mind. that looks at the problems of being disabled — the cast includes disabled people. who play able-bodied roles. The tour is mostly around secondary schools, but there are some public performances. which are listed. Directed by Ben Twist— See Guestlist.
Govan Unemployed Workers Centre. Govan. Glasgow Fri 3 Feb. 3.30pm. Tour continues.
Cabaret is listed by day. For lull venue details, please see above, Theatre Listings.
I Poll-Axed - The Peasants ReVDIiTraverse Theatre. Grassmarket. Edinburgh. 031 226 2633. 7.30pm. £3.50 (£2.50). Stand-up comedian. James Poulter. in a one-man comic show about the last time a Poll Tax was introduced. That was the fourteenth century. and the peasants revolted.
I Burns Nighi Tron Theatre. 63 Trongatc. Glasgow. 041 552 4267/8. 7.30pm. Members £5; Non-members £6 (price inlcudes trad. food and a measure of whisky or wine). The Tron Theatre‘s Burns Night makes it into the cabaret listings by virtue of the fact that it combines traditional Burns Night cultural fare. with a few alternative sauces — last year Bing Hitler toasted Burns‘ lesser known brother. The ‘lmmortal Memory‘ is given by Edwin Morgan this year.
I Poll-Axed - The Peasants Revolt Traverse Theatre. Grassmarket. Edinburgh. ()31 226 2633. 7.30pm. £3.50 (£2.50). See above. Fri 27.
I Burns Nighi Tron Theatre. 63 Trongatc. Glasgow. 041 552 4267/8. 7.30pm. Members£5; Non-members £6 (price includes trad. food and a measure of whisky or wine). See above. Fri 27.
I The Cathy and Claire Show Paisley Arts Centre. New Street. Paisley. 041 887 1010. 8pm. £4 (£2). Kate Donnelly (seen as ‘Georgina‘ on Halfway to Paradise) and Clare Hemphill in an evening ofcomcdy sketches.
I Poll-Axed - The Peasants ReVDIITraverse .
Theatre. Grassmarket. Edinburgh. ()31 2262633. 7.30pm. All seats £2.50today. See above. Fri 27.
I Comedy NighI Block 27. l 100C row Road, Anniesland, Glasgow. 041 958 0853. 9pm. Free. Fred MacAuley introduces cabaret acts from Hamish Clark and Malcolm Stewart.
I Rock and Comedy The Cotton Club. 5 Scott Street. Glasgow. 11pm—3am. £2.50. One in a series of gigs. organised by the Circus Club. interspersing rock groups with comedians. Tonight Rich. Slice and Woodrow Wilson are spliced with compere Sid Ozalid, from Radio Northsound. and the comedian Parrot. from the Funny Farm. The Circus Club welcome new performers — comedians. street entertainers etc. Call Mick on 041 204 3248.
I Comedy Evening The Bar Point. 42 Wellmeadow Street. Paisley. 041 889 5188. 8pm—midnight. Free. The regular fortnightly comedy evening here tonight includes stand-up comics Parrot. who focuses on the absurdities of everyday life. and Kevin Kopfstein. who introduces conjuring into his comedy act. The pub is keen to encourage new talent — so if you are interested in appearing. or know somebody who is good. do please get in
touch with the management on the above number.
I Charity Gig Acanthus Cafe. Waverley Station. Edinburgh. 031 556 2358. 9pm onwards. Free — donations gratefully received. At the end ofa day spent raising money for St Columba‘s Hospice (events include a waiters‘ race round the station in the afternoon). this is an evening including two jazz bands. and the comedy group Rubba Luvva. who do a spoof of Bananarama.
I The Alexander Sisters Cumbernauld Theatre. Cumbernauld. 0236 732887. 7.45pm. £3.50 (£2). Last seen in Borderline‘s Panto. the Tartan Terrors are back on the rampage of the cabaret circuit. taking a hefty thwack at Scotch myths of the shortbread tin ilk.
I Rock and Comedy Edinburgh Music Box. Victoria Street. Edinburgh. 10.30pm—2.30am. £2.50. See above. Thursday 2nd.
I THEATRE ROYAL Hope Street. 331 1234. 332 9000.
Peter Pan-The Ballet 24 Feb—4 Mar. 7.15pm. Tickets £3—£I7. Scottish Ballet takes its biggest step since Peter Darrell‘s death and the takeover by Peter Kyle. With music by Glasgow composer Eddie McGuire and steps by Graham Lustig (of Sadler‘s Wells Royal Ballet. London) it is the first full-length ballet ofJM Barrie‘s story every to be created. Gorgeous sets and the delights of Barrie‘s imagination set Tinkerbell. Pirates. the Lost Boys and lnjuns on a new version of this classic story. Don‘t grow up. buy tickets. They are selling fast.
The premiere of Peter Pan on 24 February will be a gala performance in aid ofthe Royal Hospital for Sick Children at Yorkhill. Glasgow. Though ticket prices are the same as other nights. patrons are asked to make a contribution to the event. Petrushka 23 Mar-I April. Scottish Ballet continue an exciting spring season with a new version of this Russian Ballet chorcgraphed by Fokine and premiered in 191 1. The company invited Oleg Vinogradov. Artistic Director of the Kirov Ballet in Leningrad. to make this new work.
I THIRD EYE CENTRE- NEW MOVES SEASON 350 Sauchiehall Street. 332 7521. Third Eye go into their second season of new dance. opening with a commissioned piece by the extraordinary mover Laurie Booth (see feature). Stretched out over a period of two months. New Moves seeks the more precarioust balanced operators on the dance scene and those who have just begun to explore.
New Moves Pertormances
Laurie Booth and Lol Sargent 2-4 Feb. 7.30pm. £3.50 (£2.50). Terminus Terminux is the second part of a trilogy in which Booth explores a new language of movement. A sign language with a difference based on J .G. Ballard‘s book TheArrociry Exhibition. Explanations of its nature could become unecessarily complicated so suffice it to say that it promises to tax the body. wake upthe audience and offer something very. very unusual.
New Choreographers- Programme 1 10/11 Feb. 7.30pm. £3.50 (£2.50). The evening begins at 6.45pm with a free cafe concert by Inner Sense Percussion Orchestra which specialises in Brazilian music.
The performance begins with Marisa Zanotti‘s untitled piece which looks at the language of television and has been made in collaboration with Glasgow video-maker Don McGregor. The McCluskey Brothers provide live music.
The Sisters Bon Bon sound like a delightful confection but are said to produce a ‘tight, tense kinetic examination’ of the relationship between a pair of twins.
Jane lbberson and Julie Stacey. just graduated from Leicester Polytechnic.
perform Nipple. Pap, Teat. a dance in three parts which calls on cartoons and calls in on a family gathering.
Lucia Walker performs a piece choreographed by Kirstie Simpson which uses movement, slides and words to look at trees.
Miranda Tulnell 17/18 Feb. 7.30pm. £3.50 (£2.50). Green Land. Grey Stone grew from the echoes of Tuffnell‘s relations and ancestors. One of New Moves‘ invited artists. Tufnell has worked with Rosemary Butcher. Eva Karczag and visual artists Tim Head. David Ward and Stuart Brisley. Jessica Cohen 23 Feb. 7.30pm. £3.50 (£2.50). Orchid Flower Branch draws on Cohen‘s Asiatic experiences binding martial arts with Western contemporary dance forms. Jessica Cohen 24/25 Feb. 7.30pm. £3.50 (£2.50). Earthfall is described as a ‘dance and music spectacle. serious and humorous by turns’. Again Cohen uses martial arts to create visual excitement. New Choreographers- Programme 2 3. 4 Mar. 7.30pm. £3.50 (£2.50). Wendy Houston. who has danced with a number of well-known companies includingThe Kosh. Ludus and DV8. breaks the habits of a lifetime in 40 minutes. Jane Cawdell. another Leicester graduate says Take Women . . . You‘ll Need Them. Laurie McLeod is an American who dances Letters to Heaven and Little Machines. Liz Aggiss 10 Mar. 7.30pm. £3.50(£2.50). A charismatic performer making Grotesque Dancer and Stations of the Angry a dramatic event. Aggiss is one of the season‘s invited artists. Liz Aggiss and Divas 11 Mar. Liz Aggiss performs with the all-woman group she founded in 1986. Tough and very visual, Dorothy and Klaus and Die Orchidee im Plastick-Karton. the two pieces brought to New Moves. promise electric viewing. Among other things Aggiss has supported the Stranglers on a European tour. Wim Vandekeybus 30/31 March. 7.30pm. £3.50 (£2.50). The scoop of the season. this Flemish artist comes to Glasgow for the British premiere of ‘What the Body Does Not Remember‘. His company of five women and five men perform in a style described as ‘highly confrontational . . . adrenalin choreography‘ and which crosses Apache dances and machine dances of the 205. This performance. which must not be missed under any circumstances. will be held at the New Athaeneum Theatre at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. New Moves Talks and Classes Talks will be held on Saturdays throughout New Moves in the Studio Theatre at 3pm and are chaired by Glasgow Herald dance critic Mary Brennan. Free Admission. Laurie Booth 4 Feb. New Choregraphers 11 Feb. See Programme One above for details of participants. Miranda Tultnell 18 Feb. Jessica Cohen 25 Feb. New Choreographers 4 Mar. See Programme Two for details of participants. Liz Aggiss 11 Mar. Workshops Workshop/classes are held on Saturdays from 1 1am—1pm throughout the New Moves season. Admission £2. Lucia Walker 11 Feb. Miranda Tulnell 18 Feb.
Jessica Cohen 25 Feb. Wendy Houstoun 4 Mar. Liz Aggiss 11 Mar.
I OALMUIR COMMUNITY CENTRE Community dance group for young people taken by Steps Out. 5—7pm. 50p. Phone Steps Out at the Scottish Ballet headquarters on 331 2931 for further details.
GLASGOW ACADEMY OF DANCE 2/6. 19 Queen Street. 221 0750.
This new venture begun by community dancerJuIie Kilpatriek has just opened for business. Classes are held throughout the week in a mirrored and barred studio 1000 feet square. The following is a selection of what‘s on offer. Phone for details ofdaily classes.
Open Elementary Ballet Mondays 6.30—8pm.
Lunchtime Stretch Tuesdays noon-l . 15pm. Good for city centre workers.
Spanish Tuesdays 6—7 . 30pm.
Beginners Jazz Wednesdays 6—7 . 30pm. Classical and contemporary tor the male dancer Thursdays 8—9.30pm.
T'ai Chi Fridays 5.30—6.30pm. Contemporary Beginners/Elementary Fridays 6.30-8pm.
I HILLHEAD SECONDARY SCHOOL Oakfield Avenue. Info from Glasgow Independent Dance on 334 4836.
Stretch and Get Loose with Jane Simpson Class every Monday. 7—8.30pm. £2.
I SCOTTISH BALLET STUDIO 261 West Princes Street. 331 2931.
Junior Contemporary Tuesdays. 6—7pm. £1.50.
Adult Jazz Tuesdays 7. 15—8.30pm. £2 (£1.50).
Adult Contemporary Wednesdays. 6—7.30pm. £2 (£1.50).
Beginners Ballet Saturdays. 14 years to adult. 10—11.15am. £2 (£1.50).
Beginners Jazz Saturdays. 14 years to adult. 11.30am—lpm. £2(£l .50).
I EPWORTH HALLS Nicolson Square. Info 229 1072.
Tracy Hawkes Excellent evening classes with Tracy Hawkes. artistic director of SPRING and dancer with Khoros Dance Theatre. Ballet and Jazz. Phone Tracy at the above number for details.
I KINGS THEATRE Leven Street. 2294840. ex 133.
Dance with Sheridan Nicol Classes by Edinburgh‘s dancer-in-residence. Sheridan Nicol is a vivacious teacher with bags ofenergy and fun. Contact her at the above number for more details ofthe classes listed below. All classes £2 (£1 ). Contemporary with Marilyn Williams Mondays 5.30-7pm.
Jazz with Sheridan-General Tuesdays 5.30—7pm.
Jan with Sheridan-Protessionai/Advanced Wednesdays 11am—1pm.
Jazz with Sheridan-Beginners Wednesdays 5.30—7pm.
General Open with Raymond Kaye Thursdays 5.30—7pm.
Jazz Advanced—Prolessional Wednesdays 11am-1pm.
Edinburgh Youth Dance Theatre Wednesdays at St Brides Centre 6—9pm. Sheridan is building up a youth group which will take class and workshops at this time at St Brides Centre. OrwellTerrace (just off Gorgic Road). Contact the phone number above for details.
Lindsay John Workshops Saturdays 10am—1pm. Performance artist/dancer Lindsay John takes a special series of workshops (you are welcome to join all or just one). John is an artist who explores the unusual in dance and has a particular interest in the Japanese form Butoh. The classes continue until 4 Mar. £3.50(£3) per class.
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