The Arts Show With Claudia Winkleman

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20100820

Claudia hosts a dance special, featuring leading choreographer Arlene Phillips in a special interview about her career.

Arlene has become a household name on TV shows So You Think You Can Dance and Dance X; the show she created with Strictly Come Dancing judge Bruno Tonioli.

Plus, there's premier dancers from the Northern Ballet; Hannah Bateman and Kenneth Tindall.

The Northern Ballet is performing Dangerous Liaisons in Leeds next month, then touring the UK with Swan Lake and The Nutcracker.

Next February it has the world premiere of its brand new ballet Cleopatra - a ballet that's never been done before.

And Claudia talks to Liam Steel - one of Britain's leading practitioners of dance-based physical theatre.

Liam has directed, choreographed and performed with companies such as Complicite and The Volcano Theatre Company, and for eight years he was a core member of the award-winning DV8 Physical Theatre.

Last year Liam choreographed a live staging of Ben Hur at London's O2 Arena which featured 46 horses, 20 lorry loads of sand and 140 doves.

Liam is currently the movement director for The Open Air Theatre production of Stephen Sondheim's Into The Woods which is being staged in London's Regents Park.

Claudia will be finding out from Liam how he goes about taking a story and interpreting it through physical performance and what names everyone should be looking out for among the next generation of dancers.

Also, featuring the best of UK street dance, from the gymnastic prowess and jaw-dropping moves of young Britain's Got Talent winners Spelbound and Diversity via a 'crew' on their way to the World Street Dance Championships in Blackpool - we get to the bottom of why dance has become the winning formula for reality TV show viewers countrywide.

Claudia hosts a dance special, featuring leading choreographer Arlene Phillips.

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Claudia talks to actor John Nettles who's playing Claudius in a new production of William Shakespeare's Hamlet at the Crucible Theatre.

The story of a kingdom at war, a murder, a marriage, apparitions, and a play, John Simm leads the cast, and John Nettles discusses his supporting role.

Also joining Claudia tonight are four guys from the jaw-dropping streetdance group Flawless, who found fame on Simon Cowell's TV show Britain's Got Talent.

And author Sebastian Faulks, best known for the French trilogy; The Girl at the Lion d'Or, Birdsong and Charlotte Gray talks about his new book, his new play and his new TV show; Faulks on Fiction which celebrates the brilliance of the British novel.

Plus, the latest theatre news with Michael Billington, and the best dance events from across the UK with Judith Mackrell.

Claudia talks to actor John Nettles who's playing Claudius alongside John Simm in Hamlet.

54th Bfi London Film Festival Discussion20100917

The first all new Arts Show, and Claudia talks to:

Sandra Hebron, artistic director of the BFI, who is in to discuss the 54th London Film Festival.

The London Film Festival champions creativity, originality, vision and imagination by annually showcasing the best of contemporary world cinema, documentaries, shorts, animation and experimental film.

The Festival is a highly regarded and anticipated event in Europe's cultural calendar, attracting leading international film-makers, industry professionals and large audiences to London for a two week celebration of cinema.

Claude-Michel Schonberg who in 1978 conceived the idea for a stage musical version of Victor Hugo's Les Miserables, alongside lyricist Alain Boublil.

The musical opened to acclaim in London in 1985 and on Broadway in 1987.

The Broadway production was nominated for twelve Tony Awards and won eight, including Best Musical and Best Original Score.

Father and son actors Timothy and Sam West who'll be starring on the London stage in a two-hander called A Number, written by Caryl Churchill.

A Number debuted at the Royal Court in 2002, directed by Stephen Daldry, winning the Evening Standard Award for Best Play.

Film critic Charles Gant has details of this week's most significant movie releases, and comedy critic Veronica Lee discusses the best of the circuit's post-Edinburgh comedy shows.

Plus, we examine the Secret Cinema craze, and we have a special report from the Liverpool Biennial, the UK's largest contemporary visual arts event.

The first all new Arts Show, featuring Claude-Michel Schonberg, who composed Les Mis.

Claudia's Live From The 2010 Edinburgh Fringe Festival20100813

Live from Edinburgh, Claudia and The Arts Show aim to capture all the excitement and buzz from arguably Europe's most significant cultural event, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Claudia will be talking to the winner of the 2008 if.comedy award for Best Newcomer; comedienne Sarah Millican about her Chatterbox act.

Also to the Australian singer Ali McGregor about her acclaimed solo show in which she's backed by a trio of jazz musicians and sings classic jazz ballads and blues made famous by Billie, Ella...

and Britney.

To Barry Cryer, back for his eighth Fringe show with his self written bunch of protest songs.

To the award-winning comedian Alex Horne, star of BBC Four's comedy quiz show We Need Answers, about his act which celebrates beating the bookies and overcoming the odds.

To Doctor Peter Lovatt, direct from his dance lab at Hertfordshire University - he'll let us know why it feels great to gyrate.

And to contextualise the Festival, Claudia will be talking to the Chief Executive of the Fringe, formerly known as the artistic director, Kath Mainland.

Plus, as the audience is central to the continuing success of Edinburgh, the show will include feedback from a cross section of the many thousands of people who attend each year.

Live from Edinburgh, Claudia has all the latest news and views from the 2010 Fringe.

Iconic Photographer David Bailey Talks Sculpture20100903

Claudia talks to David Bailey, as next month London will play host to the first ever exhibition of sculpture by him.

Renowned as one of the world's most illustrious photographers, Bailey's forthcoming exhibition presents a dark and rugged collection of cast silver and bronze sculptures alongside a body of new photographs, which will underline the stark contrast between the two mediums and emphasise his versatility as an artist.

And Claudia meets Paul Roseby, artistic director of the National Youth Theatre.

Paul Roseby has been the Artistic Director of the National Youth Theatre of Great Britain for 3 years, having been co-Artistic Director for the four previous years.

He will be talking about his latest production; Relish, alongside one of the cast; Mayowa Kupoluyi.

Plus, Penny Smith looks at the legacy of legendary Broadway composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim.

Claudia talks to iconic photographer David Bailey about his first exhibition of sculpture.