Thursday, September 17, 2009 (12)

Sep 17, 2009
August 3, 2009
  • Jean Luc Mylayne

  • Aug 3, 2009 at 7:00am to Sep 20, 2009 at 1:00pm
  • Location: Parrish Art Museum
  • Description: For more than thirty years, French artist Jean Luc Mylayne has explored the intimate bond between subject and photographer through a non-traditional approach that combines exacting conception, visionary inventiveness, and infinite patience. Mylayne’s photographic subjects, commonplace birds such as sparrows, starlings, and bluebirds, belie the wholly unique experience that Mylayne captures in his photography.

  • Created by: Audrey Cruz-Mermy
August 14, 2009
  • Marcel Duchamp: tant Donns

  • Aug 14, 2009 to Nov 29, 2009
  • Location: Philadelphia, USA Philadelphia Museum of Art
  • Description: tant Donns, Duchamps last major work, has been described by Jasper Johns as é’“the strangest work of art in any museum. What at first looks like an boarded-up wooden door is actually a tableau visible only through two peep holes, which reveal a half-hidden naked woman in a landscape. Duchamp worked on the piece in secret for 20 years, while even his friends thought he had given up his art, and it was only revealed to the public when it was posthumously installed in the museum. To celebrate the 40th anniversary of its first display, and in memory of the late director Anne dHarnoncourt, who oversaw the original installation as a 25-year-old assistant, the museum has organised this show of 80 studies, photographs, erotic objects and other documents.
  • Created by: Louise Mathieu
September 10, 2009
  • first impression (à priori)

  • Sep 10, 2009 at 2:00pm to Oct 10, 2009 at 3:00pm
  • Location: agnès.b
  • Description: à prioriphotographs by Cécile VaccaroIt’s in the little room, in my parent’s shop, where my father used take identification card photos that my brother and I started playing with the Polaroids.The people who had unwillingly moved, spoken or closed their eyes during the session, unintentionally offering us a new contact print to cut out, one more to slip in our box, to pick up, a new face to explore, find a name, an age, a job...That game I share today, along with the people who posed for me, & agnès b.A series of portraits, like huge ID photos; men & women photographed, following the same process.Same lighting, same pose, same centering, same bareness.A uniform, simple and steady approach, this is a study on my generation.The people I chose to photograph are between and around 30 and 40 years of age with different names, origins, occupations…A study on their gaze in the lens, their look of the world, a snapshot of their soul.Their backgrounds, their doubts, their expectations…People in
  • Created by: Cecile Vaccaro
September 12, 2009
September 14, 2009
  • Juliette Binoche et Akram Khan a BAM

  • Sep 14, 2009 to Sep 26, 2009
  • Location: BAM Harvey Theater
  • Description: "Love, lust, obsession and romance…Khan and Binoche are fascinating together as they venture into new terrain." —The Guardian (UK)Oscar-winning actor Juliette Binoche (Summer Hours, Caché, Blue) and acclaimed British choreographer Akram Khan kick off the Next Wave Festival with the US premiere of In-I, an intensely visceral dance-theater work. Revealing the intricacies of a love affair, in all its glory and all its pain, these charismatic artists arrive at something entirely new, as an actor dances and a dancer acts.
  • Created by: BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music)
September 15, 2009
  • In-I directed and performed by Juliette Binoche and Akram Khan

  • Sep 15, 2009 at 3:30pm to Sep 20, 2009 at 3:00pm
  • Location: BAM Harvey Theater
  • Description: There is no question that Khan and Binoche are fascinating together as they venture into new terrain." —The Guardian (UK)"I never know what I'm capable of doing before I do it." These words, spoken by Oscar-winning actor Juliette Binoche (Caché, The English Patient, Blue), capture the intrepid spirit—indeed the daring—behind In-I, an intensely visceral dance-theater work conceived, directed, and performed by Binoche and the adventurous British choreographer Akram Khan (Steve Reich @ 70, 2006 Next Wave Festival). Together, these charismatic artists arrive at something entirely new, as an actor dances and a dancer acts.Incandescent and delicate, Binoche moves with surprising force, always in lockstep with Khan's virtuosity and power. Accompanied by an evocative, mercurial score and performed before a luminous wall designed by British sculptor Anish Kapoor, the couple's exchanges are thrust into relief, revealing the intricacies of a love affair, in all its glory and all its pain.
  • Created by: Audrey Cruz-Mermy
  • Lecture by Jean-François Copé

  • Sep 17, 2009 from 3:00pm to 4:15pm
  • Location: New York University
  • Description: JEAN-FRANÇOIS COPÉThe Political Situation in France Today and Reflections of a European on the Current Economic CrisisIn his only public appearance in a two-day trip to New York City, Jean-François Copé, majority leader in the French National Assembly of the ruling UMP party (Union pour un movement populaire), President Nicolas Sarkozy’s party, will speak IN ENGLISH on the current political situation in France.
  • Created by: Francine Goldenhar

  • Sep 17, 2009 from 3:00pm to 5:00pm
  • Location: 13-19 University Place, The Auditorium (Rm. 102)
  • Description: Leader of the majority party (UMP), French National Assembly; Mayor of Meaux; former Minister of the Budget; author of Promis, j'arrête la langue de bois; Un député, ça compte énormément
  • Created by: Nabil Bekhti
  • Looking for Josephine

  • Sep 17, 2009 at 3:30pm to Sep 27, 2009 at 3:00pm
  • Location: Peak performances @ Montclair
  • Description: Thurs. Sept. 17 & 24 • 7:30pmFri. Sept. 18 & 25 • 7:30pmSat. Sept. 19 & 26 • 8:00pmSun. Sept. 20 & 27 • 3:00pmExperience Josephine Baker’s "La Revue Nègre" in Jérôme Savary’s music theater extravaganza direct from the capitals of Europe. When Josephine Baker found fame in Paris by performing her scandalous "La Revue Nègre", she raised eyebrows as well as passions.Savary begins his show in a New Orleans devastated by Katrina as a French producer searches for the perfect Josephine with whom to re-create the legendary revue. As the auditions roll out, Savary conjures the history of black music in America’s South as a counterpoint to Baker’s story of racial conflict. Once the perfect Josephine is cast, "La Revue Nègre" is staged as a spectacular event starring Nicolle Rochelle, a Montclair, New Jersey native! From the show’s divine master of ceremonies to the brilliant tap dancers, to a poignant blues songs to the Bourbon Street band; Looking for Josephine is an incomparable event!“A splas
  • Created by: Audrey Cruz-Mermy
  • Le Cri - Compagnie Nacera Belaza

  • Sep 17, 2009 at 4:00pm to Sep 19, 2009 at 5:00pm
  • Location: Danspace Project
  • Description: Compagnie Nacera BelazaLe CriU.S. PremiereSeptember 17*-19, 2009 • [Thu-Sat] • 8:00pmAdmission: $18.00 ($12.00 for Danspace and FIAF members)"Choreographic revelation of the year" 2008- Awarded by the French professional critique's union for theater, music and danceFrench-based Algerian choreographer Nacera Belaza makes her U.S. debut at Danspace Project, in association with the French Institute Alliance Française's Crossing the Line 2009 festival. Belaza came to performance after studying literature and film, both of which inform her work. Performed with her sister Dalila Belaza, Le Cri explores spirituality through minimal movement juxtaposed against a range of music including Maria Callas, Amy Winehouse and traditional instrumental music.Le Cri includes lighting design by Éric Soyer, and sound design by Nicolas Perrin.*Please join us for a Post-Performance Discussion moderated by Lili Chopra, Artistic Director of The French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) and co-curator of Cross
  • Created by: Ab Ramsay