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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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2017-01-10 culture

Lauren Groff: Fates, Furies and finding inspiration in France

Barack Obama named "Fates and Furies" his book of the year in 2015, much to the delight of its author Lauren Groff. The novel follows a couple, Mathilde and Lotto, from love at...

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2017-01-13 culture

Posy Simmonds: 'French women have good handbags, English women have udders'

She's known for sending up the country set, London literary types and everyone in between: no British stereotype escapes the satirical pen of Posy Simmonds.

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2017-01-12 culture

Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone strive to make it in 'La La Land'

Director Damien Chazelle's tribute to the golden age of Hollywood recounts the trials and tribulations of making it in Tinseltown today, all to a toe-tapping soundtrack. FRANCE...

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2017-01-11 culture

Film show: 'The Great Wall', 'Born to be Blue' and 'The Last Face'

Sino-American epic "The Great Wall" transports us to 12th century China as Matt Damon plays a mercenary on the hunt for gunpowder. Film critic Lisa Nesselson tells us why this...

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2017-01-09 culture

Music show: The Flaming Lips, Bowie tributes and Charles Aznavour

Music critic Mariam Saab speaks to Catherine Norris Trent about the week’s music news, including tributes across the planet to David Bowie one year after the star’s death, and...

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