It seems only five minutes since the end of her last world tour but Madonna is getting ready to do it all over again.
Instead of putting her feet up with a pack of macrobiotic biccies and a lemon and ginger brew, the star has been road-testing dancers for a gruelling six-month tour. It kicks off late next autumn, when Madge will be 52. And, befitting a middle-aged lady, the theme is “urban street”.
Watched by her toyboy Brazilian lover Jesus Luz, 23, the singer held auditions for dancers last week at London club Aura. She brought along her own DJ, Deejay MissDi, to provide the tunes while she videoed the action on her phone.
Cordoning off an area of the club, a string of dancers performed for the star as she graded each and every one of them, Louie Spence-style.