OUR team give their picks of the week’s film, music and theatre
Best known as the choreographer who put dancers in an enclosure at Edinburgh Zoo, Janis Claxton is making a show in another unconventional setting this week. Inspired by fractals, Chaos And Contingency is designed to be performed in museums – beginning at Kelvingrove in Glasgow on 2-3 March.
Two decades ago, Jason Donovan was accused of homophobia after suing a magazine for suggesting he was secretly gay. Not much chance of that happening this week, as an older, wiser and more fun Donovan drags up for gay classic Priscilla Queen Of The Desert, at Edinburgh Playhouse from tomorrow.
It’s been a theatre show, a book and an album. Now Whatever Gets You Through The Night is a film, featuring Rachel Sermanni, Eugene Kelly and more in nocturnal settings around Scotland. It’s screening in Hawick and Ullapool on Tuesday, Mull Theatre on Friday, and Adam Smith Theatre, Kirkcaldy on Saturday. The weekend screenings are followed by live sets from Emma Pollock and Wounded Knee.
As prolific as Sigur Ros are (another album is reportedly on the way in 2013, only a year after Valtari), live appearances in Scotland are rare, so it’s no surprise to see their SECC show next weekend selling out quickly. If you’ve got a ticket, lucky you.