OCTOBER 17, 2013

Paris Honors Robert Wilson

By French Culture

The Watermill Center is organizing a five-day trip to Paris in celebration of Robert Wilson, who has been selected by the Louvre Museum as their 2013 Grand Invité to curate three rooms of the museum, from Nov 13 - 17, 2013.

SEPTEMBER 30, 2013

Fall Exhibition Highlights in Paris

By Nicole Birmann

This fall, Paris celebrates two major artists: Pierre Huyghe at Centre Pompidou and Philippe Parreno at Palais de Tokyo. The two exhibitions will be presented respectively from Sept 25, 2013 to Jan 6, 2014 in the famous Beaubourg's museum, and from Oct 23, 2013 to Jan 12, 2014 in Palais de Tokyo.

SEPTEMBER 30, 2013

The Festival d’Automne à Paris in Full Swing

By French Culture

With sixty events in forty locations in Paris and surrounding suburbs, the 42nd edition of the festival presents some of the most intriguing and innovative performing artists from around the world. This year, the festival will highlight Japan, South Africa – with more than one hundred artists - and the U.S.

SEPTEMBER 26, 2013

Artists’ Retreats Designed by Artists

By French Culture

Alun Williams has created a new project to construct sculptural shelters designed by artists. The shelters, to be built in the Brittany countryside, will also be places for retreat for creative reflection. The project combines aestheticism and function and was inspired by the natural, social, and economic crises that have been rampant in our world, causing many to seek shelter.

JULY 18, 2013

Summer Festivals in France: Dance and Theater Roundup

By French Culture

Summer is the high-season for Dance and Theater festivals in France. From Lille to Marseille by way of Avignon, performance festivals abound. The Theater and Dance Office of the Arts Department at the Cultural Services of the French Embassy has gathered a list of festivals that present the most innovative work from across the vibrant contemporary performance world.

JULY 16, 2013

Céleste Boursier-Mougenot Exhibition Catalog Wins NEMA Publication Award

By French Culture

Céleste Boursier-Mougenot Exhibition Catalog at the top rank in the 2013 New England Museum Association Publication Award competition! The exhibition catalog has been published in 2012 by the University Museum of Contemporary Art UMass Amherst, where the artist's exhibition took place, and Paula Cooper Gallery in New York.

JULY 9, 2013

Theatre Directors Retreat at Domaine de l'Armellière in Arles, France

By French Culture

For the first time, the Sundance Institute and the LUMA Foundation will collaborate to host the Sundance Institute | LUMA Foundation Theatre Directors Retreat at Domaine de l'Armellière, July 29 – August 9, in Arles, France. Under the supervision of Philip Himberg, Artistic Director of the Sundance Institute Theatre Program, Producing Director Christopher Hibma and Program Associate Anne Kauffman, the Retreat will be the first theatre director-centered residency at the Institute.

JULY 3, 2013

A Library of Dance Performance Online

By French Culture

Unlike more static visual arts, dance performances are fleeting, occurring at a specific place for a brief time. In recent years, more institutions are making efforts to preserve and share these ephemeral events through video archives accessible on the internet.

JUNE 28, 2013

The Avignon Festival Bids Farewell to Directors Archambault & Baudriller

By Nicole Birmann Bloom

The 67th Avignon Festival opens next week. This year's festival will be the last under the direction of Vincent Baudriller and Hortense Archambault.

JUNE 3, 2013

The Rite of Spring Centennial

By Nicole Birmann Bloom

May 29, 1913: Sergei Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes presents Le Sacre du printemps, with music by Igor Stravinsky and choreography by Vaslav Nijinsky resulting in a now infamous riot in the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées in Paris. More importantly, long after that fateful night, the piece created an artistic uproar whose rhythms and repercussions would change the course of dance and music throughout the 20th century.

MAY 21, 2013

Nicole Birmann Bloom's Top Five Performances Winter / Spring

By Nicole Birmann Bloom

This week, Nicole Birmann Bloom, Program Officer for Theater and Dance, Arts Department at the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, highlights five of her favorite performances in New York from the past 18 months.

MAY 15, 2013

The French-American Fund for Contemporary Theater 2013 Grantees

By French Culture

The French-American Fund for Contemporary Theater has awarded $205,000 to institutions in France and the U.S. to support residencies and the presentation of contemporary theater. Nine U.S. institutions will present the work of fifteen French artists, and seven French institutions and festivals will present the work of nine American artists.