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 COTTIER THEATRE 935 Hyndland Street. 357 3868.

Great Moments of Purcell - and Blow Fri 3—Sat 4 Nov. 8pm. £7 (£3). fix-Michael Clark dancer and now accomplished choreographer in his own right. Matthew Hawkins. brings his Fresh Dances Group to Glasgow with this contemporary spin on the work of 17th century composer Purcell. Part of Glasgay! See preview.

I ASSEMBLY ROOMS 54 George Street. Ticketline: 220 434‘). [Access: ST. R. Facilities: WC. “S. G]

Contemp Dance Company \ved 8—Thurs 9 Nov. 7.30pm. £5 (£3). Billed as a collaboration between Scottish dancer Jane Howie and Romanian dancer Adina Cezar. this slot is now scheduled to be filled solely by Cezar‘s company Contemp. Set to a score by experimental Romanian jazz musician Harry Tavitian. the piece combines contemporary and traditional movetnent idioms and is heavily influenced by elements of ancient Byzantine culture. Part of Assembly Alive!

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


Contemporary Dance Workshops Wed 8—Thurs 9 Nov. 2pm—4pm. £15 (£12). lntermediate/advanced. Fri 10 Nov. 2plll-4plll. £5. Under 25s (some contemporary dance experience required). A rare chance for those north of the border to take a class with one the UK‘s

most sublime movers. Gill Clarke. An

accomplished dancer/choreographer in her own right. Clarke is also assistant artistic director of top contemporary troupe the Siobhan Davies Dance Company. These workshops will give local dancers the chance to top up their knowledge of the highly-focused and fluid release technique that’s become the hallmark of so much progressive 90s dance.

Ecstatic Dance Thomas Morton llall (l.eith Theatre) Ferry Road. l.eith. Booking: Dance Base 225 5525. Sat 11 Nov. 10am—4pm. £35 (£25). No experience necessary. Dance to rhythms from all over the world using ancient Shamanic and Oriental release rituals in this spiritually uplifting workshop with Zoe Artemis. You're advised to take a sketch book with colours and wear loose comfortable clothing.

I EDINBURGH FESTIVAL THEATRE 13/29 Nicolson Street. 52‘) 6000. [Access: 1.. Facilities: WC. WS. AS. H. C. T. Help: A] Paul Taylor Dance Company Until Sat 4 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 in 1955. when he was a

soloist with the legendary Martha Graham ;

Company. and 40 years later. his dancers are still performing the super-athletic. fleet-footed. exuberant choreography that put its name up in lights.

I TRAVERSE THEATRE Cambridge Street. 228 1404. [Access: 1.. Facilities: WC. \VS. H. G. C]

In the Privacy of My Own Sat I l—Sun 12 ()ct. 9pm. £8 (£4.50). Mark Murphy and



European Funding for the Arts and Culture in Scotland

20 November 1995 lVchellan Art Galleries, Glasgow

This one day seminar will provide Scottish arts organisations as well as the museum, heritage and tourism sector, with first hand advice and insider's tips on accessing European funding. It will aim to:

draw a mental map of the various funding programmes from the European Community

highlight the cultural angle of these programmes explain what the various funds are, where to

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For further details please call the:

International Cultural Desk Te|.014l 339 0090

Paul Taylor Dance company reach for the skies

his V-‘l‘Dl. Dance Company regale Scotland once more with their unique and inspired amalgam ofdance and film. Using a typically monumental set of platforms. screens and a trio of dancers hell-bent on physical exhaustion. this

3 latest work takes a larger-than-life trawl

; through the troubled minds of three individuals in crisis. See preview.


; of Stirling. Stirling. 01786 461081.

[Access: 1’. l’PA. 1.. R. Facilities: WC.

WS. H. G. C]

Coppelia (Acts 1 & 11) Mon 6~Ttte 7 Nov.

. 7.30pm. £6 (£3). Youth Ballet of Scotland

with Delibes' classic tale of the old toymaker Dr Coppelius and his life-like

f doll.

In the Privacy of My Own Thurs 9 Nov.

7.30pm. £6 (£4.50); apex price £5.50 (£4).

Mark Murphy and his V-TOI. Dance

Company regale Scotland once more with

5 his unique and inspired amalgam of dance

and film. Using a typically monumental

set of platforms. screens and a trio of

dancers hell-bent on physical exhaustion.

' this latest work takes a larger-than—life

trawl through the troubled minds of three

of individuals in crisis. See preview.


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 3 Edinburgh

I The Ribtickler Music Box. Victoria Street. 225 2564. 8pm. £4 (£3). Your local laughter lounge is back. with a new prime-time Friday night slot. On tonight's show: Ian Kendall brings you two hours of non-stop stand-up from local comics. Bill Dewar. Claire Finney and Mitch

Benn. See review.


I Parrot Old Athenaeum Theatre. 179 Buchanan Street. 332 2333. 7.30pm/10pm. £4.99. Two shows back-to- back from Greenock-based comic Parrot. and your chance to be immortalised as the live audience iii his forthcoming

Polygram video release of four ‘ln- Concert' videos.

SATURDAY 4 Edinburgh

I Brand New Bunker Pleasance Theatre. 60 The Pleasance. Infortnation: 447 9109. 9pm. £4 (£3). Dallas and Packer. former organisers of The Comedy Stop. Edinburgh's longest-running club for tip and coming stand-ups. launch a totally- new. totally-mad kind of comedy club with barmin cheap bar prices to wash it all down. With more than a hint of off- the-wall C4-stylee cabaret. the pair introduce an anything-goes night of hi- jinks and japes with a string ofcrazy guests. Get down there for night number one and meet resident sex-therapist.

M usselburgh-based drag queen. Dorothy Daniels and watch Dallas and Packer make the largest fruit salad iii the world. Fruit donations gratefully accepted.


I llootsmon! ()ld Athenaeum Theatre. 179 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‘. Tonight. get ready for compering double-act Ford Keirnan and John Paul Leach and special guests John Gillick and Kevin Kopfstein. with Geoff Boyz as Sassenach of the Night. And if you fancy yourself as a bit of a comedian. why not try for the Hunts/nun! Open Spur? Call Neil Mowat on the above number for details. See review.


I Gilded Balloon Comedy Circuit Tron Theatre. 63Trongate. 552 4267. 9pm. £6 (£4). More kooky comic-poetry gems frotn spec-wearers’ champion .lohn Hegley on his ‘A Musing Autumn Tour'.


I Gilded Balloon Comedy Circuit East Kilbride Arts Centre. ()ld Coach Road. 013552 61000. 8pm. £6 (£4). John Moloney. the man dubbed ‘the Tony Hancock of the 90s’ double-bills with 1993 winner of Perrier Best newcomer award. Dominic Holland.



I Gilded Balloon Comedy Circuit Paisley Arts Centre. New Street. 887 1010. 9pm. £6 (£3). See Tue 7.

I Billy Bonkers The Corner Bar. Sauchiehall Street. Charing Cross. 9pm—l2am. Free. Madness and mayhem with local funny-man Billy as MC.

THURSDAY 9 Edinburgh

I The Stand Comic Den. Christie‘s. West Port. Information 662 4467. 8pm—lam (show runs 9.30—1 1.30pm) £4 (£3). Your local comedy-central. with a host of rising stars and wannabes for your entertainment each and every Thursday night. Tonight expect stand-up voodoo from Reg Anderson; dry observation frotn Gordon Brunton; bounding buffoonery from Bill Dewar plus open spot and cotnpere Jane Mackay. See review.

I Gilded Balloon Comedy Circuit Gilded Balloon. 233 Cowgate. 226 6550. 8pm. £6 (£5). See Tue 7.

I The Pleasance Comedy Network The Pleasance Theatre. 60 The Pleasance. Information: 650 2656. 9.30pm (doors open 8pm). £5 (£3). The Pleasance

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