The first edition of Tilt Kids Festival ended on April 3, 2016, after a month of outstanding performances, exhibitions and workshops, featuring artists from France and around the world. Initiated by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy and the French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF), the festival brought to thousands of children and families in New York the opportunity to let their imagination go wild!
The Cultural Services of the French Embassy in partnership with FACE Foundation is pleased to announce the 2016 Grantees of the Contemporary Theater Fund. This year, $125,000 in grants was allocated to 10 institutions for French projects in the U.S. Each project reflects the vibrant state of artistic creation.
In conjunction with Tilt Kids Festival in New York City, the French Cultural Services organized a professional forum on April 1, 2016 on the theme "Arts for Young Audiences". The forum brought together 60 professionals, from various institutions and disciplines, to discuss various topics: Engaging young audiences through art; Presenting challenging subjects such as violence, war, racism, gender; Networks and Circulation of international projects for young audiences.
Rebecca A. T. Stevens : Curator of exhibition "Stories of Migration: Contemporary Artists Interpret Diaspora"
Rebecca A. T. Stevens is Consulting Curator, Contemporary Textiles at The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum, which present exhibition "Stories of Migration: Contemporary Artists Interpret Diaspora" from April 16 to September 4, 2016, with the support of the Cultural Services of the French Embassy.
Applications are being accepted through April 29, 2016 for fall 2016 admission to Le Fresnoy Studio National des arts contemporains.
Book lovers will get their reading lists ready! Independent libraries across the United States and more specifically in Los Angeles (Book Soup) and Denver (Tattered Cover Book Store) will soon be providing curated "French Corners", designed to bring you the best of French and Francophone literature!
Celebrated conductor William Christie and his acclaimed early-music ensemble Les Arts Florissants explore the hedonistic side of the French Baroque with the rarely staged opéra-ballet Les Fêtes Vénitiennes, by André Campra (1660-1744), famed successor to composer Jean-Baptiste Lully. Gamblers, carnies, gypsies, and jilted lovers—baring lots of leg via scanty updates on period dress—populate a series of stories in this crimson-hued carnival of courtly music, dance from Scapino Ballet Rotterdam, and Venetian decadence, originally conceived in the anti-authoritarian ferment surrounding the Sun King Louis XIV’s final days. Play-within-a-play plot devices, melodies borrowed from Lully’s opera Atys, gliding gondolas, and dancing sheep round out Campra’s whimsical nod to French libertinism. They will perform in New York at the Guggenheim on April 11th and the Brooklyn Academy of Music from April 14th through 17th, as well as select dates around the country.
Read an interview with Olivier Letellier. Oh Boy!'s director tells Jose Solis about his process, making grown-up stories for children, and what's next for him.