2017-18 Events

Fri Sep 15, 2017 - Sat Sep 16, 2017 · 8:00 pm

Seuls en Scène 2017 presents Interview

Marie and Edward Matthews ’53 Acting Studio · Presented by: Lewis Center for the ArtsCouncil of the HumanitiesCultural Services of the French EmbassyInstitut FrançaisDepartment of French and ItalianL’Avant-Scène

In our media-saturated world, it is impossible to escape that quintessential journalistic exercise, the interview. Politicians, artists, athletes, and the anonymous masses all take turns performing on its demanding stage. Intrusive and relaxed, combative and complacent, posthumous and imaginary, sententious and burlesque in turn, the interview is a game, a stage, a dance floor where two subjectivities meet. But, in the era of democratized chatter, the challenge is to keep the interview true.

Marie and Edward Matthews ’53 Acting Studio · Presented by: Lewis Center for the ArtsCouncil of the HumanitiesCultural Services of the French EmbassyInstitut FrançaisDepartment of French and ItalianL’Avant-Scène

L’Art du théâtre is Pascal Rambert's manifesto on what he considers the actor’s work to be — the 40-minute piece follows an actor as he explains his craft to his dog. In Le début de l'A., Rambert tells a story of the unique moment when feelings of love arise which we wish would never stop; when, at last, everything begins.

Marie and Edward Matthews ’53 Acting Studio · Presented by: Lewis Center for the ArtsCouncil of the HumanitiesCultural Services of the French EmbassyInstitut FrançaisDepartment of French and ItalianL’Avant-Scène

In By Heart, Tiago Rodrigues tells the story of his grandmother who, after becoming blind, asks her grandson to choose a book that she can learn by heart.

Butler College Amphitheater · Presented by: Lewis Center for the ArtsCouncil of the HumanitiesCultural Services of the French EmbassyInstitut FrançaisDepartment of ClassicsDepartment of French and ItalianL’Avant-ScènePrinceton Institute for International and Regional Studies

A god tortured by gods for having loved Man and condemned by Zeus for having offered them art and fire, Prometheus embodies disobedience and challenges established power. He is among the most cited figures in literature from Aeschylus onward, and in this play the Titan is opposed by a cast of divine lieutenants, among which are Hephaistos, Apollo, and Hermes. Because any such play is fundamentally political, the piece offers, according to playwright and director Olivier Py, a “lesson in insurrection”

Tue Sep 26, 2017 - Wed Sep 27, 2017 · 8:00 pm

Seuls en Scène 2017 presents Unwanted

Marie and Edward Matthews ’53 Acting Studio · Presented by: Lewis Center for the ArtsCouncil of the HumanitiesCultural Services of the French EmbassyInstitut FrançaisDepartment of African American StudiesDepartment of French and ItalianL’Avant-ScènePrinceton Institute for International and Regional Studies

How can we express the physical and mental repercussions of rape used as an instrument of war? The choreographer Dorothée Munyaneza set off in search of those women who had been subjected to mistreatment during the Tutsi genocide in Rwanda. In Unwanted, she confronts us with pain and anguish that has been perpetuated by conflicts that have never ceased to exist.

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