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Crossing the Line: Thought-Provoking Performances in New York

From September 18 through October 13, the French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) presents Crossing the Line Festival 2018, the 12th edition of its critically acclaimed interdisciplinary showcase for avant-garde creative talents from around the world. The wide-ranging, thought-provoking lineup includes What Remains, a collaboration between choreographer Will Rawls, poet Claudia Rankine, and video artist John Lucas that explores the effects...

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Bénédicte Pesle, Early Promoter of American Dance in France, Has Died
The New York Times

After discovering the work of choreographer Merce Cunnimghamm during a trip to New York in 1953, Bénédicte Pesle dedicated her life to promoting American stage artists in France. She was 90 when she passed away on January 17, 2018. She worked humbly backstage, stayed away from the spotlight, and considered herself a "secrétaire d’artistes," a secretary of artists, rather than...

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Polina, Portrait of an Artist in the Making

French choreographer Angelin Preljocaj has made his first foray into the world of fictional cinema by adapting a successful French graphic novel for the screen. Accompanied by co-director Valérie Müller, the movie "Polina," out in U.S. theaters on August 25, recounts the years of training undertaken by a young ballerina who, as she prepares to become a lead dancer, decides...