Events: Living for Madonna UK Fan Party

There is a little 'Get Together' for the UK fans to 'Celebrate' the 'Iconic' Rebel Heart era at our favourite back street ally, The Retro Bar (just off The Strand).

Expect usual Clips, Hits, Misses and a Madonna Quiz hosted by lifelong Madonna enthusiast David Robson.

PLUS...think you can hold the Living for Madonna crowd? Well, now is your chance. I'm asking the fans to come on the decks and give us there best Madonna set.

That's right it's a Madonna fan DJ off and only one person can be triumphant. The winner will get to play a set at the next Living for Madonna big party at a venue to be confirmed.

Only one rule. NO REPEATS. If it's been played already then you best pick another and quick. Are you with me?


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Madonna's Instagram: 'Playing the Adam and Eve game!'

Madonna was joined on-stage in Barcelona last night by Spanish model and actor Jon Kortajarena during 'Unapologetic Bitch' - no banana this time though....he got an apple instead.

'Playing the Adam and Eve game‼️ My lovely UNAPOLOGETIC BITCH ‼️Jon Kortajarena💋 Thank You!! ❤ #rebelhearttour'


'My Un Apologetic Bitches last night! We don't mess around! 💘🔫🔫🔫🔫. ❤ #rebelhearttour'


Into the groove: how we taught Madonna to krump and thrust

In the late 70s, Madonna Ciccone was a young dancer just arrived in New York, living on popcorn and self-belief between classes at the legendary Martha Graham’s dance school, and clubbing the night away at Danceteria.

Thirty-five years on, and the queen of pop’s life might be unrecognisable, but her instincts aren’t so different. Dance, from serious art to club trends, is still at the heart of Madonna’s live shows – her latest, Rebel Heart, arrives in the UK in December. Over the years she has incorporated everything from flamenco to Basque folk dance, tango, pole dance and parkour.

She’s known for reinventing her music, recruiting fashionable producers to update her sound, but she does the same - arguably more successfully - with dance, seeking out street and club trends and bringing them into mainstream pop culture. It started with 1990’s Vogue, but more recently there’s been krump (in her videos Sorry and Hung Up), Chicago footwork (Sticky & Sweet tour) and the arm-twisting, extra-bendy Brooklyn dance style bonebreaking (MDNA tour). You don’t get that from Katy Perry.

'The thing that separates her from everyone else is that she started off as a dancer. She has that dance itch,' says choreographer Richmond Talauega, who with his brother Anthony (AKA Rich+Tone) has worked extensively with Madonna. 'She has taste, and she has that eye that knows what’s good out there.'

It takes time to find the right team - 'She’ll fire a lot of people that come through,' says Tone Talauega - but one who made it is French choreographer Sébastien Ramirez, who normally works in theatre, making arty contemporary hip-hop with partner Honji Wang (they recently performed at Sadler’s Wells in London).

Ramirez got the job after accompanying Wang to the dancer auditions in Paris. Wang might be the only dancer to get through the gruelling audition process - 5,000 auditioned for the current tour, in Paris, New York and Los Angeles - and then turn down a job, because it would demand she put her own company on hold for a year. But Madonna liked what she saw of their work, and hired Ramirez to make two numbers for the show.

What was it like working for her? 'She’s very impressive,' says Ramirez. 'She’s into all the details. She knows who you are and what you do. She’s really looking into your eyes and trying to get you. She’s analysing a lot.'

'She’s a very impressive authority,' says Wang. 'When you see her arriving there’s an energy around her. But as well, I see this fragility in her. She’s so natural and accessible. She’s just one of us, working hard on the artistic vision.'

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Rita Ora: 'Madonna Gave Me A Good Grab'

Rita Ora was a special guest during Madonna's concert in Berlin, Germany earlier this month when she was pulled onstage to take part in a raunchy segment to the track Unapologetic B**ch.

During the routine, Madonna spanks and kicks her guest before simulating a sexual act, and Rita admits the music veteran grabbed more of her private area than she expected.

'I am not going to lie, it was pretty impressive. It was like a good grab,' Rita explains to U.K. talk show host Alan Carr. 'It went right where it needed to be. It wasn't too uncomfortable but it was enough.'

When Alan cheekily asked if she 'had a tingle', or became aroused, Rita replies, 'No. I didn't have a tingle. It didn't tingle the mingle....Bit of a shame really.'

Speaking of her guest appearance at the Berlin show, she adds, 'So Madonna does this thing where she gives you five seconds to tell (her) what you want to do on stage, which really isn't much time....She drags you around everywhere. She told me what we going to do and she said, 'You're going to bend over, I'm going to spank you and then I'm going to hump you.' Pretty Madonna fashion, right? We were going down the little aisle thing (at the show) and all these handsome guys in suits just distracted me.'


Harbourside screening of In Bed With Madonna to be held in 2016

SYDNEY: A special outdoor screening of the classic music documentary, In Bed With Madonna, will be held in February next year.

Presented by Queer Screen and Ppart of the Mardi Gras Film Festival, the film will be shown at the Fleets Streps, Mrs Macquarie’s Chair, on Wednesday, February 24, at 8pm.

The screening will mark the 25th anniversary of the groundbreaking film, which paved the way for concert documentaries for years to come.

The intimate, all-access film - titled 'Truth or Dare' in the US - follows Madonna and her dancers during the singer’s 1990 Blonde Ambition tour. From her health troubles as she loses her voice on tour, through a difficult return to her home town of Detroit, and tensions with then-partner Warren Beatty, it’s a rare insight into one of the world’s most private celebrities.

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