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DANCE SCOTTISH BALLET: THE SNOW QUEEN
With typically stylish aplomb, Christopher Hampson choreographs a fresh take on the Hans Christian Andersen folk-tale, dubbing it as ‘Hansel and Gretel in the snow’. The eponymous character might still be a mean piece of work, but in this production we’re given an empathic glimpse into what might have made her that way. And, of course, it looks amazing, thanks to Lez Brotherston’s set and costume design. See preview, page 121. Festival Theatre, Edinburgh, Sat 7– Sun 29 Dec; Theatre Royal, Glasgow, Fri 3–Sat 18 Jan.
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VISUAL ART HAL FISCHER
Glasgow will still host this important underground festival next April, but Edinburgh gets a taste of the Counterflows action with three separate gigs led by Beatrice Dillon (pictured), Usurper, and Joe McPhee with Decoy. See preview, page 108. Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh, Sat 2 Nov, Fri 20 Dec, Fri 31 Jan. Documenting the gay culture of 1970s San Francisco, photographer Hal Fischer was embedded in that scene, which gave his lens a truthful, sharing power as he embarked on a semiotic study. See preview, page 133. Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow, Fri 15 Nov–Sat 30 May.
8 THE LIST 1 Nov 2019–31 Jan 2020