The Cultural Services of the French Embassy promotes “the best of French arts, literature, cinema, language, and higher education across the US” – and it has an exciting round of programs running now until February 1, 2020 – with “Brooklyn Falls for France”.
More than 20 Brooklyn-based cultural institutions present projects by “authors, artists, choreographers, curators, directors, and publishers from the French-speaking diaspora.”
From street performances and virtual reality presentations to large scale theatrical projects and retrospectives – many of the unique experiences are free and some are even U.S. premieres.
Events include: Pop Up: An Artistic Treasure Hunt where audiences follow a map and poetic clues to discover a series of multidisciplinary pop up performances; Composer Rhys Chatham’s performance of The Sun Too Close to the Earth, “written for a nine-person ensemble with guitars, horns, keyboard, and percussion and the U.S. premiere of his 20-minute solo work Le Possédé for bass flute”; The exhibition Pierre Cardin: Future Fashion which explores the designer’s long and innovative career and creations; Gilles Barbier Solo Show featuring surreal illustrations; And in Why?, renowned theater director, Peter Brook, and his partner, Marie-Hélène Estienne, contemplates the theatre and it’s role in this “poignant reflection created by a master theatrical mind as his career comes to a close, Why? is an extraordinary introspective opus by a relentless artist and visionary.”
Indulge in your love for la langue Francais this fall!