above. Wed 5th. I Jocky & Brothers Tron Theatre. 9pm. Sec above. Wed 5th. I Dueen Christina Guinness Room. 9.15pm. See above. Wed 5th. I One D'Clock from the House New Athenaeum. 9.15pm. See above. Wed 5th. I Workshop: Nell Bartlett RSAMD. 9am—1pm. Neil Bartlett. seen recently at the Tron in A Vision of Love Revealed in Sleep. takes a series of workshops on ‘making it up as you go along'. Running today. tomorrow and Saturday. they culminate in a performance ofwhat‘s been made up. at 5pm on Saturday. I Workshop: Circus Skills RSAMt). l()am—noon. Jeremy Stockwell of interact takes bruising workshops on clowning and circus skills. I Workshop: Movement RSAMD 10.30am—noon. Pete Lincoln leads. I Workshop: Theatre Games RSAMD l()am—noon. Andy Mackie. teacher and director ofdrama. takes a class on theatre games. I Workshop: Stagetighting RSAMD 2.30—4.30pm. John Priestley. from interact. actor. writer and director. teaches hand-to-hand stage combat from slapstick to naturalistic street violence. I Seminar: Political Theatre Guinness Room. RSAMD. 2.30-4pm. A seminar on the nature of political theatre is it preaching to the converted? How is it defined? Who is the audience? Those discussing these topics include Christine Hamilton (STUC' Arts Officer): Dave Anderson (Wildcat’s Artistic Director); David Hayman (7284's Artistic Director): Susan Triesman (STG‘s Artistic Director); Aileen Ritchie (from ('ul).


I Shorts Drama Centre. 12.30pm. Today: Like Lightning by Stephen Greenhorn. Small Monologue by Lesley SmithJusline by James Maror and The Passing oer Jones by Lizzie Eldridge. I Burning Prayers Tron Theatre. 5.30pm. Fair Exchange Theatre (‘ompany in a play by Edward Blum in which a groupof performers try to keep their art alive in the face of a repressive state machine. I Weddings & Alter Guinness Room. 6. 15pm. Made in Glasgow in a stage adaptation of William Mcllvanney's poem. taking a satirical look at marriage in contemporary society. I The Suicide New Athenaeum. 6.30pm. Nikolai Erdman‘s 1920‘s farce (translated from the Russian by PeterTegel). presented by Glasgow University Theatre. I Fairy Stories Tron Theatre. 8.15pm.See above. Thurs 6th. I The Play(ing) Tron Theatre. 10.15pm. Resisting a Rest in an evening billed as ‘a series of wacky goings on‘. I Workshop: Neil Bartlett 9am— 1 pm. I Workshop: Directing RSAMI) l()am—noon. A workshop led by Interact. I Workshop: Movement 10.30am—noon. A workshop led by Pete Lincoln. I Workshop: Directing RSAMD. 2-5pm. Michael Boyd. artistic director ofthe Tron. invites you to watch a rehearsal of his forthcoming production of Michel Tremblay's Guid Sisters and then discuss rehearsal and directing techniques afterwards. I WorkshOp: Voice and Text Based Work RSAMD 2.30—4.30pm. A workshop taken by Roz Stein.


I The Play(ing) Tron Theatre. 5.30pm. See above. Fri 7th.

I Burning Prayers Tron Theatre. 8. 15pm. See above. Fri 7th.

I Weddings a After Guinness Room. 9.15pm. See above. Fri 7th.

I The Suicide New Athenaeum. 9.30pm. See above. Fri 7th.

I Workshop: Neil Bartlett 9am— 1 pm.

I Discussion RSAMD 10.30am-12.30pm. A discussion of how the SSDF has gone and on what the plays had to offer.

I Seminar: How Scottish is Scottish Theatre? The Guinness Room. RSAMD. 2.30—4.30pm. A seminar discussingjust what ‘Scottish theatre‘ means. Those involved include: [an Wooldridge (Royal Lyceum Artistic Director): Alan Lyddiard (TAG‘s Artistic Director); Ian Brown (Traverse Theatre's Artistic Director): Tom McGrath (Playwright) and Neil Bartlett (writer and performer). Chaired by Russel Boyce (deputy director. RSAMD).


LASGDW Periormance

I THEATRE ROYAL Hope Street. 331 1234. Petrushka 23. 25. 28. 30 Mar at 7.15pm and 1 April at 2. 15pm. Scottish Ballet continue their spring season with a new version of this Russian Ballet choreographed 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. This ballet is part of a double bill shared with Scottish Opera who are performing Oedipus Rex.

I London Festival Ballet in Swan Lake visits Scotland first at Glasgow‘s Theatre Royal from 3.8 April (331 1234). then travelsto His Majesty's Theatre in Aberdeen (0224 641 122) from 1(L15 April. This version of Swan Lake. staged by Natalia Makarova was premiered in London last year. It will be London Festival‘s last tour underthat name. By the summer they will have changed their name to English National Ballet.

I THIRD EYE CENTRE- NEW MOVES SEASON 350 Sauchiehall Street. 332 7521. Third Eye‘s second season of new dance comes to an end with the most thrilling of all. See feature at beginning ofTheatre section.

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 20s. This performance. which must not be missed under any circumstances. will be held at the New Athenaeum Theatre at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama.


Community dance group for young people taken by Steps Out. 5—7pm. 50p. Phone Steps ()ut at the Scottish Ballet headquarters on 3312931 for further details.

I DANCE FACTORY 142 Calder Street. 423 9430.

The Dance Factory is open for a variety of classes during the week . both evening and daytime. For example there isJazz (Beginners) at 6.45pm on Mondays. Ballet at 6.45pm on Wednesdays and Ballroom and Latin at 7.30pm on Fridays. Phone for more details.

I GLASGOW ACADEMY OF DANCE 2/6. 19 Queen Street. 221 0750.

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.

Dpen Elementary Ballet Mondays 6.30—8pm.

Lunchtime Stretch Tuesdays noon-1.15pm. Good for city centre workers.


Natalia Makarova may have been one of the greatest Swan Dueens oi all time, but her staging ior London Festival Ballet is strangely botched ior someone who has spent a Iiietime inside Tchaikovsky’s Tragedy. Going alter essences, Makarova has untortunately stripped away all the flavour surrounding the central story. The splashy third act has been truncated and. even worse, the sublime second act unaccountably tiddled with. A major disappointment. (Donald Hutera)

Spanish Tuesday s 6 7.30pm. Beginners Jazz Wednesdays 67.30pm. Classical and contemporary lor the male dancerThursday-sa- 9.30pm.

T'ai Chi Fridays 5.30-630pm. Contemporary Beginners/Elementary Fridays 6. 30—8pm.

I HILLHEAD SECONDARY SCHOOL ()akfield Avenue. Info from Glasgow independent Dance on 334 4836. Stretch and Get Loose with Jane Simpson Class every Monday. 7—8.3(lpm. £2.

I HYNOLAND SECONDARY SCHOOL (‘larence Drive. Phone 334 3507 for details.

Workshop with Kedzie Pentield l 1 Mar. 10am—4pm. A day of release technique. I SCOTTISH BALLET STUDIO 261 West Princes Street. 331 2931.

Junior Contemporary Tuesdays. 6-7pm. £1.50.

AdultJazz Tuesdays 7. 15-«830pm. £2 (£1.50).

Adult Contemporary Wednesday s. 6-<7.3()pm. £2 (£1 .50).

Beginners Ballet Saturdays. 14 y'carsto adult. 10—11.15am.£2(£l.50). Beginners Jazz Saturdays. 14 years to adult. 11.30am—lpm. £2 (£1 .50).


I BRUNTON THEATRE .‘vtusselburgh. ASolo Dance Lynn Dcnton dances w ith Derek Houghton making music. 23 March. 7.30pm.


I BRUNTON THEATRE .‘vtusselburgit. 665 3711 ext 244.

Dance Explosion lfntil [taster ('lasses run by ELCl lAT.

Wednesdays in the Supper Room: Adult dance class lll.30am--noon. Dance for 4—7 year olds 4—5pm. Young people's dance 6—7pm.

Thursdays at Dunbar Library: Dance for 8— l 2 year olds 4.30pm. Young people's dance 5.30pm. Adult dance 6.30pm. Beginners welcome to all these sessions. Phone for further details.

I EPWORTH HALLS Nicolson Square. Tracy Hawkes Excellent evening classes with the artistic director of SPRlNG and dancer with Khoros Dance Theatre. Ballet and Jazz. Phone Tracy at the above number for details.

I KINGS THEATRE Leven Street. 229 4840 ext133.

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 Tuesda vs 5.30—7pm. '

Jazz with Sheridan General Wednesdays 5.30—7pm.

General Open with Raymond Kaye Thursdays 5.30—7pm.

Jazz Advanced/Professional Wednesdays 11am-1pm.

Edinburgh Youth Dance Theatre Mon and Wed at St Brides (‘entre 6pm and Fri 6pm. Sheridan is building up a youth group which will take classes and workshops at this time at St Brides Centre. Orwell Terrace (just off Gorgie Road). (‘ontact the phone number above for details.

Easter and Summer Courses

I EASTER DANCE COURSE AT THE ATTIC Dance Attic. King‘s Theatre. Levcn Street. Edinburgh. 229 1201 or 2294840. Sheridan Nicol. Edinburgh's first dancer-in-residence teaches jazz during this weekend course. A live jazz trio will play for class throughout. The course is open to anyone over 14 with a basic understanding of dance. 24.25 March 10am-2pm both days. (‘ost £8 inclusive. Booking essential.

I EASTER DANCE COURSE Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. 041 332 5057. Bookings and further information through 041 334 4836. Glasgow independent Dance have organised what promises to be an excellent contemporary dance course. Ill—5pm every day. £40 for Scottish based participants and £70for others. ('oncessions ay ailable on request. Liz. Aggiss technique and choreography. Micha Bergese. (‘Iaire Hayes -- release and contact improvisation and Lindsay John - newexperimentaldance physical theatre. Liz and Micha will teach every morning and all day Sat. ('lairc and Lindsay will teach each afternoon Tue i-ri only. The course will consist of two levels. I LABAN CENTRE INTERNATIONAL SUMMER SCHOOL Laurie Grove. New Cross. London SE14 bNH. (ii 692 40711. One of the country's best summer courses for both professionals and those with a special interest in dance. This yearthere are several courses to choose from: A full time course which includes the choice of contemporary. ballet. choreography. singing and music for dancers with the young choreographer Jacob Marley in residence. This full time course runs from 17- 28 July and costs £220 not including accommodation. There is also a young people's course. a dance/movement therapy course. and a dance video course. (‘ontact the college (one of Britain‘s top contemporary dance colleges) for more details.


: Scottish Ballet's Peter Pan takes a trip to

England before coming back to Scotland

in April. where it shows in lnverness.

19-22 April. Aberdeen follows. 3-13 May and Edinburgh. 23-27 May. information ' on0413312931. ! Wayne Sleep in Bits and Pieces at the l King‘sTheatre. Edinburgh from n+2: 1 April. 7.30pm evenings and Wed. Sat l matinees. Tickets£12.50—£4.50. Popular j dance from the star who left the Royal | Ballet to become more ofan entertainer.

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