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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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2014-04-15 theatre

“Booty Looting” memory and mediums

Today’s guest weaves music with movement, dialogue with dance, photography with philosophy and myth with imagery. Film-maker and choreographer Wim Vandekeybus joins Jade Barker...

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2014-04-14 rap/hip-hop

Meet France’s newest indie darlings: "François and the Atlas Mountains"

France is known worldwide for its electro scene but in recent years these bands have also been enjoying success outside of the French-speaking market, with the likes of Phoenix,...

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2014-04-11 photography

Freddy Cole: 'I’m not my brother, I’m me'

He’s been dubbed "the jazz great with the panache of Duke Ellington and a voice like raw silk". Masterful vocalist and pianist Freddy Cole has been captivating listeners for over...

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2014-04-10 US cinema

Bringing a biblical tale to the big screen

It’s a tale almost as old as time and its modern film recreation has sparked controversy. Darren Aronofsky’s movie "Noah" has been banned in several countries for its depiction...

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2014-04-09 US cinema

Noah: a tale of biblical proportions but is it allright or all wet?

On today’s cinema show our film critic Lisa Nesselson tells Jade Barker that those debating the accuracy of Darren Aronofsky’s film "Noah" have missed the point. France 24 spoke...

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