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Dance performances and classes are listed by city, than alphabetically by venue. Shows will be listed. provided that details reach our offices at least ten days before publication. Dance Listings compiled by Mark Fisher.

. Vladimir Bourmeister. See review. ' I MARYHILL COMMUNITY EDUCATION 1 l H, G, C].

Modem Masterpiece Until Sat 6Jun. 8pm.

I CENTRE FOR CONTEMPORARY ARTS 846 Sauchiehall Street, 332 7521. [Access: PPA, L, ST. Facilities: WC, W5. H. G.C] Stamping Ground Fri 5—Sat 6Jun. 8pm. £4.50 (£2.50). The latest instalment in the series of showcases for innovative young Scottish choreographers features Jane Jewell‘s three-dancer piece called Sides and, in an alteration to the advertised

: White in a solo called Circumstantial, and 1 a duet by J ackic Anderson with Karen

Office. Mon—Sat noon—6pm. 4 bars.

£3.50—£19. The London City Ballet is on a

it‘s performing Swan Lake with the

Productions, 956 1605.

programme because of illness, Kirsten

Grant and Kirsten White entitled Two Way Street. See preview. I KINGS THEATRE Bath Street. Box

Phone bookings, Ticket Centre, Candleriggs, see Ticket Link details Swan Lake Until Sat 6Jun. 7.30pm.

long national tour of popular favourites from the classical repertoire. In Glasgow,

Tchaikovsky score and choreography by

CENTRE 35 Avenue Park Street, Maryhill. Contact Mike or Caroline at Spirit Music

Workshop on the percussion, dance and

1 culture othana Sat 13Jun. 10am-4pm. . £10. An opportunity to get a real taste of

West African life in a day-long workshop lead by master drummer-dancer. Godfrey |

Adama Mensah.

I MERCAT THEATRE Mercat House. Drumchapel, 944 9022. [Access: PPA, L. ST, R. Facilities: WC. WS, G, C]

Western Dance Studio Wed lO—Thurs 11 Jun. 7.30pm. £5 (£2/£1). Annual dance performance from local school.

I MOTHERWELL THEATRE Civic Centre, Motherwell. 0698 67515. [Accessz ST. R, L. Facilities: WC, WS, H. G.C]

Dance Weekend Sat 13-Sun 14 Jun. Rosina Bonsu and The X Factor lead a two-day workshop for would be dancers.

Young Dancer of the Year Sun 14 Jun. Noon. £1. Young hopefuls take to the stage.

I TRAMWAY 25 Albert Drive. 227 5511. [Access: P, PPA, R. Facilities: WC, WS,

£9 (£6). Working with Julie Hood. Matthew Hawkins, Leigh Bowery and Joanne Barrett, Michael Clark is also joined by his mother, Bessie, in this 30th birthday touring production. A great chance to see Scotland‘s most exciting

young dancer.

Strange Fish Tue 9Lch 10 Jun. 8pm. £6.50 (£4.50). Risk-taking choreography and unbelievable energy. as DV8 returns to Scotland in a new show for eight dancers choreographed by Lloyd Newson. See feature.


I ASSEMBLY ROOMS 54 George Street. 2204348. [Accessz ST, R. Facilities: WC. W8. G]

Celtic Crossings Sat 6 Jun ..8pm. £4 (£2). Exciting international collaboration to round off Spring Fling featuring The X Factor and Mandance. Organised by the city‘s Dance Base. the performance welcomes French dancer. Bruno Sajous. and Dubliner, Paul Johnson. to work with choreographer-in-rcsidcnce, Alan Greig. There‘s also a chance to see X Factor‘s Mayfest show, Build Up and Mandance‘s A Curious Misunderstanding. See preview.

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Jane Jewell is a classically trained dancer who left London City Ballet for The Scottish Ballet, and now, five years on, has left them to pursue a freelance choreographic career. It was her year with Massimo Moricone of Koros Dance Theatre in Home that had the greatest effect on her and resulted in herwinning a distinction for reaching the final twelve in a prestigious Swiss competition.

Jewell qualifies ratherwell, then, for the Stamping Ground a continuing series of national platforms for up-and-coming choreographers. Her new work, Sides, performed in a programme that includes Kirsten White’s solo Circumstantial, and ] Jackie Anderson’s duet entitled Two : Way Street, is based on the first part of | Anais tiin’s diaries and various Jackson Pollock paintings, including The Enchanted Forest. ‘I was drawn to Pollock's work at an exhibition in Venice,’ says Jewell, ‘because it’s very vibrant and very colourful.’

The setting for Sides, on the other hand, sounds like the opposite. ‘It

could be a room, it could be a cell,’ Jewell says about the space in the Centre for Contemporary Arts, ‘but what I tried to do with the very small venue is makethe venue itself the set, with its own real doors and stairways.’ Within this bleak-sounding place

lurks a static figure in a desolate mood with accompanying eerie overtones. ‘lt’s as if she’s locked within herself. . . as if memory brings everything to a stop. Maybe stasis is a form of being tense, not being able to function well. Then she tries to break out of that- that’s where the contrast is, where everything’s flowing and she's ready for adventure and action.’ Which brings us back to Pollock’s colourful vibrancy. (Tamsin Grainger)

The Stamping Ground, Centre for - Contemporary Arts, Fri 5—Sat 6 Jun.

IIIMEIII Celtic souls

Karen Wood took over the post of Director of the Edinburgh Dance Project in August 1991 , iust two months before the initial Edinburgh District/Scottish Arts Council residency was due to end. Since that time she has repeatedly saved the project from closure, winning new commitment from the

The X-Factor: fragmented collage

District Council and managing to make an original mark.

With her background as Artistic Director of the Aberdeen festival Dance Around, it is significant that Wood’s major contribution to the project has been a series of performance events, with the collective title of Touch Base, that have attracted capacity crowds to the Assembly Rooms.

As part of the Spring Fling Festival, Wood presents Celtic Crossings, an association of notable artists: French dancer Bruno Saious, Dubllner Paul

Johnson (ex-Dance Artist for Aberdeen), and Edinburgh’s own X-Factor. During the companies’ residencythere will be daily technique classes for advanced dancers, an open rehearsal where discussion and feed-back are welcomed, and a final performance.

With the Parliamo Europe theme of the 1992 Fling, this meeting of Celts is both innovative and appropriate. They are all inspired by the seminal American choreographer Alwin Nikolais. ‘Their backgrounds are similar,’ explains Wood, ‘buttheir individual work is different. What we are focusing on is the international exchange - a chance for the dancers to collaborate and, possibly, perform a group improvisation at the end of the week.’

Saious trained at the American Centre in Paris, working with Nikolais’s Imagination Dance Theatre and Bill T. Jones and Company. He will dance a solo. Mandance are the Irish group headed by Johnson, who will be presenting A Curious Misunderstanding, wittily exploring masculinity. And the X-Factor, fresh from their recent Mayfest success, will show Build-Up, a fragmented collage based on initiation, growth and dispersion. (Tamsin Grainger)

Celtic Crossings, Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh, Sat 6 Jun.

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Presenting the Smash Hit of the 1991 AVIGON FESTIVAL nada theatre,


by alfred jarry

mon 22 - wed 24 iune, 8pm 26/“ Concs

'What a massacre! What madness! What inventiveness! Jarry would

Two actors and a supporting cast of fruit and vegetables! A startlingly original adaption of the Ubu plays.

'A vegetable apocalypse! Funny, inventive and hard-hitting. " L’lnata nt

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