DANCE BASE Assembly Rooms. 54 George Street. 225 5525. Ticketline: 220 43-19. [Access: ST.
R. Facilities: WC. W5. G]
Riverdance Workshop Fri 7 Mar. l.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 ofcompany members at the only Riverdance workshops on the current UK tour. See under Playhouse for details of Rll'(’l'(/(lll('(’ — T/tt' S/tmt'.
West African Dance & Drums Sun 9 Mar. ll.30am-4.3()pm. £150.10). No experience necessary. Experience West African dance in its purest form with Paris-based teacher and performer Alphonse Soumah and Birmingham- based lahman Sillah.
EDINBURGH FESTIVAL THEATRE
l3/29 NiColson Street. 539 6000. [Access: l.. Facilities: WC. W8. AS. H. C. T. Help: A]
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company Until Fri 7 Mar. 7.30pm. £5.50-L‘l950 (USO—£17.50). American choreographer Bill T Jones returns to Scotland for the first time since his I995 Festival piece Still/Here hit headlines both at home and abroad by incorporating video footage of real people suffering terminal illnesses. This time Jones' (whose work and life partner Zane died of AIDS in I988) brings two mixed programmes. including some work that dates back as far as 1992. The company's trademark is athletic dance performed by a multi-cultural. multi-sized cast who range froin ex- gymnasts to street kids plucked from the heart of the ghetto.
PLAYHOUSE THEATRE (ireenside Place. 557 2590. [Access: R. l..
Facilities: WC. W5. G. C]
Riverdance Until Sat 17 May. £10—£30.50tconcs available). 8pm; Wed/Sat mat 2.30pm. lfyou've bought
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the video. the soundtrack and the book of the show that went from seven-minute litirovision filler to become the biggest- selling show of the 90s now's your chance to see the real thing in all its exhilarating glory on its first visit to Scotland. Don't hang about though. the Irish step-dance extravaganza had a £3 million advance on the box office months
Cambridge Street. 32V 1-104. [Accessz 1,. Facilities: WC. W8. H. (i. ('l
The Saxophone Duets Sat l5 Mar. 8pm. £7 (£4). Glasgow’s international dance festival. New Moves extends its reach by lending New York choreographer |)avid l)oi fman and his funny. quirky. athletic dance ducts and solos to the Traverse for one night only. See New Shows. page (56.
Live and jigging Riverdance continues at the Edinburgh Playhouse until May
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Box Office: 0131-529 6000
THEATRE ROYAL, GLASGOW 3;, \ 17-22 March - Tickets £6 & £12 . "' K” _ . . 1 Box Office: 0141-332 9000 A w. .39}. \o First Catt (booking fee) 0141-556 5555 ‘J J ' ; EDINBURGH FESTIVAL THEATRE . 24-29 March 0 Tickets from £9 ' "' "
drama & dance THEATRE
17th February - 21 March Tel: 0141 - 287 0498
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11/12 March COMPAGNIE TANDEM (Belgium)
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18/19 March DAVID DORFMAN (USA)
20/21 March DAWN HARTLEY 8- ANDY HOWITT (Scotland)
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