University of Glasgow, Hilihead Street, 339 8855 ext. 7431. Mon—Fri 10am—5pm, Sat 9.30-1pm.

The Mackintosh House Gallery Open as above but closed for lunch 11.30-12.30.

Main Gallery Permanent collection. Whistlers, old masters and Scottish modern paintings.

From McTaggartto Eardley Scottish watercolours and drawings 1870-1950, Tue 5 Nov—Fri 25 Jan. McTaggart, Gillies and the Glasgow Boys are amongst the artists represented in this show.

0 MAIN FINE ART The Studio Gallery, 16 Gibson Street, 334 8858. Tue—Sat 10am—5pm, Sun 2—5pm.

Times a Rellections Until Sat 2 Nov. A personal view of Hungary by Alasdair Urquhart, a young Scottish painter who spent a year at the Budapest Academy of Fine Arts.

0 McLELLAN GALLERIES Sauchiehall Street. Mon-Fri 10.30am-6.30pm. Sat & Sun 2—6pm.

1241h Annual Exhibition at the Royal Glasgow Institute ol Fine Arts Until 2 Nov. Includes a memorial exhibition of sculpture by Benno Schotz, works by recent Fine Art graduates from the Glasgow School of Art and ‘To Pastures New’, otherwise known as ‘The Goose Girl’ by Sir James Guthrie.

e THE MITCHELL LIBRARY Kent Road, 221 7030. Mon—Fri 9.30am—9pm, Sat 9.30am—5pm. Hungarian Music Level 5. A small exhibition of examples of works of Hungarian musicians who visited Glasgow, including Bartok, Kodaly and Liszt.

Andersonian Society Centenary


o TRON 38 Parnie Street, 552 4267/8.


; Box office Tues-Sat, noon—10pm. Bar with food.

Dance Week (see panel).

Borders (on the insane) Basic Space Dance Theatre 12 Nov. 8pm. £3.50 (£2.50). Full-length dance from this Scottish company. Choreography by Tom Young.

Psychokinesis Basic Space Dance

Theatre. Wed 13 Nov. 8pm. £3.50 5 (£2.50). Pansy’s Room and Six Solos

both by Tom Yang, the company‘s new director plus De Gas an interpretive piece by Ian Spink.

Breakneck Hotel and Stage? Mantis ; Dance Company. Fri 15 and Sat 16


Exhibition 3rd Floor. Until Christmas. i , Remember, rememberthe 12th oi

; November. That’s when the Tron

2 Theatre in Glasgow begins a week at sparkling contemporary dance.

Guild oi Spinners, Weavers and Dyers 4th floor.

0 PEOPLE'S PALACE MUSEUM Glasgow Green, 554 0223. Mon—Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 2—5pm.

History on the Walls Until 9 Nov. Political posters from 1945.

I Nayatad Sculpture Park Maquettes, drawings and related documentation. Dates as above. James Maxton Until February. Paintings oi the Miners‘ Strike 1984/85 Until December. Andrew Hay, a young lorry driver, was driven to the easel by what he saw during the miners’ strike. Mick McGahey, Arthur Scargill, strike collections and picket lines are recorded by Hay 0 THE SCOTTISH DESIGN CENTRE 72 St Vincent Street, 221 6121. Mon—Fri 9.30am—5pm, Sat 9am-5pm.

O SCOTTISH EXHIBITION AND CONFERENCE CENTRE Finnieston, 248 3000. Two restaurants, five bars open all day. Also snack bars and bank. Access via ramps.

0 THIRD EYE CENTRE 350 Sauchiehall Street, 332 7521. Tue—Sat 10am— 5.30pm, Sun 2—5.30pm. Cafe. Gallery 1 is dominated by installations by three artists (until 9 Nov) who draw their inSpiration from their Hungarian heritage, whether folkloric as in the case of Imre Bukta or even gastronomic as in the case of Sandor Plnczehelyl. Gallery 2 Until 9 Nov. Erasebet Schaar (1908-1975) sculpted ligures as symbols oi human loneliness in the modern world.

Nov 8pm. £3.50 (£2.50). Breakneck speed American style,Stag€ 7 In contrast is dark and mysten'ous.

‘lt wouldn’t happen atA.B.C. . . .’ Rotating Dancers and ‘Hey mom . . .


The plot is a good one. Take live

3 dynamic young companies, give them ? a stage, add an audience and you have

an explosion at colour and movement unparalleled in the North this year.

Witches, wizards, goblins and trolls battle on stage on the opening night in Basic Space Dance Theatre’s lull-length work ‘Borders (on the insane)’, premiered this year at the Edinburgh Festival. Energetic choreography by Tom Yang, the iledgellng artistic director (ex Ballet Ramberl), is complemented by the undalating moods oi the unusual combination ol clarsach/rock music by Savouma Stevenson.

‘Psychokinesis’ (Wed Nov 13) is a trio oi dances, including another 2 peices by American Tom Yang. ‘Pansy’s Room’ inspired by the young girl in the Henery James novel “Portrait oi a Lady’ is an atmospheric study oi her relationship with the two women who control her late. ‘Slx solos (to save the world)’ examines world issues through dance and is accompanied by an original score by Horla Surlam. ‘Lurching Darts’ by Matthew Hawkins and Ann Dickie is a piece taken irom their repetoire oi the work oi other choreographers.

‘blantls"take their partners’ the lollowing nightlor the llrst perionnance oi their autumn Scottish

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: clsss (inter level) Mon-Fri 4-29 Nov

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; ol ‘Company oi Wolves’ Micha Bergese has produced a mysterious dramatic

; set the scene lor an exploration oi the i subconclous.

3 Arts Centre Dance Perionnance Group

I‘m dancin‘.‘ Glasgow Arts Centre Dance Performance Group Thurs 14 Nov. 8pm. £3.50 (£2.50). Both based in Glasgow these two groups share an interest in community work. They promise fast and fun choreography. The Silent Circle Centre Ocean Stream, Sun 17 Nov 8pm. £3.50 (£2.50). Application of make-up 6.30-7pm. All welcome.


0 Rotating Dancers Classes taught by Gregory Nash, Liz Ingram and Jane Simpson at 4 Acres Charitable Trust, Dowanhill Church Centre, 93 Hyndland Street. Open company

9.30-11 am£l .50. Beginners technique Thurs 7.2.28 Nov 7-9 Nov 7-9 pm £1.50. General class (all welcome) Sat 9. 16, 23, 30 Nov 10.30am-noon £1.50.

those interested in dance. They want people! For further information or directions contact Liz Ingram 357 1450.

0 Mantis Advanced company class at Glasgow Arts Centre , 12 Washington Street, 221 4526, 68.30pm £1.50 and an open class and choreographic workshop at the

; Tron on Sat 16 noon-3pm. Phone Tron for details.

0 Basic Space at the Tron Thurs 14 Nov 11 am. Open workshop. Phone Tron for details.


o Wilkie House Cowgate, 225 2097. Axis Dance Company Open contemporary company class inter/advance Mon—Thurs each week £2.50 (£2). For further details phone between 2 and 6pm.

0 EDINBURGH COLLEGE OF ART Lauriston Place, 229 9311 ext 314. The Silent Circle Fri 1 Nov 8pm. £1 (students free). Application of make-up 6.30—7.30pm.

O KING'S 2 Leven Street, 2291201. Box office Mon—Sat 10am—8pm. Bar. Rest. [D] [E].

Coppella London Festival Ballet. Mon 4 Nov-Sat 9 Nov. 8pm. Sat mat 2pm. Mat for school parties only 6 and 9 Nov 2.30pm. £10—£4 Child half price Mon, Tue, Wed, Thurs. Concs halfprice Sat mat, Stalls and Grand Circle. Parties over 10 20% discount.

Rotating Dancers are looking for all

tour. ‘Breakneck Hotel' a new work by the young American choreographer Tim Buckley is promised by he as last and zesty as the title suggests. In 1 keeping with the lolksy leel oi the choreography, the music is provided by ‘Blue’ Gene Tyranny, veteran oi the rock n’ roll jan scene in New York. Stage 7, the other hall oi the programme, is in stark contrast. Inspired by his experiences on the set

dance ior seven periormers. A darkened set, spotlit sequences, ghostly costumes and a hypnotic score

G.A.C.D.P.G. stands iorGlasgow

(rather an unwieldy name) who join Rotating Dancers on Thursday 14 November in a double bill. Part oi the new wave ol community dance initiatives springing up over the coutry, they dance under the direction at Cheryl Strong, dance tutor at the arts centre. An amateur group, they have developed ‘hey mom I’m dancin” through a series at dance workshops.

Liz Ingram and Jane Simpson are the two who do not rotate, or at least only on stage. Forming the core oi an ever-changing group oi dancers, choreographers, musicians and designers, these two ‘Rotallng Dancers’ have teamed up on this occasion with Greg Nash, well known In Scotland lor his choreography and community work.

They describe their new work ‘it wouldn’t happen at A.B.C.’ as a high speed improbable epic, about events in the lives 013 choreographers which

' Iirlng ol impossible ambition and the realisation oi lilelong lantasy.

The week winds up with a unique perlonnance. Dulte apart irom the eriier oiierings, the work at Centre Ocean Stream is something more than dance. it iocuses on colour using its vibrancy to suggest emotion. Performers emerge Irom darkness onto a stage lit with coloured lights, sometimes candles, translormed beyond recognition by make-up, masks and elaborate costumes into abstract ionns oi colour and shape.

(Alice Bain)

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