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The Strand - Monday 20th September 2010

28 minutes
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Monday 20 September 2010

The best of the world's arts, film, literature and music brought to you every day. Presented by Harriett Gilbert.

In today's programme: we speak with actor and comedian Robin Williams about his latest film, there's a visit to the Liverpool Biennale, a photo exhibition in Brussells called La Sape and we speak to the director of the Alvin Ailey dance company.


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  • Robin Williams

    The Oscar-winning actor Robin Williams on the problem with teenage boys.

  • Liverpool Biennale

    An artists' perspective on the troubled city of Jerusalem.

  • La Sape!

    Why Europe's fashion designers are looking to the Congo for inspiration.

  • Judith Jamison

    She's recently been honoured by the Obamas, now WE talk with dancer Judith Jamison.

  • World's Greatest Dad

    World's Greatest Dad

    Harriet talks to director Bobcat Goldthwait and actor Robin Williams about World's Greatest Dad, a black comedy about a failed teacher who succeeds off the back of a family tragedy.

  • Liverpool Biennale

    Liverpool Biennale

    Larissa Sansour -A Space Exodus, 2009
    Single channel video, 03:00 min
    Courtesy of Galerie La B.A.N.K. Paris

    We speak to the curator about the aims of this year's exhibition.

  • La Sape

    La Sape

    An exhibition called "Sape! Gentlemen from Congo" is held in Brussels until the end of October. This is a fashion movement from Central Africa, where men distinguished themselves by the flair and care with which they dress, inspired by European fashion. The BBC's Juliette Mayol went to visit.

    To see photos from the exhibition - click the gallery link below.

    Photo Gallery for La Sape!
  • Judith Jamison

    Judith Jamison

    Photo shows Judith Jamison.

    American dancer and choreographer, Judith Jamison is best known as the artistic director of the US Alvin Ailey dance theatre, founded in the late 1950s amidst the civil rights movement. Earlier this month, Michelle Obama paid tribute to her contribution to contemporary dance and African-American culture. Harriett Gilbert catches up with Judith as she visits London and finds out why, after over 20 years, she will soon be handing over the reins of the company.

  • Alvin Ailey Dance Company

    Alvin Ailey Dance Company

    Photo shows Alvin Ailey of the Alvin Ailey Dance Company.

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