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Fox And Sharon20190130

La Ronde, written by dramatist Arthur Schnitzler is a play about sexual morality between social groups, explored through a prism of infidelity, lust and desire. Considered a very controversial work it was censored and banned as soon as it was printed in 1900. Although provocative the dramatic structure of the play is simple. It’s a succession of 10 sexual encounters exclusively focused on the before and the after; the act itself is never described. Each successive scene takes one character from the previous one and introduces another.

In the style of the play La Ronde, Julien Manuguerra, who produces a podcast about breakups and more largely, our common and very humane vulnerability in the face of love, explores how intimacy and morality are evolving today. The series draws a picture of what modern love is – or rather, what modern love can be. The original La Ronde was considered a social commentary master piece on how sexual contact transgresses boundaries of class, our radio version of the play will explore how sex can transgress any boundaries. But it's not a play, there won’t be any actors or actresses. Our characters are real, and they’re all linked to one another; always by sex, sometimes by love, sometimes by something in between. They’ll tell us about their inner emotional experiences of desire and connection and hopefully, this time too, our Round of Dance will go Full circle.

A search for identity is at the core of this third episode and how identity plays an important role within relationships.

Presented by Julien Manuguerra
Produced by Kate Bissell

Five interconnected couples tell all.

01Joe And Jus20190128

La Ronde, written by dramatist Arthur Schnitzler is a play about sexual morality between social groups, explored through a prism of infidelity, lust and desire. Considered a very controversial work it was censored and banned as soon as it was printed in 1900. Although provocative the dramatic structure of the play is simple. It’s a succession of 10 sexual encounters exclusively focused on the before and the after; the act itself is never described. Each successive scene takes one character from the previous one and introduces another.

In the style of the play La Ronde, Julien Manuguerra, who produces a podcast about breakups and more largely, our common and very humane vulnerability in the face of love, explores how intimacy and morality are evolving today. The series draws a picture of what modern love is – or rather, what modern love can be. The original La Ronde was considered a social commentary master piece on how sexual contact transgresses boundaries of class, our radio version of the play will explore how sex can transgress any boundaries. But it's not a play, there won’t be any actors or actresses. Our characters are real, and they’re all linked to one another; always by sex, sometimes by love, sometimes by something in between. They’ll tell us about their inner emotional experiences of desire and connection and hopefully, this time too, our Round of Dance will go Full circle.

Joe and Jus have created a unique and modern way to be together; it involves giving each other the freedom to have sex with other people; its what's commonly called an open relationship. But Julien discovers that love without boundaries comes with insecurities.

Presented by Julien Manuguerra
Produced by Kate Bissell

Five interconnected couples tell all.

Arthur Schnitzler's 1897 play of Venetian sexual morals La Ronde features interconnected pairs of lovers, spanning the classes of society from the soldier and the whore to the Count. Schnitzler gives nothing less than a post-coital panorama of his age, anatomising its hypocrisies, and showing the power which desire has to jump the tracks of class and morality, forging intimate connections between apparently atomised and distinct individuals.

Using the same concept as the Venetian play La Ronde, we explore modern love, romance and sex through the experiences of five connected couples today, paired by love, lust, passion, desire, and companionship, and who in the end come full circle. Freud wrote to Schnitzler and told him he had learned through intuition everything that he had scientifically unearthed. It illuminated facets in the human condition which are not always obvious. Over five parts we present how intimacy and morality are evolving today. Human emotion has not changed through time, there's always been sexual desire so does what Schnitzler found still hold true? What is modern love and have we really changed since the first La Ronde?

Producer: Kate Bissell

02Joe, Jus And Jordan20190129

La Ronde, written by dramatist Arthur Schnitzler is a play about sexual morality between social groups, explored through a prism of infidelity, lust and desire. Considered a very controversial work it was censored and banned as soon as it was printed in 1900. Although provocative the dramatic structure of the play is simple. It’s a succession of 10 sexual encounters exclusively focused on the before and the after; the act itself is never described. Each successive scene takes one character from the previous one and introduces another.

In the style of the play La Ronde, Julien Manuguerra, who produces a podcast about breakups and more largely, our common and very humane vulnerability in the face of love, explores how intimacy and morality are evolving today. The series draws a picture of what modern love is – or rather, what modern love can be. The original La Ronde was considered a social commentary master piece on how sexual contact transgresses boundaries of class, our radio version of the play will explore how sex can transgress any boundaries. But it's not a play, there won’t be any actors or actresses. Our characters are real, and they’re all linked to one another; always by sex, sometimes by love, sometimes by something in between. They’ll tell us about their inner emotional experiences of desire and connection and hopefully, this time too, our Round of Dance will go Full circle.

In this episode we stay with Joe from our previous episode and instead of moving on to his next one to one encounter we move on to his next two to one encounter. Joe's partner Jus is still in the scene but we introduce Jordan.

Presented by Julien Manuguerra
Produced by Kate Bissell

Five interconnected couples tell all.

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04Fox And Joe20190131

La Ronde, written by dramatist Arthur Schnitzler is a play about sexual morality between social groups, explored through a prism of infidelity, lust and desire. Considered a very controversial work it was censored and banned as soon as it was printed in 1900. Although provocative the dramatic structure of the play is simple. It’s a succession of 10 sexual encounters exclusively focused on the before and the after; the act itself is never described. Each successive scene takes one character from the previous one and introduces another.

In the style of the play La Ronde, Julien Manuguerra, who produces a podcast about breakups and more largely, our common and very humane vulnerability in the face of love, explores how intimacy and morality are evolving today. The series draws a picture of what modern love is – or rather, what modern love can be. The original La Ronde was considered a social commentary master piece on how sexual contact transgresses boundaries of class, our radio version of the play will explore how sex can transgress any boundaries. But it's not a play, there won’t be any actors or actresses. Our characters are real, and they’re all linked to one another; always by sex, sometimes by love, sometimes by something in between. They’ll tell us about their inner emotional experiences of desire and connection and hopefully, this time too, our Round of Dance will go Full circle.

In this episode we stay with Fox from the previous episode and reintroduce Joe from our first episode. Through a brief encounter between Fox and Joe we discover how sex can break through identity; when Fox's body is sexually desired, sex becomes a safe place for Fox to accept their identity.

Presented by Julien Manuguerra
Produced by Kate Bissell

Five interconnected couples tell all.

Arthur Schnitzler's 1897 play of Venetian sexual morals La Ronde features interconnected pairs of lovers, spanning the classes of society from the soldier and the whore to the Count. Schnitzler gives nothing less than a post-coital panorama of his age, anatomising its hypocrisies, and showing the power which desire has to jump the tracks of class and morality, forging intimate connections between apparently atomised and distinct individuals.

Using the same concept as the Venetian play La Ronde, we explore modern love, romance and sex through the experiences of five connected couples today, paired by love, lust, passion, desire, and companionship, and who in the end come full circle. Freud wrote to Schnitzler and told him he had learned through intuition everything that he had scientifically unearthed. It illuminated facets in the human condition which are not always obvious.Over five parts we present how intimacy and morality are evolving today. Human emotion has not changed through time, there's always been sexual desire so does what Schnitzler found still hold true? What is modern love and have we really changed since the first La Ronde?

Producer: Kate Bissell

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Arthur Schnitzler's 1897 play of Venetian sexual morals La Ronde features interconnected pairs of lovers, spanning the classes of society from the soldier and the whore to the Count. Schnitzler gives nothing less than a post-coital panorama of his age, anatomising its hypocrisies, and showing the power which desire has to jump the tracks of class and morality, forging intimate connections between apparently atomised and distinct individuals.

Using the same concept as the Venetian play La Ronde, we explore modern love, romance and sex through the experiences of five connected couples today, paired by love, lust, passion, desire, and companionship, and who in the end come full circle. Freud wrote to Schnitzler and told him he had learned through intuition everything that he had scientifically unearthed. It illuminated facets in the human condition which are not always obvious. Over five parts we present how intimacy and morality are evolving today. Human emotion has not changed through time, there's always been sexual desire so does what Schnitzler found still hold true? What is modern love and have we really changed since the first La Ronde?

Producer: Kate Bissell

Five interconnected couples tell all.

05Fox and Owl20190201

La Ronde, written by dramatist Arthur Schnitzler is a play about sexual morality between social groups, explored through a prism of infidelity, lust and desire. Considered a very controversial work it was censored and banned as soon as it was printed in 1900. Although provocative the dramatic structure of the play is simple. It’s a succession of 10 sexual encounters exclusively focused on the before and the after; the act itself is never described. Each successive scene takes one character from the previous one and introduces another.

In the style of the play La Ronde, Julien Manuguerra, who produces a podcast about breakups and more largely, our common and very humane vulnerability in the face of love, explores how intimacy and morality are evolving today. The series draws a picture of what modern love is – or rather, what modern love can be. The original La Ronde was considered a social commentary master piece on how sexual contact transgresses boundaries of class, our radio version of the play will explore how sex can transgress any boundaries. But it's not a play, there won’t be any actors or actresses. Our characters are real, and they’re all linked to one another; always by sex, sometimes by love, sometimes by something in between. They’ll tell us about their inner emotional experiences of desire and connection and hopefully, this time too, our Round of Dance will go Full circle.

In episode five we meet Fox again to see their own full circle. Our series also comes full circle, from the struggle to become the person they wanted to be, to their brief encounter with Joe from our first episode Fox finally finds real love...

Presented by Julien Manuguerra
Produced by Kate Bissell

Five interconnected couples tell all.