Tuesday, March 29, 2016 (9)

Mar 29, 2016
February 29, 2016
  • Le Bestiaire by Ionna Vautrin at the FIAF Gallery

  • Feb 29, 2016 to Apr 2, 2016
  • Location: FIAF Gallery
  • Description:

    As part of the TILT Kids Festival and Oui DesignLe bestiaire transforms FIAF Gallery into a make-believe zoo where children have the chance to imagine becoming all kinds of animals, from the most gentle to the very wild. The brainchild of artist Ionna Vautrin, this exhibit features the whimsical illustrations of 14 artists and invites kids to play and color in mini-creature costumes.

    These stunning costumes are products of the vivid imaginations of an eclectic team comprised of Studio Brichet Ziegler, Perrine Vigneron and Gilles Belley, Louise de Saint Angel, Anne Lutz, Joachim Jirou-Najou, Felipe Ribon, Les Graphiquants, Twice, Helkarava, Bonnefrite, Malika Favre, Amélie Fontaine, Leslie David and Ionna Vautrin.

    On view from January 16 through April 2, 2016, Le bestiaire was produced by the City of Design as part of the Saint-Etienne International Design Biennial 2015.

    Ionna Vautrin was born in 1979 in France. She graduated in 2002 from School of Design Nantes Atlantique. Since 2002, s

  • Created by: French Culture
March 3, 2016
  • TILT Kids Festival

  • Mar 3, 2016 to Apr 3, 2016
  • Location: New York, NY
  • Description:

    The Tilt Kids Festival is a new festival of the arts that talks up—not down—to children, sparking their imaginations and encouraging their dreams. The Cultural Services of the French Embassy and the French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) have joined forces to present gems from France and around the world, together with commissioned work from New York artists for the savviest of audiences, our kids.

    Both institutions are thrilled to embark on this new adventure with a network of leading cultural institutions: The Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM)Museum of Food + DrinkNYU Skirball Center for the Performing ArtsThe New Victory Theater, and The Invisible Dog Art Center.

    Philosophy and music, circus and magic, design, dance and gastronomy come together in a series of ambitious and playful events specially curated for the audiences of today and tomorrow.

    Join us for this month-long adventure, and let’s re-imagine the world!

    The Tilt Kids Festival is presented by the French Institute Alli

  • Created by: French Culture
March 4, 2016
  • Anima: A Collaborative Project

  • Mar 4, 2016 to Apr 14, 2016
  • Location: The Invisible Dog Art Center
  • Description:

    As part of the Tilt Kids Festival, co-produced by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy and the French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF), The Invisible Dog Art Center will present Anima, an installation open from March 5 to April 14. 

    A luscious forest and archaeological dig open up a world of myth and magic in Anima. Kids are invited into the immersive and interactive installation to explore the connection between man, animals, and soul, inspired by Mayan culture.

    Anima is a collaboration between visual artist Prune Nourry(Terracotta Daughters, 2014) and anthropologist Valentine Losseau with artists Etienne Saglio and Takao Shiraishi, scenographer Benjamin Gabrié, and Cie 14:20.

    Prune Nourry is a New York-based French multidisciplinary artist who is currently in residence at the Invisible Dog Art Center in Brooklyn. Trained as a sculptor, Nourry now also explores mediums such as photography, film, performance, and design. She draws her inspiration from themes surrounding bioethic

  • Created by: French Culture
March 10, 2016

  • Mar 10, 2016 to May 27, 2016
  • Location: Paris Theatre and Angelika Film Center
  • Description:

    Cohen Media Group is proud to announce the release of MARGUERITE, writer-director Xavier Giannoli’s satirical tragicomedy set in France in the 1920s, starring Catherine Frot (The Dinner Game, Family Resemblances) as Marguerite Dumont, an eccentric and exceedingly wealthy would-be Opera diva.  Nominated for 11 César Awards including Best Film, Best Director and Best Actress, the film was selected for the Venice and Telluride Fim Festivald, and is scheduled to open in New York at The Paris Theater and the Angelika Film Center on Friday, March 11 with a national roll-out to follow.

    Not far outside Paris, at the beginning of the Roaring 20s, Marguerite lives in a sumptuous mansion, spending much of her time singing famous opera arias dressed in elaborate theatrical costumes. Marguerite sings whole-heartedly, bearing her soul, but is also terribly, and comically, out of tune. When a young, provocative journalist writes a rave review of her latest private recital, Marguerite’s delusion that s

  • Created by: Aimee Morris
March 26, 2016
  • Camus: A Stranger in the city

  • Mar 26, 2016 at 2:00pm to Apr 19, 2016 at 3:00pm
  • Location: New York City
  • Description:

    This spring marks the 70th anniversary of Camus’s one and only trip to the United States. From March to May 1946, he delivered lectures at universities, spoke of the French resistance to Nazi occupation, and acted as a critical observer of American society. Outside of intellectual and literary circles, the young author was scarcely known when he arrived. But he would be. During the course of his visit, his novel The Stranger was published in English for the first time. The New Yorker interviewed him, and the New York Herald Tribune proclaimed him the “boldest writer in France today.”

    Fifty-six years after his tragic death in a car crash, Albert Camus remains a major intellectual figure in the world. His reflections on absurdism and revolt, his constant battle for life, freedom and justice against nihilism, terror and ideologies, continue to stimulate discussion and provoke debate. His writings not only inspire artists in music, theater, and cinema; they also help their readers to live.

  • Created by: Alix de Cazotte
March 28, 2016
  • Camp de printemps en français

  • Mar 28, 2016 at 5:00am to Apr 1, 2016 at 12:30pm
  • Location: French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF)
  • Description:


    Offrez à vos enfants des vacances de printemps en français au FIAF! Cette semaine divertissante sera un séjour d’immersion complète pour vos enfants. Ils créeront, chanteront, danseront,  et exploreront tout en découvrant la culture française. Ouvert aux enfants de tous les niveaux, de débutant à bilingue.

  • Created by: FIAF
March 29, 2016
  • Bonjour NY French Summer Camp Open House

  • Mar 29, 2016 from 2:30pm to 4:00pm
  • Location: PS 84
  • Description:
    Bonjour NY French Summer Camp Open House Event at PS 84 Tuesday March 29 at 6:30pm
    There are only 3 months left until summer! Time to plan a fun summer for your little ones...
    Camp is for children ages 3.5 to 11. All levels are welcome, including beginner French learners!

    Feel free to bring your children, 👪  we would love to meet them 👪. Our Bonjour NY staff members will entertain our future campers while you participate in our 2016 Camp presentation. We will also give you a tour of the facility followed by Q&A and refreshments.
    Click here to register. 
    For more information, please visit our website www.bonjourny.com or call us at 646 588 5068
    We hope to see you there.
    The Bonjour NY team
  • Created by: Houaria
  • JE VEUX VOUS REVOIR - pièce de théâtre en français - à Manhattan

  • Mar 29, 2016 at 4:00pm to Apr 3, 2016 at 11:00am
  • Location: 4Th Street Theatre
  • Description:

    JE VEUX VOUS REVOIR s’inspire d’une histoire vraie et poignante sur la première guerre mondiale.

    Ce spectacle est né des lettres envoyées par Eugène Wernert, professeur agrégé d’histoire géographie, à sa femme Thérèse, au début du conflit. Il retrace son parcours, lui, auquel l’avenir souriait, qui va laisser sa femme et ses enfants, pour aller au devant de l’horreur et qui ne souhaitera qu’une seule chose au cours de ces longs mois : Revoir les siens.

    Le spectateur sera le témoin de cette vie de simple soldat, de la période de sa mobilisation à l’arrivée au front en première ligne et de celle de sa femme restée seule à Lyon, avec l’envie immense de le voir sortir indemne de cette guerre affreuse…

    Ces lettres inédites et magnifiquement écrites sont interprétés par Mathilde Guillemot et Guillaume Le Guernec, deux jeunes comédiens talentueux.

    Mis en scène par Séverine Lafforgue, ce spectacle a remporté un vif succès auprès de nombreux spectateurs et notamment de plus de 500 collégiens et lyc

  • Created by: Séverine LAFFORGUE