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The Dialectic of the Stars

FLAX, France Los Angeles Exchange, will be putting on an arts and performance festival from February 11-25 titled "The Dialectic of the Stars." Curated by Fabien Danesi, the festival will showcase the works of 19 American and French artists through pioneering art, video, performance, and music-based programs. The festival will take place throughout five different Los Angeles venues, which will each blend their individual programming into Danesi's vision of sparking a dialogue about Los Angeles as an important cultural hub.

Doctor in Art History, Fabien Danesi is a lecturer at the Faculty of Arts of the Univeristy of Picardie Jules Verne in France. Danesi has also taught at the Paris 13 University, Pantheon-Sorbonne University and the Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines University, and his research interests lay in Situationist International and postmodernity. Danesi is a member of AICA-France, and worked with the Palais de Tokyo in Paris.

The French artists that will take part in this festival include Nicolas Momein, Arash Nassiri, Nøne Football Club, Fouad Bouchoucha, Bertrand Dezoteux, Hoël Duret, Ange Leccia, and Rafaela Lopez. In addition, Noé Soulier will perform. The French dancer and choreographer, who currently resides in France, is a graduate of the Paris Conservatoire, the National Ballet School of Canada, and PARTS (Performing Arts Research and Training Studios) in Brussels. In addition to dance, Soulier has also studied philosophy and has a bachelor’s degree from Nanterre University (Paris) and a master's degree from La Sorbonne (Paris). With his two interests in dance and philosophy, Soulier is known for producing performances, ballets and installations that question how gestures and movements are perceived by the audience.

The Dialectic of the Stars is supported in part by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, Los Angeles office.

"The Dialectic of the Stars" will take place at five different venues over the course of two weeks:

The Sowden House (Feb 11)
5121 Franklin Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027

Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE) (Feb 15)
6522 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028

Ford Theatres (Feb 18)
2580 Cahuenga Blvd East, Hollywood, CA 90068

L.A. Dance Project (LADP) (Feb 24)
2245 E Washington Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90021

Zebulon (Feb 25)
2478 Fletcher Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90039