FACE Contemporary Theater | Grantees 2017-2018

May 23, 2017 | By French Culture Arts
Le petit chaperon rouge by Joel Pommerat © Elisabeth Carrechio

The Cultural Services of the French Embassy in partnership with FACE Foundation is delighted to announce the 2017-2018 Grantees of the FACE Contemporary Theater program.

This year, a total of $110,200 in grants was allocated to seven organizations presenting French artists in the United States, and to one organization developing a French-American collaboration in France. Each project explores aesthetic boundaries and intercultural dialogue, reflecting the richness and the diversity of contemporary French creation.

Highlights of the 2017 selection include companies and artists such as Compagnie XY, Omar Abusaada, Thierry Thieû Niang, Elise Vigier (Théâtre des Lucioles) with Saul Williams, and the U.S. tours of Dorothée Munyaneza and Joël Pommerat.

American Institutions Presenting French Artists in the U.S.

Discovery Green Conservancy, Houston, TX
“Il n’est pas encore minuit” (It is not midnight yet)
by Compagnie XY

Lincoln Center Festival, New York, NY
“While I was Waiting”
By Omar Abusaada, Text: Mohammad Al Attar

PICA  - Time Based Art Festival, Portland, OR &  Baryshnikov Arts Center, New York, NY
Tour of “Unwanted” (2017 creation)
By Dorothée Munyaneza

French Institute Alliance Francaise (FIAF), New York, NY  & Theatre Raymond Kabbaz, Los Angeles, CA
Tour of “Le petit chaperon rouge”
By Joël Pommerat

The Invisible Dog Art Center, New York, NY
“Au Coeur” (To The Heart)
By Thierry Thieû Niang

French Institutions Presenting American Artists in France

Maison des Arts et de la Culture de Créteil (MAC)
"Harlem Quartet"
By Elise Vigier with Saul Williams
www.maccreteil.com www.theatre-des-lucioles.net

FACE Contemporary Theater is developed by FACE Foundation and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States with lead funding from the Florence Gould Foundation, Institut français, and the French Ministry of Culture and Communication.

FACE Contemporary Theater, a French-American grant program, is dedicated to fostering innovative artistic collaborations in the field of theater and to contributing to the dynamism of intercultural dialogue and exchange between France and the U.S.

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Compagnie XY on tour in the U.S

June 2 - July 22, 2017
Various Locations
United States

Posters and Patriotism: Selling World War I in New York at The Museum of the City of New York

April 5 - September, 2017
Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Avenue, NY10029

XYZT: Abstract Landscapes by Adrien M & Claire B

June 1, 2017 - September 3, 2017
1238 Maryland Ave SW, Washington DC 20024

Palais de Tokyo | Hors les Murs | EXPO CHICAGO

September 13-17, 2017
DuSable Museum of African American History
740 E 56th Pl
Chicago, IL 60637

Mohamed Bourouissa at The Barnes Foundation

June 30–October 2, 2017
The Barnes Foundation
2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19130

VIVA ARTE VIVA and French pavilion at the 2017 Venice Biennale

May 13 - November 26, 2017
la Biennale di Venezia
Venice, Italy
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French productions at the Lincoln Center Festival

July 10-30, 2017
Lincoln Center
70 Lincoln Center Plaza
New York, NY 10023

"Il n'est pas encore minuit" | Compagnie XY | Lincoln Center Festival

July 19-22, 2017
Rose Theater
Broadway at 60th Street
New York, NY 10019

Mystical Symbolism: The Salon de la Rose+Croix in Paris, 1892–1897

Jun 4-Oct 30, 2017
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
1071 5th Avenue
New York, NY

Eugen Gabritschevsky: Theater of the Imperceptible at American Folk Art Museum

Mar 14-Aug 20, 2017
American Folk Art Museum
2 Lincoln Square
New York, NY

“While I Was Waiting” | Omar Abusaada / Mohammad Al Attar | Lincoln Center Festival

July 19-22, 2017
Gerald W. Lynch Theater
524 W 59th St
New York, NY 10019