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

I CREENOCK ARTS GUILD Campbell Street. Greenock. 0l475 723038. Carmen Wed 6 Nov. 7.30pm. £9.50 (£7.50/£6). Dance version of the famous opera from the European Ballet. starring former Bolshoi Ballet principal Stanislav Tchassov and featuring dancers from various European companies.


Paisley. 887 mm. [Access: PPA. L. R. Facilities: WC. WS. ll. G. C. Help: A. AA]

Scottish Dance Theatre Tue 12 Nov. 8pm. £6 l ). See Touring.

I TRAMWAY 25 Albert Drive. 287 55l l. [Access: P. PPA. R. Facilities: WC. WS. H. G. C].

What The Body Does Not Remember Fri l—Sat 2 Nov. 8pm. £8 (£4). Belgian dance Company Wim Vandekeybus thunder into Glasgow with the wild. limb-thrashing work that brought the now much bandied- around term Euro-crash into existence when it premiered at New York's The Kitchen in I987.

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


Ceroc Workshop Venue: Thomas Morton Hall (Leith Theatre) Ferry Road. Leith. Sat 9 Nov. l0am—4pm. £20 (£l5). Lincoln Bryden leads the way with this stylish French twist on American jive dancing. No experience necessary. but a partner is required.

Hip Hop Workshop Sun I0 Nov. llam—lpm (absolute beginners) £7.50 (£5); 2—5pm (general) £ 10 (£8). l.illCt)lll Bryden is the man with the moves from the style ofdance that began with breakdance and bodypopping and has grown more recently to include elements of soul. reggae and jazz.

Margaret Morris Movement Thurs l4 Nov. Noon—2pm (absolute beginners) £5 (£4); 2—4pm (general) £5 (£4). Introduction to the creative and therapeutic movement-style of the late Margaret Morris led by ex-Morris pupil Jim Hastie.

I EDINBURGH FESTIVAL THEATRE l3—29 Nicolson Street. 529 6000. [Access: L. Facilities: WC. WS. AS. H. C. T. Help: A]

Decodex Wed (ifl‘hurs 7 Nov. 7.30pm. £4.50—£l7.50. Wacky. fantastical dance from France by the man who's directed pop videos (New Order. Fine Young Cannibals) and commercials (Gitanes. Dior. Polaroid) as well as winning bucketloads of prestigious dance awards and choreographing the l992 Winter Olympics opening and closing ceremonies. Bizarre costumes. zebra stripes and flippers (yes llippers) and otherwise sensible adults jumping. rolling and tumbling in unison. ()nly in the crazeee world of Philippe Decoulle. See Frontlines.

I TRAVERSE THEATRE Cambridge Street. 228 I404. [Access: L. Facilities: WC. WS. H. G. C]

Something To Fall Back On Tue )2 Nov. 7.30pm. £2.50. Dancers who have chosen other careers to earn a crust return to their first love in a busy evening of work including new pieces from guest choreographers Gary Lambert and Steinvot‘ l’alsson. Programmed in conjunction with Dance Base. Part of Assembly alive!

Gaining Ground Wed 13 Nov. 7.30pm. £3.50 (£2.50). Work in the pipeline from some of Scotland's most talented young choreographers. Dawn llartley of lncognita presents a new solo work Stu/if (in; lane Howie reveals the next step with her piece Curr/very; Sara Porter. Ruby Worth (sidekick of Dominic Waxing Lyrical) and Audicia Morley give us IIi(/¢'.rtr'rrt‘!i/)lc' Dance/2r: and Karen Grant gets stuck into trampolining and projection in Free/(ill. Part of Assembly alive!

I MACROBERT ARTS CENTRE University of Stirling. Stirling. 0l786 46l08l. [Access: P. PPA. L. R. Facilities: WC. WS. H. G. C]

Nutcracker Fri 8—Sat 9 Nov. 7.30pm; Fri l.3()pm: Sat 2.30pm. £8 (£4). Youth Ballet Of Scotland bring on the sugar plums for the classic Christmas ballet as choreographed by Alexander Bennett.


I WIM VANDEKEYBUS: hair flying; Doc Martens stomping. Must be modern dance

then. Seen it, heard it. But no . . . this is no ordinary modern dance. This is the original and (one of) the best. When Brussels-based choreographer Vandekeybus made his 1987 debut in New York - with the crashing, thrashing, exhilarating What The Body Does Not Remember- the audience clung to their seats, the critics scrambled tor their superlatives and the hippest dance style of the late SOs/90$, Eurocrash, was born. Catch the masters at loomph dance in Glasgow on their only

British dates.

What The Body Does Ilot Remember, Wim Vandekeyhus, Tramway, Glasgow,

Fri I/Sat 2 tier.


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.


I Eddie lzzard Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Sauchiehall Street. 287 55l l. 8pm. £ l4/£l2. The decidedly strange Mr lzzard returns on a blaze ofcattle. lirr . . .



I Eddie lzzard Playhouse. l8—22 Greenside Place. 557 2590. 8pm. £l2/£l4 (concs available). See Fri l.



I Comics On Tap Tapsters. 3 Howden Street. lnfo: 6670328. 8.30pm—late. £3. New and established acts at this weekly night ofcomedy. If you‘re a bit of a comedian yourself. give Christine a buzz on the above number for information about open spots.



I The Stand downstairs at WJ. Christie's. West Port. Information 662 4467. 8.30pm— lam (show runs 9.30—l l.3()pm). At least four acts for £4 (£3). Another night ofjoy and laughter in the comedy den that is Thursday's Stand. Tonight: impersonator Gerry Grant. fierce stand-up Jane Mackay. Woody Allen lookalike newcomer Alan Miller and compere Susan Morrison. And in case you were wondering. there are open spots too.


I Comics On Tap Tapsters. 3 Howden Street. Info: 667 0328. 8.30pm—late. £3. See Wed 6.



I Jimeoin Paisley Arts Centre. 887 MW). 8pm. £6 (£3). The Irish-Australian comic is back. And his wry observations on everyday life are very funny indeed. Goseeim. See preview. page 6|.

I Fred MacAulay’s Comedy Club Velvet Rooms. 520 Sauchiehall Street. 332 0755. 8.30—l0.45pm (doors 8pm). £5. Futmyman Fred introduces a mix ofbig and wee-er stand-ups in the fortnightly comedy club. And once you‘ve laughed your socks off you can dance and drink your rocks off in the Velvet Rooms till 3am. Call the above number for information on open spots.


I The Stand downstairs at W]. Christie's. West Port. Information 662 4467. 8.30pm—lam (show runs 930—! l.3()pm). At least four acts for £4 (£3). Weekly. See Thurs 7. Tonight: hairy horror Martin BigPig. Canadian Justine Clay. Mark Bratchpiece and Susan Morrison.

I lee And lferring live Queen‘s Hall. South Clerk Street. 668 2019. 8pm. £l0 (£8). The stars of BBC2‘s hit series Fist Ofl’im are back with their double-act of boysic stand-up. See Frontlines. page 2.


ARTS can“:


fecund theatre ONLY SCOTTISH DATE!

Tue 5th NOvember

Fri 8th & Sat 9th November Steve Steen is

The Blues Brolher

The life and times ofJohn Belushi

Tue 12th November Scottish Dance Theatre

Thu 14th November Jimeom era/£3

Fri 15th November Nigel Clark Quintet

Sat 16th November

Entertaining Angels LookOut Theatre

All Shows 8pm £1 cones/£6 full price (except where stated)



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