Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Lebanese Culture on focus at Alliance Française NYC

Imagine my surprise when I received my monthly Alliance Française NYC brochure and a Lebanese Cedar with the word "Liban" underneath it was on the cover!

As it turns out, the month of May will be devoted to Lebanon at the Alliance Française NYC, and there are some truly AMAZING events--so if you are in NYC or have friends in NYC I suggest you go/let them is the info:

World Nomads: LEBANON
May 2010

World Nomads, FIAF’s annual exploration of transculturalism in the 21st century, is intended as a forum for dialogue between cultures. It returns this May for its third edition to focus on Lebanon, a country whose rich heritage has long captivated imaginations around the world.

All across the globe, members of the extraordinary Lebanese diaspora have broadened the cultural landscape and enriched international discourse. The powerful interplay between memory of homeland and life in new societies has shaped the work of important contemporary Lebanese artists.

World Nomads Lebanon presents a month-long series dedicated to some of the preeminent Lebanese artistic voices active in the fields of music, cinema, literature, architecture, theater, and the visual arts in the world today.

As with its previous editions, World Nomads Lebanon is created with luminary curators—thanks in particular to Rasha Salti—and presented in partnership with esteemed New York-based cultural organizations, which this year include Alwan for the Arts, Architizer, ArteEast, Kleio Projects, and PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature.



Opening Concert
Bassam Saba Ensemble
Saturday, May 1, 2010 at 8pm
Florence Gould Hall

**Literature **

Elias Khoury
Sunday, May 2, 2010 at 1pm
Le Skyroom

Rawi Hage
Sunday, May 2, 2010 at 3pm
Le Skyroom

Alexandre Najjar
Sunday, May 2, 2010 at 5pm
Le Skyroom

Meet the Writer... en français !
Alexandre Najjar
Monday, May 3, 2010 at 4:30pm
Haskell Library


Talk with Wajdi Mouawad
Wednesday, May 19, 2010 at 7pm
Le Skyroom

Staged Reading:
Wajdi Mouawad & Jane Birkin
Friday, May 21, 2010 at 7pm
Florence Gould Hall


Talk with Bernard Khoury
Thursday, May 6, 2010 at at 7pm
Tinker Auditorium

Public Space: Memory, Boundary, Catastrophe
Thursday, May 13, 2010 at 7pm
Le Skyroom

Modern Architecture in Beirut:
Reconstruction and Cultural Identity
Thursday, May 20, 2010 at 7pm
Le Skyroom


World Nomads Lebanon: Cinema
Tuesdays, May 4–25, 2010
Florence Gould Hall

Around Town
The Calm After the Storm:
Classic and Contemporary Lebanese Cinema
Film Society of Lincoln Center and ArteEast

**Visual Arts**

Nabil Nahas
Cedrus Libani: Roots & Memory
Saturday, May 1–Saturday, May 29, 2010
FIAF Gallery

My Umi Said...
New Work from Lebanon
Friday, May 7–Friday, May 28, 2010
Kleio Projects

**Special Event**

An Evening with Carlos Ghosn
Monday, May 24, 2010 at 7pm
Le Skyroom

To see the site, click here
For the printable event brochure, click here



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