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Carolyn Carlson, not the last dance

She creates visual spectacles that Lady Gaga would kill for – and has managed to turn footballers into dancers: American choreographer and modern dance legend Carolyn Carlson tells Catherine Nicholson how she’s mixing classical music with Bob Dylan for her latest creation, “Synchronicity”.

We’re also looking at the wave of American musicals hitting the French stage, and asking whether Shrek, Mamma Mia and The Lion King work in the land of Molière.


And with “The Iron Lady” about to come out in France, find out how the divisive political figure of Margaret Thatcher is inspiring other areas of culture too – even designer handbags!

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2014-09-18 contemporary art

The Biennale des Antiquaires: Where Miro meets million-dollar jewellery and antiques

It’s been called a destination of pleasure. For more than half a century visitors have been coming to Paris' Grand Palais for the grandest and most spectacular of all art and...

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2014-09-17 cinema

Encore's Film Show: Spies, doppelgangers and gay rights activists

Lisa Nesselson and Eve Jackson discuss the week's big cinema releases, including Philip Seymour Hoffman's last starring role in "A Most Wanted Man", the "Sin City" sequel and...

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2014-09-16 culture

Margaret Atwood: A Prophetic Writer in Paris

Over the past 50 years, her body of work has established her as not just a great writer, but as a sort of prophet forecasting tomorrow's world. She wrote about the female body in...

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2014-09-15 Apple

U2's Free Album Annoys Some Fans

In Encore's weekly music show we're talking about the "dramatic step forward in music distribution" as U2 release their new album for free on iTunes. We also have the round up of...

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2014-09-11 International festival of photojournalism

An Artist’s View of the Central African Republic

When sectarian violence thrust the Central African Republic into the spotlight last year, there were few journalists on the ground covering what was to become a massive...

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