Saturday, November 5, 2011 (13)

Nov 5, 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 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
November 4, 2011
  • Mybestfrenchmusic

  • Nov 4, 2011 at 5:00pm to Nov 5, 2011 at 12:00am
  • Description: Come join us at Loreley Beer Garden on Friday night, where powered by BYBBLE, MBFM & MATMINOU will collaborate for the first on Bybble project.

    Bybble is an installation which features real time information regarding the music being played.


    You can suggest a playlist, an artist or a song before the party by posting it on the event wall. Your name would be then assiociated with it on the screen while it's playing. 


    A fine selection of news, unreleased, remixes, hard to find, and fun independent music.
  • Created by: Benjamin Dumazot
November 5, 2011
  • Heritage Languages and Social Cohesion Conference

  • Nov 5, 2011 from 5:00am to 2:00pm
  • Location: Lycee francais de New York
  • Description:



    Welcome Address

    9:30 - 10:00 
    Keynote: Marcello M. Suárez-Orozco (The Courtney Sale Ross University Professor of Globalization and Education, New York University)

    10:00 - 11:30 
    Panel 1: Heritage Language Research and Social Cohesion

    “A central question for research today: how does heritage languages teaching and learning help us to understand and answer issues of social cohesion?”

    Panelists: Marie-Michelle Monéreau-Merry (National Heritage Language Resource Center, University of California, Los Angeles), Joy Kreeft Peyton (Center for Applied Linguistics, Washington DC), Christine Hélot (University of Strasbourg, France), Ana Roca (Florida International University)

    Discussant: Jane Ross (President of the French Heritage Language Program)

    11:45 - 13:15 
    Panel 2: Communities, Heritage Cultures, and Integration

    “Actors on the ground representing diverse francophone communities speak about the realities of their heritage in an American context”

    Panelists: Asnath Fleur

  • Created by: New York in French
  • FIAF Family Saturdays

  • Nov 5, 2011 from 11:00am to 1:00pm
  • Location: French Institute Alliance Française
  • Description:

    Introducing Family Saturdays, when all of FIAF is devoted to fun activities and performances in French for the entire famille. Programs are created with specific age levels in mind, but are also fun for Mom and Dad!


    Colin Gee: The Fabulist
    Ages 11 & up • Florence Gould Hall
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    Cost: FIAF Members, $15

             Non-Members, $20


    CinéKids: Film & Activities
    A Cat in Paris

    Ages 7 & up • Tinker Auditorium
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    Cost: FIAF Members, $7

             Non-Members, $10


    French Activities en Famille
    Ages 2–6 • Le Skyroom
    Playful, creative activities will forge a deeper child/parent bond while giving a taste of French language and culture!

    Cost: FIAF Members, $7        

            Non-Members, $10


    Library Meet and Greet
    Haskell Library
    Kids can attend Contes et Confetti, while parents tour the library and Espace Jeunesse, learn about kids' materials, enjoy light refreshments, and meet other FIAF parents and children.

  • Created by: FIAF
  • Colin Gee: The Fabulist

  • Nov 5, 2011 from 11:00am to 12:00pm
  • Location: FIAF - Florence Gould Hall
  • Description: The Fabulist is a mesmerizing and whimsical solo performance by Colin Gee, formerly of Cirque du Soleil, in which a magician becomes the very animals he is attempting to conjure. In this specially commissioned project, Gee brings to life eighteen of La Fontaine's fables—playing all of the parts himself! La Fontaine's playful communication, as well as his technique of connecting classical and contemporary thought through fantastical means are on full display in Gee's nuanced performance. In English.
  • Created by: FIAF
  • CinéKids Film & Activities A Cat in Paris Une vie de chat

  • Nov 5, 2011 from 11:30am to 1:00pm
  • Location: Tinker Auditorium
  • Description:

    This children's thriller set in the alleyways of Paris tells the story of Dino, a pet cat with a double life. By day he lives with Zoe, a mute little girl whose mother is a detective. But at night he sneaks out to work with Nico, a slinky burglar with a big heart. The cat's two worlds collide when Zoe decides to follow Dino on his nocturnal adventures—and falls into the hands of Victor Costa, a blustery gangster planning the theft of a rare statue.


    Post-Film Fun & Activities
    Screening will be followed by a twenty-minute workshop of arts and crafts inspired by the film.


    Ticket Price
    FIAF Members $7
    Non-Members $10

    Click here to buy tickets!

    Jean-Loup Felicioli & Alain Gagnol, 2010
    Color animation. 70 min.
    With the voices of Dominique Blanc, Bruno Salomone,
    Jean Benguigui, Bernadette Lafont
    In French with English subtitles
    Note: Not appropriate for children under 7 years old



  • Created by: FIAF
  • Fest-Noz Vraz / Grand Fest-Noz

  • Nov 5, 2011 from 1:00pm to 7:30pm
  • Location: Hungarian House
  • Description: For our second anniversary Fest-Noz, we decided on the theme “Breton Music in North America”. The performers are all known Breton musicians from all over North America...

    Our event is open to all, musicians, dancers, and miscellaneous artists willing to performed. The only rules are to perform a traditional set of Breton music for dance. Already this year we have commitments from around 40 musicians to participate, and we want to have every one of them!

    Rosters List 
    · Bagad New York (usa)
    · Bartholomew / MacNintch (usa)
    · Int E’Ya! (canada)
    · Le Corre / Payot (usa)
    · Bells & Motley (usa)
    · Trouz Braz (usa)
    · Sonerion (usa)
    · Le Goff / Frère (usa)
    · Tom Pixton (usa)
    · Stephen Gara (usa)
    · Calum Pasqua (usa)
    · Sean Buchta (usa)
    · Les Siffleurs de Nuit (canada)
    + guests ...
  • Created by: Yoann Le Goff
  • Grande soirée apéro-musique

  • Nov 5, 2011 from 4:00pm to 9:00pm
  • Location: Morristown, NJ
  • Description: 3439508616?profile=originalUn cocktail dînatoire à la « Morristown Unitarian Fellowship » 21 Normandy Heights Road, Morristown.

    Venez nombreux - avec vos amis francophones ou francophiles (sans enfants !) - pour redécouvrir les plaisirs de la table à la française. Nous avons invité des fournisseurs francophones à nous faire déguster leurs produits.
    Une soirée décadente - amuse-gueules, vin, buffet froid, fromages, pâtisseries et chocolats à volonté animée par le DJ David, qui nous offre son excellent répertoire de musique française.
    Les personnes désirant participer à cette soirée sont invitées à acheter leurs billets de PVF
  • Created by: Anouk Long