Albertine Dance Season 2023

Albertine Dance Season 2023

Albertine Dance Season

January 2 - December 31, 2023
A year-long celebration of the art of dance from inception to performance.

For many years, international dance exchange between France and the United States has been thriving. The ability to cultivate new relationships and reinforce dynamic cooperation among individuals and institutions across the Atlantic has nurtured and given rise to a new generation of artists and choreographers. Mutual artistic influences have created a more inclusive and diverse dance scene.  To continue the momentum, Villa Albertine, the new French institution for arts and ideas in the United States organizes a Dance Season in 2023 to reflect on the evolution of dance in a post pandemic world and to encourage a new generation of dancers and choreographers.  

Albertine Dance Season includes: a program of residencies, dance companies on tour, a program of panels and talks, and a professional symposium. Click here for more details.

Schedule of Events 

March 23-26 | Performance
Ombres Portées by Raphaëlle Boitel - Compagnie L'Oublié(e)
at Peak Performances, Montclair, NJ

March 30 - April 2 | Performance
Ombres Portées by Raphaëlle Boitel - Compagnie L'Oublié(e
at ArtsEmerson, Boston, MA

April 6 | 6PM ET | Talk
Black Archives Dancing with Jay Pather, Nelisiwe Xaba, and Nora Chipaumire
Moderated by Candace Thompson-Zachary 
Register here

April 6 | Performance
Ombres Portées by Raphaëlle Boitel - Compagnie L'Oublié(e)
at Williams Center, Lafayette College, Easton, PA

April 13 | 5PM ET | Talk
Lena Blou - Public talk and performance at Slippage Lab (livestream)

April 17 | Talk 
This concerns all of us.” A Somatics of (Political) Agitation.
An online conversation between Miguel Gutierrez and Emma Bigé,
as part of Skirball’s Office Hours. (link pending)

April 21 | 7:30PM ET | Performance
Cela nous concerne tous (This Concerns All of Us) choreographed by Miguel Gutierrez CCN Ballet de Lorraine 
at NYU Skirball 
- Followed by a Post Show Discussion, with Petter Jacobsson, Thomas Caley, Miguel Gutierrez

April 22 | 7:30PM ET | Performance
Four for Walls, choreographed by Petter Jacobsson and Thomas Caley CCN Ballet de Lorraine 
at NYU Skirball 

August 23-27 | Performance
Pixel by Compagnie Käfig on tour at Jacob’s Pillow Festival, a wondrous merging of virtuosic dance and technology created by Choreographer Mourad Merzouki in collaboration with Adrien Mondot and Claire Bardainne (Adrien M & Claire B)

August 30 - September 1 | Performance
Pixel by Compagnie Käfig on tour at The Kennedy Center-Eisenhower Theater


Schedule of Residencies

February 6 - March 10 | Ashley Chen and Peter Steven 
in Los Angeles and San Francisco

February 5 - March 11 | Wanjiru Kamuyu and Dirk Korell 
in New York, Washington and Philadelphia

March 2 - April 4 | Lena Blou 
in Houston

March 13 - April 2 | Marlène Saldana & Jonathan Drillet 
in Los Angeles (Stay #1)

March 14 - April 8 | Jay Pather 
in Washington, Baltimore, and New York (Stay #2)

March 20 - May 7 | Smaïl Kanouté 
in New Orleans and Miami

April 2 - 30 | Nelisiwe Xaba 
in New York

April 4 - 24 | Lena Blou 
in Chicago

April 4 - May 4 | Amala Dianor & Grégoire Korganow 
in Chicago, Atlanta, and Los Angeles

April 9 - 15 | Noé Soulier 
in New York (stay #1)

May 1 - 28 | Flora Détraz 
in New York

May 2 - July 2 | Sarah Fila Bakabadio 
in New York

May 22 - June 8 | Marlène Saldana & Jonathan Drillet 
in Las Vegas (Stay #2)

June | Hamid Ben Mahi and Christophe Huttin 
in Chicago 


The schedule for fall will be announced mid-June.

Stay tuned for more!


Albertine Dance Season is made possible thanks to the generous support of Ardian.


In partnership with

Centre national de la danse (CN D)

As a public establishment founded by the Ministry of Culture, the Centre national de la danse (National Dance Center) brings together all resources aimed at the sector of choreography and its publics in two places, in Pantin (in the Île-de-France region) and in Lyon (in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region). It supports and trains professional dancers, promotes amateur practice, assists with research, conserves and distributes choreographic heritage, and supports the creation of choreographic works in all forms, while promoting a dialogue with other artistic fields.


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Institut français

The Institut français is responsible for France’s international cultural program. Supervised by both the Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs and by the Ministry of Culture, it promotes French culture abroad through cultural exchange initiatives. Operating in a space where the arts, intellectual exchange, cultural and social innovation, and linguistic partnerships interact and intersect, it is also responsible for promoting the French language and the sharing of works, artists, and ideas all over the world. The Institut français is one of Villa Albertine's main French partners.

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Ministry of Culture

The French Ministry of Culture aims to make the major works of humanity— and especially those of France— accessible to the largest number of people possible. As such, it maintains a policy of conservation, of protection, and of development of all components of French cultural heritage. It promotes the creation of works of art and of the mind, and the development of art practices and education. It further contributes to cultural initiatives outside of France, and to initiatives relating to the establishment of French cultural programs throughout the world.


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FACE Foundation

FACE Foundation is an American nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting French-American relations through innovative cultural and educational projects. In partnership with the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States, FACE Foundation promotes artistic, literary, and educational exchange and collaboration between creative professionals from both countries. With additional corporate, foundation, and individual support, FACE Foundation administers grant programs in the performing and visual arts, cinema, translation, and secondary and higher education, while providing financial sponsorship to French-American festivals and other cultural initiatives. FACE Foundation focuses on new and recent work of living artists and the promotion of bilingualism and the French language.