Saturday, May 5, 2012 (10)

May 5, 2012
February 18, 2012
Saturday
  • Edith Piaf, alive and living in New York

  • Feb 18, 2012 at 4:30pm to Jun 21, 2012 at 6:00pm
  • Location: The Metropolitan Room
  • Description:

    Edith Piaf Alive and Living in New York

    Introducing Floanne

    Written by Floanne Ankah & Alice Jankell

    Directed by Alice Jankell

    Piano: Audrey Saint-Gil, Accordion: Kate Dunphy

    Guitar: Marcel Van Dam, Percussion: Alby Roblejo

    Saturday, Jan 21/Feb 18/Mar 17 at 9:30

    Thursday, April 19/May 17/Jun 21 at 9:30

    The Metropolitan Room

    34 West 22nd Street, New York, NY 10010 Tickets $20.00, 2 drinks minimum (212) 206-0440, www.metropolitanroom.com

    www.floanne.com


    French actress and singer Floanne Ankah recounts the Piaf story. This authentic ‘chanteuse’ and farm girl opens the door to her culture, by taking a closer look at the legendary ‘Little Sparrow’ —with that husky, mournful voice so popular in the 1940’ and 50’s. The performance is a culturally rich and moving presenta- tion that will make you smile, with tunes transporting you to other times and places.

    Yes, both Floanne and Edith Piaf will be attending the rendez-vous in a medley of vintage tunes from their native France... with a modern twist. She w

  • Created by: Flo Ankah
March 2, 2012
Friday
  • Middle Eastern Music Lessons/Classes at Alwan for the Arts

  • Mar 2, 2012 to May 25, 2012
  • Location: Alwan for the Arts
  • Description:
    Alwan for the Arts is excited to announce weekly group and private Arab Music Instruction this spring. Opportunities are available for beginners and seasoned musicians of all ages to learn fundamentals of Arab music and/or study specialized topics, such as focusing on many iterations of a single Maqam throughout a few decades, learning to sing and perform many maqams and popular songs along with classical Arabic poetry, studying vocal repertoire in an all-woman setting, and learning to play and jam on Arabic percussion instruments. Private lessons are also available on traditional as well as Western instruments and voice.  

    Group Classes include:  
    Maqam theory and practice (Maqam Rast in Early 20th c. Egypt)
    Arabic Percussion
    Women's Choir (Arabic repertoire, no knowledge of Arabic necessary!)
    Iraqi Maqam (repertoire and variation)

     

    Private lessons also available on violin'oudbuzuqqanunsanturtrumpetpercussionvoice (male and female).
    All other instrumentalists encouraged to stud
  • Created by: Lety ElNaggar
March 10, 2012
Saturday
  • DISTORTING [A MESSIAH PROJECT 13C]

  • Mar 10, 2012 at 1:00pm to May 5, 2012 at 1:00pm
  • Location: THE INVISIBLE DOG ART CENTER
  • Description:

    A sculptural installation overwhelming the ground floor of the Invisible Dog Art Center inspired by R. Justin Stewart’s research into the Jewish concept of the messiah and curated by Risa Shoup

    After two years of research, R. Justin Stewart, a professed agnostic, will install Distorting (a messiah project, 13C), an intricate environment constructed of fleece, rope and plastic that will serve as a 3-D representation of the concept of the messiah in the 13th Century. Distorting is a visual delight that will overwhelm the viewer with color and shape as it invades the Invisible Dog. Those viewers wanting to understand the connection between the sculptural elements and the information that inspired them will need only to scan QR codes, discreetly embedded throughout the sculpture, with their phone or other mobile devices to download the information they seek.

    In the coming years, Stewart will unveil additional installations under the umbrella of “a messiah project.” Just as Distorting only fo

  • Created by: lucien zayan / the invisible dog
April 12, 2012
Thursday
  • MONSIEUR LAZHAR

  • Apr 12, 2012 to Jun 29, 2012
  • Location: Elinor Bunin Muroe Film Center and Angelika Film Center
  • Description:

    After learning of the death of an elementary school teacher, Bachir Lazhar (Fellag), a 55-year-old Algerian immigrant, goes to the school to offer his services as a substitute teacher.  Quickly hired to replace the deceased, he finds himself thrown into an establishment in crisis, while going through his own personal tragedy. The film features exquisite performances by Fellag and the child actors playing Monsieur Lazhar’s young students coping with grief and learning to heal.

    Award-winning writer-director Philippe Falardeau’s previous works - including Congorama and It’s Not Me I Swear! - have been screened at festivals around the world including Cannes, Toronto, New Directors/New Films, Berlin and Locarno. MONSIEUR LAZHAR, his fourth feature, is an adaptation of the play “Bashir Lazhar” by Montreal playwright Evelyne de la Cheneliere.

  • Created by: Aimee Morris
 
  • Retrospective Robert Bresson at BAMcinématek

  • Apr 12, 2012 to May 6, 2012
  • Location: BAMcinematek
  • Description:
    Robert Bresson
    Restrospective, BAMcinématek

    BAMcinématek presents the first complete retrospective in over a decade of the most uncompromising and visionary of directors.

    This retrospective takes place from April 13 - May 6.

    Dates and Tickets @ BAM

    Paring the language of film down to its essential elements—minimally expressive performances by nonprofessional actors, highly detailed sound design, tableau-like compositions that sear themselves into the mind’s eye—Robert Bresson (1901—1999) searched for the soul in the modern world, revealing the divine in the unlikeliest places and exploring states of both spiritual rapture and lament. BAMcinématek presents the first complete retrospective in over a decade of the most uncompromising and visionary of directors. All films in 35mm and in French with English subtitles. 

    "Bresson is to French cinema what Mozart is to German music and Dostoevsky is to Russian literature.” —Jean-Luc Godard 

    “Every film is a must-see!” —Dave Kehr, The New York Tim

  • Created by: Nathalie Charles
April 25, 2012
Wednesday
  • L'Atelier Francophone: Cours de théâtre en français

  • Apr 25, 2012 at 2:00pm to May 29, 2012 at 3:45pm
  • Location: ART-NY
  • Description:

    L'atelier francophone - un cours de théâtre pour francophones

    L'Atelier Francophone est un cours de théâtre en Français à NY. Nous travaillons sur des scènes diverses écrites par des auteurs contemporains francophones. 

    Horaire : Le mercredi, de 18h à 19h45
    Dates (Six cours) : 25 Avril - 23 Mai  + Présentations de scènes et soirée : Mardi, le 29 Mai de 19h30 à 21h30. 

    Tarif: $330
    New York in French members: $265, Code: NYINFRENCH
    Returning students/Performing Arts Professionals: $225 

    Inscrivez-vous!

    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
  • Created by: Manisha Snoyer - Actress/Teacher
April 27, 2012
Friday
  • Françoise Pétrovitch: Inklings

  • Apr 27, 2012 at 7:00am to Jun 23, 2012 at 1:00pm
  • Location: FIAF Gallery
  • Description:

    The FIAF Gallery is pleased to present the New York debut exhibition of Françoise Pétrovitch, a widely admired French artist. Her work is featured in the public collections of several French museums and has been exhibited internationally. Her recent, large-scale installation at the Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature generated significant acclaim and interest in her work.

    In Inklings, Pétrovitch pairs her whimsical yet unsettling ink wash drawings with a video installation of over 200 designs. Ethereal and haunting, the raw animal drawings are simultaneously infused with a sense of intimacy and fragility. A sculptor with extensive experience, including at the historic Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres, Pétrovitch brings a powerful sense of substance and form to her two dimensional drawings.

    Tour this engaging exhibition and explore Françoise Pétrovitch’s imaginative world.

    Free and open to the public.

    Gallery Hours
    Tue–Fri: 11am–6pm
    Sat: 11am–5pm

  • Created by: FIAF
May 5, 2012
Saturday
  • Shooting HUG ME ! N°25 à NEW YORK !!!

  • May 5, 2012 from 10:00am to 12:00pm
  • Location: Manhatan location to be confirmed on the link https://www.facebook.com/events/270225913061900/
  • Description:

    Hi all,

    A friend of mine Karine Paoli is a professional photographer and is coming in the Big Apple beginning of May for a shooting.

    The concept is simple : Since june 2009, Karine is shooting people (already 900+ participants) in front of a "special" wall.

    Participants are asked to mime a Hug, to inscribe it to a person they are thinking to and to add a song they like.

    2 black & white pictures 1 from the back (where the Hug is mimed, 1 from the front (where you can do whatever you want for the person you are thinking to)

    + a dedication

    + a song

    = a HUG

    Pictures will be finally used on exhibitions, art books...

    It's fun, really fun, it's free and it takes only few minutes of you time --> so come how you are, with whom you are !!!

    Karine will wait for you (exact location still to be determined)

    Follow the event on FB (it's in French)

     

  • Created by: Virginie Benne