
who uses the combination ot dance and ( theatre thatis becomingtamiliar, and
I Transitions, a student group from the
I Laban Centre, London. (Alice Bain)
I STEPS OUT 261 West Princes Street. 331 2931.
Tueday Classes Junior contemporary class (12 years and over) at 6—7pm and adult jazz at 7. I5» -8.3l)pm. Pricesbelow. Wednesday Class Adult contemporary class at (»»~7.3()pm.
Steps Out Classes run until 23 March. Adults £2 (£1 ); Jttnitirs£1.5ll.
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.
Phillipa Donellan (Vic Vics) ll) March. Ill.3llam— Noon. lnt AdeIass. Rosemary Butcher 12 March. Noon—3pm. Int Adv Workshop.
See above for details of New Moves performance and talks.
Performance I LYCEUM STUDIO THEATRE Cambridge
Street (next door to L'sher l Iall)
English Dance Theatre L'ntiI 5 Mar. English Dance Theatre will be performing the style of rep built under former artistic 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 195‘). Cnsuitable Case — a short and comic piece by former Ballet Rambert dancer Sally ()wen. Introduction and Allegro— Yair \'ardi's last dance for the company. I ASSEMBLY ROOMS 54 George Street. 225 3614.
Dance Classes L'ntiI 22 March. £2 (£1 ) per class. New season of classes by a number of teachers taking a variety oftechniques. No experience required. Mon 7 Mar Contemporary with Marilyn Williams. Tue 8 Marla/.1. with Sheridan Nicol. Mon 14 Mar Contemporary with Marilyn Williams. Tue 15 Mar Jazz with Sheridan
‘ I EPWDRTH HALLS NiColson Street (220 “VI forinfo).
Classes with Tracy Hawkes
Wednesday Ballet (T. l5—7.3()pm. Adult general. beginners welcome.
Monday Jazz (i.3II—7.45pm. Adult intermediate.
SatJazz 12.45—2pm. Adult general. beginners welcome.
All classes £2.25 (£2). Reduction for block booking.
I Dance into Theatre English Dance Theatre. Dance City. Peel Lane. Newcastle NEI 4DW. 25 July—o Aug. £120 (£85) not includingaccommodation. A summer school which promises to be
I worth the cost. including tuition byJacky Lansley (new director of English Dance Theatre). Rosemary Butcher (one of Britain's leading New Dance choreographers). Laurie Booth (known internationally for his work in movement theatre) and Rose English (a performance artist who has worked from both epic and personal perspectives).
Scottish Choreographic Festival Jordanhill College of Education. Glasgow. 3(lApr 2 May. Siobhan Davies. ex-London Contemporary and a much respected choreographer whose work has been
featured on television and seen around the 3 world. is this year's Artistic Director. She is joined by Philippe (iiradeau (ex 2nd Stride). Paul (‘Iaydon (ex Mantis and 2nd Stride). Paul Douglas (LCDT soloist). Carolyn (iavin (ex Basic Space) and Peter Royston (Dundee Dance Theatre). For the first time in its seven year life. the festival will run over three days and is incredibly good value at only};le (£15) all in. There will be a presentation of work in the Crawfurd Theatre. Jordanhill and a selection will be chosen to be shown at the Garden Festival on the last day. Forfull details and application forms contact Cheryl Strong. I7 Parkhill Road. Glasgow. Closing date 1 Apr.
ED AND DAVID MIRVISH OF THE OLD VIC LONDON AND THE ARTS COUNCIL OF GREAT BRITAIN PRESENT THE
ENGLISH SHAKESPEARE COMPANY ' _ mam
‘THE BEST THING TO HAVE HAPPENED TO BRITISH THEATRE
DAILY TEI TGRAPH
SHAKESPEARE’S GREAT HISToRi CYCLE
HOUSE OF LANCASTER
RICHARD II HENRY IV PART 1 HENRY IV PART 2 HOUSE or YORK
HENRY V RICHARD lll DIRECTED BY MICHAEL BOGDANOV
GLASGOW THEATRE ROYAL 041 331 1234 332 9000
‘visual comedy. agility and sheer exuberance. . . skilful . . . courageous . . . inventive’ The Guardian
at THE MITCHELL THEATRE Granville Street. Glasgow
PROGRAMME I: Tues 8—Thurs IO March I988 at 7.30pm
*SEA CHANGE — ‘mysterious and evocative’ .\"('/c Chronic/c *ECLIPSE — ‘superbly executed‘ (r‘lasgmi- Hera/d *UNSL’ITABLE CASE — ‘hilarious~ Dorset lit'g lie/Io *INTROI)L'CTION AND ALLEGRO — ‘thrilling‘ Yorks [fig Post
PROGRAMME 2: Fri ll-Sat [2 March 1988 at 7.30pm *SOLARIS — FIRST TIME IN GLASGOW! ‘somethingoriginal . . . to
boldly dance. mime. sing and
act where no dance company
has ever gone before'
BBC Radio 4 Kaleidoscope H ,- ‘a triumphantly audacious piece oftotal theatre' IVE‘choumal ' "
Tickets: £4.50 (£3 students s ()APs. children. emu) ' ' . SPECIAL OFFER! Save over 20"} I See both programmes for just £7 (£5 students. ()APs. children. UB-IU)
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