Princeton University's France Global Seminar entitled French Theater Today: In Practice and Performance in Paris and at the Avignon Theater Festival, took place from June 11 to July 23, 2016. Coordinated by Senior Lecturer Florent Masse, the course introduced students to the rich history of French theater, to its traditional and contemporary scene, as well as to the vibrant Avignon Festival. Sam Gravitte, student, shares his impressions.
An homage to French modernist writer Michel Butor, most famous for the novel La Modification, who garnered the high respect of his peers Sarraute, Simon and Roland Barthes, and also served as a source of inspiration to younger writers such as French novelist J. M. G Le Clézio and American poet John Ashbery.
French/Moroccan author and director Mohamed El Khatib presented "Finir en beauté”, a solo lecture presentation on loss and remembrance, drawing from documents from his family’s past at Time Based Art Festival, Portland Institute of the Arts (September 16-18) and at Princeton Festival of Princeton University Seuls en scène (September 28-29).
The tenth annual edition of Crossing the line, FIAF's celebrated fall arts festival will run from September 22 through November 3rd. It presents interdisciplinary works and performances by artists from around the world, in venues and public spaces throughout New York City.
“I think creativity is inside you,” Ms. Rykiel told The Times Magazine in 1982. “If you have something to tell, you expose it. I never went to design school. I was so strong in my thinking and my way of seeing fashion, I knew exactly what I wanted. I said to myself, ‘I have no limits.’”
Jean-Michel Pilc has performed with numerous giants in the music field such as: Roy Haynes, Michael Brecker, Dave Liebman, Jean Toussaint, Rick Margitza, Martial Solal, Michel Portal, Daniel Humair, Marcus Miller, Kenny Garrett, Lenny White, Chris Potter, John Abercrombie, Mingus Dynasty & Big Band, Lew Soloff and Richard Bona.
With over half a million tickets sold in more than 30 countries and acclaimed reviews worldwide PIAF!, THE SHOW – a musical celebration of the life and music of the legendary French chanteuse – returns to America as part of the extended world tour. The highlight of the American leg of a 400-performance global tour is the special presentation at Carnegie Hall on January 6, 2017.
The fifth edition of Seuls en Scène – Princeton University's French Theater Festival will run from September 22 to October 6, 2016, in partnership with Princeton University-Lewis Center for the Arts and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy. As in previous years, the festival will offer up a diverse and rich season of contemporary French theater.
2016 FUSED (French-US Exchange in Dance) Grantees: Six projects were selected last June supporting the U.S. debut of the breakdancer/hip hop dancer and choreographer Anne Nguyen and highlighting cross-collaborative projects by Frederic Nauzyciel, Jimmy Robert, Joe Goode Performance Group and Stefanie Batten Bland.
An interview between Ananda Devi, author of Eve Out of Her Ruins (Deep Vellum; Sept 13, 2016), and her translator, Jeffrey Zuckerman.