Sally Tykka (Apr) has her first maior UK solo exhibition at Glasgow's Tramway featuring the international
premiere of the third film in her trilogy.
Over in Dundee at the DCA is another debut UK show for the American artist Christopher Wool (6 Apr—25 May tbci featuring paintings and photography. Think 508 textile design. think Lucienne Day (7 Apr—10 May) — a major show of textile deSIgns by Day will be on show at Glasgow School of Art. At
the Gallery of Modern Art in Glasgow.
Sanctuary (1 1 Apr—29 Sep) tackles the subject of asylum seekers with contributions from Bill Viola. Shirin Neshat and Ross Sinclair and last year‘s Beck's Futures winner Toby Paterson (f2 Apr—25 May) has been commissioned to create new work
Claude Monet In Vétheull
for the CCA in his first solo show.
June is of course time for the annual degree shows at Glasgow School of Art. Edinburgh College of Art and Duncan of Jordanstone College in Dundee. Thomas Demand (6 Jun—f 0 Aug) shows large-scale photographic and film works at the DCA and Beck '3 Futures 2003 (14 Jun—27 Jul) makes a welcome return to the CCA. June is also the month for Whistler 2002 (21 Jun—4 Oct) at the Hunterian Art Gallery. a series of exhibitions (including related shows at other galleries) to celebrate the centenary of the death of the celebrated American-born painter.
For the Edinburgh Festival we will have Monet (see above). the Boyle Family (12/14 Aug—9 Nov) at the Dean Gallery featuring 45 works by the family of artists spanning their entire career. glass artist Keiko Mukaide creating an installation for Talbot Rice (Aug) and Craigie Aitchison (6 Aug— 1 3 Sep) showing new work at the lngleby Gallery.
Elsewhere. Paisley-born Claire Barclay (23 Aug—t 2 Oct) gets a solo show at the DCA and Richard Wright (Sep). known for his short—lived. site-specific wall paintings takes up residence at the Modern Institute. The New Work Scot/and Programme also opens that month at Edinburgh's Collective Gallery showcasing the work of up-and— coming artists.
And so to the end of the year. Ian Davenport (19 Nov—20 Dec) famed for his pOured paintings usmg household gloss paint has a show at the lngleby Gallery. And finally. Degas and the Italians ( t 2 Dec—29 Feb) at the newly restored Royal Scottish Academy explores the connection between Degas and a number of Italian artists whom he inspired.
It’s a year with a very welcome Bourne identity. Words: Kelly Apter
e gave one of ballet's most
coveted female roles to a
man. turned a Spanish hereine into a mechanic and now he's messing around with Christmas — Just who does Matthew Bourne think he is? Well if he reads his own press. he'll know that he's one of the most exciting and innovative choreographers in the world today. His all-male Swan Lake set tongues wagging faster than Odrle's fouettes. and his follow-up shows Cinderel/a and The Car Man did little to make them stop. Sadly, we've seen neither hide nor hair Of him since 1995. when a feather-clad Adam Cooper cooked up a storm at the Festival Theatre.
But. mercy be. he's back in town. And while it's hard to feel festive in the spring, his re-working of The Nutcracker (King Theatre. Glasgow and Edinburgh Festival Theatre. Man is a welcome addition to the Scottish dance calendar at any time. Bourne borrows from Oliver TWist. the Icr-zcapades. Busby Berkeley and his own dry wit to reinvent one of the most popular works in the ballet canon. We await with baited breath . . .
Edinburgh's Festival Theatre has long been a magnet for visiting dance companies. but this year it's outdone itself. As well as Mr Bourne. in February George Piper Dances raka TV's Ballet Boy/i bring their mix of ballet and contemporary. while Northern Ballet Theatre returns With its Mozart inspired Reguiem. May heralds another visit from the wonderful Birmingham Royal Ballet. plus the arrival of acclaimed New York modern dance outfit. Paul Taylor Dance Company. A month later Nederlans Dans Theater 2 is on the bill, and if all goes according to plan English National Ballet wrll perform in September.
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Elsewhere. Scottish Dance Theatre is back on the road. taking part in the Peter Darrell Choreography A‘.‘/£if'(fS Gala at the Theatre Royal. Glasgow in March. Scottish Ballet unyeils its new look. new programme and new artistic director. Ashley Page. in April. The X Factor tours its latest offering. In Your Urea/7):; in March April, while a collaboratiye effort from Allan li'yine's lr‘r'eshmess. with choreogra;)her 1 rank McConnell and musician Martyn Bennett. fuses traditional Scottish sounds with street dance at the Traverse in February. The New Territories festryal is back in Glasgow I15 l-eo- 15) Mar). and at the other end of the scale. Lloyd \i‘y’ebber's nigh kicking musical. Cats gets its fizll.‘.'f; on the Fdiiiburgh Playhouse in May.
And if all that gets you in the mood for dancing. fr3dinburgh's Dance Base has 40 classes starting or) 11% January, including its new Bollyy‘mod course — dance yourself (fix/y.
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