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French: Much more than just the language of love

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Jared Kushner: From son-in-law to top Trump advisor

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Black Lives Matter: Using the arts to change the world

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US marijuana industry is smoking hot

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All the best of the Parisian catwalks and a look behind the scenes at the big names in Haute Couture. Every Friday at 10.20 am Paris time.

Latest update : 2011-12-23

Corteo by Cirque du Soleil

Corteo, the most theatrical show of Cirque du Soleil

In 1984, Cirque de Soleil was a theatre ensemble starting out on the streets of Quebec. Today its home to more than 1400 artists who captivate audiences worldwide. The Corteo show now on tour here in Paris, has 62 performers, dressed in 260 costumes, made from more 900 different fabrics. Corteo is inspired by the Italian arts...from 16th century Comedia dell’arte...to the more modern films of Fellini. Silk crape costumes help make the acrobat’s movements appear even more fluid. But what the audience doesn’t see, is that each artist is fitted with an elastic body harness. The key to the costumes is in the details...intricate steps that are invisible to the audience.
The Corteo ensemble can be seen in France through January.
 

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2017-03-24 fashion (programme)

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2017-03-10 Paris Fashion Week

Paris Fashion Week embraces feminism and multiculturalism

Paris Fashion Week is embracing feminism and multiculturalism like never before. Haider Ackermann opens his show with three black models striding down the catwalk, while Dior...

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2017-03-03 fashion

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2017-02-17 fashion (programme)

Haute Coiffure: When hairdressing becomes a work of art

When we talk about cuts in the world of haute couture, we're usually talking about clothes. But there's another type of cut that's integral to high fashion: haircuts! Twice a...

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2017-02-03 fashion

Haute Couture, summer 2017 collections: From fantasy to experimentation

Haute Couture is a fantasy, but it’s also about the art of creating one-off pieces and a lab for research and experimentation. FRANCE checks out the latest runway shows....

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