Friday, December 18, 2009 (16)

Dec 18, 2009
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
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
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 19, 2009
  • 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
  • Les Contes d’Hoffmann @ Metropolitan Opera

  • Dec 3, 2009 at 2:00pm to Jan 2, 2010 at 6:00pm
  • Location: Metropolitan Opera
  • Description: • Met Music Director James Levine and Tony Award winner Bartlett Sher, whose Barber of Seville was one of the hits of the Met’s 2006–07 season, join forces to bring Offenbach’s psychological fantasy to the Met stage. Joseph Calleja sings the title role, opposite Anna Netrebko as Antonia.• Sher on his production: “It’s a magical journey in which Hoffmann works out different manifestations of his psyche. Rather than a linear narrative, the opera is made up of poetic representations of the state of the character’s mind.”• Les Contes d’Hoffmann interweaves stories by the German Romantic poet E.T.A. Hoffmann into a fictionalized account of his life. Offenbach, known for his successful operettas, died before he could finish the score of his only opera. It was first performed in Paris in 1881.
  • Created by: Audrey Cruz-Mermy
December 15, 2009
  • Exposition "Petits Formats" Référence Gallery - Exhibition

  • Dec 15, 2009 at 9:00am to Jan 15, 2010 at 1:00pm
  • Location: Référence Gallery, 137 Grand Street, NY 10013
  • Description: Référence Gallery (ou Pavillon de l'Art Contemporain) est une galerie située en plein quartier artistique de New York, Soho.A partir du 15 Décembre 2009 et jusqu'au 15 Janvier 2010 seront exposés les "Petits Formats", les oeuvres de divers artistes Français.L'exposition commencera le 15 décembre cependant la galerie est ouverte au public dès maintenant, et l'entrée est gratuite. Que vous soyez artiste ou visiteur, interressé pour exposer ou simplement curieux, n'hésitez pas, vous êtes la bienvenue !Nous permettons également aux artistes d'exposer, s'ils le souhaitent à New York, Paris, Londres ou encore Shangai.Des cocktails sont organisés de temps en temps, ainsi que des vernissages.Reference Gallery137, Grand StreetNew York, NY 100132ème étageOuverte au public du Mardi au Samedi de 2:00 pm à 6:00 pm.Pour tout renseignement, n'hésitez pas à me contacter :Tél Galerie: 646-329 5131 646-329 5131 (de 9h à 18h)Tél Portable: 917-600 6411 917-600 6411A très bientôt!Cordialement,Jade.
  • Created by: Jade Pavillon d'Art Contemporain
December 16, 2009

  • Dec 16, 2009 at 8:00am to Dec 29, 2009 at 6:00pm
  • Location: Film Forum
  • Description: Horse, Cowboy and Indian have a strange and wonderful ménage à trois. Animating generic plastic toys, these Belgian directors fashion an absurdist world that has plenty of room for friendship and love, birthday presents, online shopping, music lessons, and home improvements. Their francophone universe — recognizable to anyone who has ever been intimidated by a Parisian waiter — is filled with equal parts hilarity and anxiety. Horse is the most “mature” of the three and Cowboy and Indian are intent on winning his favor. Meanwhile, Horse — barely aware of their efforts — concentrates on wooing Madame Longray, the village’s sexy equine music teacher. This is animation for both adults and kids, in fact for anyone who has ever enjoyed the company of a plastic figurine on a rainy day. A TOWN CALLED PANIC is the only stop-motion animated feature to have been shown in the official selection of the Cannes Film Festival.Note: Occasional bad language in the subtitles, but otherwise entirely appro
  • Created by: Film Forum
  • A Town Called Panic | Panique au village @ Film Forum | December 16 to December 29

  • Dec 16, 2009 at 8:00am to Dec 29, 2009 at 5:00pm
  • Location: Film Forum
  • Description: “There's really very little to say about this film beyond that it’s absolutely brilliant!” — Peter Brunette, The Hollywood ReporterHilarious and frequently surreal, the stop-motion extravaganza A Town Called Panic has endless charms and raucous laughs for children from eight to eighty. Based on the Belgian animated cult TV series (which was released by Wallace & Gromit’s Aardman Studios), Panic stars three plastic toys named Cowboy, Indian and Horse who share a ramblinghouse in a rural town that never fails to attract the weirdest events.With rave reviews from Cannes, Toronto, Fantastic Fest, and the recent AFI Film Festival in Los Angeles, come see what the buzz is all about!See for other playdates around the country in 2010!
  • Created by: Nadja Tennstedt

  • Dec 16, 2009 at 1:00pm to Jan 13, 2010 at 2:00pm
  • Location: Guggenheim Museum, NY
  • Description: Quelques unes des oeuvres les plus connues de l'artiste nous viennent du Centre Pompidou, à l'occasion du cinquantenaire du Musée Guggenheim.Magnifique exposition où les oeuvres moscovites, pointillistes et colorées, succèdent à celles du Bahaus,et aux oeuvres abstraites les plus fameuses.Le visiteur est littéralement pris dans cette exposition, et se perd le long des couloirs ascendants de la construction futuriste du musée. Il revisite la singularité de Kandinsky et son désir de libérer la peinture vers l'abstraction. Pour moi, la période géométrique et colorée est la plus étincelante, parfaite dans sa composition et dans le choix de ses symboliques.Le "Monde Bleu", "la Montagne Bleue", les "Quelques cercles" seront jusqu'au 13 Janvier au Guggenheim...:-)
  • Created by: Laurence N
December 18, 2009
  • À La Mode des Dechiens

  • Dec 18, 2009 from 12:00pm to 1:00pm
  • Location: French Institute Alliance Française
  • Description:

    Le Club Théâtre du FIAFetMarie-Hélène BrabantPrésentÀ la mode des Deschiensvendredi 18 décembre 200917 : 00 hFrench Institute Alliance FrançaiseTinker Auditorium22 East 60th StreetNew York CityEntrée GratuiteVenez découvrir l’univers unique des ces petites gens vivants dans un petit univers fait de petites habitudes, des petit bouts de ficelle, de petites phrases, de petits mots et de petits bobos.Sur un fil à linge quelques pinces à linge et une toile cirée pour faire « comme si que ça serait pour vrai ».

  • Created by: Linda G