Monday, November 14, 2011 (5)

Nov 14, 2011
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
November 10, 2011

  • Nov 10, 2011 to Dec 2, 2011
  • Location: Lincoln Plaza and Angelika Film Center
  • Description: The day is May 6, 2007, France’s run-up to the presidential elections. As the French people are getting ready to go to the polls to elect their new president, presidential candidate Nicolas Sarkozy has shut himself away in his home. Though Sarkozy soon knows he has won the election, he is alone, gloomy and despondent. For hours he has been trying to reach his wife, Cécilia but to no avail. The last five years start unfurling before our eyes, recounting Sarkozy’s unstoppable ascent, riddled with in-party backstabbing, media manipulation, riots, sarcastic confrontations and extra-marital affairs.

    THE CONQUEST chronicles the volatile right-leaning Sarkozy’s startling rise to become President of France and the emotional and psychological stakes involving the conquest of power.  On the day the diminutive Sarkozy conquered his ultimate ambition, his wife, who for twenty years had struggled to pull the man she loved from the shadow into the light, walked out on him for another man.
  • Created by: Aimee Morris
  • Galerie Downtown by François Laffanour Booth 30 at Pavilion of Art and Design

  • Nov 10, 2011 to Nov 14, 2011
  • Location: Park Avenue Armory
  • Description:

    The Galerie DOWNTOWN, which is present at all the
    major international art market events (TEFAF, Biennale
    des Antiquaires, DesignMiami/Basel, FIAC), will be taking
    part in the first Pavilion of Art and Design in New York,
    from 10 to 14 November 2011.

    Going against the grain, in the early 1980s, François
    Laffanour created the Galerie DOWNTOWN with a thoroughly avant-garde brief: the rehabilitation of 20th century architects’ furniture which had sunk into oblivion. For
    more than 30 years, François Laffanour has been tirelessly
    championing the work of two pionneers of 20th century
    Decorative Arts: Jean Prouvé and Charlotte Perriand
    (joint founder of the Union des Artists Modernes with Le
    Corbusier in 1929), as well as that of Serge Mouille and
    Isamu Noguchi.

    The gallery also holds the archives of the gallery owner
    Simon Steph, from 1956 to 1974 producer of the furniture
    of  Prouvé, Perriand, Mouille, Jouve and Noguchi.
    Essentially passionate about freedom, these postwar

  • Created by: Laurence Fayard
  • Exhibition: Clergue in America

  • Nov 10, 2011 at 6:00am to Dec 21, 2011 at 1:00pm
  • Location: FIAF Gallery
  • Description:

    Free and Open to the Public.


    Clergue in America showcases French photographer Lucien Clergue’s powerful depictions of the United States in an exhibition that spans the White Sands desert in New Mexico, the highways of Santa Fe, the expansive deserts of California, and the streets of New York.

    Through his use of light, textures, and form, Clergue captures both the impressive sights of the United States and the raw beauty of the human form, often juxtaposing natural and manmade wonders.

    A catalogue of Lucien Clergue’s work will be available to visitors, and, for the first time, an edition of the catalogue will also be accessible as a free iPad app.

  • Created by: FIAF
November 14, 2011
  • La quête infinie de l'autre rive: Épopée en trois chants

  • Nov 14, 2011 from 1:00pm to 2:30pm
  • Location: Buell Hall, East Gallery at Columbia University
  • Description:

    Readings and discussion in French


    Sylvie Kandé will read excerpts from her neo-epic poem, La quête infinie de l’autre rive: Épopée en trois chants (Gallimard, 2011), followed by a discussion on the theme of poetry, voyage and immigration with El Hadji Malick Ndiaye.


    Sylvie Kandé teaches African Studies at SUNY Old Westbury.


    Co-sponsored by the Institute of African Studies

  • Created by: Columbia Maison Francaise