Fall for France This Fall

Woman and man dance on street in Brooklyn

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.

Drawing of woman playing instrument, illustration of black levitating umbrella holding strings of speech bubbles; Elderly Woman and Man Face Camera; Man Looks at Composition on a Soundboard with Many Wires
Events at Brooklyn Falls for France: Including “Gilles Barbier Solo Show; Why? Peter Brook & Marie-Hélène Estienne; Rhys Chatham: The Sun Too Close to the Earth

 

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!