Wednesday, May 18, 2011 (14)

May 18, 2011
April 25, 2011
  • L'atelier Francophone: Cours de théâtre en français

  • Apr 25, 2011 at 2:00pm to Jun 1, 2011 at 6:00pm
  • Location: Pearl Studios
  • Description:

    L'atelier Francophone est un cours de théâtre basé sur des  exercices sur l'imagination, le corps et la voix pour arriver à un jeu créatif et "réel". Pour nourrir ce jeu, la vie intérieure de l'acteur est mise à contribution, ce qui amène de la richesse de part l'individualité de chaque personne.  


    Nous travaillons aussi sur des scènes écrites par des auteurs contemporains francophones.  Le cours intègre des méthodes diverses d'apprentissage du jeu (Meisner, Stanislavski, Chekhov, etc) pour que l'acteur puisse découvrir les outils qui marchent le mieux pour lui.


    L’accent est mis sur le travail en groupe. L’intérêt est de créer une troupe d'acteurs construite sur cet art qu’est le travail en commun, composée d’individus  qui apprécient et essaient de nourrir autant le travail de la compagnie entière que de leur propres personnes. 


     Ce semestre, nous continuerons notre travail sur Cet Enfant de Joël Pommerat.  Vous pouvez vous procurer le texte  ici.


    Aucune expérience théâtrale exigée. N

  • Created by: Manisha Snoyer - Actress/Teacher
April 29, 2011
  • World Nomads Morocco

  • Apr 29, 2011 to May 31, 2011
  • Location: French Institute Alliance Francaise
  • Description:

    Under the High Patronage of His Majesty Mohammed VI, King of Morocco.


    The French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) invites you to join us for the fourth edition of our annual World Nomads Festival, which this year showcases the arts and culture of Morocco. The month-long, multi-disciplinary Festival, celebrating 21st-century transculturalism through the arts while advancing critical thinking and dialogue among cultures, will be held in May 2011.


    Morocco is recognized worldwide for its distinctive and layered cultural identity. The country’s unique geographical location has made it a crossroad for ancient trade routes, and continues to contribute to its importance as a migratory highway for ideas and peoples. Today’s Morocco shines as a hub of traditional and modern creative expression, where ancient cultural practices thrive, kept alive by a full spectrum of master artisans, performing artists, and more, while innovations are woven into vibrant contemporary artistic forms. The World

  • Created by: FIAF
May 2, 2011
  • CinemaTuesdays: World Nomads Morocco

  • May 2, 2011 to May 31, 2011
  • Location: Florence Gould Hall
  • Description:

    Under the High Patronage of His Majesty Mohammed VI, King of Morocco.


    To many people across the world, Morocco is known as the site of rich scenic locations and beautiful film sets. Building on the stellar accomplishments of veteran directors of past decades before them, a new generation of filmmakers has emerged in the past ten years as a fresh, raw and bold cinematic voice, engaged with the complexities of present-day Morocco. This series highlights contemporary issues that pervade artistic production in Morocco: the legacy of the years of political repression, undocumented workers' migration to Europe, Casablanca as an urban metropolis, and Morocco's increasing commitment to cultural diversity.


    Highlights of the World Nomads Morocco CinémaTuesdays series include Faouzi Bensaidi’s A Thousand Months, winner of two awards at the 2003 Cannes Film Festival; the remarkable 1935 short film View of the Main Square and the Small Square from director Gabriel Veyre, who trained with the Lumièr

  • Created by: FIAF
May 4, 2011
  • World Nomads Morocco: Senses & Essence

  • May 4, 2011 to May 28, 2011
  • Location: Le Skyroom
  • Description:

    Under the High Patronage of His Majesty Mohammed VI, King of Morocco.


    FIAF will exhibit the work of three leading women contemporary artists in a new gallery show, Senses and Essence, as part of FIAF’s World Nomads Morocco Festival this May. The site-specific exhibition will feature specially-commissioned pieces by Amina Agueznay, Safaa Erruas, and Najia Mehadji, curated by Nawal Slaoui.


    Amina Agueznay will present a woven piece created in collaboration with twenty-three women needle workers; Safaa Erruas will create one of her distinctive installations, echoing Agueznay’s work; and Najia Mehadji will draw inspiration from the movements of the Sufi whirling dervishes to create black and white prints. Through their work, these artists will reflect on ideas of existence, the origin of life, sustainability, and gender, creating a starting point for conversation about women in modern Morocco.


    The three artists will also participate in a special Women, Artists in Morocco lunchtime talk on M

  • Created by: FIAF
May 12, 2011
  • French-American Artist, Dominique Boutaud, Featured in NYC Exhibition

  • May 12, 2011 at 7:00am to Jun 1, 2011 at 2:00pm
  • Location: Agora Gallery
  • Description:

    Chelsea’s Agora Gallery will feature a French-American artist, Dominique Boutaud, in Labyrinth of Color. The exhibition is scheduled to run from May 12, 2011 through June 1, 2011 (opening reception: Thursday, May 12, 2011).


    About the Artist

    Nature becomes an abstract stream of strong and sharp tones in French-American painter Dominique Boutaud’s captivating canvases. Descriptive titles tease the viewer with the suggestion of a figurative interpretation, but Boutaud focuses our attention on texture, movement and color combinations. Using amalgamations of many conventional and unusual methods of application, she sets in place superbly tactile encounters, bringing broad brushstrokes up against meticulous drips and fine scrapings. These tactile juxtapositions often evoke tensions between figure and setting, depth and flatness, but most of all they convey movement and temperature.


    Whether dark and solemn or ebullient and bold, Boutaud offers her viewers freedom: to explore, to interpret, to

  • Created by: Lee Eagle
  • Friedman & Vallois Gallery: Kota Ancestors par Bernard Dulon

  • May 12, 2011 at 12:00pm to Jun 11, 2011 at 1:00pm
  • Location: Friedman and Vallois Gallery
  • Description:

    L’exposition "Kota Ancestors" aura lieu à New York du 11 Mai au 11 Juin 2011. Bernard Dulon exposera à la galerie Friedman et Vallois vingt pièces rares d’art Kota un art africain. Le vernissage aura lieu le 12 Mai de 16 heures à 20 heures lors de la première édition de la foire AOA Tribal Art Fair - America Oceania Africas.

    Le Kota, est compris de nombreux groupes ethniques plus petits. Les membres du groupe Kota pratiquent l'adoration d'ancêtres qui est la base de leur art. C'est le cas au Gabon oriental, où la plupart des formes d'art sont connectées d'une manière ou d'une autre à la vénération des ancêtres ou aux reliques héréditaires.

    Les œuvres du Kota sont uniques en leur genre se caractérisent surtout de figures de reliquaires avec des têtes stylisées couvertes de cuivre. Le corps est le plus souvent d'une forme triangulaire simple supportant la tête. Ces figures, d'habitude plutôt petites, étaient placées dans des boîtes de fibres ou des paniers, appelés "Bwete".


    Kota Ancestors

  • Created by: Laurence Fayard
  • Living with History: Camus, Sartre, de Beauvoir

  • May 12, 2011 at 3:30pm to May 22, 2011 at 12:00pm
  • Location: Medicine Show Theater
  • Description: The Medicine Show Theater, the venerable avant-garde off-off-Broadway institution that began as the Open Theater and is now in its 41st year, is presenting an epic play about three iconic cultural figures: LIVING WITH HISTORY: Camus, Sartre, de Beauvoir.  The play, set during the German 
    Occupation of Paris and the post-war, is written by Howard Pflanzler in collaboration with Barbara Vann and the actors.  It is centrally concerned with the conflicts and ironies of collaboration and resistance, and the re-valuation of 
    personal and political positions in the post-war period, where the sides were not as clear as during the war. 

    The Medicine Show theater is at 549 West 52nd Street, between 11th and 10th Avenues, 3rd floor.  Performance times are Thursdays at 7:30, Fridays and 
    Saturdays at 8:00, and Sundays at 4:00 PM.  Living with History runs through May 22nd.  Tickets: $18, available through SmartTix at (212) 868-4444 or
  • Created by: Oliver Conant
May 18, 2011
  • Location de velo a NYC avec -40%

  • May 18, 2011 at 9:00am to May 23, 2011 at 7:00pm
  • Location: New York
  • Description:

    Cette semaine, BunchOP vous propose 40% sur la location de vélo pendant une journée ($29 au lieu de $49).

    Bike and Roll possède des antennes un peu partout dans New York.

    Et le coupon est valable jusqu’au 16 octobre.

    La formule "DAY PASS" permet de partir d’un point et de déposer son vélo à un autre point (autant de fois qu’on veut dans la journée…).

    C’est un peu le vélib avant l’heure mais avec des super vélos (pour les pros, il s’agit du le Treck 7200).

  • Created by: Christel Morin
  • French Culture Nights takes you to the Sky Room Overlooking Time Square!

  • May 18, 2011 from 2:30pm to 9:00pm
  • Location: Sky Room Terrace
  • Description:




    French Culture Nights welcomes you back to the sensational Manhattan overlooking Sky Room Lounge’s indoor and outdoor terrace for a night of entertainment, music and art we guarantee you won’t forget on May 18.

    The Sky Room (330 West 40 Street, 33rd and 34rd Floor), where you’ll be able to enjoy a refreshing aperitif 
    sponsored by Ricard, offers the highest rooftop lounge in the City with a breath-taking view of Manhattan.

    DJ and Drummer Manu Leger will set the mood by making you clap your hands and tap your feet to the sound of various musical styles that inspired him throughout his career.

    This event will feature the stunning works of francophone artists Anne de Villeméjane, sculptor, working both in bronze or cement and whose work was represented in numerous collections in Europe and in the USA, Monika Nicolle and her famous "Eyes" collection which has been e

  • Created by: Enrique Gonzalez
  • Rue Cases-Nègres

  • May 18, 2011 from 3:00pm to 5:00pm
  • Location: MoMA
  • Description: 1983. France/Martinique. Directed by Euzhan Palcy. Screenplay by Palcy, based on the novel by Joseph Zobel. With Garry Cadenat, Darling Légitimus. On the island of Martinique in the early 1930s, adults work in the sugar cane fields while the children enjoy the lush island as their playground. When a village sage tells 11-year-old Jose that there is little difference between the days of slavery and the current punishing work in the sugar cane fields, Jose and his devout grandmother resolve to save Jose from a live of unforgiving labor. Winner of the 1984 César Awards for Best First Work and Best Actress (Légitimus). In French; English subtitles. 103 min.
  • Created by: Victoria Nadjeda
  • Maceo Parker in Concert

  • May 18, 2011 from 3:30pm to 7:00pm
  • Location: SOB's, 204 Varick Street, New York, NY 10014, #1 train to HOUSTON STREET
  • Description:

    On Wednesday, May 18th SOB's presents the Master of Funk, Maceo Parker with his full band. The legendary musician and vocalist is perhaps most well known as the Saxophonist of James Brown's band. Later Maceo continued to make a name for himself as an integral part of Prince's band. Maceo has also collaborated with the funk legend George Clinton,De La SoulRay CharlesJane's AddictionAni Difranco & Dave Matthews Band to name a few.

  • Created by: Sofar
  • BZH New York – St Yves 2011

  • May 18, 2011 at 4:00pm to May 21, 2011 at 10:00pm
  • Location: Shrine, Harlem + Connelly's Irish pub , Time Square
  • Description:

    St Yves day has become in recent years a date on the calendar where Bretons everywhere celebrate Brittany and all things Breton. This year will be no different with over 200 events organized worldwide.

    2011 will mark the 5th year Breton events are celebrated in NY to celebrate St Yves.

    Last year's NY events were centered on honoring Breton artist Youenn Gwernig. A poetry reading of Youenn's works in English, Breton, and French; a documentary in Breton on his life shown at NYU; a concert; and fest noz were all part of the festivities.  


    The 2011 edition will focus on musical exchange of traditional and contemporary cultures between Brittany-India with jazz as a horizon. 

    This mixing of cultures based on exchange and improvisation will offer opportunities of exploration and artistic expression among the 5 talented musicians coming from Brittany and locally based Indian and jazz musicians.

    Sylvain Barou, Ronan Pellen, Ndiaz (Yann LeCorre, Youen LeCam, Jean Marie Nivaigne) are experts of Breto

  • Created by: Anne-Sophie Kergaravat
  • Burning Bridges Comedy @ McSwiggans (Wednesday May 18th)

  • May 18, 2011 from 4:00pm to 6:00pm
  • Location: McSwiggans: 393 2nd ave. (@ 23rd st.)
  • Description:

    Burning Bridges Comedy @ McSwiggans: Wednesday May 18th ed.


    The curmudgeon Brooklyn odd couple of Ray Field and Todd Montesi have decided to come together and produce a weekly bibulous filled good time and mirth at their hangout, The New York Classic known as McSwiggans. Featuring top comics, great laughs, cheap drink specials ( for ex. $3 beers, ALL 16 DRAFTS), and a laid-back atmosphere, how can you go wrong with that on a Wednesday night? C'mon, who's tying you down? Forget all of your commitments, burn all your bridges and join us! JOIN US! You won't regret it. (Well, unless you really did burn up all your bridges. It's only a figure of speech dude.)



    This week's guests (Wednesday May 18th):

    Joe Pontillo

    Mo Diggs

    Ray Devito

    Sketchwork from Desperate Times

    Ted Greenberg

    Helen Hong

    Craig Hillelson



    Hosted by Newlywed Ray Field and his former neighbor Todd Montesi



    Burning Bridges @ McSwiggans

    Presented by Ray Field & Todd Montesi

    Wednesdays 8:00PM showtime @

    McSwiggans: 393 2nd ave (corner of

  • Created by: Todd M.