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 

May 27 - June 9 | Emmanuelle Huynh & Jocelyn Cottencin

Second residency for the development of Portrait of the city of Houston
by choreographer Emmanuelle Huynh and filmmaker-videomaker Jocelyn Cottencin at DiverseWorks, Houston, TX
Performance-installation planned in October/early November at DiverseWorks, Houston. 

June 2 - September 8 | Film Festival
Films on the Green 2023, New York City's free outdoor French film festival, selection centered around the theme of Dance in Cinema, in partnership with NYC Parks

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

October 26-27 | Professional Symposium
Making and Supporting Dance between France and the U.S.
Registration will open early September

Past Events

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

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

March 31 - April 1 | Film & Talk
Masterclasses with Léna Blou - Screening of Sô Ava and Q&A with Smaïl Kanouté as part of the Tekrema Festival Dance Forever, in New Orleans, Louisiana

April 6 | 6PM ET | Dance Assembly: A Conversation Series
Black Archives Dancing with Jay Pather, Nelisiwe Xaba, and nora chipaumire
Moderated by Candace Thompson-Zachery
Screening of the dance film La Visite (2020) directed by Tommy Pascal with the choreographer and dancer Wanjiru Kamuyu

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

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

April 16 | 12PM - 2PM ET | Talk
Amala Dianor, Grégoire Korganow and Haytham Nawar -  Public talk and screening of the film "Nioun Rec" (Dianor/Korganow) at Atlanta Contemporary in Atlanta, Georgia
Register here

April 18 | 12:30PM - 1:45PM ET | Talk 
Masterclass of Amala Dianor with Marsha Barski - Dance DepartmentKennesaw State University, Atlanta, Georgia

April 21 & 22 | Dance Assembly: A Conversation Series 
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

April 21 & 22 | 7:30PM ET | Performance
Cela nous concerne tous (This Concerns All of Us) by Miguel Gutierrez, and Four for Walls by Petter Jacobsson and Thomas Caley, with music performed live by Vanessa Wagner CCN Ballet de Lorraine at NYU Skirball 

Performance on April 21 will be followed by a Post Show Discussion with choreographers Petter Jacobsson, Thomas Caley, and Miguel Gutierrez

May 24 | 6:30PM ET | Dance Assembly: A Conversation Series
Transformations: A partial history of Hip Hop Dance across France and the U.S. 
Céline Gallet, Linda Hayford, and Saïdo Lehlouh from the collective FAIR-E (Centre Chorégraphique National, Rennes) in conversation with Tatiana Desardouin, Rokafella, and Caleaf Sellers, moderated by Martha Diaz, Founder and Executive Director, Hip Hop Education Center.
The exchange will include video interviews of France-based performers Walid Boumhani, Nacéra AKA B-girl Hurricane, Lumi Sow and Massangila "Yugson" Lumengo conducted by Jimmy Yudat.


Schedule of Residencies

February 6 - March 10 | Ashley Chen and Peter Steven 
in Los Angeles and San Francisco (Stay #1)

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 8 - 20 | Ashley Chen and Peter Steven
in New York (Stay #2)

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

June | Hamid Ben Mahi and Christophe Huttin 
in Chicago 

September 29-October 11 | Wanjiru Kamuyu  
in Boston (Stay #2)

October 5 - November 1 | Noé Soulier 
in New York (Stay #2)


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. 

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