As autumn begins, we are eager to return to the lively rhythm of the cooler months. In New York and around the country, our cultural programming is back in full swing with events that offer space for thoughtful exchange and debate.
On Wednesday, September 21, 350 students, alumni, university representatives, CEOs, and high-ranking France Alumni professionals gathered at the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in New York for the launch of
On Thursday, September 22, Jean-Marc Ayrault, Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Development, will give a lecture at Columbia University on The World Today and the Future of France-U.S. Relations.
A new online platform and network for students and professionals who completed part or all their studies in France.
How can the handsome, congenial Mr. Smith be the same man who terrorizes Phoenix and her sister?
Should you get into the car of someone you barely know? Hard to resist when the driver is Jessup Smith, the best-looking teacher in school. That night, he drives sixteen-year-old Phoenix and her little sister Sasha—both brilliant misfits—home.
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.
A scintillating glimpse into the lives of acclaimed writers and artists and their inspiring, often surprising convergences, from the author of "Monsieur Proust’s Library".
One of the most important writers and thinkers of the Renaissance, Michel de Montaigne helped invent a literary genre that seemed more modern than anything that had come before. But did he do it, as he suggests in his Essays, by retreating to his chateau, turning his back on the world, and stoically detaching himself from his violent times? In this definitive biography, Philippe Desan, one of the world’s leading authorities on Montaigne, overturns this longstanding myth by showing that Montaigne was constantly concerned with realizing his political ambitions—and that the literary and philosophical character of the Essays largely depends on them.
The definitive biography of the Haitian revolutionary Toussaint Louverture, leader of the only successful slave revolt in world history.
It's dark and quiet.The moon still glimmers in the sky.
While the baker, the ferry boat captain, and the TV anchorman are busy at work, most people are cozily snuggled in bed. Then dawn's first light peeks through the tree branches. Wake up, city! There is much to be done in neighborhoods all across the metropolis. As the morning gets brighter, the city streets bustle with people ready to start the day.
authors on 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 is a historian, specializing in the social history of the United States with a focus on its minorities.
October 5, 2016 | 7:30 pm
Embassy of France
The 38th Young Concert Artists Series presents, with the support of the Cultural services of the French Embassy, French pianist Rémi Geniet for his Washington, DC debut.
Hailed by the Epoch Times as a “singular virtuoso with an exquisitely sensitive playing” Mélanie Genin, is a French harpist currently based in New York. She has recently made her debut at Carnegie Hall as a soloist in the Debussy Dances for harp and orchestra as the first prizewinner of the International Shining stars series.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sharon Fantl, Assistant Director, Redfern Arts Center at Keene State College, NH, attended the Dance Focus 2016 organized by Institut francais and ONDA (office national de diffusion artistique) from September 21 to 24, 2016, at the Lyon Dance Biennial. The 2016 edition of DANCE FOCUS -- designed for international presenters and curators - brought together more than 280 professionals from 50 different countries. Professionals had the opportunity to see new works by Christian Rizzo, Bouchra Ouizguen, Olivier Dubois, Francois Chaignaud & Cecilia Bengolea, Olivia Grandville, and recent works by Rachid Ouramdane, Vincent Dupont, and meet with artists developing new work, such as Radhouane El Meddeb, Dorothee Munyaneza, Fanny de Chaille, Lafifa Laabissi, Melanie Perrier, Ali Moini, Amala Dianor, Antoine Defoort, and more.
Sept 22 - Oct 5, 2016
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.
Oct 5, 2016 at 3 PM
Kehoe Theater, Fordham University at Lincoln Center
The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at Fordham University presents "La Commission Centrale de l'Enfance" a play by the French author-director-musician, David Lescot, at Fordham University, on October 5th at 3 PM at Kehoe Theater - Fordham University, New York.
Apr 29 - Oct 5, 2016
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
From April 29 to October 5, 2016, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum will present 'But a Storm Is Blowing from Paradise: Contemporary Art of the Middle East and North Africa'.
October 1 & 2, 2016
Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center
Created by François Le Gall and Nicolas Blies, this multifaceted project does more than make music from the audio of everyday life; each uploaded sound is a window onto its author’s world, and every song created by the Sound Hunter community is as much a remix of distinctive life experiences as of unique audio elements.
Rabah Ameur-Zaïmeche will be introducing and speaking about his work and on that occasion his previous and latest works will be screened in multiple locations. Find the full program of his tour below.
Director Abbas Fahdel will be presenting his latest film Homeland, Iraq Year Zero, in multiple universities on the East coast of the United States.
Tuesday, October 18 - 6:30pm
Discover the best of recent French animation!
Join us at the SVA theater for the screening of the Best of Annecy: New faces of French Animation. Curated by Marcel Jean, artistic director of the Annecy International Animated Film Festival, this program is composed of 8 of the best French short animated films from the 2015 festival. A unique compilation of animated films from the world's leading animation festival.
October 13 - 28, 2016
Columbia Maison Française (East Gallery, Buell Hall)
The world today counts more displaced people than at any time since 1945, and Europe is facing the most significant arrival of migrants in the postwar period. Though politicians and the mass media often depict this phenomenon as a threat, filmmakers have created important works that propose alternative perspectives. This special series presents screenings of ten recent films followed by in-depth discussions with the filmmakers and academic specialists in disciplines ranging from philosophy and history to film studies, sociology and legal studies.
Ten films offering new perspectives on the migrant crisis in Europe, curated by Nora Philippe and presented by the Columbia Maison Française.
TV5MONDE Cinema--providing travelers with the best in recently released French films.