Opening of the New Cinémathèque de la Danse in Paris

The new Cinémathèque de la Danse will open on October 3 in Paris. Following the Ministry of Culture’s decision in 2012 to merge the Cinémathèque de la Danse and the Centre National de la Danse (CND), renovations are underway in progress to create a space within the CND which will accommodate the new Cinémathèque, as well as a new projection room. The consolidated cultural center will be a formidable presence in Paris, promoting the art of dance in and around the city.

Interview with Martial Chazallon and Martin Chaput, of Projet in Situ

Interview with choreographer duo Martial Chazallon and Martin Chaput, who together form Projet in Situ. Chazallon and Chaput have brought their immersive site-specific project called La Ronde (The Round) to Vermont Performance Lab in Brattleboro, Vermont.

Joris Lacoste at Fringe Arts Festival

Sept 15 - 16, 2015
Fringe Arts
French director Joris Lacoste will present his latest piece Suite n°2 on September 15 and 16 in Philadelphia. This will be part of Fringe Arts Festival 2015.

Interview With Virginie Bobin, Editor of Composing Differences

Read our interview of Virginie Bobin, editor of Composing Differences, a book echoing ART²: An International Platform on Contemporary Art organized in April 2014 and initiated by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in New York along with other participants.

French Designer Samy Rio Awarded Grand Prix at Design Parade

French designer Samy Rio who was awarded with the Grand Prix of this year's Design Parade at Villa Noailles, for using bamboo to create functional and recyclable designs pieces. His work had previously been presented at Wanteddesign in New York.

A Season of Performing Arts Interviews

This summer is the perfect time for you to read the bunch of interviews we had along the year. Among those, we selected four of them—with four persons that will be present on New York's performing arts scene this fall.

Interview with Caecilia Tripp, Paris-Based Artist

Interview with Caecilia Tripp, a conceptual artist whose primary mediums are filmic installation, photography and performance. Tripp was invited by the Bronx Museum to present her latest film Music for (prepared) Bicycles during the summer of 2015.

From the Bronx to the Seine

Thanks to the Contemporary Theater Fund, the project From the Bronx to the Seine offers adolescents living in the suburbs of both Paris and New York the opportunity to experience a theatrical journey.

Haute Couture Ateliers: The Artisans of Fashion

On Tuesday, June 16th, the Cultural Services of the French Embassy and Albertine Books welcomed Hélène Farnault, France's leading authority on rare crafts at the heart of the arts ans fashion industries. She took us on a tour of fashion's backstage, introducing us to the world of little known but extraordinary traditional artisans.

Foto Week DC : “Sylvania” by Anna Beeke and “Intersection” by Léa Eouzan

October 14 to November 14, 2015
Cross MacKenzie Gallery
As a part of the 8th edition of FotoWeek DC festival, the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, in partnership with Cross MacKenzie Gallery, present the exhibitions “Sylvania” by Anna Beeke and “Intersection” by Léa Eouzan.

An American in Paris: from France to Broadway

March 13 - November 22, 2015
The Palace Theater
An American in Paris, after premiering at the Théâtre du Chatelet in Paris, now heads to Broadway for it's American stage debut. The cherished story of a young artist discovering life and love after the war, has been given a brand new adaptation that promises to present the story afresh for a new generation of audiences, whilst keeping the heart of Gershwin's beloved, witty and elegant musical.
— Eugene Ionesco