We were fortunate to be in the company of the beautiful people on Friday when actress Juliette Binoche and dance star Akram Khan revealed their upcoming Franco-British collaboration for the National Theatre.
The project - In-I - is under wraps in the sense that it's still being made but will see a dance theatre performance of some kind, vaguely based on personal experiences of love hit the National Theatre stage in September. Binoche is learning to dance whilst Khan, is un-learning, in order to create with her. Both artists admit this is a risky adventure but, whatever the substance of the outcome, with specially composed music and set design by Anish Kapoor, this promises to be a very special, intensely personal and genre defying event.
Parallel to In-I, Jubilations will be running at the BFI next door. A retrospective of Binoche's distinguished film career with an exhibition of her portrait paintings of film directors in the BFI's new gallery space. Yes, we'd hate this multi-talented woman if she wasn't so blatantly lovely in person.
Tickets for In-I go on sale 25 July for performances from 6 September - 19 October. Jubilations is at BFI Southbank 1 September - 5 October.