I THEATRE ROYAL Hope Street. 331 1234. 332 9000.
Peter Pan-The Ballet 24 Feb—4 Mar. 7.15pm. Tickets £3—£17. 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 of the 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—1 April. Scottish Ballet continue an exciting spring season with a new version of this Russian Ballet choreographed by Fokine and premiered in 1911. 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 precariously balanced operators on the dance scene and those who have just begun to explore.
New Moves Performance
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 lnner Sense Percussion Orchestra which specialises in Brazilian music.
The performance begins with Marisa Zanotti‘s untitled piece looking at the language of television and has been made in collaboration with Glasgow video-maker Don McGregor. The McClusky 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 Tufnell 17/18 Feb. 7.30pm. £3.50 (£2.50). Green Land, Grey Stone grew from the echoes of Tufnell’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 including The 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. LizAgglss 10 Mar. 7.30pm. £3.50(£2.50). A charismatic performer making Grotesque Dancer and Stations ofthe 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 20‘s. 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.
New Choregraphers 11 Feb. See Programme One above for details of participants.
Miranda Tufneil 18 Feb.
Jessica Cohen 25 Feb.
New Choreographers 4 Mar. See Programme Two for details
Laurie Booth, Third Eye Centre, New Moves (now on at the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh)
The north star, media star and dance star are unreliable, says Laurie Booth. Sasha Waltz asks, was my husband a doctor or a patient? Laurie Booth tells us that John Wilkes Booth assassinated Abraham Lincoln. This motley crew of words career down the choreography of the present-day Booth (he claims family ties with the Victorian assassin).
Not to say that Terminus Terrnlnux, commissioned by Third Eye Centre to open their second season oi new dance, ‘New Moves', is out of control. Despite the fact that the dance is about ‘endings', blind alleys are carefully avoided. Allowing just enough reckless ingredient to remain experimental, Booth Is firrniy behind the steering wheel in the creation of this piece.
In only three weeks Booth and his collaborators Lol Sargent (maker of the projected backdrop which had shades of Tarkovsky) and Philip Jeck
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 Tufnell 18 Feb.
Jessica Cohen 25 Feb.
Wendy Houstoun 4 Mar.
Liz Aggiss 11 Mar.
Glasgow Classes I DALMUIB 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.
I GLASGOW ACADEMY OF DANCE 2/6, 19 Queen Street, 221 0750.
This new venture begun by community dancer Julie Kilpatrick has just opened for business. Classes are held throughout the week in a mirrored and barred studio 1000 feet square. The following isa selection of what's on offer. Phone for details of daily classes.
Open Elementary Ballet Mondays 6.30-8pm.
Lunchtime Stretch Tuesdays noon-1.15pm. Good for city centre workers.
Spanish Tuesdays 6—7.30pm.
Beginners Jazz Wednesdays 6—7 . 30pm. Classical and contemporary for the male dancer Thursdays 8—9. 30pm.
T'ai Chi Fridays 5.30-6.30pm. Contemporary Beginners/Elementary Fridays 6.30—8pm.
I HILLHEAO 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.
(composer of the sound collage) have put together a performance, perhaps not yet fully edited, but fertile with ideas. Between the movie start and finish, complete with title sequence and credits, Booth licks his lips with notions of death and mortality, relationships and religion, ritualislng their weighty presence to fit into the overriding pattern of movement. Repetition marks time. The swaying arms of the dancers in the first section making them part classical Indian dancer, part Three Graces, part scythe, act as a pendulum of rhythym on which to rest your concentration.
Breaking the piece theatrically Into three acts, Booth creates the Impression of beginning, middle and end as he juggles with illusion and contradiction. Stills become movies, dancers move like statues, the crucifixion becomes a car accident. In its chess-game of ideas, there Is the flicker of filmmaker Peter Greenaway (with whom Booth has made a Channel 4 34-part series). Even the five dancers (number of points of a star) are themselves knitted together by their differences, revealed slowly through their speech (German, Glasgow, London and Hispanic accents).
But in the end, time emerges as the star of the show. History Is scrunched up with the present and so the cross, Christ by El Greco, assassinations, the doctor’s surgery and the highway overlap Into a kind of danceplay seance. (Alice Bain)
Adult Jazz Tuesdays 7.15—8.30pm. £2 (£1.50).
Adult Contemporary Wednesdays. 6—7.30pm. £2 (£1.50).
Beginners Ballet Saturdays. 14 yearsto adult. 10—1 1 . 15am. £2 (£1 .50). Beginners Jazz Saturdays. 14 years to adult. 11.30am—lpm. £2 (£1.50).
I TRAVERSE THEATRE 112 West Bow. Grassmarket. 226 2633.
Laurie Booth Until 12 Feb. Booth comes fresh from New Moves at Third Eye Centre Glasgow with Beyond Zero, which like his Terminus Terminux at Third Eye. looks at communication through speech and movement.
Laurie Booth Master Class 1 1 Feb.
1 1am—1pm. £1 . Described as collisions between text and movement. Some experience required. A special combined workshop/performance ticket is available for £3.50 (£2.50).
The Traverse will continue picking up performances and workshops from Third Eye's New Moves season throughout Feb and Mar.
See below for details of more classes.
I EPWORTH HALLS Nicolson Square, Info 229 1072. Tracy Hawkes Excellent evening classes
with Tracy Hawkes. artistic directorof SPRING and dancer with Khoros Dance Theatre. Ballet and Jazz. Phone Tracy at the above number for details. I KINGS THEATRE Leven Street. 229 4840. 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 ofthc classes listed below. All classes £2 (£1 ). Contemporary with Marilyn Williams Mondays 5.30—7pm. Jazz with Sheridan—General Tuesdays 5.30—7pm. Jazz with Sheridan-Professionsl/Advanced Wednesdays 1 1am—1pm. Jazz with Sheridan—Beginners Wednesdays 5.30—7pm. General Open with Baymond Kaye Thursdays 5.30—7pm. Jazz Advanced-Professional Wednesdays 11am—1 pm. 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, Orwell Terrace (just off Gorgie 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. I TRAVERSE THEATRE West Bow. Grassmarket. 226 2633. Details of most ofthc dancers below can be found in the New Moves (Third Eye Centre) section of the Glasgow listings. Laurie Booth 11 Feb. See performance above. Lucia Walker 15 Feb. 2—4pm. £1 . Contact improvisation class suitable for non-dancers. Jessica Cohen 18 Feb. 11am—1pm. Forms of Chinese exercise blending with contemporary dance. No experience required. Lindsay John 28 Feb. 6.30—9pm. £1 . Experimental dance and physical theatre. See also Kings Theatre for his weekly workshops. Jane Scott Barrett 11 Mar. 11am—lpm. improvisation. No experience required.
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