Save The Date: Villa Albertine 2023 Dance Season

Performing Arts
Choreography by Miguel Gutierrez

© Laurent Philippe

Save The Date - Villa Albertine 2023 Dance Season

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 nurture and given rise to a new generations 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 dance makers.  

Developed with the support of major French institutions such as Institut français, Centre National de la Danse (CN D), the French Ministry of Culture, FACE Foundation,  and several U.S. presenting partners, the Villa Albertine 2023 Dance Season features several programs as follows: 


Several Choreographer, Artists and Scholars in Residence 

A program of residencies for 10 choreographers in the United States with research themes as different as new trends of urban dances, the body as an archive, among others, in dialogue with professionals and communities to develop future collaboration; Read about their project here: 

Wanjiru Kamuyu & Dirk Korell (Feb-March)  /  Smaïl Kanouté (March) /  Léna Blou (March-April) /  Ashley Chen & Peter Steven (March-April) / Jonathan Drillet & Marlène Saldana (March) /  Noé Soulier  (April) /   Amala Dianor & Grégoire Korganow (April)  / Nelisiwe Xaba  (April) / Flora Detraz (May) /  Hamid Ben Mahi & Christophe Hutin (June) / Sarah Fila-Bakabadio (May-June)


Companies on Tour

During the second part of the year, several emerging and established companies will tour the United States featuring recent creations, many with multidisciplinary practices: Dorothée Munyaneza, Nacera Belaza, Smaïl Kanouté, Calixto Neto, Jérôme Bel, Dimitri Chamblas, to name a few.

French-American collaborations will also be part of the Dance Season such as Ceci nous concerne tous (This Concerns All of Us),  a commission from Ballet de Lorraine to the American choreographer-performer Miguel Gutierrez (April 21-22, at NYU Skirball)


A Festival in New York during Fall

Over the course of two weeks, Dance Reflections, the signature initiative by Van Cleef & Arpels will present up to 10 companies with all American premieres.


Dialogues and Talks

Programs of discussions will be developed across disciplines with dance makers, scholars and curators to nurture dialogues as well as a robust presence on campuses to reinforce educational and exchange programs.  


A Professional Symposium

A professional symposium (in person/online) will reflect on future partnerships based upon history and present time. It will gather key actors in the dance and performance field in the U.S. and bring partners from across the Atlantic to elaborate a series of best practices and tools to support future partnerships on dance making and curating.

Location: New York.


Calendar of Events
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The Events page is regularly updated. Stay Tuned! 


For more information, contact:

Diane Josse, Cultural Attaché, Visual and Performing Arts | E-mail:

Nicole Birmann Bloom, Program Officer, Performing Arts | E-mail:

Louise Dodet, Coordinator | E-mail:

Noémie Solomon, Advisor for the 2023 Dance Season  and Professional Symposium 


Photo: Ceci nous concerne tous - Choreography by Miguel Gutierrez | Ballet de Lorraine - © Laurent Philippe