French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF)
Cultural Services of the French Embassy and
French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF)
Cabaret de Magie Nouvelle
Parisian Masterminds of New Magic Make
Highly Anticipated US Debut
Friday, March 4 & Saturday, March 5 at 7pm
FIAF · Florence Gould Hall; 55 East 59th Street
New York, NY, February 26, 2016—The Cultural Services of the French Embassy and the French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) present the US premiere of Cabaret de Magie Nouvelle by Cie 14:20, a France-based company on the cutting edge of new magic. The highly regarded company will make its US debut on March 4 and 5 at FIAF’s Florence Gould Hall, opening the inaugural Tilt Kids Festival, a new cultural festival for families.
Cabaret de Magie Nouvelle is a spellbinding, magical cabaret that merges shadow puppetry, circus, and magic tricks. It defies theatrical conventions and audience expectations. Cabaret de Magie Nouvelle is comprised of several acts, including: shadow-puppeteer Philippe Beau and pianist Madeleine Cazenave; award-winning magician Yann Frisch, who brings Baltass, a Kafkaesque world where magic, object handling and comical acting meet in a perfect composition; juggler Etienne Saglio; magician/jugglers Antoine Terrieux & Julien Mandier; and cellist Matthieu Saglio.
Under the leadership of Clément Debailleul and Raphaël Navarro, Cie 14:20 has created nearly 40 works including performances, installations and designs for theater. They’ve also collaborated with designer Jean-Paul Gaultier, choreographer Philippe Découflé, Cirque du Soleil, trumpeter Ibrahim Maalouf, and artist JR.
On opening night, Friday, March 4, come early to help celebrate the launch of Tilt Kids Festival! From 5-7pm visit Ionna Vautrin’s installation Le bestiaire in the adjacent FIAF Gallery, make your own animal costumes, and enjoy complimentary refreshments.
About Tilt Kids Festival
Kids and adults alike are invited to discover, play, imagine, think, and create as part of the Tilt Kids Festival. A new initiative co-presented by the French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in partnership with venues throughout the city, the festival invites some of the most inventive and exciting creators from France and around the globe to redefine art for young audiences. Philosophy and dance, circus and magic, design, music, and gastronomy come together in a series of forward-thinking and playful events curated for the audiences of today and tomorrow.
Tilt Kids Festival is thrilled to partner with a network of leading cultural institutions: Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), The Invisible Dog Art Center, Museum of Food + Drink, The New Victory Theater, and the NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts. The festival is co-curated by Lili Chopra and Violaine Huisman. Tilt Kids Festival runs March 4 through April 3, 2016. www.tiltkidsfestival.org
About the Cultural Services of the French Embassy
The Cultural Services of the French Embassy promotes the best of French arts and education across the US and builds partnerships between artists, institutions and universities on both sides of the Atlantic. In New York, through its bookshop Albertine, it fosters French-American exchange around literature and the arts. www.frenchculture.org
The French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) is New York’s premiere French cultural and language center. FIAF’s mission is to create and offer New Yorkers innovative and unique programs in education and the arts that explore the evolving diversity and richness of French cultures. FIAF seeks to generate new ideas and promote cross cultural dialogue through partnerships and new platforms of expression. www.fiaf.org
Special thanks to all our partners in New York and Paris who helped us make Tilt happen: Institut français, the French Ministry of Culture and Communication, Howard Gilman Foundation, FACE Foundation, Florence Gould Foundation, Air France, and SACD (Société des auteurs et compositeurs dramatiques).
|What:||US Premiere : Cie 14:20: Cabaret de Magie Nouvelle|
|When:||Friday, March 4 at 7pm and Saturday, March 5 at 2pm|
|Where:||FIAF Florence Gould Hall, 55 East 59th Street (between Park and Madison Avenue)|
|Admission:||Ages 6 and up. FIAF Members $15, Non-Members $20|
|tiltkidsfestival.org | 800 982 2787
tiltkidsfestival.org | 800 982 2787
|Transportation:||Subway – 4, 5, 6, N, R and Q to 59th Street & Lexington Avenue;|
|F to 63rd Street & Lexington Avenue|
|Bus – M1, M2, M3, M4, Q31 to 59th Street; M5 to 58th Street|