(‘a one-man show with a cast of 30‘). which offers an alternative alternative cabaret show as the young comedian explores ways of finding a voice to say what he wants to say about society. Kirkcaldy College are strong on innovation this play includes a backdrop of ironically placed chimps. . .

Swing '87 Fri 26 June. 9.45pm. £1 .50 (£1). Dixieland. American Swing and Latin American music from Swing ‘87. See Jazz.

Sleepyheads Sat 27 June. 9.45pm. £1.50(£1). Glasgow band founded by two original members ofThe Graduates. See Rock.

Nightshift and John and Boris Sat 28 June. 8pm. £1 .50 (£1 ). Nightshift. a five-woman Glasgow band with their blend of Latin-American and jazz funk. and John and Boris. a new musical comedy duo who take in everything from Mozart to The Beatles. See Rock.


Benefit Performance: For Medical Aid for Palestinians Sat 13 June. 11pm. £4 (£3). The Whistlebinkies. the Alexander Sisters. Anton Kirkpatrick. 7:84 Scotland and Jeanette Burns are among the performers giving their services free to this concert. All proceeds to to Medical Aid for Palestinians and War On Want to support medical teams working in Palestinian refugee camps. Susan Wighton. a Glasgow nurse recently returned from Beirut will make a formal appeal.


0 CALTON CENTRE Montgomery Street.

MACLASH 2pm. Free. The Merry Mac Fun Co in their latest touring show featuring Wild West costumes and a look. through comedy at the plight ofScotland‘s unemployed.

0 CITAOEL CENTRE Commercial Street. Leith.

MACLASH Wed 17 June. 7pm. 20p. The Merry Mac Fun Co. See Calton Centre.

0 ROSS THEATRE Princes Street


Roadworks Mon 15 June. 8pm. £2

(£1). Wildcat Stage Productions in a

selection of their best songs from all

their past shows - coincides with the

publication of a book of the same

name with the texts of the songs.

0 SOUTHSIOE COMMUNITY CENTRE 117 Nicolson Street. 667 0484.

Gerrin’ Worked Up Thurs 18 June. 7.30pm. £3.50 (£1.50). To raise funds for the Well Women Centres. The Chuffinelles, a three-woman group from Sheffield present a comedy about Women and Work. which is followed by cabaret from The Msfits. a ceilidh band (with ex-members ofSprangeen). the jugglers Amazing Amazing, poetry from Ann-Marie and Jeanie; singer and guitarist Karren Dietz— all compered by Christine Kidd. .


Arnold Brown Fri 12 and Sat 13 June. 9.30pm. £3 (£1.50) plus 50p membership for non-members. Arnold Brown. a very fine Glaswegian Jewish comedian. who does a wonderful line in extremely laid-back stand-up comedy.

The Nippy Sweeties Fri 19 and Sat 20 June. 9.30pm. £3 (£1.50) plus 50p membership for non-members. Liz Lochhead and Angie Rew scarcely need any introduction a very popular double act with a blend of raps. sketches and poems/monologues.


Cannon and Ball Wed 24 June. 8pm. £4.50. £5. £6 and £7. ()uickfire double act from the top TV comedy team.

0 WELL WOMEN CENTRE St Brides Community Centre. ()rwell Terrace. 337 5543.

Gerrin' Worked Up Fri 19 June. 7.30pm. £3.50 (£1 .50). See Southside Community Centre.


EDINBURGH . Performance

0 Churchill Theatre Morningside Road.

Khoros Dance Theatre and Guests Thurs 11 June. 7.30pm.£1.50(50p). Spring Lothian Dance Company Fri 12 and Sat 13June. 7.30pm. £1.50 (50p). Spring are joined by Fife Youth in an evening ofdance. Spring and Fife Youth Dance Companies Sat 13 June. 2.30pm. Free open rehearsal.

0 ROSS OPEN-AIR THEATRE West Princes Street Gardens.

Dance Competition Sat 13 June. 1—4pm. Watch the competitors bop

till they drop at this Spring Fling competition. Disco. Rock ‘n‘ Roll and Body-popping.

0 USHER HALL Lothian Road. 228 1155.

The Georgian State Dance Company Tue 23 June. 7.30pm. £7.50—£4. Daring leaps and beautiful costume. this Russian company visits the UK on a major tour. See Glasgow. Theatre Royal. panel and Feature.

Classes and Summer Schools

0 ASSEMBLY ROOMS 54 George Street. 225 3614.

Dance About, Try It Out Continuing the highly successful series ofdance classes in the evening. 5.45pm lasting 1V: hours. High energy contemporary with Pat Eckersley Mon 15. 22. 2‘) June; Jazz with Sheridan Nicol Wed 17.24June. All classes £1 .50 (50p). Step out after work! Beginners welcome.

0 EPWORTH HALLS Nicolson Square. 5520422 or 556 1 17‘) for info. Saturday Dance Classes £2.25 (£2). Lively dance classes with Tracy llawkes and Lyn Denton. 11am: Ballet with 'l'racy. l2. 15pm Jazz with Tracy. 1.30pm: Contemporary with Lyn (Please note that Lyn‘s class is off on the first Sat ofthe month). Beginners welcome.

Adult Ballet Wed 6. 15pm. £2.50 (£2). A beginners class with Tracy Hawkes. Excellent for straightening out those tired backs.

O MORAY HOUSE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Cramond Campus. Cramond Road North. Phone 336 6001 forinformation at 11 Colme Street. Edinburgh.

Eighth International Summer School of


There are times during the Georgian State Dance Company’s glittering, fast-paced performance when the stage seems barely able to contain the fifty or so dancers. Presided over by thf mother and son team of Nina Ramishvili and Tengiz Sukhishvili, this internationally famous folk troupe combines grace and sensational prowess with spectacle. The sexes are sharply divided in what they can or cannot do. The women, royally bedizened, rarely get to kick up their heels. Instead these glacially impassive seductresses glide about under floor-length skirts and headdresses like miniature temples, trailing gossamer veils and the perfume of pulchritude. The men have all the virile flash, whether leaping phenomenally high and landing on their knees with a tirelessly hearty, Slavic-macho masochism, or playing with knives, sabres and, in one Iowbrow comic number a football. Yet they also exhibit becoming delicacy when partnering the women, stepping about on their toes in unblocked, skintight boots. In these mating rituals even the couples“ clothes never touch; it's a carefully eroticized, supremely elegant human equivalent of what you can see going on between pigeons in the park every day.

Most of the novelty and dazzle wears

off by the second half, and more than a few show biz touches strain the notion of authenticity. Ultimately, the whole thing comes across as overly schematic, as if the performers' energies and an audience's presumed ecstatic response were pre-programmed. But there is much to admire and delight in here, and the costumes alone merit a visit.

(Denis O'Toole)

The Georgian State Dance Company performs at His Majesty’s in Aberdeen 22 June, Edinburgh's Usher Hall, 23 June and at the Theatre Royal, Glasgow, 24 and 25 June.

Modern Dance 2—14 August. Two weeks of full course £105. one week offull course £70. Bookings are now being taken for Scotland‘s major summer school of modern dance. This year‘s guest teachers include Tarin Chaplin from Pennsylvania. Odile Roquet from Paris and Viola Farber from London. This is one of the highlights of the dance year. Those who pay the fee in full before 1 June will be offered a concessionary rate of£‘)5 (2 weeks) and £65 (1 week). Places are limited so early booking is advisable.

0 NETHERBOW ARTS CENTRE 43 High Street. 556 957‘).

Introduction to Modern Mime Technique with Pat Keysell. every Tue until Tue 30June. 7—‘)pm. Full details from venue.

GLASGOW Performance

0 THEATRE ROYAL Hope Street. Box Office 331 1234. Mon—Sat 10am—6pm (7.30pm on perf evgs). Bar. Buffet.

The Georgian State Dance Company Wed 24. Thurs 25 June. 7.30pm. £12.50—£3. After two years‘ absence the Russian Georgian State Dance Company returns to the UK on an extensive tour. Sabre-clashing and sword-wielding: a national troupe not to miss. They will also be appearing in Edinburgh at the Usher Hall on Tue 23 June.

See panel and Feature.


0 Christine Juffs Mon l5—Fri 26 June. Christine Juffs is an internationally experienced teacher of contemporary dance. seven years director of Dancework and rehearsal director for Mantis for three years. She studied in New York and this is a great opportunity to sample her Cunningham-based technique. Beginners/Intermediate Classes at Scottish Ballet Studios. 261 West Princes Street. Mon—Fri 22-16June. 6.30—8pm. £2 per class or £7.50 for all five. Advanced/Professional Classes at Scottish Ballet Studios as above Mon—Fri 15—1‘) and 22—26 June. 10—11.30am. £2 per class. £7.50 for five; £12 for ten. Teachers“ Workshops Jordanhill College. 76 Southbrae Drive. Mon—Fri l5—1‘)June. 4.30—6.30pm. £3 per class; £10 for course. Contact Sheena Good for info on Teachers‘ Workshops. Places limited. Community Dance Weekend Maryhill Burgh Halls. Corner of Maryhill Road and Gairbraid Avenue. Sat 20 and Sun 21 June. 11am—5pm daily. £8 (£6). Technique. choreography. improvisation and relaxation. Refreshments. Contact the Burgh Halls to reserve. (141 ‘)45 2475. Places limited. Performance Maryhill Burin Halls. Sat 20June 5.30pm. Entry by donation. New Work by Glasgow-based dancers including Gregory Nash. Rotating Dancers and Ros Chesher. All classes will be accompanied by musician. For more information phone Gregory Nash on 041 554 6033.

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