Breakin’ Convention at Sadler’s Wells, the international festival of Hip Hop dance, is now in its 12th year and on Friday May 1 they will be trying out something different: erotic and just a little experimental. Strictly an adult affair, WorX will comprise of a series of short performances devised specially by international Hip Hop dance artists: http://breakinconvention.com/events/festival/worx At WorX, the word ‘raw’ won’t just describe the highly original talent on offer.
Breakin’ Convention’s Artistic Director Jonzi D has curated WorX which will be hosted by poet/MC Floetic Lara. The award-winning Jazz musician Soweto Kinch will play live throughout the night, evoking an intimate and immersive speakeasy. Performers include amongst others, renowned dancer and choreographer Marso Riviere, Natalie James: Dance artist, circus performer and aerialist and Bisouxxx Brooklyn (who danced in London for Penny Arcade), aka The Hip Hop Josephine Baker.
Ne votez pas, mes enfants,’ he says, ‘ça ne vaut pas la peine’. Russelle (rhymes with pucelle) Onfray-Brand-Farage, the famous French intellectual nihilist, has hit a new high in the Twittersphere, garnering 3 million followers almost overnight. We were granted a brief interview with him as he breakfasted in Starbucks before boarding the Eurostar back to Paris.
M. Onfray-Brand-Farage, is it true you are the half-brother of the fanatical UKIP supporter Nielle Fernandel-Farage?
Call me Russelle, my matey. No, this is not true. Yes, it is. Think what you like, I don’t really care. We are all doomed anyway, so what does it matter. Booff!
So, Russelle, you’re advising people not to vote, but isn’t it a good idea to vote, even so that you can end up by saying, ‘It’s not my fault; I never voted for him?’
Paff! It is not about the voting. The people must take the power away from the politicians. To make an omelette, you must first break some sacred eggs. Like Stalin.
Tell us about your latest book, Vive La Révolution! The End of the Universey-Wersey, in which you talk to other nihilists, intellectuals and authors like your pal Michel Houellebecq. I hear that Harper Collins have offered you a £2.7 million advance for this. True or false?
Piff! Don’t believe everything you read in the capitalist press, my matey. But buy it: you will love it! Or maybe you will hate it. It is like, how do you English say – Bovril! But this does not matter. Nothing matters very much…
…and few things matter at all. But what matters to you?
Duff! Mon dieu! That is a really, really silly question. Money and sex, of course, and lots of both. too… Are you very stupid indeed?
Thank you, Russelle.
Mon plaisir, my matey.
On Tuesday 24th of February, at 6.30 pm, we're holding an entertainment, An Evening with the Erotic Review, in the Polish Club's restaurant, Ognisko, 55 EXHIBITION ROAD, LONDON SW7 2PN . It'll cost you a tenner admission fee on the door and there's no booking - so don't turn up late if you want a seat. You'll get a glass of wine and some interesting speakers. The event starts at 7pm sharp. And should all this erotic excitement whet your more conventional appetite, you can book a table at Ognisko's first class eatery [0207 589 0101] for after the event; there will be a good value special menu available. For more details on how to get there and who is speaking, click here.