MARCH 14, 2012

Snow White: Ballet Preljocaj US Tour

By French Culture

World-renowned French choreographer Angelin Preljocaj will present his new show Snow White in the US on a nation-wide tour in March and April.

MARCH 3, 2012

Gisèle Vienne at the Whitney Biennial 2012

By French Culture

The Whitney Biennial sets out to survey ‘the current state of contemporary art in America.’ This year the scope of the term ‘art’ is broader, encompassing theater, dance and film.

FEBRUARY 9, 2012

An Arab in My Mirror at the Irondale Center NYC

By French Culture

On the stage, a woman is crawling, surrounded by other actors lurking around her threateningly. The woman tries to defend her with her words, tries to save face, but stammers. Her words are useless against their anger.

FEBRUARY 8, 2012

Johan Amselem 2012 McKnight International Fellow at the University of Minnesota

By French Culture

Paris-based choreographer and dancer, Johan Amselem, has been selected as the first McKnight International Fellowship, coordinated by Northrop Concerts and Lectures of the University of Minnesota. He will be in residence in until June 2012.

FEBRUARY 3, 2012

New Idlewild Bookshop in Brooklyn

By French Culture

Idlewild Books, the four-year-old travel guide and literature store on 18th Street in Manhattan, has now added a second location in Brooklyn’s Cobble Hill neighborhood. The new store specializes in foreign-language books for adults and children. It also offers language classes in French, Spanish and Italian.

JANUARY 24, 2012

Art Spiegelman Heads the 39th International Angoulême Comics Festival

By French Culture

The President of the 39th Angoulême International Comics Festival from 26 to 29 January 2012 will be the great American artist Art Spiegelman. Author of Maus (and designer of the official festival poster) Spiegleman will be honored with a retrospective of over 200 works (he provided exclusive drawings for the event.)

JANUARY 21, 2012

France Honors Will Barnet with the Chevalier of Order of Arts & Letters

By French Culture

On January 19th, 2012, Antonin Baudry, Cultural Counselor of the French Embassy, conferred the insignia of Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters on Will Barnet, artist, painter, printmaker, and professor.

JANUARY 5, 2012

The Tender Hour of Twilight: An interview with Jeannette Seaver

By French Culture

American translator, editor and publisher Richard Seaver (1926–2009) defied censorship to bring the work of authors such as Samuel Beckett, J

JANUARY 5, 2012

(M)imosa / Twenty Looks or Paris is Burning at the Judson Church (M)

By French Culture

After a series of successful performances last year at Danspace Project, France-based choreographers Cecilia Bengolea and Francois Chaignaud return to New York this January in a choreographic collaboration with Marlene Monteiro Freitas and Trajal Harrell.

JANUARY 2, 2012

France Honors Gary Tinterow

By French Culture

On January 23, Antonin Baudry, Cultural Counselor of the French Embassy, conferred the insignia of Officer of the Order of Arts and Letters upon Gary Tinterow, as recognition for his contribution to furthering the arts in France and throughout the world.

JANUARY 1, 2012

France Honors Will Barnet

By French Culture

On January 19th, 2012, Antonin Baudry, Cultural Counselor of the French Embassy, conferred the insignia of Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters on Will Barnet, artist, painter, printmaker, and professor with the following speech.

DECEMBER 16, 2011

Danser Sa Vie Exhibiting the Ephemeral

By French Culture

In recent years contemporary art museums and galleries have show shown an increasing interest in the performative arts, from Marina Abramović: The Artist is Present and On Line at the Museum of Modern Art in New York to Move at the Haywar

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