Tuesday, October 11, 2011 (11)

Oct 11, 2011
September 14, 2011
September 26, 2011
  • Act American

  • Sep 26, 2011 at 3:00pm to Nov 5, 2011 at 6:00pm
  • Location: Midtown West
  • Description: This 10 session acting workshop incorporates voice work, physical improvisation and scene study. In keeping with our mission to promote international theatre by living artists, we will draw on texts by contemporary playwrights from around the world. Students will have the choice to work on  American texts or translate their scene or monologue into English from a native language.  The class will include regular visits to international theatre events followed by discussion.  The course will culminate in a performance for theater professionals and friends.  We seek to create a diverse class that includes many different countries and languages. Our ideal student has a deep curiosity about cutting-edge international theater, a love of play, a passion for understanding the human experience and an ensemble spirit.  Limited to 20.

    Teacher: Manisha Snoyer, director Into This City International Acting School
  • Created by: Manisha Snoyer - Actress/Teacher
September 27, 2011
  • Atelier Francophone

  • Sep 27, 2011 at 3:00pm to Dec 6, 2011 at 2:00pm
  • Location: Midtown West
  • Description: L'atelier Francophone est un cours de théâtre proposant des exercices sur l'imagination, le corps et la voix afin d’élaborerun jeu créatif et "réel". Nourrir ce jeu, c’est mettre à contribution la vie intérieure de l'acteur, explorer la richesse et le potentiel de sa propre individualité, et découvrir le lien harmonique qui l’unit à son partenaire.  

    Le cours intègre des méthodes diverses d'apprentissage du jeu (Meisner, Stanislavski, Chekhov, etc.) pour que l'acteur puisse découvrir les outils les plus utiles à son répertoire.

    L'accent est mis sur le travail en groupe. L'intérêt est de créer une troupe d'acteurs composée d’individus qui apprécient et essaient tout autant de nourrir le travail de la compagnie entière que d’enrichir leur propre savoir-faire.  

    Ce semestre, nous travaillerons sur des scènes diverses écrites par des auteurs contemporains francophones.
  • Created by: Manisha Snoyer - Actress/Teacher
October 6, 2011
  • The Women on the 6th Floor

  • Oct 6, 2011 to Oct 28, 2011
  • Location: Paris Theatre
  • Description: Paris, 1960. Jean-Louis (Fabrice Luchini, Potiche) lives a bourgeois existence absorbed in his work, cohabitating with his neurotic socialite wife Suzanne (Sandrine Kiberlain, Mademoiselle Chambon) while their children are away at boarding school. The couple’s world is turned upside-down when they hire a Spanish maid Maria (Argentinean-born actress Natalia Verbeke) through whom Jean-Louis is introduced to an alternative reality just a few floors up on the building’s sixth floor, the servants’ quarters. There, Jean-Louis befriends a group of sassy Spanish maids (Pedro Almodovar regular Carmen Maura, Lola Duenas, Berta Ojea, Nuria Sole, Concha Calan), refugees of the Franco regime, who teach him there’s more to life than stocks and bonds, and whose influence on the house will ultimately transform everyone’s life.
  • Created by: Aimee Morris
October 7, 2011
  • Nick van Woert: Terra Amata

  • Oct 7, 2011 at 7:00am to Oct 29, 2011 at 2:00pm
  • Location: French Institute Alliance Francaise
  • Description:

    In Nick van Woert: Terra Amata, an exhibition of new works, Brooklyn-based sculptor Nick van Woert borrows icons from the past, referencing the ideals of former generations, and overlaps them with more familiar contemporary materials.

    The work illustrates a chronology of forms and ideas encompassing everything from classical sculpture, the Donner Party, and Henry David Thoreau, to Ted Kaczynski, Pruitt-Igoe, and 6221 Osage Avenue. The exhibition's title refers to an archaeological site in the South of France where it is believed fire was first used domestically.

    This event is part of Fiction & Non-Fiction, one of Crossing the Line 2011's three curatorial program perspectives.

    Free and open
    to the public

  • Created by: FIAF
October 11, 2011
  • Grande foire aux livres à Morristown et Montclair

  • Oct 11, 2011 to Oct 20, 2011
  • Location: Morristown, NJ et Montclair, NJ
  • Description: 3439508655?profile=originalUN ANNIVERSAIRE ? UNE FETE ? UNE ENVIE DE PETIT CADEAU ? Un livre est un cadeau formidable et toujours apprécié, surtout s’il est en français !

    Du 10 au 15 octobre 2011 nous aurons notre cinquième grande foire aux livres français à Morristown at du 19 au 20 à Montclair.

    Nous y vendrons des livres d’occasion pour adultes et enfants ainsi qu’une sélection de livres neufs des éditions Milan, Hachette, Caterman et Scholastic.

    Venez donc faire de bonnes affaires avec famille et amis francophones. Cette foire aux livres est une occasion unique d'enrichir votre bibliothèque de titres en français et de faire des cadeaux originaux !

    Si vous avez des livres d’occasion pour enfants ou adultes, vous pouvez contribuer à notre foire et au projet PVF en les faisant parvenir avant le 10 octobre à l’attention d’Anouk Long à Morristown. Merci d’avance !

  • Created by: Anouk Long
  • CinémaTuesdays: I Can't Sleep

  • Oct 11, 2011 from 8:30am to 2:00pm
  • Location: FIAF - Florence Gould Hall
  • Description:

    Godard’s debut collaboration with Denis is a potent realization of the real-life couple who murdered more than twenty women in 1980s Paris. As filtered through the impressions of a young Lithuanian (Golubeva), the killings form a shocking introduction to the normally revered city. Denis’ trademark languid style and pacing flourish throughout.

  • Created by: FIAF
  • Meet the Cinematographer: Agnès Godard presents Beau travail

  • Oct 11, 2011 from 3:00pm to 4:00pm
  • Location: FIAF
  • Description:

    Agnès Godard appears in a Q&A with Kent Jones, filmmaker and film critic for Film Comment and Cahiers du Cinema.

    Many would call Beau Travail Denis’s masterpiece, thanks in no small part to Godard’s hypnotic depiction of Djibouti, which won her a César for Best Cinematography. As a Foreign Legionnaire (Levant) reflects on his career, the commander he devoted himself to (and the fractious, jealous relationships he developed with a young soldier) continue to pierce his memory.

  • Created by: FIAF
  • 'Le Versant Animal' by Jean Christophe BAILLY

  • Oct 11, 2011 from 3:00pm to 4:30pm
  • Location: La Maison Française of NYU
  • Description:


    Writer, poet, playwright, publisher, philosopher; author of Le Versant animal (The Animal Side, Fordham University Press, 2011); L’Instant et son ombre; Le Temps fixé

    Le Versant animal

    Jean-Christophe Bailly founded and directed the magazines Fin de siècle (1974-1977) and Aléa (1981-1989), and was in charge of the series Détroits for Christian Bourgois éditeur. Bailly has taught at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de la Nature et du Paysage de Blois since 1997 and he frequently collaborates with directors and painters. He is the author of Le Versant animal (The Animal Side, Fordham University Press, 2011); L’Instant et son ombre; Le Temps fixé.

  • Created by: La Maison Française of NYU
  • Crossing the Line: Ordinary Witnesses

  • Oct 11, 2011 at 3:30pm to Oct 12, 2011 at 3:30pm
  • Location: New York Live Arts
  • Description:

    This sublime and poetic new work by Rachid Ouramdane examines the effects of a violent past on bodies and minds. Based on extensive conversations with survivors of torture, the piece portrays violence as a withdrawal from humanity through dance. The artist probes the limitations of barbarity, exploring how the body transforms itself in the extreme tests of endurance. He shares portraits of those who have experienced the unimaginable, highlighting the repeated use of violence at a time when torture appears to be tolerated and even used legitimately on the global stage. A moving testimony to the extraordinary power of the human spirit.

    This event is part of Endurance/Resistance/Inspiration, one of Crossing the Line 2011's three curatorial program perspectives.


    "From show to show, Ouramdane raises questions about his roots or about the world around him. Here with a striking quintet of performers, he delves back into war and its consequences; exile and its wound."—Les Échos


    Tickets (Oct 11)

  • Created by: FIAF
  • UG! COMEDY SHOW!! 3.0 (Tuesday Oct. 11th)

  • Oct 11, 2011 from 4:00pm to 6:00pm
  • Location: MUG Lounge: 448 East 13th st. (bet. 1st ave and ave A)
  • Description:

    UG! COMEDY SHOW!! Tuesday  October 11th, 2011 ed.



    Todd Montesi and Justin Murray present awesome comics in front of a cool supportive crowd in the epicenter of hip NYC the East Village. Featuring both established comic veterans you've seen on TV to the up and comers, UG guarantees a swell time all for FREE! We've also got tons of drink specials ($3 drafts $4 wells)! So what are you waiting for? Come down and UG! it with us!!!



    UG! COMEDY SHOW!! (Now @ MUG)



    Presented by Todd Montesi and Justin Murray


    TUESDAYS @ MUG Lounge

    448 East 13th st. (bet. 1st and ave. A)

    showtime: 8PM No Cover, One Drink Min.

    ($3 drafts, $4 wells)

    For info/reservations: (646) 746-1357

    Via subway: L train to 1st ave.; or F train to 2nd ave.



    This week's guests (Tuesday  October 11th, 2011 lineup):


    Gerrit Elzinga!

    Paul Olson!

    Justy Dodge!

    Kevin Froleiks!

    Geoff Holtzman!

    Et al.!


    Hosted by Todd Montesi! Featuring Justin Murray!! UG IT!






  • Created by: Todd M.