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2023 FUSED Grantees Announced

Performing Arts

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The Villa Albertine and FACE Foundation are pleased to announce the grantees for the 2023 application cycle of the FUSED (French US Exchange in Dance) program, all part of the Albertine Dance Season.

FUSED program fosters dialogue, strengthens professional relationships, and sparks creative artistry by connecting and supporting leading institutions and contemporary choreographers and performers from France, the African continent, the Caribbean, and the Middle East.  
Grants support the development and/or the presentation of new work.

This year, $206,000 were allocated to 16 projects as follows :

  •  CCN Ballet de Lorraine  

NYU Skirball, New York 

April 21-22 

  • Pixel – Compagnie Käfig – Mourad Merzouki in collaboration with Adrien M & Claire B 

Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, Lenox, MA 

August 24-27, 2023  

John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Kennedy Center 

August 30  – September 1,  2023 

  • Fusion Concept: France – USA Dance Exchange Program  

Ghetto Style Movement 

August in Paris / November in Atlanta 

  • The White Project – Thierry Thieu Niang and Anne Mourier 

The Invisible Dog Art Center, Brooklyn, NY  

August-September 2023 

  •  Pode Ser | C’est toi qu’on adore | Bouffées – Leïla Ka  

University of Rochester, Program of Dance and Movement 

September 9-17, 2023 

  • An Immigrant’s Story – Wanjiru Kamuyu 

CaminAktion for WK Collective  

U.S. tour Princeton University-Seul en scène Festival, PS21 Chatham, The Chocolate Factory Theater, NY 

September 2023 

  • Sourcières – for an environmental and feminist history of dance – Anne Collod 

… & Alters Company in partnership with PS21, Chatham, NY for a creative residency

October 2023 

  • Nevertwentyone –  Smaïl Kanouté – Compagnie Vivons 

U.S. Tour in four cities: FIAF, New York, PS21, Chatham, MIFA, Holyoke, and Duke U., Durham 

September-October 2023 

  • L’Etang – Gisele Vienne  

PS21, Chatham, NY 

October 12-16, 2023

  • Corps Extrêmes – Rachid Ouramdane and Cie XY 

Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) 

October 2023 

  • L’onde – Nacera Belaza  

Three-city tour including Wesleyan Center for the Arts- Wesleyan University 

October 2023 

  • O Samba Do Crioulo Doido – Calixto Neto – Luiz de Abreu 

NYU, Department of Performance Studies, New York 

October 9-13, 2023

  • Takemehome – Dimitri Chamblas and Kim Gordon 

On tour: RedCat, Los Angeles – Fort Mason, San Francisco

November 2023

  • Unisson and Rush – Ashley Chen – Compagnie Kashyl 

La Mama Theater, New York, NY 

November 14 – December 9, 2023 



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