Gestalt Circus Third-year circus students keep their heads down. Photo © Philippe Cibille Working with theater director Georges Lavaudant, former director of the Théâtre de l’Odéon-Théâtre de l’Europe, and choreographer Jean-Claude Gallotta, a dozen 20-something third-year students at the Centre … Read More
Vive la France or Leave la France?
Vive la France or Leave la France ? What’s the world coming to if you can’t get a coffee in a Paris café? While flat-hunting in the capital city of my dreams last summer, a French friend asked why on … Read More
Kitsch Coming Out Tadrina Hocking as Sandra and Simon Hubert as Tony. Beautiful Thing, Jonathan Harvey’s seminal work about the coming together and coming out of two teenage boys living in public housing in southeast London is something of an … Read More
Hanging the Pot Hanger
Hanging the Pot Hanger The crémaillère in full swing. The full report next month… “Alors, c’est quand ta crémaillère, Nickolas?” asked a wrinkly-before-her-time friend of mine through an exhalation of strong French cigarette smoke as we sat outside at a … Read More
Welcome to France
Welcome to France Be careful what you put on your toothbrush. For years the same dream: driving over a gigantic cross-Channel bridge and landing in a stylish, open air café in a square in Montmartre. After years of stalling, British-born … Read More