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This September at Seuls en Scène, the French Theater Festival at Princeton University, Rodolphe Dana, Director of Le Collectif Les Possédés, will be performing Loin d'eux, an adaptation of the eponymous novel by Laurent Mauvignier, which Dana also directed. We had the opportunity to chat with Rodolphe about the production, which will play September 26 and 27.
Printed Matter presents the tenth annual NY Art Book Fair, from September 18 to 20, 2015, at MoMA PS1, Long Island City, Queens. A preview will be held on the evening of Thursday, September 17. Free and open to the public, the NY Art Book Fair is the world’s premier event for artists’ books, catalogs, monographs, periodicals, and zines.
In our ubiquitous world made possible by smartphones where a growing number of users track every action with an app, the cultural sphere must adapt. Technology and creativity appear to be a great match, in startups, apps and new corporate management. Read on, and discover what is new in the world of digital culture.
The new Cinémathèque de la Danse will open on October 3 in Paris. Following the Ministry of Culture’s decision in 2012 to merge the Cinémathèque de la Danse and the Centre National de la Danse (CND), renovations are underway in progress to create a space within the CND which will accommodate the new Cinémathèque, as well as a new projection room. The consolidated cultural center will be a formidable presence in Paris, promoting the art of dance in and around the city.
Terakaft (meaning “caravan” in Tamasheq) is a genuine desert rock band, sculpted by the pure searing air and the endless rolling sands of the Sahara. The stark, harsh conditions of the desert have permeated their wild riffs, and as a result they are the perfect embodiment of all that is wild and free in desert blues today. Terakaft was formed in 2001 with a line-up that included two former members of Tinariwen, and they have since made the electric guitar their own. They will be touring the US in September, including performances in New York at Joe's Pub and at the Chicago World Music Festival.
Interview with choreographer duo Martial Chazallon and Martin Chaput, who together form Projet in Situ. Chazallon and Chaput have brought their immersive site-specific project called La Ronde (The Round) to Vermont Performance Lab in Brattleboro, Vermont.
In our ubiquitous world made possible by smartphones where a growing number of users track every action with an app, the cultural sphere has no choice but to adapt. From high-tech museums to apps that let you pinpoint your friends in a concert crowd, here’s what you need to know.
Tournées Film Festival is a program of the FACE Foundation which aims to bring French cinema to American college and university campuses.