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French Institute Alliance Française
Announces October
Live Performances, Talks, and
Cinema Programs

• Melissa Errico & Adam Gopnik launch concert series:
Il Parle, Elle Chante — Love, Desire, and Mystery
• Molière in the Park stages all-female
The School for Wives
• Ronald Guttman performs Albert Camus’s The Fall
• Virtual CinéSalon partners with Criterion to extend
Michel Piccoli … Tenderly, Tragically, Totally
• World Premiere of Johanny Bert’s Shivers
• FIAF:Talks presents "From NY to Paris: Building A New Feminism"

For information:

Vangeline Theater/New York Butoh Institute
The New York Butoh Institute Festival 2020
October 15-25, 2020

Vangeline Theater/New York Butoh Institute presents the New York Butoh Institute Festival 2020 online, October 15-25, 2020. The Festival will feature an exciting program of butoh workshops and exclusive Zoom performances of works by butoh dancers from Asia, Latin America, South Africa, New York, and the United States. Vangeline's nonfiction book, Butoh: Cradling Empty Space, will also be released during the Festival with a free book giveaway. Tickets are $5-$10 and can be purchased at

Festival Highlights
Thursday,October 15, 2020 at 8pm ET
Sitting with it, a collection of butoh short films via Zoom.
The six short films are a hybrid between film, poetry, visual arts, and butoh. The last four of the short films featured are a direct response to the 2020 pandemic.

Friday, October 16 at 8pm ET
Broken Body by Ruta De La Memoria (Chile) via Zoom.
Broken Body tells the story of three pregnant women who disappeared during the Pinochet dictatorship in Chile. Presented in association with Theater for the New City.

Saturday, October 17 at 5pm and 8pm ET
Live butoh improvisation by Yuko Kaseki (Japan) via Zoom followed by a discussion with the artist.

Sunday, October 18, 12 to 3pm ET
Butoh Workshop with Yuko Kaseki via Zoom.

Thursday,October 22 at 7:30pm ET
Butoh: Cradling Empty Space Book Release Party with author Vangeline and guests (virtual). Winners of book giveaway announced. The first nonfiction book published by the New York Butoh Institute, Butoh: Cradling Empty Space, explores butoh through a scientific lens, challenging the current gender bias and shedding light onto this mysterious and often misunderstood art form.

Friday, October 23 at 8pm ET
Red Flag on a Red Planet, live performance by Vanessa Skantze (Seattle), followed by a discussion with the artist.

Saturday, October 24, at 5pm and 8pm ET
Rising of the Unchained Silent Screams, a solo created and performed by Tebby W. T. Ramasike (South Africa) via Zoom followed by a discussion with the artist.

Sunday, October 25, 12 to 3pm ET
Afrobutoh workshop with Tebby W. T. Ramasike (South Africa) via Zoom.

In partnership with the Hokkaido Butoh Festival, a free screening of Butoh dancer Saga Kobayashi's 2020 performance will be available online during the festival. Kobayashi was a principal dancer of the founder of butoh Tatsumi Hijikata.


Pandemic-Friendly Theatrical Walking Tour Premieres
September 30 - November 7th
Wednesday - Saturday and audiences depart every 20 minutes from 6pm-9pm.
Running time is approximately 1 hour.
Audience members must be able to climb stairs and be on their feet for the duration of the performance.
The Duplex

Beginning September 30, Bated Breath Theatre Company will present VOYEUR: THE WINDOWS OF TOULOUSE-LAUTREC, a pandemic-friendly theatrical walking tour inspired by their long-running immersive hit Unmaking Toulouse-Lautrec (named one of the “best immersive plays and interactive theatrical experiences” by Time Out). This open air, intimate theatrical experience guides a six-person audience through the dreams of iconic artist Toulouse-Lautrec as he recalls his final absinthe-laced years living and working in Montmartre.

The sidewalks, doorways and windows of Greenwich Village become the setting for VOYEUR as live accompaniment collides with the city’s soundscape, transporting attendees into the bohemian world of 1899 Paris. During the tour, audience members are led to iconic locations within the Village, including Judson Church, The Duplex and Chashama — with other secret stops along the way.

VOYEUR: THE WINDOWS OF TOULOUSE-LAUTREC is conceived and directed by Mara Lieberman with puppet design and construction by James Ortiz (Hercules, The Woodsman), set design by Sadra Tehrani, lighting design by Ebony Burton, and sound design by Mark Van Hare. Dmitiriy and Masha Umanskiy serve as music directors with choreography by Kelsey Rondeau and Leila Mire. Casting is TBA.

In an effort to maintain additional safety during the Covid-19 pandemic, audience members will be required to wear a mask at all times, maintain a safe social distance for the duration of the performance, and hand sanitizing stations will be available at stops throughout the tour. This theatrical walking tour is hosted primarily outdoors, with one short venture indoors into a spacious atmosphere capable of safe social distancing. A flexible ticket exchange policy will be offered to those who may feel ill in order to facilitate responsible event participation.

VOYEUR will run rain or shine (except in cases of extreme weather) and audience members are asked to check local weather forecasts and dress accordingly.

Tickets are $75 for General Admission or $84 including a pre-show, themed cocktail.
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The Duplex | 61 Christopher Street at 7th Avenue South.





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