5924. 9pm. £4.50 (£3). Baropen 8.30pm--midnight. See Friday 16.
I The Alexander Sisters Bar Point. 42 Wellmeadow Street. Paisley. 889 5188. The Bar Point'sJoke Bar stars the inimitable tartan terrors.
I THEATRE ROYAL Ilope Street. 331 1234. A Midsummer Night's Dream Mun l9—Thurs 22. 8pm. £3.50-£l3.50. The Lindsay Kemp (‘ompany don't come cheap these days. but the boy from Lewis -- made eccentric mime dancer and entertainer well worth it. Without descending into mere spectacle. this show delights in exuberant excess and sheer entertainment power in a way that is all too rare in British dance theatre.
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 is Jazz (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 GARNETDANK SCHOOL Renfrew Street. Stretch and Get Loose Tuesdays 7—8.30pm. Movement with Jane Simpson. 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.
Open Elementary Ballet Mondays 7.30—9pm.
Lunchtime Stretch Tuesdays noon—1 . 15pm. Good for city centre workers.
Spanish Tuesdays 6.30—8pm.
Beginners Jazz Wednesdays 6.30—8pm. Beginners Tap Thursdays 5.30-6.30pm. Advanced Ballet Thursdays 6.30-8pm.
Tai Chi Fridays 5.30—6.30pm.
ContemporaryBeginners/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 ROYAL ACADEMY OF MUSIC AND DRAMA 100 Renfrew St. 332 4101.
Kabuki Workshop Mon 26—Fri 30. 10am—4pm. Nakamura Matazo. one of
Third Eye Centre. Bun ended. Listed in last iortnight’s edition as ‘Sblldt‘ but now using the name ‘Spildt', (a joke played to try the weary minds of the Third Eye's Publicity Department). this new contemporary dance combination gave an interesting and refreshing debut performance.
The dancers are Marisa Zanotti and Francis Book, the composer Nicky Hind. The trio got together through Zanotti’s and Bock's link with the Laban Centre and Hind's previous artistic encounter with Zanotti during the Third Eye’s New Moves season.
What results is a novel mixture of theatre and dance, skillul and imaginative movement combined with clever use of props, sound track, film and live music.
0f the two pieces, the second, a duet, makes greater use of the assembled theatrical elements. Hind‘s influence is absent but the performance is heavily backed by a good sound track, which ties in very directly with the theme of relationships, and visual imagery which includes a water tank.
Titled ‘Bed 6 Feet, Five Inches, Five Feet’ (dimensions reflecting Dock and Zanotti‘s respective heights) it begins with a man and woman in bed. Standing upright with pillows pinned behind their heads and a sheet covering the lower halves of their bodies the two dancers give the audience a very realistic impression of looking down on a couple as they sleep the night together. We see each move to hold the other and turn away again, and both restlesst altering how they lie as they drift back into deeper, more oblivious sleep.
The night is terminated with the sudden whisking away of the sheet and the couple confusedly finding themselves in water. The sound track of owls and soothing tones becomes urgent and the dancers try to find enough space for themselves in their
Japan‘s most celebrated performers. will be taking a workshop in the style and technique of this traditional theatre form. The stylisation and histrionic tempcrmant of Kabuki make great demands on the actor both physically and vocally and the publicity suggests that participants should have a reasonable grounding in physical theatre or dance. The course costs £65 but 15 bursaries worth £35 are available front the SAC Contact Jean Nicholson on 01-837 5862 for details.
I SCOTTISH BALLET STUDIO 261 West Princes Street. 331 2931.
All classes £2(£l .50).
Junior Contemporary 'I‘uesdaysb -7pm. AduliJaZZ'I'uesdays7. 15 8.30pm.
Adult Contemporary Wednesdays 6.30—7.30pm
Beginners Ballet—14 yrs upwards Saturdays 10—1 1 15am.
Beginners Jazz Saturdays 11.30am—1pm. I THIRD EYE CENTRE Sauchiehall Street. 332 7521.
Gregory Nash: Contemporary technique for
advanced/intermediate dancers Tue 20—<Sat
24. Tue 27--Sat l . Tue 4—Sat 8. 10.30am~4pm. £2.00 per class or £8.50for a series of five. A chance to work intensively with one of Scotland's leading young dancers and choreographers in a series of daily classes.
I T'AI CHI CLASSES Phone Larry Butleron 334 3507 for details. Beginners and
new environment. With movement that is close to mime they push each other to the sides of the tank. Eventually both step out, get dressed and embark on an athletic enactment of a struggle for domination, making bold use of Zinotti's diminutive stature to blow away the usual cliches about male-female relationships. Again and again we see her pin down the towering Bock and the piece finishes with him on the floor. her the proud and upright victor.
Re Call Collect, Zanotti's solo piece using a sound track and live music by Hind. is more mainstream and relies on the abstract imagery of Zinotti's movement to suggest the sudden and flowing ways in which its theme, memory, can play on the human mind. The atmosphere created through the melodious but repetitive piano music and the sounds of what Hind describes as ‘places where memories come alive; (this includes Queen Street Station) works much more subtley.
‘Spildt' - or is it ‘Sbildt’ - hope to come together again. lttheir performance at the Third Eye on Thursday was anything to go by then dance theatre of a type more usual on the continent could soon be an integral part of the British dance scene. (Margaret Montgomery)
lunchtime classes available plus residential weekends.
I WEST SCHOOL Newton Street. Paisley. 887 3726.
Two one-off events coming up in the following weeks:
Contemporary Workshop Sun 18. l—4pm. £5. Led by (‘hris Bannerman of London Contemporary Dance.
Summer Dance Course Sat l—Wed 5 July. 9.45am—3.30pm. £20. Norman Douglas. lleathcr Munson and Rosina Bonsu will lead two seperate groups. one for the 9— 14
years and the other for 14 years and over.
I KING'S THEATRE Leven Street. 229 4840 ext133. Dance with Sheridan Nicol (‘lasses by Edinburgh‘s dancer-in-residcnce. Sheridan Nicol is a vivacious teacher with bags ofenergy and fun. Contact her at tht above number for more details ofthe classes listed below. All classes £2 (£1 ). Until 30June. Contemporary with Marilyn Williams Mondays 5.30—7pm. Jazz Willi Sheridan—General Tuesdays 5.30—7pm. J Jan with Sheridan-General Wednesdays
: I MOVEMENT ANALYSIS Phone 075032213
| experienced practitioners and beginners.
Jan for complete beginners Thursdays 5.30—7pm.
JazzAdvanced—Professlonal Wednesdays llam-lpm.
Edinburgh Youth Dance Theatre Mon and Wed at St Brides Centre 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). Contact the phone number above for details.
I PORTODELLO TOWN HALL Portobello High Street. 557 1265 ext 223 for details. Yoga for Women 2.45—3.45pm. £2(£1). A free creche will be available.
I SALISBURY CENTRE Salisbury Road. 66' 5438. A variety of movement classes held in relaxed surroudings. £3(£2).
Tal CIiI Yang style with Adrian Martinez. working with the meditative aspect o£the form. Mondays 7.30pm.
Tal Clil Wu Form. Mondays 5.30pm. Yoga Intermediate level. Tuesdays.
1 l . 15am.
Yoga Beginners. Wesdays 5.30pm.
Circle Dance With Sydney McClintock. Wednesdays 7.30pm.
I EDINBURGH SUMMER DANCEFEST King‘s Theatre. 228 5401 for info. The omnipresent and irrepressablc Sheridan McNicol will be organising summer sessions open to all ages and abilities from 10-14 July. There is an Advanced Course. Open Youth Courses and Edinburgh Youth Dance Company sessions from 10am—5pm daily culminating in an informal performance in the Churchill Theatre on Fri 14 July. A weekly course costs a mere £15 and must be booked in advance. I LADAN CENTRE INTERNATIONAL SUMMER SCHOOL Laurie Grove. New Cross. London SE14 6N11.01692 4070. One of the country‘s best summer courses for both professionals and those with a special interest in dance. This year there are several courses to chose 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 accomodation. There is also a young people‘s course. a dance/movement therapy course. and a dance video course. Contact the college (one of Britain‘s top contemporary dance colleges) for more details. I STEPS OUT SUMMER DANCE SCHOOL Dance School of Scotland. Knightswood Secondary School. 331 2931 forinfo. Scottish Ballet's educational unit. Steps Out. takes a summer school aimed primarily at children and young people. but for the first time this year. also incorporating a performance course which adults can join. The event will be held from 3— 14 July with one or two-week long options. As well as the performance course there is a junior course (9-12 years). a teenage course ( 13 and over)and a creative dance course for primary teachers. Dance experience is not essential for any section. Write or phone Steps Out at 261 West Princes Street. (i4 9EE for further information and application forms. I MOVEMENT. THE INNER MIND Phone 0750 32213 for details. A residential course. held 14—24 June. with experienced teachers Kedzie Penfield and Kate Murray.
for details. A residential course. held 24 June-12 July. which examines dance therapy and movement analysis with experienced teacher chzie Penfield. I T'AI CHI WEEK Lauriston Hall. Phone 041 334 3507 for details. A residential course. held 1‘)— 12 July. for both
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