Nymphomaniac; Joanne M Harris; Robert Cohan
Nymphomaniac is the latest film from acclaimed Danish director Lars Von Trier. It stars Charlotte Gainsbourg as Joe, a woman who describes herself as "nymphomaniac", telling her story to a man who has found her in the street after a beating. In the flashbacks to her past, the young Joe is played by Stacey Martin alongside a cast that includes Shia LaBeouf and Christian Slater. Antonia Quirke reviews.
Joanne M. Harris, bestselling author of Chocolat, has written her first epic fantasy novel for adults, The Gospel of Loki. Based on ancient mythology, the book follows the rise and fall of the Norse gods from the perspective of the trickster Loki, popularised in Marvel's Thor comics which have recently been adapted into blockbuster films.
Robert Cohan is widely described as the founding father of Britain's contemporary dance movement. His career, spanning over 6 decades, has included dancing with Ginger Rogers and the legendary Martha Graham. Cohan, who was born in America, discusses how he came to revolutionise British dance whilst rehearsing a reimagining of his only female solo Canciones Del Alma.
Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson star in True Detective, a new HBO detective series. The show follows two contrasting detectives as they investigate a ritual killing in Louisiana.
Producer: Claire Bartleet.
Nymphomaniac Vol. 1 & Vol. 2
Joanne M Harris
Figure Ground - a triple bill of work including Robert Cohen’s Canciones Del Alma performed by Yolande Yorke-Edgell is at Lilian Baylis Studio, Sadler’s Wells in London next Thursday and Friday (27th and 28th Feb). A tour will follow in the autumn. Rehearsals at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance.
|Interviewed Guest||Antonia Quirke|
|Interviewed Guest||Joanne Harris|
|Interviewed Guest||Robert Cohan|