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.

MAY 15, 2013

The French-US Exchange in Dance 2013 Grantees

By French Culture

FUSED grants support the exchange of U.S. and French artists taking part in residencies and/or presentations in the partner country. This year 11 American institutions have been supported in presenting the work of French artists, and four French institutions will present the work of American artists in France.

MAY 14, 2013

Degas, Miss La La and the Cirque Fernando

By Kathryn Hamilton & CUNY TV

Degas would prowl the streets of Paris searching for subject matter to capture his view of modernity. Surprisingly, he only made one painting of the circus: Miss La La which is the subject of an exhibition at the Morgan Library and Museum.

MARCH 29, 2013

Nominees for the 2013 Prix Marcel Duchamp

By French Culture

The nominees for the 2013 Prix Marcel Duchamp were announced last February, and, perhaps more than ever, this year's nominees carry on the legacy of the elusive trickster after whom the prize was named. Ranging from virtuosic oil paintings to neo-conceptual gambits, these artists' works vary widely but all share a bit of Duchamp's talent for making seeming certainties seem less certain.

MARCH 29, 2013

Ceci n’est pas… Webisodes

By French Culture

Since last December, the Ceci n'est pas project has presented numerous exhibitions, performances, films and discussions highlighting the connections between art in France and Los Angeles. In order to document some of these events, and share them with viewers outside of LA, they have also produced a series of short webisodes.

MARCH 28, 2013

PARIS, LA #9

By Cultural Services in Los Angeles

PARIS, LA is an independent print magazine that was founded in 2008 by the editor Dorothée Perret
. Published twice a year, PARIS, LA operates as a creative space to reclaim liberty, singularity, and beauty in today’s culture. Each season, artists, designers, photographers and writers are invited to collaborate and to share their vision in relation to a theme.

FEBRUARY 25, 2013

Photo Exhibition by New Immigrants from France & the US Opens at UN

By Margot Renault

With the help of teachers, educators and photographer Emily Schiffer, students of the French Heritage Language Program at International Community High School in the Bronx, and students of Jean Macé middle school in Mulhouse, France, have realized a common photographic and writing project describing their experience of immigration, integration, and multilingualism in a new environment.

FEBRUARY 12, 2013

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.

FEBRUARY 12, 2013

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

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