MARCH 14, 2012

Mircea Cantor in Conversation at the French Embassy

By French Culture

On March 5th the Cultural Service of the French Embassy welcomed Mircea Cantor, recipient of the 2011 Marcel Duchamp Prize, and the critic Steven Henry Madoff, for a special discussion on the occasion of Cantor’s exhibition, Restless: Films and Other Works, at the Museum of Moving Image in New York.

MARCH 14, 2012

Snow White: Ballet Preljocaj US Tour

By French Culture

World-renowned French choreographer Angelin Preljocaj will present his new show Snow White in the US on a nation-wide tour in March and April.

MARCH 3, 2012

Gisèle Vienne at the Whitney Biennial 2012

By French Culture

The Whitney Biennial sets out to survey ‘the current state of contemporary art in America.’ This year the scope of the term ‘art’ is broader, encompassing theater, dance and film.

FEBRUARY 9, 2012

An Arab in My Mirror at the Irondale Center NYC

By French Culture

On the stage, a woman is crawling, surrounded by other actors lurking around her threateningly. The woman tries to defend her with her words, tries to save face, but stammers. Her words are useless against their anger.

FEBRUARY 8, 2012

Johan Amselem 2012 McKnight International Fellow at the University of Minnesota

By French Culture

Paris-based choreographer and dancer, Johan Amselem, has been selected as the first McKnight International Fellowship, coordinated by Northrop Concerts and Lectures of the University of Minnesota. He will be in residence in until June 2012.

JANUARY 21, 2012

France Honors Will Barnet with the Chevalier of Order of Arts & Letters

By French Culture

On January 19th, 2012, Antonin Baudry, Cultural Counselor of the French Embassy, conferred the insignia of Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters on Will Barnet, artist, painter, printmaker, and professor.

JANUARY 5, 2012

(M)imosa / Twenty Looks or Paris is Burning at the Judson Church (M)

By French Culture

After a series of successful performances last year at Danspace Project, France-based choreographers Cecilia Bengolea and Francois Chaignaud return to New York this January in a choreographic collaboration with Marlene Monteiro Freitas and Trajal Harrell.

JANUARY 2, 2012

France Honors Gary Tinterow

By French Culture

On January 23, Antonin Baudry, Cultural Counselor of the French Embassy, conferred the insignia of Officer of the Order of Arts and Letters upon Gary Tinterow, as recognition for his contribution to furthering the arts in France and throughout the world.

DECEMBER 16, 2011

Danser Sa Vie Exhibiting the Ephemeral

By French Culture

In recent years contemporary art museums and galleries have show shown an increasing interest in the performative arts, from Marina Abramović: The Artist is Present and On Line at the Museum of Modern Art in New York to Move at the Haywar

NOVEMBER 11, 2011

France Honors Lou Reed

By French Culture

On Sunday, October 30, Antonin Baudry, Cultural Counselor of the French Embassy, conferred the insignia of Commander of the Order of Arts and Letters on Lou Reed, playwright, poet, musician, and photographer.

OCTOBER 15, 2011

Odile Gakire Katese Receives First Gilder/Coigney International Theatre Award

By French Culture

On Sunday October 16th, Rwandan playwright, novelist, poet, director and humanitarian Odile Gakire Katese will receive the first Gilder/Coigney International Theatre Award.

SEPTEMBER 21, 2011

France Honors Ronald P. Stanton with the Medal of Chevalier of the Legion of Honor

By French Culture

On September 19, 2011, the medal of Chevalier of the Legion of Honor was conferred on Ronald P. Stanton for his role as patron of the arts in a ceremony held at the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in New York.