SEPTEMBER 12, 2016

Interview with Valerie Steele, Director and chief curator of the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology

By French Culture Arts

Valerie Steele has organized more than 25 exhibitions since 1997, including The Corset, London Fashion, Gothic: Dark Glamour; Daphne Guinness, A Queer History of Fashion, Dance and Fashion and the forthcoming Proust’s Muse, the Countess Greffulhe.


"French Comics Framed" Festival


The French Comics Association is pleased to present the inaugural French Comics Framed, a monthlong festival devoted to highlighting the best work of Francophone comics artists and graphic novelists. The festival comprises an exhibition at The Cooper Union and a series of discussions around New York City. Most events are free and open to the public.


Dance Conversation with Anne Nguyen and Sonia Bel Hadj Brahim, Compagnie par Terre

By French Culture Arts

Breakdance world champion Anne Nguyen makes her U.S. debut at Crossing the Line festival with Graphic Cyphers, a commission from the organization Dancing in the Streets, and the presentation of the quartet Autarcie (…) Anne Nguyen and Sonia Bel Hadj Brahim, one of the dancers of Autarcie (…) speak with Nicole Birmann Bloom, Program Officer, Performing Arts, French Cultural Services.


Princeton University's France Global Seminar on French Theater Today

By French Culture Arts

Princeton University's France Global Seminar entitled French Theater Today: In Practice and Performance in Paris and at the Avignon Theater Festival, took place from June 11 to July 23, 2016. Coordinated by Senior Lecturer Florent Masse, the course introduced students to the rich history of French theater, to its traditional and contemporary scene, as well as to the vibrant Avignon Festival. Sam Gravitte, student, shares his impressions.


In Memoriam: Michel Butor

By Rebecca Pittel

An homage to French modernist writer Michel Butor, most famous for the novel La Modification, who garnered the high respect of his peers Sarraute, Simon and Roland Barthes, and also served as a source of inspiration to younger writers such as French novelist J. M. G Le Clézio and American poet John Ashbery.

AUGUST 31, 2016

Interview with Mohamed El Khatib, author-director

By French Culture Arts

French/Moroccan author and director Mohamed El Khatib presented "Finir en beauté”, a solo lecture presentation on loss and remembrance, drawing from documents from his family’s past at Time Based Art Festival, Portland Institute of the Arts (September 16-18) and at Princeton Festival of Princeton University Seuls en scène (September 28-29).

AUGUST 29, 2016

FIAF - Crossing the Line Festival 2016

By French Culture Arts

The tenth annual edition of Crossing the line, FIAF's celebrated fall arts festival will run from September 22 through November 3rd. It presents interdisciplinary works and performances by artists from around the world, in venues and public spaces throughout New York City.

AUGUST 29, 2016

Fashion Designer Sonia Rykiel Dies at 86

By French Culture Arts

“I think creativity is inside you,” Ms. Rykiel told The Times Magazine in 1982. “If you have something to tell, you expose it. I never went to design school. I was so strong in my thinking and my way of seeing fashion, I knew exactly what I wanted. I said to myself, ‘I have no limits.’”

AUGUST 26, 2016

Upcoming Jean-Michel Pilc Shows

By Francerocks

Jean-Michel Pilc has performed with numerous giants in the music field such as: Roy Haynes, Michael Brecker, Dave Liebman, Jean Toussaint, Rick Margitza, Martial Solal, Michel Portal, Daniel Humair, Marcus Miller, Kenny Garrett, Lenny White, Chris Potter, John Abercrombie, Mingus Dynasty & Big Band, Lew Soloff and Richard Bona.

AUGUST 25, 2016

Piaf! The Show Touring the US; Carnegie Hall in January

By Francerocks

With over half a million tickets sold in more than 30 countries and acclaimed reviews worldwide PIAF!, THE SHOW – a musical celebration of the life and music of the legendary French chanteuse – returns to America as part of the extended world tour. The highlight of the American leg of a 400-performance global tour is the special presentation at Carnegie Hall on January 6, 2017.

AUGUST 24, 2016

Seuls en Scène 2016: Princeton University's French Theater Festival

By French Culture Arts

The fifth edition of Seuls en Scène – Princeton University's French Theater Festival will run from September 22 to October 6, 2016, in partnership with Princeton University-Lewis Center for the Arts and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy. As in previous years, the festival will offer up a diverse and rich season of contemporary French theater.

AUGUST 24, 2016

FUSED Grantees 2016

By French Culture Arts

2016 FUSED (French-US Exchange in Dance) Grantees: Six projects were selected last June supporting the U.S. debut of the breakdancer/hip hop dancer and choreographer Anne Nguyen and highlighting cross-collaborative projects by Frederic Nauzyciel, Jimmy Robert, Joe Goode Performance Group and Stefanie Batten Bland.