Dance performances and classes are listed by city, then alphabetically by venue. Shows will be listed, provided that details reach our offices at least ten
days before publication. Dance Listings compiled by Ellie Carr.
I CCA 350 Saticliieliall Street. 332 7521. [Accessz PPA. 1.. ST. Facilities: WC. WS. H. G. C] Talking Loud, Saying Something Fri
20—Sat 21 Oct. 7.30pm. £5 (£2). Upstairs. Clioreograplier/perforiiier Susan Lewis strikes otit with this bold double-bill abotit female identity. In lat/it's Falling rum. sugar. wlialeboning and ski boots are used to examine the life of a 1‘)tli century bourgeois linglisli woman. Ila/king 721/1 1 explores black female sexuality through the experiencequ ﬁrst generation black woman in Britain. Part of the Amnesty International Art and Freedom Festival.
I TRAMWAY 25 Albert Drive. 227 5511. [Access: P. PPA. R. Facilities: WC. WS. 11. G. C].
Unbroken View Extended Frame Sat 21 ()ct. 8pm. £3 (£1). ilil‘;llll\\'£l_\‘()llc‘. A new work from well-respected linglisli clioreograpliei'. Rosemary Butcher. arid her first for a Scottish dance company. The company in question are Group N. an tip-for-experimeiit posse of local dancer/cIioreograpliers numbering Lyn Denton. Brigid McCarthy and Vanessa Siiiitlt. Butcher's piece is shown here as a work-in-progi'ess looking at the way distant memories often remain visually distinct. Part of tlie 'l‘raiiiway Dark Lights
Tetrachord \Vcd 25—Thut's 26 ()ct. 8pm. £5 (£2). Tramway ()ne. Glasgow-based company Dudendance. best known for a habit of dancing round with boxes on their heads. return to show their latest work -- a claustrophobic little piece figuring live characters locked into a repetive system of - movement. and designed to evoke the more banal side of modern living.
Dark Lights Workshops (“ii 30 ()ct. 10am—1pm. £2. Accomplished local choreographer. Marisa Zanotti leads the last in a series of live half-day workshops exploring various themes such as: Why use movement in text-based work'.’ and What is the choreograpliers‘s role in text- based work'.’ ()pen to anyone. btit numbers limited to lifteen per session. (‘all Pauline Murphy on 0141 305 7592 to book.
I TRDN THEATRE 63 Trongate. 552 4267. [Accessz PPA. ST. R. 1.. Facilities: WC. WS. H. G. C. Ilelp: AA]
Kathakali Stiii 2‘) ()ct. 8pm. £7.50/£6.50 (£3). Catch this unique double-bill platforming the spectacular art of the classical South West Indian dance-drama form Kathakali. alongside a special collaboration between South Indian and Irish musicians. Dating back 400 years to the temples of Kerala. Kathakali is visually rich and deeply symbolic. using intricate make-tip to evoke the image of characters from the great Hindu epics. Tllt’ Ahllth/IUI'UIU and Tht’ Ramayana.
I DANCE BASE Assembly Rooms. 54 George Street. 225 5525. Ticketline: 220 434‘). [Access: ST. R. Facilities: WC. WS. GI
Mexican Dance Workshop Fri 27 Oct. 1.30pm-3.30pm. £10 (£8). No experience necessary. Get a taste for the uptempo. extrovert rythmn of traditional Mexican dance. with this one-off workshop led by Dance Base's regular Flamenco teacher. Guadelupe Echegoyen.
Centre Ocean Stream Kathakali Dance
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1 Paul Taylor Dance Company Wed l—Sul 4
and Colour Workshop Springw ell House. Ardmillan Terrace. Booking through Dance Base: 225 5525. Sat 28 Oct. 2pm—3.30pm. £10. Ages 14 plus. No
experience necessary. Dance Base join
Many Rivers. the Gorgie/Dalry Celebration of M ulticultumlism. for this workshop exploring the beautiful art of
Kathakali dance and the creative potential ofcolotir. Acclaimed Kathakali dancer. Kalamandalam Vijayakumar and Centre
Ocean Stream founder. Barbara
; Vijaykuniar will lead the workshop.
i I EDINBURGH FESTIVAL THEATRE 13/2‘)
Nicolson Street. 52‘) 6(X)0. [Accessz L.
. Facilities: WC WS AS. H. C. T. Help: A]
Nov. 7.30pm. £4—£20. A rare visit to Scotland with twojam-packed programmes from one of the true giants of 20th century American dance. Taylor set tip his company iii I‘)55. when he was a soloist with the legendary Martha Graham company. and 40 years later. his dancers
are still performing the super-athletic. I ﬂeet-footed. exliuberant choreography
that put their name tip in lights.
I ST BRIDE’S CENTRE ()rwell Terrace. I 346 1405. [Access: PPA. L. ST. R. Facilities: WC. WS. G. C]
Kathakali Sat 28 ()ct. 7.30pm. £5 (£3).
See Glasgow Tron.
I I MACRDBERT ARTS CENTRE University
of Stirling. Stirling. ()1786 461081. [Accessz P. PPA. L. R. Facilities: WC. WS. 11. G. C]
Nederlands Dans Theater 2 Fri 27-Sat 28 ()ct. 7.30pm. £10 (£8); apex price £9 (£7). The only Scottish date from NDT2. one of several branches of the incredible Nederlantls Dans Theater headed tip by Czech-born choreographer Jiri Kylian. This lot are the youth faction. aged just 17—22 years old. and Kylian puts their considerable talents to the test with a four- piece strong programme of demanding. athletic contemporary dance from world- class choreographers (including one of his own works).
Comedy is listed by date, then by city.
Shows will be listed, provided that
details reach our offices at least ten days before publication. Comedy Listings
compiled by Ellie Carr.
FRIDAY 20 Edinburgh
I The Gilded Balloon Comedy Circuit Gilded Balloon. 233 Cowgale. 2266550.
8pm. £6 (£5). Weird name. great stand-up
from the heckle-proof (Guardian Heckle Put-Down Award winner l‘)‘)2) Boolhby
" Graffoe. iii a double-bill with the off-
beam. on-target Sean Lock.
I The Ribtickler Music Box. Victoria Street. 225 2564. 8pm. £3.50. Your local laughter lounge is back. with anew prime-time Friday night slot. Taking the ﬂoor for the first of the season are stand-
ups Stuart Murphy. Gordon Brunton. : Mitch Benn (from Fringe show ’cntlall
Mitch Cake) and compere Ian Kendall (also from Kendall Mitt-Ii Cake).
I llootsmon! Old Athenaeum Theatre. 179 Buchanan Street. 332 2333. IOpm—lpm. £6 (£5). Saturday nights are comedy nights at the Old Athenaeum. with this weekly chuckle-fest sailing under the banner ‘Best of Scottish Comedy'. Tonight's show includes Kenny Harris as compere. Jill Peacock and Joe Heenan as guests and Norman Lovett as 'Sassenach of the night'. If you fancy yourself as a bit of a comedian. why not try for the I'IUUISIIIUII.’ ()pt'n Spat. Call Neil Mowat on the above number for details.
I Gilded Balloon Comedy Circuit ()ttl Athenaeum Theatre. 17‘) Buchanan Street. 332 2333. ‘).30pm. £6 (£5). ()I'f-beam comic Sean Lock. fresh from last year’s totir with Mark Laniarr and Newman and Baddiel. double-bills with Bill Bailey.
5 I Bottom Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Sauchiehall Street. 227 551 1.7.30pm. £10.50—£l4.50. Rik Mayall and Adrian lidmondson get to the arse of the matter I with this what-happens-to-lining-Unex- : characters-when-they-get older-and-
; sadder tale of two completely gross blokes
called Richie and Eddie. Adapted front ; BBC TV series.
I I Bottom Glasgow Royal Concert Hall.
I Sauchiehall Street. 227 551 1. 7.30pm. £10.50—£I4.50. See Mon 23.
I Alexei Sayle Pavilion Theatre. 121 Renl'ield Street. 332 1846. 7.30pm. £‘).50-£I3.50. Hyperactive. hyper-funny . Jewish Liveipudlian all-round comedian. ] actor. writer Alexei Sayle with his first
live tour in ten years. Jtist don't ask him if he’s got a new motor. .
I Gilded Balloon Comedy Circuit Paisley Arts Centre. New Street. 887 1010. ‘)pm. £6 (£3). [ix-accountant with a wicked sense of humour. Scotland's own Fred IvlacAulay with his Fringe hit-show l’rt't/ Marvin/av Uni/ringed.
I Bottom Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Sauchiehall Street. 227 551 1. 7.30pm. £10.50—£I4.50. See Mon 23.
I Billy Bonkers The Corner Bar. Sauchiehall Street. Charing Cross. ' ‘)pm—inidniglit. Free. Madness arid mayhem with local funny-man Billy as MC.
] THURSDAY 25
I The Stand Comic Den. Christie‘s. West I Port. Information 662 4467. 8pm—lam (show runs 9.30—1 1.30pm) £4 (£2.50).
' Your local comedy-central. with a Iiost of rising stars attd wannabes for your entertainment each and every Thursday night. and the drinks are at pub. not club prices —just thought we'd let you know. Tonight Jane Mackay comperes comic poetry from Viv Gee. impressions from Gerry Grant. open spot and music to be coillit'tited.
I Gilded Balloon Comedy Circuit Gilded Balloon. 233 Cowgate; 2266550. 8pm. £6 (£5). Sean Cullen (of ('ur/tjv antl I/lt’ Juit‘t'
I l i
Pigs comedy-songs fame) is absolutely fabulous in his Fringe show guise as ‘1)ame Sybille Thorndike'.
I The Pleasance Comedy Network The Pleasance Societies' Centre. 60 The Pleasance. Information on 650 2656. 9.30pm (doors open 8pm). £5 (£3). The Pleasance Comedy Network returns to keep the smile on your face through long winter nights. Headlining tonight. the rather excellent Boothby Graffoe. with no mean support from lid Byrne.
I The Bibtickler Music Box. Victoria Street. 225 2564. 8pm. £3.50. Your local laughter lounge is back. with a new prime-time Friday night slot. Tonight‘s mirth-merchants are stand-tips Jack Weatherall. Andy Walker. Ian Kendall. Viv Gee and your host for the evening Mitch Benn.
I Hootsmon! ()ld Athenaeum Theatre. 17‘) Buchanan Street. 332 2333. 10pm—lpm. £6 (£5). Saturday nights are comedy nights at the Old Athenaeum. with this weekly chuckle-fest sailing under the banner ‘Best of Scottish Comedy". ()n tonight's bill — Alan Tyler (formerly Taylor) as compere. and Sean Cullen. lid Byrne and Joe Heenan as guests. If you fancy yourself as a bit of a comedian. why not try for the Hrmix‘nian.’ ()[)(’Ii Spat. Call Neil Mowat on the above number for details.
I Gilded Balloon Comedy Circuit ()ld Athenaeum Theatre. 17‘) Buchanan Street. 332 2333. ‘).30pm. £6 (£5). Double-biller on the Gilded Balloon Iaugher tour. starring Richard Morton (last seen performing alongside Jack Dee) and comedy-songs from Ilelen Austin. whose favourite topics include soaps. sex and severe hair loss.
I Gilded Balloon Comedy Circuit East Kilbride Arts Centre. Old Coach Road. 013552 61000. 8pm. £6 (£4). More kooky
comic-poetry gems from spec-wearers' . champion John Hegley on his ‘A Musing
I Gilded Balloon Comedy Circuit Paisley Arts Centre. New Street. 887 1010. ‘)pm. £6 (£3). See Tue 31.
I Billy Bonkers The Corner Bar. Sauchiehall Street. Charing Cross. ‘)pm—12am. Free. Madness and mayhem on a weekly basis with the aptly named Mr Bonkers introducing local comics and the occasional spot froin big(ish) names like Parrot.
I The Stand Comic Den. Christie's. West Port. Information 662 4467. 8pm—lain (show runs ‘).30—l 1.30pm) £4 (£2.50). Your local comedy-central. with a host of rising stars and wannabes for your entertainment each and every Thursday night. Tonight get ready for btiffoonery from bouncing Bill Dewar. stand-up from the Kate Bush ofcomedy. Martha McBrier and open spot and music to be confirmed — all introduced by hostess with the mostest Jane Mackay.
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