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Latest update : 2012-12-20

Antonio Gades’ flamenco ballets

The age-old Spanish art of flamenco is brought to life on the Paris stage this winter by the Antonio Gades company. He was the man entrusted with founding Spain’s National Ballet in the post-Franco era.

his widow Eugenia Eiriz joins us on Culture to explain how his legacy lives on through his dance company and foundation, and how dance can have a deceptively complex message. We also talk unfilmable films as Ang Lee’s “Life of Pi” hits cinema screens worldwide.
And we are checking out French actress Marion Cotillard’s chances at worldwide superstardom – after her nomination for another Golden Globe in the US.

By Catherine Nicholson



2014-10-17 culture

Quincy Jones on Michael Jackson and his love of France

Producer and composer Quincy Jones is the legend of legends. He has 27 Grammy awards, which is more than anyone alive. As a child, he ran with gangsters; as a man, he recorded...

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2014-10-16 culture

Lucinda Childs: The grande dame of American dance

She's a pioneer of post-modern movement and is credited for changing how we view dance. Lucinda Childs' production "Dance" was first seen over 30 years ago, but now it’s back on...

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2014-10-15 culture

Film Show: 'The Intouchables' directors bring us 'Samba'

In Encore's weekly film show Eve Jackson brings us the week's top releases starting with French social comedy, "Samba". It's the latest offering from the directors of "The...

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2014-10-14 culture

Helen Fielding talks Bridget Jones

Helen Fielding talks to FRANCE 24 about making feminists furious and her latest Bridget Jones novel “Mad About the Boy” in which Mr Darcy has been killed off and Bridget has...

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2014-10-13 culture

Waxing lyrical about Lebanese music

On today's musical edition of Encore! we're waxing lyrical about all things Lebanese. Music critic and former Beirut resident Mariam Saab tells Jade Barker about Tripoli's Hip...

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