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Robotic Goddess Diana

Duration: 01:47

Artist Conrad Shawcross has created the ultimate dance partner - a robotic Goddess Diana.

As three of Titian's greatest masterpieces are shown together for the first time at the National Gallery, imagine... goes behind the scenes of a unique collaboration with the Royal Ballet.

Alan Yentob meets the all-star creative team who are transforming mythological paintings of the goddess Diana into contemporary dance - among them Turner Prize winning artists Chris Ofili and Mark Wallinger, choreographers Wayne McGregor and Christopher Wheeldon, and composer Nico Muhly.

Alan also explores why Titian's paintings - and his source material, Ovid's Metamorphoses - have continued to inspire so many artists to this day; and along the way, he encounters Seamus Heaney... and a dancing robot.

Available since: Mon 23 Jul 2012


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Alan Yentob
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imagine... Summer 2012, Dancing with Titian

The all-star team transforming mythological paintings into contemporary dance.

First broadcast: 24 Jul 2012

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