Dance performances and classes are listed by city, then alphabetically by venue. Shows will be listed, provided that details reach our otlices at least ten days before publication. Dance listings compiled by Ellie Carr.

I CCA 350 Sauchiehall Street. 332 7521. [Access: PPA. 1.. ST. Facilities: WC. WS. H. G. C]

Dance Double-Bill Fri 29—Sui 30 Sept. 7.30pm. £3 (£1). Ill a last-minute squeeze into the programme. two choreographers currently working in Scotland get the chance to show their work. Ruby Worth‘s Terminal ll’utirlerlust is described as an ‘ambient journey through the sampled world of thunderous skies. crash landings. icons and aeroplanes' and was first seen at this year's Fringe. Arlette George's contribution is a sneak preview of a work that's still in progress. and will reflect on the shifting face of Iiurope. and the concepts ofculture and nationalism. George is joined by musical director James Mackintosh. musicians Michaela Rowan and Que MacArthur. and Scottish dancers Brigid McCarthy and Vanessa Smith.

I KING'S THEATRE Bath Street. Phone bookings. Ticket Centre. Candleriggs. see Ticket Link details above. [Accessz PPA. L. Facilities: WC. WS. H. G. C. Help: A. AA]

nambert Dance Company Programme one: Tue 26—Wed 27 Sept. 7.30pm; programme two: Thurs 28—Sat 30 Sept. 7.30pm. £2.25—£l7.50. The brightest lights on the UK dance scene. Programme one features a slightly below-par but beautifully costumed (courtesy of Pearl) work by ex-Michael Clark dancer. Matthew Hawkins. but is saved by three stunners: Jiri Kylian's witty. sexy Petite Murl; Swedish choreographer Per Jonsson‘s spellbindineg frenzied Jupiter is Crying; and Israeli hotshot. ()had Naharin‘s quirky. uplifting. ultra-modern Ariumu 7. Programme two is a bit more trad in contemporary dance terms. Two unashamedly ‘dancey' pieces by artistic director Christopher Bruce his Rolling Stones tribute Rooster. and Sti'rlltxullg. his enduring modern classic about a political prisoner and his two guards and the equally energy-filled Banter Banter by fast-rising young Brit .

I THEATRE RDYAL Hope Street. 332 9000. [Access: PPA. ST. R. Facilities: WC. WS. H. G. C. Help: AA]

A Midsummer Night’s Dream Until Sat 23 Sept. 7.15pm; Sat mat. 2.15pm. £3.50—£35. Ex-London Contemporary Dance Theatre artistic director and one of Martha Graham‘s original dancers. Robert Cohan is the choreographer behind this lively. 90s dance adaptation of Shakespeare's classic complete with a decidedly fruity array of costumes.


I DANCE BASE Assembly Rooms. 54 George Street. 225 5525. Ticketline: 220 4349. [Access: ST. R. Facilities: WC. WS.


Hip Hop Workshop Fri 29 Sept. 2—3.30pm (ages 12—21). £4; 8pm—9.30pm (adults). £7.50 (£5). Slip on those big. baggy jeans. loosen the laces on those fancy trainers. and get hip to hip hop with Lincoln Bryden. the man who brought New York style street dance and underground club moves to London. Cardiff and his home- base Cheltenham. No experience necessary.

Rags Sharql Egyptian Dance Weekend

; Venue: Thomas Morton Hall (Leith

i Theatre) Ferry Road. Booking: Dance

I Base. 225 5525. Sat 30 Sept. Beginners

1 (no experience necessary): 10am—noon.

£10 (£8); Intermediate (minimum one

year's experience): 2-4.30pm. £15 (£12).

1ntermediate/Advanced: Sun 1 ()ct.

Noon—4pm. £20 (£17). A chance for Egyptian dance devotees to perfect their moves with one of Europe's leading tutors in authentic Raqs Sharqi. Juliana Brustik.

who hails from London's Raqs Sharqi centre of excellence. the Hilal school. The emphasis will be on looking at the choreographic possibilities within this traditional form.

Centre Ocean Stream Kathakali Dance and Colour Workshop Venue: Springwell llouse. Ardmillan 'I‘errace. Booking: Dance Base 225 5525. Sat 28 ()ct. 2pm—3.30pm. £10. Dance Base in

conjunction with Many River's

(Gorgie/Dalr'y Celebration of Multi-

culturism) bring a little colour into your

life. Join a leading lndiati Kathakali dancer and actor. and the founder of the

Centre ()cean Stream group for this

exploration of the emotional and dratnatic

power of colour and the exquisite

Kathakali dance form.


Nicolson Street. 52‘) 6000. (Access: 1..

1 Facilities: WC. WS. H. C. T. Help: A]

I Coppelia Tue 26-30 Sept. 7.30pm. Thurs

mat 1.30pm/Sat tnat 2pm. £4.50--£25.

Scottiin Ballet get out the tutus and pointe

shoes for this lively. romantic classic

: about the eccentric toymaker Dr

. Coppelius (whose big ambition is to make

a doll with a soul). the young village lad

who falls for said doll. and the canny

village lass who gets the better of the pair

of them. The story has its roots in a

I slightly sinister I'ifIIA. Hoffman fairytale

(as does T/lt’ Nutcracker) and has a

shadow of a dark side. but on the whole

it's a pretty chirpy. cheery affair for a

romantic ballet.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream Tue 3—Sat 7

()ct. 7.30pm. Thurs mat 1.30pm/Sat mat

2pm. £4.50~£25. lix-I.ondon

e Contemporary Dance Theatre artistic

director and one of Martha Graham's

original dancers. Robert Cohan is the choreographer behind this lively. 90s dance adaptation of Shakespeare's classic complete with a decidedly fruity array of costumes.

I CUMBERNAULD THEATRE Kildrum. Cumbernauld. 0236 732t 87. [Accessz PPA. 1.. ST. R. Facilities: WC. WS. H. G. C. Help: A. AA]

Jaleo Sat 23 Sept. 7.45pm. £6 (£3). Genuine flamenco action with five fiery young dancers from Seville. Dance. song. guitar rhythms and plenty of handclapping.

I lDCHCELlY CENTRE Bank Street. Lochgelly. Tickets: 01592 418141.

I Spy Mrs Peery Mon 25 Sept. 7.30pm. £2.50. The MsFits bring you Rona Munro‘s one-woman show starring actress/comedienne Fiona Knowles as Mrs Peery. the nebbiest neebur in town. Part of Dunfermline District Arts Festival. I MUSIC INSTITUTE ANNEXE East Port. Dunfermline. Tickets: 01383 720108. Teechers Fri 22 Sept. 7.30pm. £3.50 (£1.50). Amateur company Incognito Theatre do John (Brmm‘el. ) Gidber's inside-story tale of life in ycr average urban comprehensive. Fast-moving and funny. Part of Dunfermline District Arts Festival.

An Evening at Drama Tue 26-Wed 27 Sept. 7.30pm. £3 (£2). The Randolph Players do a medley of bits and pieces including '12) Love and Cherish a Scots comedy. and Hume at Last a Transylvanian trifle. Part of Dunfemiline District Arts Festival.


I Comedy is listed by date, then by city.

5 Shows will be listed, provided that

1 details reach our offices at least ten

days belore publication. Comedy Listings compiled by Ellie Carr.


1 Glasgow

I Billy Bunkers The Corner Bar.

Sauchiehall Street. Chat'ing Cross.

‘)plll-lllltllllglll. Free. Madness and

I mayhem with local funny-man Billy as MC.


g Edinburgh

I The Stand Comic Den. Christie's. West Port. 8pm- 1am (show 030—] 1.30pm). £4 I (£2.50). New est spot on the local comedy : scene. with a host of rising stars and wannabes for your entertainment each and every Thursday night. and the drinks are at pub. not club prices ~ just so you know. 7 'l'onight. brace yourselves for Gordon

' Brunton. John Gillick. and comperc-witli- sequins. Jane Mackay. .\ltisic from The

Rubber Tree Plants.


1 I Only an Excuse ’95 (.‘umbernauld

Theatre, 012% 732887 7.45pm. £8 (£5). Rab C. Nesbitt prixluctions —- starring

Johnathon Watson -- look back over

ancther year of highs and lows in Scottish

litba (cue roars from the crowd).

‘\\"henever a ball w as being kicked. a pie

being eaten. a bovril being brought back

up. Uri/i (HI Ift't'itsef’ was there.‘ as they



g Presley. and music from Helen Reeves.

Bubbllng under: Bollerhouse premlere Alan Warner’s llo llew ere



I Only an Excuse ’95 Cumbernauld Theatre. 01236 732887. 7.45pm. £8 (£5). See Thurs 28.



I Only an Excuse ’95 Curnbernauld Theatre. 01236 732887. 7.45pm. £8 (£5). See Thurs 28.



I Billy conkers The Corner Bar. Sauchiehall Street. Charing Cross. ()plll—lltldltlglll. Free. Madness and mayhem on a weekly basis with the aptly named Mr Bonkers introducing local comics and the occasional spot from big(ish) names like Parrot.


I Stand-up Comedy llight Macsorley's Bar. Jamaica Street. 221 0198 for information. 9pm. Free. Gary Hagen returns with a second one-off night of laughs for nowt. and a line-up that includes the very excellent Penicuik-bom poetess with attitude. Viv Gee. comic/compere about town. Billy Bonkers. and Raymond Meams.


I The Stand Comic Den. Christie's. West Port. 8pm—lam (show 9.30—1 1.30pm). £4 (£2.50). See Thurs 28. On tonight‘s bill brought to you by the man from Bathgate. Bill Dewar cabaret from dodgy magician Reg Anderson. off-beat and stunnineg named Mancunian poet Hovis


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clee at the Traverse

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