NOVEMBER 25, 2014

Christian Rizzo named director of Centre Chorégraphique National (CNN) of Montpellier – Languedoc-Roussillon

By Louise Lassarre

On October 28th, 2014, the French government named the artist Christian Rizzo the new director of the prestigious Centre Chorégraphique National (CNN) of Montpellier – Languedoc-Roussillon. Starting in January 2015, he will succeed choreographer Mathilde Monnier.

NOVEMBER 24, 2014

Futur en Seine Call for Proposals

By French Culture

Futur en Seine, the biggest European festival dedicated to digital innovation, takes place each year in Paris from June 11th to June 14th. The festival offers a profusion of events related to digital culture from tech demos to workshops and concerts taking place in the heart of Paris.

NOVEMBER 20, 2014

French Books USA: Week In Review

By Maggie Love

Literary prize season comes to a close, Montreuil ramps up for its Salon next week, the BnF opens an exhibition on l'Oulipo, and other news

NOVEMBER 20, 2014

Denis Levaillant University Tour

By Francerocks

French composer and pianist Denis Levaillant travels the US performing and conducting masterclasses at universities with Jean-Michel Goury and Yves Josset.

NOVEMBER 19, 2014

French Film Award Winners @ Chicago International Children’s Film Festival

By Laurence Geannopulos

Many French films awarded at this year's Chicago's International Children's Film Festival (CICFF) which ran from October 24 - November 2, 2014.

NOVEMBER 19, 2014

"C'est la ville" Sound Installation Available Online

By Laurence Geannopulos

Hear the voices of six young poets from Paris (France) and Chicago (USA). Their words emerge from the sounds of both cities like oral graffiti on the urban landscape. French & American performers rhyme in duets

NOVEMBER 14, 2014

Obituary: Abdelwahab Meddeb

By Maggie Love

Internationally renowned writer and scholar of Islamic studies Abdelwahab Meddeb died in Paris on November 6 after a months-long battle with cancer.

NOVEMBER 14, 2014

Translation Recommendations from French and American Journals: A Literary Salon

By FRENCH CULTURE BOOKS

Earlier this month at French and American Journals : A Literary Salon, the writers and editors of dozens of French and American literary magazines had the opportunity to share texts they would like to see translated from French to English, and from English to French. The texts are listed below, along with a couple of sentences by recommenders explaining the merits of each piece.

NOVEMBER 13, 2014

French Books USA: Week In Review

By FRENCH CULTURE BOOKS

The Prix de Flore winner is announced, Amazon and Hachette sign an agreement, and more in the latest Week In Review

NOVEMBER 6, 2014

Jean-Claude Carrière to Receive Honorary Oscars

By FRENCH CULTURE FILM

Jean Claude Carrière will be honored by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences at the sixth annual Governors Awards on November 8th in Los Angeles for his whole film career.

NOVEMBER 5, 2014

Camille Blatrix received the 16th Ricard Foundation Award

By Louise Lassarre

The French artist Camille Blatrix received the 16th Ricard Foundation Award for his scultpures I want to spend the rest of my life (Je veux passer le reste de ma vie avec toi) and Still'elle that were part of the group exhibition The time, moods, values, attention curated by the French independent curators castillo/corrales at the Fondation d’entreprise Ricard in Paris.

NOVEMBER 5, 2014

Julien Prévieux won the 2014 Marcel Duchamp Award

By Louise Lassarre

On Saturday October 25th, 2014, the French artist Julien Prévieux received the 2014 Marcel Duchamp Award at the Paris FIAC (Foire Internationale d’Art Contemporain) for his work entitled What shall we do next ? created between 2006 and 2011.

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