Crossing the Line 2007, the first edition of FIAF's annual fall festival of contemporary theater, dance, music, visual arts, and film, features some of the most innovative artistic voices from France & New York. These artists are crossing geographic and conceptual lines with daring works which will delight, inspire, surprise, and challenge you to cross your own lines and re-examine your expectations of French culture.

From September 25 through October 30, 2007, explore new avenues of contemporary artistic expression, here at FIAF and at our Crossing the Line partner organizations: Baryshnikov Arts Center, Peter Norton Symphony Space, Performance Space 122, & Chez Bushwick. FIAF is grateful to all the sponsors for their support of this visionary and exciting festival.



The Vultures—a staged reading
Monday, October 1, 2007 at 8pm

FIAF, Florence Gould Hall

NY Premiere
Little Red Riding Hood
Saturday, October 20, 2007 at 7pm

FIAF, Florence Gould Hall

Visual Arts

Cécile Pitois:
inhale-exhale from A to C

Tuesday, September 25–Saturday, October 20, 2007
FIAF Gallery

Invitation to Dance by Cécile Pitois
Kota Yamazaki
Monday, October 1, 2007 at 7pm
Myriam Gourfink
Saturday, October 6, 2007 at 2pm
Daniel Larrieu
Monday, October 15, 2007 at 7pm

FIAF Gallery

Chez Bushwick presents
Video Art from France

Friday, October 12, 2007 at 8pm
FIAF, Florence Gould Hall


World Premiere
Force Majeure: Alexandre Roccoli / New Dance from Paris

Thursday & Friday, September 27 & 28, 2007 at 7:30pm
Saturday, September 29, 2007 at 7:30 & 9:30pm
Sunday, September 30, 2007 at 7:30pm

Chez Bushwick

Compagnie Käfig
presents Wasteland

Saturday, September 29, 2007 at 8pm
Sunday, September 30, 2007 at 3pm

FIAF, Florence Gould Hall

Wednesday, October 3, 2007 at 7 & 9pm
Performance Space 122

NY Premiere
By Pierre Rigal / Aurélien Bory

Wednesday–Friday, October 24–26, 2007 at 7:30pm
Saturday, October 27, 2007 at 7:30 & 9:30pm

Baryshnikov Arts Center


NY Premiere
Nouvelles Vagues:
From Godard to Audiard

Tuesday, October 2, 2007 at 8pm
FIAF, Florence Gould Hall

Jacky Terrasson
Thursday, October 11, 2007 at 8pm
Symphony Space


Meet the Director
An Evening with Isild Le Besco

Tuesday, September 25, 2007 at 7pm
FIAF, Florence Gould Hall

Centre Pompidou
presents The Best of Hors Pistes
Friday & Saturday, October 5 & 6, 2007 at 7pm

FIAF, Tinker Auditorium

Meet the Composer
Alexandre Desplat
presents Read My Lips

Tuesday, October 30, 2007 at 7pm
FIAF, Florence Gould Hall

Crossing the Line Sponsors  

FIAF is delighted to recognize its lead sponsors for the inaugural season: The Cultural Services of the French Embassy, Jean-Luc Lagardère Foundation, BNP Paribas Foundation, and The Herbert J. Seligmann Charitable Trust.

Additional support provided by: Laura Pels Foundation; Étant donnés, the French-American Fund for the Performing Arts, a Program of FACE (French American Cultural Exchange); FUSED (French-US Exchange in Dance); American Airlines; Société des Auteurs et Compositeurs Dramatiques; and Cultures France.

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