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Jan 23
Film Series
The French Minister Embassy of France - La Maison Française 4101 Reservoir Road, NW - Washington, DC
Jan 18
Film
The International Shorts Film Festival Embassy of France - La Maison Française 4101 Reservoir Road, NW - Washington, DC

French Highlights in January

The Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States and FACE (French American Cultural Exchange) Foundation are delighted to present the 4th edition of French Highlights, in collaboration with leading cultural institutions, which this year include the Invisible Dog Art Center, Gibney Dance Studio, The Joyce Theater, SOB’s, the Bitter End, and Smalls Jazz Club, among others.

In conjunction with APAP Conference, French Highlights features some of France’s most cutting-edge jazz and dance artists, and represents the rich diversity of works produced by French institutions. Through the breadth of performances and ideas, audiences can engage with French artists, as well as France-based artists from Africa or the Middle East, who push the boundaries of aesthetics and personal identity. One example is the New York premiere of Syrian choreographer Mithkal Alzghair’s dance piece, Displacement, a meditation on bodies, exile, and migration, which will be accompanied by a lively roundtable on “Artists in Exile.”

In today’s global world, we believe that it is necessary to expand our definition of what it means to be a French or an American artist. We’ve broadened the scope of our programs to promote a diverse selection of voices, and further develop our support for artists with various backgrounds and influences.

We sincerely thank all of our partners and sponsors for their commitment to French-American cultural exchange. We’re thrilled to join forces with them, and to contribute to fostering mutual understanding through dance, music and intercultural dialogue.

We hope you’ll join in these conversations and look forward to seeing you at the shows!

 

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