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

I CCA 350 Sauchiehall Street, 332 7521. [Access: PPA, L. ST. Facilities: WC, W8, H, G, C]

A Border Croalng Fri 20-Sat 21 Sept. 7.30pm. £5'(£2). Bright young London- based choreographer Mark Bruce is one of three dancemakers contributing to this unique triple-bill of new work, which also features the talents of nine of Scotland’s best dancers. Other choreographers taking part are Scottish-based duo lncognita with Alibi and Arlette George, also based in Scotland, with The Selkie. See preview

I EAST KILBRIDE ARTS CENTRE 51 Old Coach Road, East Mains, East Kilbride, 01355 261 000. [Access: R. Facilities: H] Freetalllllunner Sat 28 Sept. 8pm. £4 (£2). Dancer/choreographer Karen Grant is the link between the two halves of this double-bill. F reefall, which she co- devised and performs with Ruth Clark. explores images of flight through dance and video; while Runner is her collaboration with Marisa Zanotti, taking former hostage Bn'an Keenan’s account of four years’ captivity as the starting point for a study of the nature of freedom.

I KIBRLE PALACE Botanical Gardens, Queen Margaret Drive.

CH The Wall Sat 28/Sun 29 Sept. Sat 6.30pm; Sun 3pm. Free. Site-specific dance performance among the plants and floo’ers from Glasgow-based Dudendance Theatre and various local artists. The first of four Off The Wall residencies involving local artists and companies, which culminate in free public performances to take place in Glasgow from September 96 to March 97. Watch this space for details.


I EDINBURGH FESTIVAL THEATRE 13/29 Nicolson Street. 529 6000. [Access: L. Facilities: WC, W8, AS, H, C, T. Help: A] Billboards Wed 25-Sun 6 Oct (not Mon). 8pm; Sats 2.30pm; Sun 29 2pm; Wed 2 2pm. £4.50—£l9.50. Joffrey Ballet of Chicago get down and dirty in purple lycra for a ballet-cum-Broadway show that sets the work of four American choreographers to the sexy sounds of Prince. It’s billed as ‘the ultimate rock ballet’ and Prince’s pouting mugshot is plastered over publicity, but Pn'nce fans be warned the diminutive popster’s only involvement has been to sanction the use of selected pre-recorded tracks, none of which were created for Billboards. See Fnontlines.


I MACRDRERT ARTS CENTRE University of Stirling, Stirling, 01786 461081. (Access: P, PPA, L, R. Facilities: WC, W8, H, G, C]

Sweat, Baroque And lloll Until Fri 20 Sept. 7.30pm. £10 (£5); apex £9 (£4.50). A new triple-bill from Scottish Ballet, featuring a vibrant new work from contemporary dance veteran Robert Cohan; the full-length version of resident choreographer Mark Baldwin’s clean-cut, breezy ballet-modem crossover Haydn Pieces and rounding off the bill. Robert North‘s vintage 705 number Troy Games - a tongue-in-cheek homage to the ancient warrior spirit in big lycra pants that even the bravest ballet dancer would need a sense of humour to wear.


Comedy is listed by date, then by city. Shows will be listed, provided that details reach our offices at least ten days beiore publication. Comedy Listings compiled by Ellie Carr.


I All The Best From Dorothy Greenock Arts Guild, Campbell Street, Greenock, 01475 723038. 7.30pm. £7 (£5.50). Couthy wifie-next-door comedienne Dorothy Paul says cheerio to her public with this farewell solo show combining all the best bits from her back catalogue of sketches about eccentric family and neighbours, fashion. showbusiness and Scottishness.


I All The Best From Dorothy Greenock Arts Guild. Campbell Street. Greenock. 01475 723038. 7.30pm. £7 (£5.50). See Fri 20.



I Comics Dn Tap Tapsters, 3 Howden Street. Info: 667 0328. 8.30pm—late. £5 (£3.50). New and established acts stand up to be counted, and hopefully laughed at in this weekly night of comedy. If you’re a bit of a comedian yourself give Penny or Christine a buzz on the above number for information about open spots.

THURSDAY 26 Edinburgh

I The Shad WJ. Christie's. West Port, 229 4553. Information/open spots: 662 4467. 8.30pm-lam (show runs 9.30—11.30pm). At least four acts for £4 (£3). The local comedy club with more branches than Woolies returns after a busy Festival with several tricks up their sleeves, including a new theme for Thursday nights Mad Jesters From Manchester Pan 1. This week’s mad Mancunians are Alex Boardman and his mate Matt Seber, both sweating it out on their stand-up debuts. Jane Mackay and Tony Burgess also appear. and the 'darkly diminutive' Susan Morrison is yer host for the night.

Jest the girl td—siriv you how It's done: lovlse Dennison in Sex Tips For Girls at Paisley Arts Centre, Thurs 3

Carving artist: Martin Bigpig is at the cutting edge ol comedy at The Stand on Sat 28


I The Comedy Cale East Kilbride Arts Centre. 51 Old Coach Road, East Mains, East Kilbride, 01355 261 000. 8pm. £4 (£2). John Gillick of Scot FM’s Off The Ball fame heads up the bill at the start of a new season for this monthly comedy club.

I The Stand The Moscow Bar. 6 South St David Street. 556 6375. Information/open spots: 662 4467. Doors Open 8pm—lam (show runs 9-11pm). At least five acts for £5 (£4 benefit only no student concessions). The Manc theme continues from last night at Christie’s, with new stand-ups Alex Boardman and Matt Seber heading up Mad Jesters From Manchester Part 2 at the p0pular local comedy club’s new Friday night gig in the Moscow Bar.



I The Stand The Moscow Bar. 6 South St David Street, 556 6375. Information/open spots: 662 4467. Doors open 8pm—1am (show runs 9—11pm). At least five acts for £5 (£4 benefit only no student concessions). Circus Of Horrors may have left town but fear not. Martin Bigpig is here on his Stand debut to stick knives through his head (and other tricks) and do stand-up too. There to catch the blood and tell some jokes are old hand Susan Morrison, newcomer Mark Bratchpiece and Jane Mackay as compere.


I Creg Proops Paisley Arts Centre, 887 1010. 8pm. £6 (£1). SOLD OUT. The sarky, specky ex-pat, London-based Yank who makes regular trips to the Edinburgh Festival just for the chippy sauce visits Paisley for one night only. He mebbe likes vinegar on his steak pie supper every now and then, eh?

WEDNESDAY 2 Edinburgh

I Comics On Tap Tapsters. 3 Howden Street. Info: 667 0328. 8.30pm-late. £5 (£3.50). See Wed 25.



I Fred MacAulay’s Comedy Club Velvet Rooms, 520 Sauchiehall Street, 332 0755. 8.30—10.45pm (doors 8pm). £5. Everyone’s favourite funny, baldy Scottish bloke and star of footie quiz show A Game Of Two Halves lends his illustrious name, not to mention compering talents, to this popular fortnightly comedy club. You get three to four acts for a fiver, and when the lights go down on the stand-up you can stay propping up the bar till 3am ifyou so wish. if you fancy making your own comedy debut call the above number for information on open spots.

I Sex Tips For Girls Paisley Arts Centre. 887 1010. 8pm. £6 (£1). Stand-up Louise Rennison delivers a round of rude revelations worthy of the wildest Lambrusco-fuelled girls‘ night in.


I The Shad WJ. Christie’s. West Port. 229 4553. Information/open spots: 662 4467. 8.30pm—lam (show runs

9.30—1 1.30pm). At least four acts for £4 (£3). Veteran Stand stand-up John Gillick headlines at the popular and packed-out local comedy club. Also, debut spots from Alan Miller who looks like Woody Allen and works for Standard Life. Stuart Murphy, and Susan Morrison as compere.


I llhona Cameron MacRobert Arts Centre, University Of Stirling, 01786 461081. 9pm. £7 (£5). The lassie fae Mussie turned top stand-up and star of BBC's Gaytime TV returns with another battery of tales involving endless drunken shenanigans and memories of growing up in a very boring Scottish town.

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