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Summer Edito

Earlier this month we kicked off Paris-New York Tandem 2016, a major collaboration between Paris, New York, in partnership with the Institut français, the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, and the American Embassy in Paris. The program offers more than fifty cultural events in both cities and encompasses a range of disciplines, including music, dance, film, literature and theater.
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Giving Life, Giving Death

Although women alone have the ability to bring children into the world, modern Western thought tends to discount this female prerogative. In "Giving Life, Giving Death", Lucien Scubla argues that structural anthropology sees women as objects of exchange that facilitate alliance-building rather than as vectors of continuity between generations.
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Equinoxes

Segmented into four tableaux for four seasons, unrelated people of all social backgrounds seeking equilibrium cross paths with other solitudes, weaving in and out of one another's lives- all captivated and tormented by the enigmatic meaning of life. Every season has its visual identity and its individual voice, culminating in summer and, possibly, an answer.
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The Song of the Dead

Written in the aftermath of World War II in northern France, where Reverdy was a partisan in the Resistance movement, "The Song of the Dead" is a remarkable document of dissociation and shattering, refraining from documentary or narrative in favor of revealing troubled states of soul.
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Join France Alumni USA and Expand Your French Network in the US

Launched on June 21, France Alumni USA is a platform and network of professionals who have completed part or all of their studies in France and live in the US.
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The French Embassy and IIE strengthen their partnership with a new Benjamin Franklin Scholarship

The French Embassy provides more funding and modifies its existing Benjamin Franklin Scholarship Program to increase study abroad in France as part of the Transatlantic Friendship and Mobility Initiative and IIE's Generation Study Abroad Campaign.

books

authors on tour

Marie-Hélène/Sam Bourcier

November 5-17, 2016
US Tour

Marie-Hélène/Sam Bourcier is a queer activist and theorist. He teaches cultural studies, queer and gender studies at the University of Lille.

authors on tour

Pap Ndiaye

November 4-13, 2016
East Coast

Pap Ndiaye is a historian, specializing in the social history of the United States with a focus on its minorities.

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Vinciane Despret

October 29-November 8, 2016
US Tour
Vinciane Despret is currently Maître de conferences at the Department of Philosophy of the University of Liège, and at the Faculty of Anthropology and Social Sciences and Faculty of Psychology and Sciences of Education at the Free University of Brussels. Her first field work was in the Negev desert, where she explored the possibility of doing an ethology of the ethologists - similar to the anthropology of the laboratories Bruno Latour had proposed.
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Antoine Volodine

October 11-18, 2016
West Coast

Antoine Volodine is the principal pseudonym of a French novelist, born in 1950 in Chalon-sur-Saône and raised in Lyon, who has published twenty books under this name, several of which are available in English translati

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Ananda Devi

September 16-30, 2016
US Tour

Ananda Devi is a novelist and scholar born in Trois-Boutiques, Mauritius in 1957. She has lived in Ferney-Voltaire, France (near Geneva) since 1989, after having spent some years in Congo-Brazzaville.

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Eve Out of Her Ruins

With brutal honesty and poetic urgency, Ananda Devi relates the tale of four young Mauritians trapped in their country's endless cycle of fear and violence: Eve, whose body is her only weapon and source of power; Savita, Eve's best friend, the only one who loves Eve without self-interest, who has plans to leave but will not go alone; Saadiq, gifted would-be poet, inspired by Rimbaud, in love with Eve; Clélio, belligerent rebel, waiting without hope for his brother to send for him from France.

music

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Charles Aznavour Touring North America

Charles Aznavour is perhaps the best-known French music hall entertainer in the world — renowned the world over for the bittersweet love songs he has written and sung, which seem to embody the essence of French popular song, and also for his appearances on screen. He will perform a tour of North American arenas this September.
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Christine and the Queens on Tour

Christine and the Queens has had a huge year: they’ve performed at New York’s Webster Hall and Terminal 5 in November on a tour supporting Marina and the Diamonds then slayed in April at Coachella in California and Governor’s Ball in June in New York. Now Christine and the Queens returns for a tour that will bring her to Terminal 5 in New York in October and Treasure Island Fest in SFO, among others.
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Piaf! The Show Touring the US; Carnegie Hall in January

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. Tickets are on sale now. The highlight of the American leg of a 400-performance global tour is the special presentation at Carnegie Hall on January 6, 2017, at 8pm on the 60th anniversary of Edith Piaf's last performance at the famous venue.
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Brodinski Announces US Tour

French electro producer Brodinski is coming back to the US in September and October for a tour that brings him from Philadelphia to Seattle. In New York the Bromance DJ will play Brooklyn’s Output club on September 24th. His mixtape that explore the Atlanta rap scene, ‘The Sour Patch Kid’ will be released on September 9th.
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FACE Awards Twelve Contemporary Music Fund Grants

In 2016/2017, the FACE Contemporary Music Fund will support a great deal of ambitious, high-quality contemporary music projects. Twelve were selected through a competitive process and each received up to $14,000 in funding, with total grants to all projects amounting to $100,000.
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Paris-New York Tandem Transatlantic Cultural Exchange Kicks Off

Paris and New York—two cities with deeply intertwined cultural roots—are renewing their historic bond this summer through a five-month transatlantic cultural exchange. Kicking off on June 7th, the Paris-New York Tandem will feature over fifty events in both cities that incorporate artists, artworks, and themes native to the other.

Visual & Performing Arts

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FIAF - Crossing the Line Festival 2016

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.
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Stories of Migration: Contemporary Artists Interpret Diaspora - French artist William Adjété Wilson presents "The Black Ocean"

April 16 - September 4, 2016
The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum
The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum, with the support of the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, present exhibition "Stories of Migration: Contemporary Artists Interpret Diaspora" and French artist William Adjété Wilson's work "The Black Ocean".
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FUSED Grantees 2016

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.
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"M2B, Beijing-New York” by Niko de La Faye

Aug 6, 13 & 20, 2016
Citi Summer Streets
Traveling all the way from China, the mobile bike sculpture titled, M2B, Beijing-New York, will be peddled by French-artist and creator Niko de la Faye up the Citi Summer Streets route.
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Anne Nguyen at Crossing the Line Festival 2016

Sept 23 - Oct 1, 2016
Multiple locations and Gibney Dance - Agnès Varis Center for the Performing Arts
Breakdance world champion Anne Nguyen has spent the past decade bringing the art of hip-hop and dance battle from the street to the stage. Throwing abstracted choreography into collision with geometry, architecture, and human experience, she celebrates hip-hop dancers’ technical and expressive prowess. A rising star in France, Nguyen makes her U.S. debut at Crossing the Line with two works.
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Hubert Robert, 1733–1808

June 26 - October 2, 2016
The National Gallery of Art
The National Gallery of Art presents Hubert Robert, 1733–1808, an exhibition organized with the Musée du Louvre in Paris that celebrates the prominent French painter and draftsman.

Film, TV & New Media

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TV5MONDE Voyage and TV5MONDE Cinema Now Available

TV5MONDE Cinema--providing travelers with the best in recently released French films.
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Paris-New York Tandem Transatlantic Cultural Exchange Kicks Off

Paris and New York—two cities with deeply intertwined cultural roots—are renewing their historic bond this summer through a five-month transatlantic cultural exchange. Kicking off on June 7th, the Paris-New York Tandem will feature over fifty events in both cities that incorporate artists, artworks, and themes native to the other.
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Sandtown Murals

The Cultural Services of the French Embassy is pleased to present the project Sandtown Murals led in partnership with CrossCurrents Foundation.
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French Films Extravaganza

Back by popular demand! Under The Milky Way will again be offering a collection of 50 French films at discounted prices for the month of May.
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ARTE, the European culture channel, now available in English and Spanish

ARTE, the European culture channel, now offers a selection of programmes subtitled in English and in Spanish, alongside French and German. Thanks to these two free offerings, ARTE in English and ARTE en español, web users can watch new, high quality programmes every week throughout the world.
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Le CiNéMa Club: a new free online cinema

Le CiNeMa Club is a new form of online theater. It presents one film at a time, screening it for a week, for free. Le CiNeMa Club showcases gems from independent cinema — works of new directors, rare films, and selected documentaries.
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