BILL T. JONES is one of America’s most exciting choreographers. His company returns to Scotland this fortnight for the first time since their

1995 Festival

piece Still/Here hit the headlines both at home and abroad

b incorporating video footage of real people suffering terminal illnesses. THis time Jones (whose work and life partner Arnie Zane died of AIDS in 1988, but is still credited in the company's name) brings two mixed

pro rammes, includin work that dates back to 1992. The company's

tra emark is athletic ance, performed by a multi-cultural, multi-sized cast who range from ex-gymnasts to street kids plucked from the ghetto. Bill 12 Jones/Arnie Zane Company is at Edinburgh Festival Theatre, Wed 5—

Fri 7 Mar.

GLASGOW DANCE But Maria Munoz and Pep Ramis's choreography is poetic and humorous with undercurrents of political and social

SCOTTISH BALLET STUDIOS comment and is seen by admirers on

Robin Anderson Theatre. 26] West Princes Street. 314 0020.

Flamenco Workshop Sun 23 Feb. 1-3pm. £6 (£4). An introduction to this hot-blooded dance form with Scotland‘s English-bom queen of flamenco. Tracey Hawkes.


25 Albert Drive. 287 55l I. [Accessz P. PPA. R. Facilities: WC. W5. H. G. C]. New Moves Across Europe Until Fri 21


Stichting Van De Toekomst Wed 26/Thurs 27 Feb. 8pm. £7 (£4). Meet the choreographer. Thurs 27. New Moves celebrates ten years of shipping the wildest elements of the international dance scene into some of Glasgow's trendier arts venues with a bumper birthday programme. Continuing its relationship with Tramway. the festival dives into opening night with a return visit from Dutch partners Truss Bronkhorst and Marian Jongewaard who scored a New Moves hit last year with the truly uplifting Wonderful World. This time they bring an entourage of seven male dancers for a new piece about the complicated nature of friendship.

Mal Pelo Sat 1 Mar. 8pm. £7 (£4). Spanish company Mal Pelo return to Glasgow for the first time since I992 with the Scottish premiere of a new piece La Calle Del lmaginem (Street Of The Image-Maker). Publicity pix featuring a dancer with a bird on his head (see right). may do little to dissuade the public that this is more than trendy dance nonsense.

home turf as part of the rich post-Franco cultural renaissance.

Jose Navas Tue 4/Wetl 5 Mar. 7.30pm. £4 (£2); With Cas Public (see below) £8 (£5). Meet the choreographer. 5 Mar. Venezuelan/Canadian dancer Navas bring his unique on-stage charisma to New Moves for the second time in his career. Since his last visit in l994 he's picked up the Oscar of the dance world. the Bessie (New York Dance And Performance Award) for his interpretation of the solo While Waiting. The prize-witming piece forms part of a mixed bill never seen in Scotland before. See Frontlines. page 2. (as Public Tue 4/Wed 5 Mar. 9pm. £7 (£4); £8 (£5) with Jose Navas. Canadian choreographer Helene Blackburn a regular at New Moves returns with a new team of dance-talent for her company Cas Public. and the British premiere of an angry. urban new work. Suites l-‘iu'ieuses. seen as a New Moves work-in-progress in 1995. Look out for ntore New Moves listings next issue.



Assembly Rooms. 54 George Street. 225 5525. Ticketline: 220 4349. [Access: ST. R. Facilities: WC. W8. G]

Riverdance Workshop Mon 3/rue 4/Fri 7 Mar. 1.30-2.30pm. £4 (£3). If you‘ve had a sneaky shot at the old clog-clicking in front of the video. now‘s your chance to learn the real thing at the feet of company members at the only Riverdance

: (£4.50--£ l 7.50). American choreographer

workshops in the UK over the duration of the current tour. See Playhouse for details of Ril't'l't/(Ult't’ The Show.


l3/2‘) Ntcolson Street. 52‘) 6000. [Access: l.. Facilities: WC. WS. AS. H. C. T. Help: Al

Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company Wed 5—Iiri 7 Mar. 7.30pm. £5.50—£l‘).50

Bill T. Jones returns to Edinburgh. Sec photocaption. left.


Gt‘censitle Place. 557 2590. |.-\ccess: R. l.. Facilities: WC. \\'S. (i. C]

Riverdance l’ntil Sal l7 May. £l0—£30.50 (concs available). Spin: Wed/Sat mat 2.30pm. If you've bought the video. the soundtrack and/or the book of the show that went from eight-minute littrovision filler to become the biggest- selling show of the 00s hows your chance to see the real tltmg. on its first visit to Scotland. Don't hang about though. the step-dance euravaganza had a £3 million advance on the box office months ago. See Review s. page 45. QUEEN'S HALL

Clerk Street. 668 20l‘). Dance India Sun 23 Feb. 7.30pm. £6.50 (£3.50). South Indian Classical Dance with an ironic tartan twist from new company Radha Ramana. who mix pure classical works with pure dead Scottish ones such as Bagpipes" {Illtl [l/ttll'tlllltllltll\‘(IL'I and Nirvana [fume/1r. Should be worth a visit. if the numbers are as good as the names.

What do you call a man with a pigeon on his head? Not Cliff. as it happens. This gentleman is a member of Spanish dance troupe Mal Pelo. who perform at Tramway as part of Glasgow's

New Moves avant-garde dance festival



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.

EDINBURGH The Stand The Tron Ceilidh House.

Hunter Square. 220 I550. Doors open Spin—lam (show runs ‘)—l lpnt). At least live acts for £5 (£4. benefit only ~~ no student concessions). Weekly. The Stand's F—F-l<'-l“t'itltty' comedy blowout featuring comics by the publoatl including

Liverpudlian Steve Gribbin. Londoner l.uis Alberto. west coaster Jo Mackenzie. Graeme Swanson and your compere .lane .‘ylackay.


Club Brouhaha! (iiltletl Balloon. 253 Cowgate. 226 (i550. 7.30— l0.30pm. £4 (£3). The comedy club with the silly name stcams into the spring season with tnore fortnightly nights of stand-up. sketches. improv and fun and games from comics both rising and risen. Your resident host is Joe Heenan and future guests will include Gordon Brunton. \'iv Gee. Bill Dewar and Marian Kilpatrick. Ticket-holders will also have the chance to ground-test the talents ofcontestants in the first rounds of the BBC New Comedy Awards. which take place as part of the Brotlhaha! show.


Bruce Morton Tron Theatre. (is Trongate. 552 3748. 9pm. £8 (£0). Top Scottish comic and star of myriad TV shows. the wiry and wide-eyed-but- deadpan-with-it story-spinner Mr Morton returns to the live circuit with a new show. Part of the Gilded Balloon Spring Comedy Circuit.

The Comic Club Blackfriars Underground. Blackfriars. 36 Bell Street. 552 5924. 9pm (doors open 8pm). £5 (£3.50). With Edinburgh's Club Brouhaha! kicking off the search for this year‘s esteemed winner of the BBC New Comedy Awards. the quest continues in the west at Blackfriars at equal pace. Spot-on comic poet Viv Gee comperes.



Tony Burgess Asylum. Glasgow Caledonian University Student's Association. City Campus. 70 Cowcaddens Road. ()I4l 332 068 l. Tickets also available over the bar at the Union or on the door on the night. 9pm (doors 8pm). £3. Regular circuit stand-up Tony Burgess isjoined by Paul B.



See it Hear it Feel it



One of the real dance innovators - Bill T Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Co. returns to Edinburgh following the controversial 1995 Festival presentation.

“Sure, sweet, full blooded and lyrical dancing”


Frog 1: Wed 5 March & Thur 6 March. Frog 2: Fri 7 March. Tickets from £5.50

GO TIELIST 21 Feb—6 Mar 1997