Words and Music | The Dance

Much Ado About Nothing

Writers including Zadie Smith, Hilaire Belloc, William Shakespeare, Alonso Cueto, Clive James, Rainer Maria Rilke, Lewis Carroll, Jane Austen, Christopher Marlowe and Hanif Abdurraqib, depict the feeling and joy of dancing, but also explore dance as a carrier of social and cultural values across times and civilizations. Music comes from, among others, Piazzolla, Monteverdi, Prokofiev, Satie as well as Indian Classical music, Peruvian folk dances, flamenco guitar, and also tap dance and Soul music. Readers are Dominic Mafham and Sakuntala Ramanee.


Licence: ERA Licence required

  • Type: Entertainment
  • Channel: BBC Radio 3
  • Duration: 1'15'00''
  • Broadcast date: 2021

UK only
Staff and students of licensed education establishments only
Cannot be adapted

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