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Hofesh Shechter at the Brighton Festival; Michael Jackson's Xscape; South African theatre; Advanced Style

May 9th, 2014

Episode 370 of 1335 episodes

Acclaimed choreographer Hofesh Shechter talks to Kirsty Lang in his role as Guest Artistic Director for this year's Brighton Festival, and for her report she also visits a disused beer depot which is staging a production of Sir Harrison Birtwistle's chamber opera Down by the Greenwood Side. Also tonight, a review of Michael Jackson's second posthumous album Xscape; 20 years after Nelson Mandela's inauguration, young South African playwrights Amy Jeptha and Napo Masheane respond to the change their country has witnessed; and blog-turned-film documentary Advanced Style follows the sartorially elegant older women of New York. Producer: Ellie Bury Presenter: Kirsty Lang.

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