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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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2016-06-30 culture

Matthew McConaughey and ‘Free State of Jones' shine new light on American civil war

Today on Encore! Valerie Defert has been talking to actor Matthew McConaughey. He stars in the new film "Free State of Jones", which recounts one of the lesser known episodes of...

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2016-06-29 culture

Film show: 'The Red Turtle', 'Camping 3' and 'The Balkan Trilogy'

We dive into the wordless world of "The Red Turtle" by Michael Dudok de Wit. Film critic Lisa Nesselson tells us why it’s a laid-back yet thrilling animated gem. We also check...

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2016-06-28 photography

Brazil’s contemporary art star Vik Muniz comes to Paris

He’s painted the Mona Lisa in peanut butter, recreated Liz Taylor’s face with real diamonds and smeared Sigmund Freud’s portrait in chocolate sauce. Vik Muniz started out as a...

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2016-06-27 culture

Music show: Metronomy, Celine Dion, Snoop Dogg and Jazz

Metronomy are back with their fifth album. The English band collaborates with a hip-hop pioneer to drop a beat on "Old Skool". Music critic Mark Thompson tells us why listeners...

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2016-06-23 culture

Quai Branly museum renamed to honour former French president Chirac

It's a temple of tribal arts in the heart of Paris. The Quai Branly museum marks its 10th birthday, celebrating with a new name and an exhibition dedicated to former French...

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