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2017 FUSED Grantees

The Cultural Services of the French Embassy in partnership with FACE Foundation and New England Foundation for the Arts/National Dance Project (NEFA/NDP) is delighted to announce the 2017-2018 Grantees of the FUSED program (French U.S. Exchange in Dance).

This year, a total of $114,000 in grants was allocated to eight organizations presenting French artists in the United States, and to four organization developing a French-American collaboration in France.
As FUSED seeks to foster innovative artistic collaborations through meaningful exchanges in the partner countries, each project reflects the vision and diversity of French and American artistic creation of dance.

Highlights of the 2017 selection include artists and companies such as Hervé Koubi, Kader Attou-Compagnie Accrorap, Compagnie Käfig–Mourad Merkouzi, Germana Civera, Gerard & Kelly, It’s Showtime! Ensemble, Rosy Simas, Keyon Gaskin and the U. S. tour of Bouchra Ouizguen-Compagnie O.

American Institutions Presenting French Artists in the U.S.


Portland Institute for the Arts, Portland, OR
Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
French Institute Alliance Française, New York, NY

U.S. Tour of “Corbeaux”
by Bouchra Ouizguen, Compagnie O
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Several Dancers Core aka Core Dance, Decatur, GA
“Human Landscape”
by Germana Civera

ArtPower at UC San Diego, San Diego, CA
“What The Day Owes to the Night”
by Hervé Koubi

Celebrity Series of Boston, Boston, MA
“The Roots”
by Kader Attou/Compagnie Accrorap

Choregus Production, Tulsa, OK
by Compagnie Kägif – Mourad Merkouzi

French Institutions Presenting American Artists in France


Lattitudes Contemporaines, Lille
“It’s not a thing”
by Keyon Gaskin

Festival d’automne, Paris
“Reusable Parts/Endless Love, Timelining, and P.O.L.E”
by Gerard & Kelly

La Place Centre Culturel Hip Hop, Paris
“The Paris Get Down”
by It’s Showtime! Ensemble in partnership with Dancing in the Streets, NY

L’Officina, Marseille
“We wait in the Darkness”
by Rosy Simas

FUSED: French-US Exchange in Dance, a program of the New England Foundation for the Arts' National Dance Project, the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States, and FACE Foundation, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, the Florence Gould Foundation, and the French Ministry of Culture and Communication.

FUSED: French U.S. Exchange in Dance aims to foster dialogue, strengthen professional relationships, and spark creative artistry through meaningful exchanges in the partner countries.

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