included. performed by Sharmila Biswas. ‘a leading disciple of a great tradition.‘ Prerna Shrimali will dance to the rythyms of Kathak. another classic Indian dance based on the balance offeminine and masculine and performed to the beat of drums.

Altogether it looks like an illustrious and talented line-up. As ever. it seemsthe Edinburgh Indian Association have come up with something special.


I ASSEMBLY ROOMS 54 George Street 225 361-1.

Dance AI Assembly Regular classes for all. Mon 13 June: Contemporary with Marilyn Williams. Tue 14 June: Jazz with Sheridan Nicol. Mon 211 June: Contemporary with Marilyn Williams. Tue 21 June: Jazz with Sheridan Nicol.

I EPWORTH HALLS Nicolson Street (22‘) 11171 Iorinto).

Classes with Tracy Hawkes

Wednesday Ballet n. I5—7.311pm. Adults general —- beginners welcome.

Monday Jazz (i.311—7.-15pm. Adult intermediate.

SatJazz 1245 2pm. Adult general. beginners welcome.

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

Courses, Summer Schools

I DANCE INTO THEATRE English Dance Theatre. Dance City. Peel Lane. Newcastle NEI 4DW. 25 July-6 Aug.

A summer school which promises to be 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). £1211(£85) not including accomodation.

I DANCE THIS SUMMER OF PEACE-A FESTIVAL Brunton Hall. Musselburgh. 665 371 1 ext 244. 8—111July. A festival open to the public which will include classes for experienced and beginners and will focus on an international flavour to dance. Director Tom Yang has organised folk dance from Nicaragua. India. Japan. and Europe taught by a group ofprofessional dancers. Music will be provided in plenty by a number ofmusicians. A wonderful opportunity to feel the spirit ofother cultures. At a nominal £3 for all three days it is also a bargain. For further detailsand applications contact ELCI IAT at the Brunton Hall.

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FOCUS ON DANCE Focus on Dance based at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama The Focus on Dance programme is out. Now in its second year, this dance festival, the biggest in Scotland, has moved from Edinburgh to Glasgow and beefed up its programme to 200 events. Allin one week. Perlormances, workshops, classes and community events packed toe to toe with hardly room to bend and stretch between.

Last year Focus on Dance came as a welcome relief in a year arid of dance performance. This year it comes as dance is in a period of lilt-oll. Glasgow's anticipation of Culture City 1990 in particular is routing for dance with funds and encouragement. Dance Theatre 01 Harlem, Moscow Classical Ballet and Netherlands Dans Theatre all make an appearance at Theatre Royal

during July and Michael Clark returns to Glasgow with his summer school. Even the Edinburgh Festival are splashing out with a new performance by the talented Clark in August. Things are looking up. But lirst, from 3—10 July Focus trots out companies like Britain's Dance Advance, a group of six Royal Ballet and Sadler's Wells whizz-kids, who bring contemporary snap to classical technique. Dverthe page but also performed in Focus's 1988 base, the


RSAMD, are Second Stride, South Indian Splendour and Russian Steps. In between these invited guests, dance the Scottish contingent. Area One, Stirling Youth Dance, Spring, Khorus, Borders Youth Dance and others are billed in the lunchtime slots to give the local locus. Forlun there's Geographical Duvet at Third Eye Centre and Adventures In Motion Pictures, 3 new company which is hotting up the scene with numbers like ‘Does Your Crimplene Go All Shiny When You Rub’ and ‘Grecian 2000'. And Focus on Dance does not stop at performance.

This is a festival which encompasses dance from all angles. You can see an Indian dance, learn the steps of a Russian lolk dance or spend a relaxed dance with tea and the Jimmy Hutton Band. Classes are held at the RSAMD every day from 10 o’clock in the morning and are taught by some of the best, Second Stride’s director/choreographer Ian Spink, performance artist Rose English and Kirsten Ralov among them.

As the whole Focus lasts only seven days, he sure to check your programme for overlaps and plan a timetable to see as much as you can. With companies like Compagnie Preliocaj from France and the all male, all-black Phoenix Dance Company around it's a week worth planning. (Alice Bain)

I Music is listed as diary: by day, then by city. than by event.


FRIDAY 10 Glasgow

I Glasgow University Orchestra Concert Hall. Glasgow University. 7.311pm. Free at door. Programme includes Bruckner's 4th Symphony. conducted by Stephen Arnold.


I SNO Proms l'sher Hall. 1.othian Road. 228 l 155. 7.311pm. £2.‘)11—£1).‘)11. li‘ri Night is Music Night the famous programme of light music live for Radio 2 with singers Marilyn Ilill Smith. Clare Shearerand Peter Morrison.

SATURDAY 11 Edinburgh

I SNO Proms L'sher Hall. Lothian Road. 2281155.7.311pm.£2.‘)(1—£111.S(1. Traditional Last Night of the Proms conducted by Sir Alexander (iibson with Julian Lloyd Webber playing the lilgar Cello Concerto. Also Festival ()t-errure by Shostakovich. [.u Boutique I’umusqm' and all the other traditional fare.

I Concert by Edinburgh and Munich Schools Queen's I Iall. Clerk Street. (ibls‘ 21111). 7.311pm. £2 (£1 ). 'I‘own-twinningbrings together children from (ieorgc l leriot's. the Royal Iligh and the 'l‘heodolinden High School for an all-Schubert programme of the ()verturc

to It‘osamimde. Mass in (i and Symphony No 5.

I Jenula I’ortobcllo'I‘own Hall. Tickets: 228 l 155(11sher Hall). 7.311pm. £2.51)

(£1 .511). Scottish ()pcra (io Round bring their highly acclaimed small scale touring version of Janacek's powerful drama to I’ortobcllo. Must be the opera bargain ol the year and the highpoint of Spring Fling. I Harpsichord Recital St Cecilia's l Iall. Cowgale. Tickets: (>67 1111 1 ext 457 .Spm. £3.511(£2.511). Peter Williams returns to Edinburgh for his annual recital in lidinburgh liniversity's summer series of concerts.


Glasgow I Scottish Fantasia King's Theatre. Bath Street. Tickets: 227 5511. £2-—£(i. Mod

event featuring (ilasgow Parks ()rchestra. dancers from Scottish Ballet. Bill McCue and other well known Scottish musicians.


I Concert of Russian Music Queen's I Iall. Clerk Street. 668 2111‘). 3pm. £3.15riends of Scottish ()pera provide an afternoon entertainment with Ludmilla Andrew and Roderick Bryden to follow their AUM.

I St Giles' at Six St (iiles' Cathedral. I ligh Street. Free at door. ()pm. [)elimle Balance. a trio of recorder. oboe and harpsichord play music by Bach. Telemann and Vivaldi.

I Yale Symphony Orchestra Usher 1 Iall. I.othian Road. 228 1155. 7.311pm. L’s—£5. Unfortunate that two orchestral tours collide in Iidinburgh this evening.

Iidinburgh born conductor. Alasdair Neale. visits his home city with thishighly rated student orchestra in a programme of Rossini's ()yerture to It'll/rum lie/1. .llelunmrplimen by Richard Strauss and Rachmaninov's 2nd Symphony.

I London Festival Orchestra St Mary's Cathedral. Palmerston Place. Tickets: 228 I155(l'shcrllall).7.311pm.£(i(£~l). Edinburgh stop on Cathedral Classics. at summer tour of music in cathedrals using the local choir ol each. Well known music by Boccherini. Barber. Bach (iounod and Schubert (Mass in (i ). along with the second performance of [he Ron/of Heaven. a specially commissioned work by lidward Cowie for tenor (Anthony Rolfe Johnson) and orchestra. See also Mon 13. (ilasgow (Paisley).

I Scottish Sinfonia ()uecn's Hall. Clerk Street. blib' 2111‘). 7.45pm. £5

(£2411 £1 .511). live films in one evening with sung/aura a! (he .llovies. Who needs the screen w hen Scottish Sinfonia stars in the scores of Star Wars. .Ily l'air Lady. Porgy and Bess. South Pacific and West Side Sluri‘.

I Organ Recital Reid Concert Hall. Bi-lsto Square. Tickets: on? 1111 l ext~1577 8pm. £3511 ( £2511). Mtisic for organ played by John Kitchen.







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