Friday, October 28, 2011 (8)

Oct 28, 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 20, 2011
  • Yvonne Constant - Chanteuse

  • Oct 20, 2011 at 5:30pm to Nov 7, 2011 at 2:00pm
  • Location: Metropolitan Room 34 West 22nd Street, NYC 10010 212-206-0440
  • Description:

    Yvonne Constant will be at the Metropolitan Room in New York

    Thursday, October 20th, 2011 at 9:30 PM

    Saturday, October 29th at 9:30 PM

    Wednesday, November 2nd at 7:00 PM

    Monday, November 7th at 7:00 PM

  • Created by: Yvonne Constant
October 28, 2011
  • Teachers' Workshop Program

  • Oct 28, 2011 from 5:00am to 12:00pm
  • Location: FIAF
  • Description:

    Under the guidance of certified native-speaking educators, current and future French teachers improve their instruction of French to primary students, secondary students, and adults. These affordable workshops offer teachers the opportunity to learn practical strategies, share experiences, and develop specific pedagogical skills that are easily incorporated into existing lesson plans. Using state-of-the-art equipment, participants may experiment with alternative teaching methods that enhance their current programs and speak to their technology-forward students.

    Each workshop concludes with an informal wine and cheese gathering, an excellent opportunity to socialize and network with colleagues.

  • Created by: FIAF
  • Operatic Master Class with Jean-Paul Fouchécourt

  • Oct 28, 2011 from 8:00am to 10:00am
  • Location: Buell Hall, East Gallery at Columbia University
  • Description: Distinguished French tenor Jean-Paul Fouchécourt will give a master class in the baroque repertoire for young professional vocalists. The class will be free and open to the public. Mr. Fouchécourt has performed on the world's leading stages with conductors including William Christie, Marc Minkowski, and James Levine, and has over one hundred recordings to his credit. He has taught at the Paris Conservatory, and was recently appointed Artistic Director of the Studio at the Opéra de Lyon. He will appear in a concert with soprano Gaële LeRoi and an ensemble from Opera Lafayette at Carnegie Hall on October 30th.

    Event co-sponsored by Opera Lafayette (

  • Created by: Columbia Maison Francaise