Saturday, November 21, 2009 (24)

Nov 21, 2009
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 19, 2009
  • "What Can PerformerTrack Do For Me?"

  • Sep 19, 2009 at 6:00am to Dec 31, 2009 at 2:00pm
  • Location: Your Computer & Your Phone
  • Description: "What Can PerformerTrack Do For Me?"We have had such outstanding success & feedback from our FREE "Talent On Target" webinars - that we have JUST ADDED a NEW FREE Webinar entitledWhat Can Performertrack Do For Me?"!Get the scoop on what you could & should be doing with your performing career with PerformerTrack!*Be Stand out as a quality performer amongst a huge number of competitors!*Be consistent and centered!*Strengthen your track record!*Understand the difference between being PRODUCTIVE vs. proactive!"I’ve been helping actors guide their careers and reach their goals for nearly 30 years and I can honestly say that I have never encountered a more practical tool for career management and innovation than Holdon Log’s PerformerTrack."Sam ChristensenSam Christensen
  • Created by: Adian Sumner, Holdon Log
September 28, 2009
  • French Mondays - a beginning language class for Performing Arts Professionals and Theatre Lovers

  • Sep 28, 2009 at 2:30pm to Dec 14, 2009 at 3:00pm
  • Location: Manhattan Theatre Club Creative Center*
  • Description: La Comedie Francaise New York presents: French MondaysFrench Mondays is a basic French language class designed for performing arts professionals and theatre lovers. The first half of the class will focus on grammar with an emphasis on verbs. In the second half of class, students will read and perform scenes and monologues from contemporary French plays to improve pronunciation skills, build vocabulary and develop reading comprehension and listening skills. At the end of the 12 week class, students will be able to pronounce written French, have a basic conversation in French, conjugate 113 essential verbs in six tenses and read French fluently. Class size limited to 15. Pre-Registration Required.COURSE FEE: $180 (Class size limited to 15, pre-registration required)CONTACT: manisha@alumni.brandeis.eduAbout the instructor: Manisha Snoyer is an actress, translator and French instructor who has taught French in Paris and New York City for over five years. Private clients include students fr
  • Created by: Manisha Snoyer - Actress/Teacher
October 1, 2009
  • They won't Budge, Africans in Europe, MoCADA exhibition

  • Oct 1, 2009 at 7:00am to Jan 19, 2010 at 1:00pm
  • Location: MoCADA
  • Description: Their stories are numerous, some similar and others flavored by particular struggles in specific sites of discontent. Overall, their attitudes are of stubborn resilience, hope, and survival in environments desperate for their labor but resentful of their presence. With over 100 photographs and videos from Spain, Portugal, Italy, France, Germany, Holland, Czech and Britain, the exhibition, organized by NYU's Africana Studies Department, follows some remarkably resilient immigrants on their uncertain sojourn on makeshift, intermittently powered fishing boats from West Africa, through the rigors of European immigration control, into the interstices of European society. These works of art are created by award winning photographers, photo-journalists, and human rights activists all over Europe including Juan Medina (Spain), Alfredo Muňoz de Oliveira (Portugal), Francesco Cocco, Angelo Aprile, Elisa Cozzarini, Marco Ambrosi, Matteo Danesin, Aldo Sodoma and Stefano Renna (Italy). Also include
  • Created by: Audrey Cruz-Mermy
October 2, 2009
  • Le Club Théâtre @ L’Alliance Française NYC

  • Oct 2, 2009 at 6:00am to Dec 18, 2009 at 7:00am
  • Location: Alliance Française 22 East 60th Street NYC
  • Description: Lovers of French and the theater perform together on stage, native and non-native speakers alike!Physical and voice warm up - Improvisations - Diction exercises - Theater games - Modern and classic French texts studies (monologues and scenes).A different public performance project for each term.Lose yourself in famous French texts!Taste the real savor of the words. Become a real French speaker by acting, listening and reacting all in French!Le Club Théâtre is lead by Marie-Hélène Brabant, a professionally trained actress who has been teaching theater games and acting techniques in Paris and New York for 15 years.Fall 2009The imaginary world of J.Deschamps and les DeschiensPerformance: Friday, December 18 at 12pm

  • Created by: Linda G
October 12, 2009
  • La Comedie Francaise - Acting in French

  • Oct 12, 2009 at 4:15pm to Dec 14, 2009 at 5:00pm
  • Location: Midtown
  • Description: La Comedie Francaise New York presents: Acting in FrenchStarts: Monday, October 12, 2009 @ 8:15pmTake your French to the Next Level. La Comedie Francaise is a French acting class designed for performing arts professionals and theatre lovers with an intermediate/advanced knowledge of French. The first half hour of class will focus on grammar with an emphasis on verbs. In the second part of class, students will read and perform scenes and monologues from contemporary French plays to improve pronunciation skills, build vocabulary, develop reading comprehension and listening skills and gain cultural enrichment. The class will draw on acting techniques taught in French theatre schools. At the end of the 10 week class, students will be able to communicate fluently in French, conjugate 113 essential verbs in ten tenses including the conditional and subjunctive and read French fluently. This class is equally appropriate for the actor hoping to work in France and the theatre or film enthusiast
  • Created by: Manisha Snoyer - Actress/Teacher
October 13, 2009
November 3, 2009
  • François Truffaut: A Winter Portrait

  • Nov 3, 2009 at 7:30am to Dec 22, 2009 at 2:30pm
  • Location: FIAF - Florence Gould Hall
  • Description: Join the French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) during the months of November and December for a new look at the later work of iconic French film director, François Truffaut. As part of its CinémaTuesdays film programming, François Truffaut: A Winter Portrait will showcase eight vibrant and intensely personal films directed by Truffaut, including an opportunity to meet actress Bernadette Lafont, star of A Gorgeous Bird Like Me, with a Q&A session moderated by renowned New York film critic and historian Elliott Stein.Mississippi Mermaid (La Sirène du Mississippi)November 3 at 12:30, 4 & 7:30pmThe Wild Child (L’Enfant Sauvage)November 10 at 12:30, 4 & 7:30pmNote: The 7:30pm screening will be presented by Elliott Stein, film critic and historian.Two English Girls (Les deux Anglaises et le Continent)November 17 at 12:30, 4 & 7:30pmSmall Change (L’Argent de Poche)November 24 at 12:30, 4 & 7pmThe Story of Adèle H. (L’Histoire d’Adèle H.)December 1 at 12:30, 4 & 7:30pmThe Man who Loved Wo
  • Created by: Jennifer Kutsher
November 4, 2009
  • Eric Baudelaire expose @ Elizabeth Dee Gallery

  • Nov 4, 2009 at 5:00am to Dec 23, 2009 at 12:00pm
  • Location: Elizabeth Dee Gallery
  • Description:

    The term “second nature” refers both to man’s ability to intervene in his environment and to the result of this intervention- a capacity that distinguishes him from other elements in the first nature. Man’s increasing domination of nature has often been criticized as an artificial construction, most notably since the 20th century. Both populist and Marxist propaganda, but also various strands of esotericism which aimed to curtail man’s place in the universe, have thus spread the fear that this growing domination of nature will reduce man’s own naturalness and tighten the grip of (capitalist) society.

  • Created by: Audrey Cruz-Mermy
November 7, 2009
  • Pastry Workshops for Kids

  • Nov 7, 2009 at 10:00am to Dec 19, 2009 at 11:30am
  • Location: FIAF
  • Description: Ages 5-11$50 per workshopNov 7: Apple Caramel Crepes / Crêpes aux pommes et au caramelNov 14: Pumpkin Apple Clafoutis / Clafoutis aux pommes et potironDec 5: Spice Bread / Pain d'épicesDec 19: Bûche de NoëlHave fun in the kitchen while learning French! An innovative children ’s cooking class and workshop series designed to inspire, excite, and feed the curiosity of growing gourmets.Participants increase their French vocabulary; learn about techniques, tools, utensils, and ingredients; pick up basics of etiquette, nutrition, and kitchen safety; and of course, enjoy the the French specialties created.
  • Created by: Jennifer Kutsher
November 12, 2009
  • From the House of the Dead by Leos Janacek I Metropolitan Opera

  • Nov 12, 2009 at 3:00pm to Dec 5, 2009 at 10:00am
  • Location: Lincoln Center
  • Description: With this new production, voted Europe’s best opera staging for 2007, one of opera’s great visionaries makes his Met debut. Patrice Chéreau, renowned for his legendary centennial Ring cycle at Bayreuth, directs Janácek’s drama of human resilience inside a Russian prison.“The penal camp is a different society, parallel to ours, but there are many similarities between the two,” Chéreau declares. “Power, relationships, humiliation, passion—all those things exist in both worlds.” Conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen also makes his Met debut, and Peter Mattei leads the ensemble cast.
  • Created by: Audrey Cruz-Mermy
November 16, 2009
  • Destination Guadeloupe, New-York Festival

  • Nov 16, 2009 to Nov 22, 2009
  • Location: various venues
  • Description: From November 17 to 22, Anyway Organization invite you to a new destination: GUADELOUPE! (The French West Indies), for "Destination Guadeloupe" New-York Festival.Come and discuss the Toursitic assets of the region on big screen, the Culinary Art with Georges Césarin, Painting with Joël Nankin, and the Music from Guadeloupe from Gwo Ka to Zouk, as well as Jazz, with renowned Artists (plus special guests....)(See web site for details.)
  • Created by: Thomas C. Spear
November 18, 2009
  • Parades & Changes, replays by Anna Halprin, Anne Collod & guests I Dance Theater Workshop

  • Nov 18, 2009 at 2:30pm to Nov 21, 2009 at 4:30pm
  • Location: Dance Theater Workshop
  • Description: Nov 18 – 21 at 7:30pmPre-Show Coffee and Conversation: Nov 18 at 6:30pmPost-Show Talk: Nov 20In 1965, postmodern dance legend Anna Halprin’s Parades & Changes shook the dance world by challenging conceptions of nudity, stillness, and the “ceremony of trust” (as Halprin named it) between performers and audience.Today, French choreographer Anne Collod, in dialogue with Anna Halprin and original composer Morton Subotnick, is restaging this seminal work, bringing a highly acclaimed group of American and European performers together to relive this masterpiece in its new form, parades & changes, replays.“The performers are engaging, wanting, being, and embracing an emotion; what they seem to be saying is that if human sexuality has a façade, then it’s a sensual desire that breaks it." – The Transport“I’ve spent a lifetime of passion and devotion probing the nature of dance and asking why it so important as a life force.” – Anna Halprin
  • Created by: Audrey Cruz-Mermy
November 19, 2009
  • "L'Avare" de Moliere

  • Nov 19, 2009 at 3:00pm to Nov 21, 2009 at 5:00pm
  • Location: Princeton University - Whitman College Theater
  • Description: L'Avare by MoliereNovember 19-21, 8:00pm - Princeton UniversityThe Troupe of Princeton University's Department of French and Italian, L'Avant-Scene, the French Theater Workshop, will perform Moliere's popular comedy "L'Avare" (1668) directed by Florent Masse at the Whitman College Class of 1970 Theater at 8:00pm, on Thursday, November 19, Friday, November 20, and Saturday November 21. In French, approximate running time 2h00mn. Reservations are required at / subject line: L'AVARE
  • Created by: Florent Masse
  • Malachi Farrell Strange Fruit in the Streets @ Thrust Projects

  • Nov 19, 2009 at 5:00pm to Jan 3, 2010 at 12:00pm
  • Location: Thrust Projects
  • Description: Jane Kim/Thrust Projects is pleased to present Malachi Farrell " Strange Fruit in the Streets ," an exhibition of new work by the Irish born, Paris-based artist. This is Farrell's second show at the gallery and will run from November 13, 2009 to January 3, 2010.Malachi Farrell "Strange Fruit in the Streets," is concurrent with Malachi Farrell "The Shops are Closed," Abrons Arts Center/ Henry Street Settlement , November 20, 2009 - January 31, 2010 (organized by Jane Kim/Thrust Projects).The gallery is located at 114 Bowery between Grand & Hester Streets, on the 3rd floor. Closest Subwasy: B, D to Grand Street / J, M, Z to Bowery / 4, 5, 6 to Canal Street. For images or further information, please contact Jane Kim or Catherine Hook at or 347 278 1500.
  • Created by: Audrey Cruz-Mermy
November 20, 2009
  • Let's Make Love @ Jacob Burns Film Center

  • Nov 20, 2009 at 9:30am to Nov 26, 2009 at 6:00pm
  • Location: Jacob Burns Fim
  • Description: Fri, November 20 2:30 5:00 7:30 9:55Mon, November 23 5:15 7:45Thu, November 26 7:00 9:30George Cukor’s delightful romantic comedy was unfairly overshadowed by Montand and Marilyn Monroe’s real-life affair that took place off camera. Montand’s charm is off the charts here: He’s utterly dynamite in the role of the disaffected millionaire who buys a Broadway role in order to be closer to its vivacious starlet (Monroe, as irresistible as ever). Cukor (Philadelphia Story) expertly juggles satire, star chemistry, sumptuous Jack Cole musical numbers, and Cole Porter songs.
  • Created by: Audrey Cruz-Mermy
  • Atelier des ANYses

  • Nov 20, 2009 at 12:00pm to Nov 21, 2009 at 3:00pm
  • Location: Harlem
  • Description: Atelier des ANYses - Craft Fair (marché d’artisanat):Cette nouvelle édition qui proposera des centaines d'objets uniques "fait main" sera l'occasion idéale pour réaliser vos achats pour les fêtes de fin d'année. Alors venez nombreux!
  • Created by: Katia Lambey
  • La Frontière de l'Aube | Frontier of the Dawn by Philippe Garrel @ Anthology Film Archives

  • Nov 20, 2009 at 1:00pm to Nov 22, 2009 at 6:00pm
  • Location: Anthology Film Archive
  • Description: A weekend of encore screenings of the most recent film by Philippe Garrel, one of the towering figures of contemporary French cinema, who has finally begun to receive substantial exposure in the US, thanks to the recent theatrical release of his May ’68-themed REGULAR LOVERS and the re-release of the exquisite I DON’T HEAR THE GUITAR ANYMORE.Carole, a celebrity neglected by her husband, falls for François, a young photographer. Returning from a business trip the husband surprises them, and the lovers have to end their relationship. Carole gradually drifts into madness and commits suicide. One year later, a few hours before his wedding, François has a vision. It’s Carole, calling him from the other world…
  • Created by: Audrey Cruz-Mermy
  • Les Vacances de Mr Hulot @ Film Forum

  • Nov 20, 2009 at 1:00pm to Dec 3, 2009 at 2:00pm
  • Location: Film Forum
  • Description: Nov. 20 to Dec. 3 - More infoFollow link to watch on Utube

    “A film I would see every other day if I had the time... I think Tati worked with sound and music better than most anybody I’ve seen.He can zoom in on the absurdity of life without losing his love for human beings.”– David Lynch(1953) Ah, l’été sur la plage: the sea, the sand, the breezes, the little changing huts; the boarding house; the dining room door that greets guests with a thunk whenever it opens or closes; the little man who walks in his wife’s wake; the staunch veteran who takes charge of a picnic excursion like it was an armored division; the paterfamilias with the brim-up cap and the horn rims, constantly taking urgent international business calls, pre cellphone — plus the high-cuffed, rain-coated, pipe-smoking bull-in-a-China shop Monsieur Hulot, arriving in his noisily rattletrap jalopy. First incarnation of the character that Jacques Tati would stick with to the end of his career, and with dialogue unimportant — a
  • Created by: Audrey Cruz-Mermy
  • Debussy & Poe: The Devil in the Belfry & The Fall of the House of Usher

  • Nov 20, 2009 at 3:00pm to Nov 21, 2009 at 3:00pm
  • Location: FIAF • Florence Gould Hall
  • Description: The French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF), in partnership with Opéra Français de New York (OFNY), presents a new experimental work that celebrates two extraordinary artists, Claude Debussy and Edgar Allan Poe, with Debussy & Poe: The Devil in the Belfry & The Fall of the House of Usher. Coinciding with the bi-centennial anniversary of Edgar Allan Poe’s birth (1809-1849), the FIAF and OFNY production commemorates the vast influence of poet and short-story writer Poe, whom Debussy declared his favorite American writer, with a daring fusion of opera and theater.
  • Created by: Jennifer Kutsher