Discovering JAPAN

.JAPAN DAY Saturday 5th October

Demonstrations and activities for

EVERYONE Calligraphy, Kimono, Ikebana and Origami 2pm to 4pm Royal Museum of Scotland, Chambers Street, Edinburgh. Admission Free. also Talks on Tuesdays and Wednesdays until 3 December.

12.45pm-1.30pm. Admission Free. Japanese - Swords, Lacquer, Space Technology,

Theatre, Geography and much, much more.

For further information ring 031 225 7534 x219

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Jonathan Banics


Portraits by Steve Pyke P g



13 September - 12 October Tuesday - Saturday 12.00 - 5.30 43 Candlemaker Row Edinburgh Tel & Fax 031 220 191 l

Subsidised by the Scottish Arts Council and City of Edinburgh District Council

54The List 27 September -- Ill October 1991

l SATURDAY 28 l Classes


I The Comic Club Blackfriars. 45 Albion Street. Merchant City. 552 5924. 9pm. £4.50 (£3.50). Blacktriars' atmospheric basement bar is an ideal place to enjoy live comedy on an intimate scale and to help you do so. John Paul Leach comperes (something he is exceptionally good at) and introduces the ubiquitous Stu Who'.’. Kevin Kopfstein and a new group goingby the name of Sheep Go Baa ( Aberdonians per chance'.’).

THURSDAY 3 Glasgow

I Strathclyde University Union John Street. 552 1895. 7.30pm. £3. Yet more. fresh-trom-the—Fringe comics - Richard Morton and .Icnny I.ecoat. Lecoat especially is one of the sharpest comics on the circuit and this price is an absolute steal. Go see.



I The Counting House 32 '2 West Nieolson Street.(itv2ll7Sl.1(lpm.£-t.5(l(£3.5(l). Best of mates Parrot and Tired MacAulay again share the bill for the first oIa two-night stint at The (‘ounting l louse.

SATURDAY 5 Glasgow

I The Comic Club Blackfriars. 45 Albion Street. Merchant ('ity. 552 5924. 9pm. £4.50(£3.5(l). More Funny Farm fun in the basement with compere Kenny Harris introducing the guests.


I The Counting House, 32/2 West Nicolson Street. 662 0781.10pm.£4.50(£3.50).See Friday 4.



I Paisley Arts Centre New Street. ll-ll SS7 1010. 8pm. £5 (£2.50). Seanllughes‘ much heralded stand-up routine of last year has come in for a fair bit of stick this time around. The shambolic approach already seems to be wearing a bit thin on the cynical Iidinburgh I‘ringe-goer. However. Hughes has always been one to shrug olt’criticism and. it he is tiring on all cylinders. he is still one til the most original comics around.

DANCE mime-

Dance pertormances and classes are listed by city, then alphabetically by venue. Shows will be listed, provided that details reach our ottices at least ten days betore publication. Dance Listings compiled by Mark Fisher.

GLASGOW , Performance ITRAMWAY 25 Albert Drive. 227

5511 4231333.

Muscle Voice £1 Thurs 4—Sat 5 ( )ct. Spm. £6 ( £4). The lirst oi this shortseason presenting top-rated dancers trom both sides oIThe Atlantic features Ishmael Houston-Jones. David l)ortman and Wendy Houston. See Preview

Muscle Voice £2Thurs Ills Sat 12 ()ct Spin. £o(£4). In the second ol the elite dancers shows. l)av id Roussevc. Sarah Sls'aggs and Anne Seagrave perform. See Preview

Alrican Jazz Class livery Sunday. 2pm. £3

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I ASHLEY aunsenv Ashley Street.

(£2.50). For more details of this weekly class caII Tirick \'. Mauricia on 041 778 s57s. 3 I SCOTTISH BALLET STUDIOS 2M West PrincesStrcet. 331 2931.

Steps Out Adult ballet ('I‘ue l.

jazz. contemporary (Wed) and adv aneed

contemporary (Thurs) dance classes are held at (v.3llpm with a range otguest teachers. szpcrienec is not necessary lor

sortie classes. £2 (£1.50)


Callanelics and Dancercise Thurs Split with Karen Pasi. Phone 33‘) 4777 tor details. JaZIThurs (v.45pm with Karen Pasi. Phone 33‘) 477" for details.

Contemporary Dance and Music Class Mondays 7pm. .Iane Simpson‘s class is back for the autumn and you can get in touch with her on 334 334‘).

Natural Dance Group livery Wednesday Iinds classes of the natural dance techniques devised by Anna 1 larpin in the 70s. The emphasis is firmly on improvisation rather than technique. £3 (£2). Phone John Maclnncson 9-16 1693 for details.


Performance I CHURCH HILL THEATRE Morningside

Road. 228 1 155.

Dance, dance, dance L'ntil Sat 2s Sept. 7pm. Rebecca Walker School of Dance takes to the stage.


Dancers' Guild Sat 5 ()ct. 7.30pm. £5(£3). ()ne of the most innovative and creative

dance companies in India which. the press

release states. develop an ethos that questions the traditional one of Brahmanic patriarchy sodeeply enmeshed in Shastric classicis‘m’. For a slightly less impenetrable explanation ol’ their art. see Preview.

I PLAYHOUSE THEATRE (ircensidc Place. 557 2500.

Giselle l'ntil Sat 28 Sept. 7.30pm. Sat mat 2pm. £5.50 £23. Alter The Ballet ofthe [)ctitsehe ()per's International Festival pertormance. this is the second chance to see a treatment oI (five/[e at the Play home within a month. The classic ballet uses Adolphe Adam's original score and is perlormcd by Scottish Ballet. Superstition. evil spectres and deceitIuI Iov et's.

Swan Lake Mon 30 Sept Wed 2 ( )ct. ".30pm. £5- £25 (£2 ol‘I). With guests lrom The Bolshoi and Kirov Ballets. The Moscow (‘ity Ballet comes to Iidinburgh as part ot’its lirst British tour. The company is sev enty strong and hasoneol the finest reputations in the world so it should be an impressive display.

Triple Bill at Carmen Suite. Anna Karenina and Romeo and Juliet Thurs 3 ( )et. 7.30pm. £5 £2.5 (£2 till i. The Moscow (‘ity Ballet w ith three of the finest one-act ballets. SIeepingBeautyl-‘rMUt-t Sat5()ct. 7.30pm. Sat mat 2.30pm. £5 ~25. RoundingottThe Moscow (‘ity Ballet's

\ isit. they pertrom Tchaikovsky 's Iabulous lull-length ballet.


I ASSEMBLY ROOMS (ietirge Street. Dance Base Phone Karen Wood on 220 «IR-IS for details. An impressive range ol classes lor beginners. intermediate and adv anccd pupils in jazz. tap. contemporary. mime. belly dance and dance improvisation. £2—£3 (£1 £2). Find out also about a number of classes run by tidinburgh Dance Projects all overthe ' city. Registration on Fri 13 Sept at the Assembly Rooms,

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