French Culture's Events (11)

April 2, 2016
Saturday
  • Cool Cooking with Wylie Dufresne

  • Apr 2, 2016 from 7:00am to 8:00am
  • Location: Museum of Food and Drink
  • Description:

    Award-winning chef Wylie Dufresne will lead a workshop at the Museum of Food and Drink on April 2 at 11am as part ofTilt Kids Festival, a co-production between the Cultural Services of the French Embassy and French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF). 

    This fun, hands-on workshop is entitled Cool Cooking with Wylie Dufresne: The Magic of Liquid Nitrogen. What is flavor and how can you make it? Kids will have fun discovering the exciting world of taste and food science!


    Wylie Dufresne was born in 1970 in Providence, Rhode Island and moved to New York in 1977. In 1992 he completed a B.A. in philosophy at Colby College, Maine. After college, Wylie enrolled at the French Culinary Institute in New York and was then employed at Jo Jo's from 1994 to 1997. He was then hired to work on the opening of Restaurant Jean Georges, eventually becoming the sous chef. In 1998 Dufresne was hired as Chef de Cuisine at Vongerichten's Prime in The Bellagio, Las Vegas. In 1999 he left Prime to become the first

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April 1, 2016
Friday
  • Play Reading of Oh Boy!

  • Apr 1, 2016 to Apr 2, 2016
  • Location: The Cultural Services of the French Embassy
  • Description:

    As part of the Tilt Kids Festival, co-produced by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy and French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF), the French Cultural Services will host an English reading of the children's play Oh Boy!, directed byOlivier Letellier, on April 2.

    Oh Boy! is the honest and heartrending story of a group of siblings that falls from the sky into the lap of an unqualified, unprepared young man. With tenderness and humor, Marie-Aude Murail's renowned children's novel examines some of life’s most devastating events, such as illness and the loss of a loved one, and challenges society’s definitions of normalcy and family. 

    The reading will be followed by a Q&A.

    Adapted for the stage by Catherine Verlaguet; translated by Nicholas Elliott; performed by Matthew Brown. 

    Produced by Théâtre du Phare, and presented in association with the New Victory Theater. 


    Olivier Letellier was trained at the École Internationale de Théâtre Jacques Lecoq. He discovered storytelling through G

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  • BAM Presents Carnival of the Animals by Circa

  • Apr 1, 2016 to Apr 3, 2016
  • Location: BAM Fisher
  • Description:

    As part of Tilt Kids Festival, co-produced by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy and French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF), the Australian circus company Circa will perform Carnival of the Animals at BAM Fisher on April 2 and 3. 

    A menagerie of Australia’s most talented acrobats transforms into elephants, kangaroos, swans, and other creatures. Circa, the premier circus-theater ensemble from down under, performs a fantastical afternoon set to the infamous strains of Camille Saint-Saëns’ Carnival of the Animals.


    Since 2004, Circa has been at the frontier of new circus – creating powerful works of circus art that challenge, thrill and delight. Featuring an ensemble of multi-skilled circus artists under the direction of Yaron Lifschitz, Circa’s award-winning works have been seen in 33 countries across six continents. At the centre of Circa is the art. Shows that push the boundary of the circus artform, blur the lines between movement, dance, theatre and circus and yet are a uni

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  • DUO1804's Orchestra for Life

  • Apr 1, 2016 to Apr 2, 2016
  • Location: 55 East 59th Street
  • Description:

    Daniel Bernard Roumain and DJ Val-Inc, together known asDUO1804, will present Orchestra for Life on April 2 as part ofTilt Kids Festival, co-produced by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy and French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF). 

    Versed in hip hop, rock, electronic and classical music, and “about as omnivorous as a contemporary artist gets” (New York Times), composer/violinist DBR and Afro-Electronica musician DJ Val-Inc create an immersive and interactive experience with the audience in the celebratory, exclamatoryOrchestra for Life.

    Created together with a public of all ages, this concert-performance redefines the audience experience with electrifying energy, inviting kids and parents to move and sing along with the music. 

    Prior to the performance, the two musicians will lead an interactive workshop as participants learn about the tools and constructs of creating music and sound—in a contemporary fashion—using the body, the voice, acoustic, and electronic instruments to

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March 18, 2016
Friday
  • Carousel of Ideas

  • Mar 18, 2016 to Mar 19, 2016
  • Location: The Cultural Services of the French Embassy
  • Description:

    As part of the Tilt Kids Festival, co-produced by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy and French Institute Alliance Française, the French Cultural Services will host Carousel of Ideas, a day-long event for children on March 19, 2016. 

    For one day, the French Embassy's iconic fifth avenue mansion will be transformed into an inventive and creative space where young audiences can exercise both mind and body. In the morning, philosopher Simon Critchley will orchestrate a forum of ideas with small groups of budding intellectuals. The afternoon will turn to dance, starting withBallet by Jérôme Bel and opening up to an interactive ball for families and children by world-renowned choreographers Bouchra Ouizguen and Miguel Gutierrez.

    Philosophy forums with Simon Critchley - Ages 4-10
    10am - 10:45am; Free with rsvp
    11am - 11:45am; Free with rsvp
    12pm - 12:45pm; Free with rsvp
     
    Ballet by Jérôme Bel - Ages 4 and up
    3pm; FULL
     
    Ball by Bouchra Ouizguen - Ages TBD
    4pm; Free and open to the public
     
    Ball
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March 12, 2016
Saturday
  • 600 HIGHWAYMEN Present The Total People

  • Mar 12, 2016 from 9:00am to 3:00pm
  • Location: FIAF Skyroom
  • Description:

    600 HIGHWAYMEN will present a new commission, The Total Peopleas part of Tilt Kids Festival, co-produced by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy and French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF). The Total People will be performed on March 12 at the FIAF Skyroom. 

    600 HIGHWAYMEN “want to re-wire your theatergoing DNA” (The New Yorker), and we want them to start young! A new commission by the extraordinary creators of Employee of the Year, 600 HIGHWAYMEN present the first incarnation of a new commission. A performance made of people and the songs inside of them, The Total People is a fleeting moment in our lives to see and be seen, to hear and be heard.


    600 HIGHWAYMEN is the moniker for theater artists Abigail Browde and Michael Silverstone. Six original works since 2009, with presentations at Centre Pompidou and Parc de la Villette (France), Festival Theaterformen (Germany), Noorderzon Festival (The Netherlands), Zürcher Theater Spektakel (Switzerland); and in the US, in Under The

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March 8, 2016
Tuesday
  • L'Immédiat by Camille Boitel at NYU Skirball Center

  • Mar 8, 2016 to Mar 13, 2016
  • Location: NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts
  • Description:

    As part of the Tilt Kids Festival, co-produced by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy and French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF), celebrated French circus performer and director Camille Boitel, will present the U.S. premiere of ingenious contemporary circus performance, L'Immédiat, at the NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts.

    In sixty minutes of beautifully orchestrated circus-theatre chaos, seven young acrobat-adventurers defy a tsunami of unstable forces with optimism, dark humor and breathtaking physical skills. L'Immédiat is a tumultuous visual commentary on the uncertainty and mayhem of modern times. Created by the award-winning Camille Boitel, a founding figure from James Thierrée’s Junebug Symphony Company, L'Immédiat was awarded the Prix Mimos in 2010.


    Camille Boitel develops projects at the intersection of circus, magic, and contortion, creating a theater of objects and movement. After winning the inaugural Jeunes Talents Cirque (Young Circus Performer) Award

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March 4, 2016
Friday
  • 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

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March 3, 2016
Thursday
  • 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

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February 29, 2016
Monday
  • 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

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February 4, 2016
Thursday
  • Cabaret de Magie Nouvelle by Cie 14:20

  • Feb 4, 2016 from 1:00pm to 2:00pm
  • Location: Florence Gould Hall (FIAF)
  • Description:

    The company 14:20 will present its spellbinding magical cabaret on March 4 and 5 as part of the Tilt Kids Festival,a co-production between the Cultural Services of the French Embassy and French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF). The performance will take place at French Institute Alliance Française's Florence Gould Hall

    Merging dance, shadow puppetry, circus and magic tricks, this cabaret of magie nouvelle defies theatrical conventions and audience expectations. Watch as the laws of gravity are lifted, jugglers perform unbelievable feats, and fingers intertwine to become intricate shadow puppets. Born from the endless imaginations of Cie 14:20, Paris’ masterminds of new magic.


    Cie 14:20 was founded by Clément Debailleul and Raphaël Navarro in 2000. The company has been one of the first artistic bodies to advance a new form of circus entitled Magie nouvelle, or New Magic. Sensorial imbalance, and the confounding of reality is at the heart of this movement, which melds circus, theater,

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