Cultural Life: Matthew Bourne, choreographer
Friday 05 December 2008
La Clique is an utterly unexpected delight, this burlesque cabaret is naughty, hilarious, breathtaking and, at times, very sexy. I caught this first at The Edinburgh Festival and had a wild and wonderful night.
Will Young's new album 'Let It Go' has proved his staying power. His honesty, intelligence and uniquely recognisable voice has endeared him to a wide public. The new album is his best yet, personal, stylish (do I detect a little Bacharach influence?) and some seriously sexy vocals.
'Strictly Come Dancing' is the perfect Saturday night TV show with old Brucie at the helm. The BBC's most unlikely and unexpected hit for years is on the surface, a camp extravaganza that, among other things, gets rugby players into see-through leotards. It also showcases the best choreography on television for years and the genuine joy that the celebrities experience through learning how to dance.
Terence Davies's highly personal film 'Of Time and the City' about his Liverpool roots is a bittersweet and magical cinematic poem. A valuable social document becomes art in the hands of our most undervalued – but brilliant – film-maker.
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