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LONDON FOR FUN Newsletter: 16 April 2013 Issue No.224



1.) Top 10 London events
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1. Top 10 London events

1 - Dorothy Iannone - Innocent and Aware - Dorothy Iannone's vibrant and revealing body of work expresses her feelings and experiences through painting, drawing, poetry and song. Iannone’s portrayals of male and female sexuality celebrate the joy of her most intimate relationships while subverting traditional gender stereotypes of dominance and control. Through graphic paintings, sculptures and video boxes her works depict partly-clothed and naked figures on bright psychedelic backgrounds of flora, mandalas and biomorphic patterns. Recalling classical Indian erotic art, Egyptian frescoes and Byzantine mosaics, Iannone’s intricate work communicates a personal narrative, passionate love affairs and lifetime pursuit of ‘ecstatic unity' through transcendence and spirituality. Until 5 May. www.camdenartscentre.org LAST CHANCE

2 - Nigel Kennedy Presents Bach and Fats Waller - The world's best selling classical violinist, Nigel Kennedy returns with a typically maverick programme celebrating the music of Bach and Fats Waller. The concert begins with Bach Sonatas and Partitas for solo violin, after which he is joined on stage by acoustic guitarist Jarek Smietana, Yaron Stavi on double bass and Krzysztof Dziedzic on drums to perform Kennedy’s own arrangements of the music of the legendary jazz pianist, organist, composer, singer and comedic entertainer Fats Waller. 14 May. www.barbican.org.uk

3 - The Bride and the Bachelors: Duchamp with Cage, Cunningham, Rauschenberg and Johns - Exploring one of the most important chapters in the history of contemporary art, The Bride and the Bachelors: Duchamp with Cage, Cunningham, Rauschenberg and Johns focuses on Marcel Duchamp ’s American legacy, tracing his relationship to four great modern masters – composer, John Cage, choreographer, Merce Cunningham, and visual artists Robert Rauschenberg and Jasper Johns. Encountering Duchamp and his work in the early stages of their careers, each of the younger artists embraced key elements of his ideas and practice, resulting in a seismic shift in the direction of art in the 1950s and ‘60s. Characterised by the integration of art and life, the work of Cage, Cunningham, Rauschenberg and Johns heralded the advent of Pop Art. The Bride and the Bachelors features around 90 works, some by Rauschenberg and Johns are being shown in the UK for the first time. The selection reflects the artists’ multiple levels of engagement across the disciplines of art, dance, and music. Until 9 June. www.barbican.org.uk

4 - La Bohème - Puccini’s gift for writing emotional music is brought to the fore in La bohème’s tale of doomed love in poverty-stricken Paris. One of the world’s most recognised and widely performed operas, it focuses on two central relationships: that of the poet Rodolfo, who falls in love with the pretty but consumptive seamstress Mimì; and the painter Marcello, who has a glamorous and popular on-off mistress, Musetta. Jonathan Miller’s production for ENO has quickly become a company classic and here receives its second revival since its 2009 premiere. Inspired by Brassaï’s photographs of the Paris Left Bank in the 1930s, Miller modernises the original bohemian setting to evoke the stark poverty of the day, creating a highly effective contemporary resonance, citing the film Withnail and I as an inspiration. From 29 April until 29 June. www.eno.org

5 - Some Like it Hip Hop - This irresistible dance musical unites breathtaking dancing with a clever and engrossing storyline, and is full of fizzing energy, razor-sharp choreography and a captivating, original score - performed by an insanely talented cast! From 3 May until 30 june. www.sadlerswells.com

6 - Souzou: Outsider Art from Japan - The 46 artists represented in the show are residents and day attendees at social welfare institutions across Japan. The wonderfully diverse collection comprises ceramics, textiles, paintings, sculpture and drawings. 'Souzou' has no direct translation in English but a dual meaning in Japanese: written one way, it means creation, and in another it means imagination. Both meanings allude to a force by which new ideas are born and take shape in the world. Eschewing a purely biographical approach, the show will be object-led, with a startling array of works offering singular and affecting explorations of culture, memory and creativity. A series of documentary films featuring a selection of the exhibiting artists will play at the end of the exhibition. Until 30 June. www.wellcomecollection.org

7 - Summer Exhibition 2013 - The Royal Academy’s annual Summer Exhibition marks the start of the Summer Season. The world’s largest open submission contemporary art show, now in its 245th year, continues the tradition of showcasing work by both emerging and established artists in all media including painting, sculpture, photography, printmaking, architecture and film. The Summer Exhibition attracts a high volume of entrants annually with over 11,000 entries received in 2012. As in recent years the range of printmaking practices will be explored and an emphasis will be placed on works of a moderate size, which will return to their traditional home in the Small Weston Room. The common ground between photography and painting will be investigated in one of the larger galleries and the meeting points between sculpture and architecture will also be considered. From 10 June until 18 August. www.royalacademy.org.uk

8 - Nicola Benedetti - One of the world's most sought-after classical violinists performs at the Hall in an exclusive one-off recital. Winner of the Classic BRIT Award for Best Female Artist in 2012 and described as a ‘risk-taking performer’, violinist Nicola Benedetti is right at the top of the classical music world and regularly captivates audiences and critics alike with her musicality and poise. 25 September. www.royalalberthall.com

9 - In Fine Style: The Art of Tudor and Stuart Fashion - This exhibition explores the sumptuous costume of British monarchs and their court during the 16th and 17th centuries through portraits in the Royal Collection. During this period fashion was central to court life and was an important way to display social status. Royalty and the elite were the tastemakers of the day, often directly influencing the styles of fashionable clothing. In Fine Style follows the changing fashions of the period, demonstrates the spread of styles internationally and shows how clothing could convey important messages. Including works by Hans Holbein the Younger, Nicholas Hilliard, Van Dyck and Peter Lely, the exhibition brings together over 60 paintings, as well as drawings, garments, jewellery, accessories and armour. From 10 May until 6 October. www.royalcollection.org.uk

10 - Disney Fantasia: Live in Concert - Disney shares one of its crown jewels of feature animation showcasing selections from Walt Disney's original Fantasia and Disney's Fantasia 2000, featuring a selection of the magnificent repertoire from both films including Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker Suite and, performed and screened simultaneously for the first time in the UK, Ponchielli's Dance of the Hours, the great ballet of hippos, elephants, ostriches, and alligators. Other iconic moments from Disney’s stunning footage, such as Mickey Mouse as he dabbles in magic in Dukas' The Sorcerer’s Apprentice and the mythical unicorns and winged horses that accompany Beethoven’s 'Pastoral' Symphony, will also be shown in high definition on the big screen. With live underscore by the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, conducted by Ludwig Wicki, this is another chance to relive this timeless classic for a unique cinematic experience in the majestic setting of the Royal Albert Hall. 16 November. www.royalalberthall.com


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