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Rolf! Tonight

Jackson's Lane Dancebase

It had to happen - Rolf Harris the ballet. Rolf! calls itself a "quirky, multi-layered dance piece". Rolf Harris is a bit of a cult; he is certainly a gift for the young, publicity-hungry dancemaker: he paints, he sings and he plays the didgeridoo. A company that rejoices in the name of little mishaP pRODUCTIONS (I blame that e e cummings) is staging this antipodean kitschfest, complete with Hawaiian shirts and wobble boards. At one point dancers emerge having become a sort of bearded marsupial called a rolfaroo.

Rolf! is part of this year's Mosaics dance festival. Now in its seventh year, Mosaics is designed to give young choreographers a chance to try out new work. The four-week season offers two different acts each evening with everything from club culture to Kathak.

Jackson's Lane Dancebase, 269a Archway Road, London N6 (0181-341 4421) 'Rolf!' tonight at 8pm; Mosaics runs till 29 Aug.

Louise Levene

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