Film

The Shiny Shrimps

Tuesday, July 9, 2024

4:00 PM
7:30 PM
Film

Let’s Get Physical

Tuesday, July 2, 2024 - Tuesday, July 30, 2024

Film

John McEnroe: In The Realm Of Perfection

Tuesday, July 2, 2024

4:00 PM
7:30 PM
Series
Film

Davy Chou’s Cinematic Travels

Tuesday, May 7, 2024 - Tuesday, June 25, 2024

CTL

Crossing The Line 2024

Thursday, September 5, 2024 - Saturday, December 7, 2024

Curated by L’Alliance New York Artistic Director Violaine Huisman

Upcoming Events

  • Series
    Film
    Florence Gould Theater

    Davy Chou’s Cinematic Travels

    Tuesday, May 7, 2024 - Tuesday, June 25, 2024

    In this series, French-Cambodian filmmaker Davy Chou presents his internationally recognized films along with gems of French cinema that have moved and inspired him.

  • Film
    Florence Gould Theater

    Diamond Island

    Tuesday, June 25, 2024

    4:00 PM
    7:30 PM

    Q&A with director Davy Chou following the 7:30pm screening

    Dir. Davy Chou, 2016, France, Germany, Cambodia, 101min, DCP, Color
    Starring Sobon Nuon, Cheanick Nov, Madeza Chhem, Mean Korn
    In Khmer with English subtitles

    Eighteen-year-old Bora leaves his village for employment on the construction sites of Diamond Island, an ultra-modern and upscale riverfront project emblematic of Cambodia’s future. He’s inducted into the fold with his fellow workers and finds his long-lost older brother, who introduces him to the area’s wealthy urban youth, and all the temptations that come with their lifestyle.

  • Film
    Florence Gould Theater

    Let’s Get Physical

    Tuesday, July 2, 2024 - Tuesday, July 30, 2024

    All eyes are on Paris for the big games this summer, so we’ve curated an athletics-themed cinematic homage. These five French-language films—a mixture of narrative and documentary features—cover some of the most beloved competitive sports, including ice skating, tennis, water polo, volleyball, and soccer.

  • Film
    Florence Gould Theater

    John McEnroe: In The Realm Of Perfection

    L’Empire de la perfection

    Tuesday, July 2, 2024

    4:00 PM
    7:30 PM

    Using never-before-seen 16mm footage recovered from the Roland-Garros archives, filmmaker Julien Faraut creates an immersive non-traditional documentary that profiles American tennis legend John McEnroe at the height of his career.

  • Film
    Florence Gould Theater

    The Shiny Shrimps

    Les Crevettes pailletées

    Tuesday, July 9, 2024

    4:00 PM
    7:30 PM

    World champion swimmer Matthias Le Goff (Nicolas Gob) puts his career in jeopardy when he makes a homophobic statement on TV. In an attempt to repair his image and rejoin the national team, he takes on the role of coach to the Shiny Shrimps, an amateur gay water polo team training to qualify for Croatia’s Gay Games.

  • Film
    Florence Gould Theater

    Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait

    Zidane, un portrait du 21e siècle

    Tuesday, July 16, 2024

    4:00 PM
    7:30 PM

    Delving into the unique playing style of French soccer superstar Zinédine Zidane, this documentary—filmed live with 17 synchronized cameras—zooms in on one momentous game: the April 23, 2005 Spanish LaLiga match between Real Madrid and Villarreal.

  • Film
    Florence Gould Theater

    Kiss & Cry

    Tuesday, July 23, 2024

    4:00 PM
    7:30 PM

    Shot in the style of a documentary, Kiss & Cry immerses the audience into the cutthroat world of competitive ice skating. The cast is comprised of real-life skaters, and focuses on the day-to-day struggles and adolescent desires of Sarah (Sarah Bramms), who has returned to Colmar, France for seasonal instruction with her vicious trainer Xavier (Xavier Dias).

  • Film
    Florence Gould Theater

    The Witches of the Orient

    Les Sorcières de l’Orient

    Tuesday, July 30, 2024

    4:00 PM
    7:30 PM

    Filmmaker Julien Faraut’s documentary explores the thrilling story of a group of textile factory workers who joined together to become a legendary Japanese women’s volleyball team, boasting a 258-game winning streak and claiming the gold medal at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics.

  • CTL

    Crossing The Line 2024

    Thursday, September 5, 2024 - Saturday, December 7, 2024

    Spanning nearly four months of programming at both L’Alliance and venues across New York City, the 2024 Crossing The Line Festival captures the expansive, transnational interconnectedness of the Francophone world.

    This year’s offerings include an array of visual art, film, and live performance, and feature new works by Jérôme Bel and Tiago Rodrigues; the North American premiere of dance artist Lenio Kaklea; an art exhibition by Nina Childress; and a closing summit and performance activation by Bintou Dembélé.

  • CTL
    L’Alliance Gallery

    Glowing Heads

    Thursday, September 5, 2024 - Friday, January 3, 2025

    Opening Reception on September 5, 6-8pm

    American-born artist Nina Childress—recently inducted into the Académie des Beaux-Arts—takes over L’Alliance New York’s public spaces with vibrant, fluorescent paintings and newly commissioned murals that showcase her unique, lifelong, and incisively critical engagement with portraiture.

  • CTL
    Florence Gould Theater

    Jérôme Bel (2021)

    Friday, September 27, 2024

    7:30 PM

    Saturday, September 28, 2024

    7:30 PM

    The seminal choreographer opens this year’s festival with a career retrospective he calls “auto-bio-choreo-graphy.” For ecological reasons, Bel no longer travels by plane; instead, Broadway actress April Matthis plays him, blending filmed dance documentation, monologue, and live restaging into an unexpected evening that’s both a survey of past creation and a gesture of constant reinvention.

  • CTL
    NYU Skirball

    One Song

    Thursday, October 3, 2024

    7:30 PM

    Friday, October 4, 2024

    7:30 PM

    Saturday, October 5, 2024

    7:30 PM

    U.S. PREMIERE

    Praised by The New York Times as one of the “Top European Productions of 2022” during its run at the Avignon Festival, One Song combines a live competition and a concert, inviting us to form a community, lift each other up, and ask how one song can give meaning to a whole society.

  • CTL
    Governors Island, NY

    Analphabètes

    Saturday, October 5, 2024

    12:00 PM
    2:00 PM
    4:00 PM

    NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE & ARTIST U.S. DEBUT

    Originally commissioned for a Cycladic island, then restaged in both the Tuileries and Versailles gardens, Greek-born and Paris-based choreographer Lenio Kaklea designed this piece as a response to physical landscape consisting of three distinct levels of spectatorship—near, far, and very far away.

  • CTL
    New York Live Arts

    Αγρίμι / Fauve

    Wednesday, October 9, 2024

    7:30 PM

    Thursday, October 10, 2024

    7:30 PM

    Friday, October 11, 2024

    7:30 PM

    NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE & ARTIST U.S. DEBUT

    The Greek-born and Paris-based international choreographic star makes her North American debut with what she terms a “rewilding of bodies”—a starkly minimalist transformation of space using a cluster of metal poles to evoke the physical and imaginary powers of the forest.

  • CTL
    Chocolate Factory Theater

    Dance is the archeologist, or an idol in the bone.

    Thursday, October 17, 2024

    7:00 PM

    Friday, October 18, 2024

    7:00 PM

    NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE

    Returning to the US for the first time in 10 years, French transplant DD Dorvillier crafts a solo in collaboration with sound artist Sébastien Roux, structured by dance scores which emerged from a dream. In this work dance digs as an archeologist, as the dancer’s present is confronted by an immediate sonic past, as she moves towards the future.

  • CTL
    NYU Skirball

    Showgirl

    Friday, October 18, 2024

    7:30 PM

    Saturday, October 19, 2024

    7:30 PM

    A trashy American musical, an absurd cabaret, and a techno oratorio of gender stereotypes, Marlène Saldana and Jonathan Drillet’s Showgirl simultaneously embodies and deconstructs the glory, glitter, and gore of Paul Verhoeven’s 1995 cult film.

  • CTL
    New York Live Arts

    Quartiers libres revisited

    Thursday, October 24, 2024

    7:30 PM

    Friday, October 25, 2024

    7:30 PM

    Saturday, October 26, 2024

    7:30 PM

    Quartiers libres (free rein) explores and reveals those peculiar spaces we are trapped in, those forbidden places where we choose to wander: spaces open to endless possibilities, spaces to surrender and allow for revelation. 12 years after its premiere in France, Nadia Beugré revisits her emblematic solo with two emerging artists from the Ivory Coast.

  • CTL
    Le Skyroom

    Mothering the Tongue

    Friday, November 1, 2024

    7:30 PM

    Saturday, November 2, 2024

    7:30 PM

    Weaving theoretical, cultural and personal reflections on the origins of language in the body into a sublimely physical lecture-demonstration, acclaimed dance artist Adam Linder inaugurates L’Alliance New York’s newly renovated Skyroom, a workshop space designed for intimate encounters with performance.

  • CTL
    New York Live Arts

    Le sacre de Lila

    Friday, November 8, 2024

    7:30 PM

    Saturday, November 9, 2024

    7:30 PM

    Inspired by the Lila ceremonies, traditional mystical and musical celebrations of his native Morocco, Ismaël Mouaraki explores trance with a group of male dancers in his newest creation. Through them, the French-Moroccan-Canadian retraces his own journey before the eyes of the public. Meaning “night” in Arabic, a “Lila” is a set of nocturnal healing rituals that blends singing, dancing, and music, traditionally found in some North African countries.

  • CTL
    BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music)

    Catarina and the Beauty of Killing Fascists

    Presented by BAM in association with L’Alliance New York’s Crossing The Line Festival

    Wednesday, November 13, 2024

    7:30 PM

    Thursday, November 14, 2024

    7:30 PM

    Friday, November 15, 2024

    7:30 PM

    Saturday, November 16, 2024

    7:30 PM

    Sunday, November 17, 2024

    3:00 PM

    NY PREMIERE

    Last in BAM in 2021 with his internationally acclaimed work By Heart (NYT Critic’s Pick), Festival d’Avignon Artistic Director Tiago Rodrigues brings his uniquely political vision of theater back to New York with this gripping original drama that marries the burning issues of today with the ghosts of our past as only live performance can.

  • CTL
    Le Skyroom

    Le Petit B

    Saturday, November 16, 2024

    9:30 AM
    11:30 AM
    3:30 PM

    NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE

    Created especially for very young children, Le Petit B engages its audience through interactive play, choice, and spatial exploration. Created by award-winning choreographer Marion Muzac and visual artist Émilie Faïf, this charming immersive experience offers an inventive landscape peopled by two dancers and warm, inviting cushions that evoke the comfort of a mother’s breasts.

  • CTL
    Florence Gould Theater

    Back and Forth: Dialogues with Painting and Film

    Friday, November 22, 2024

    7:30 PM

    Saturday, November 23, 2024

    5:00 PM
    7:30 PM

    Chris Marker follows Roberto Matta. Alain Resnais ponders Guernica. Philippe Garrel searches with Frédéric Pardo. Niki de Saint Phalle spins a fairy tale. Anthony Ramos takes his practice abroad. For two days, painters and filmmakers in France and America will volley back and forth ideas and experimental forms across the canvas and the screen. Films to include Marker’s Matta ’85 and Garrel’s Le Berceau de cristal.

  • CTL
    Performance Space New York

    Palabre & Rite de passage // solo II

    Friday, December 6, 2024

    7:00 PM

    Saturday, December 7, 2024

    7:00 PM

    NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE

    Combining solo performance with an art scene from the peripheries and the Antilles, this two day celebration centers around transdisciplinary artist Bintou Dembélé’s investigations into the concept of “marronnage”—a term historically identified with enslaved peoples’ escape from the plantation, but which has come to signify the fugitivity of the body, spirit and soul from all forms of current oppression.

  • Haskell Library

    Plonk & Replonk – Bébert
    Cabinet of Curiosities

    Thursday, September 21, 2023 - Tuesday, December 31, 2024

    In honor of its 125th anniversary, L’Alliance New York has commissioned a new, permanent installation by the Swiss artist collective Plonk & Replonk – Bébert. Cabinet of Curiosities, marking the collective’s U.S. premiere, takes visitors on a journey through L’Alliance New York’s history, using humorously re-imagined historical artifacts.