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For many years, international dance exchange between France and the United States has been thriving. The ability to cultivate new relationships and reinforce dynamic cooperation among individuals and institutions across the Atlantic has nurtured and given rise to a new generation of artists and choreographers. Mutual artistic influences have created a more inclusive and diverse dance scene.  To continue the momentum, Villa Albertine, the new French institution for arts and ideas in the United States organizes a Dance Season in 2023 to reflect on the evolution of dance in a post pandemic world and to encourage a new generation of dancers and choreographers.  

Albertine Dance Season includes residencies, dance companies on tour, panels and talks, and a professional symposium.

Schedule of Events 

March 23-26 | Performance
Ombres Portées by Raphaëlle Boitel – Compagnie L’Oublié(e)
Peak Performances, Montclair, NJ

March 30 – April 2 | Performance
Ombres Portées by Raphaëlle Boitel – Compagnie L’Oublié(e
ArtsEmerson, Boston, MA

April 6 | 6PM ET | Talk
Black Archives Dancing with Jay Pather, Nelisiwe Xaba, and Nora Chipaumire
Moderated by Candace Thompson-Zachary 
Register here

April 6 | Performance
Ombres Portées by Raphaëlle Boitel – Compagnie L’Oublié(e)
Williams Center, Lafayette College, Easton, PA

April 13  | 5PM ET | Talk
Lena Blou – Public talk and performance at Slippage Lab

April 17 | Talk 
This concerns all of us.” A Somatics of (Political) Agitation.
An online conversation between Miguel Gutierrez and Emma Bigé, as part of Skirball’s Office Hours.

April 21 | 7:30PM ET | Performance
Cela nous concerne tous (This Concerns All of Us) choreographed by Miguel Gutierrez – CCN Ballet de Lorraine 
NYU Skirball – Followed by a Post Show Discussion, with Petter Jacobsson, Thomas Caley, Miguel Gutierrez

April 22 | 7:30PM ET | Performance
Four for Walls, choreographed by Petter Jacobsson and Thomas Caley – CCN Ballet de Lorraine 
NYU Skirball 

August 23-27 | Performance
Pixel by Compagnie Käfig on tour at Jacob’s Pillow Festival, a wondrous merging of virtuosic dance and technology created by Choreographer Mourad Merzouki in collaboration with Adrien Mondot and Claire Bardainne (Adrien M & Claire B)

August 30 – September 1 | Performance
Pixel by Compagnie Käfig on tour at The Kennedy Center-Eisenhower Theater

Schedule of Residencies

February 6 – March 10 | Ashley Chen and Peter Steven 
in Los Angeles and San Francisco

February 5 – March 11 | Wanjiru Kamuyu and Dirk Korell 
in New York, Washington and Philadelphia

March 2 – April 4 | Lena Blou 
in Houston

March 13 – April 2 | Marlène Saldana & Jonathan Drillet 
in Los Angeles (Stay #1)

March 14 – April 8 | Jay Pather 
in Washington, Baltimore, and New York (Stay #2)

March 20 – May 7 | Smaïl Kanouté 
in New Orleans and Miami

April 2 – 30 | Nelisiwe Xaba 
in New York

April 4 – 24 | Lena Blou 
in Chicago

April 4 – May 4 | Amala Dianor & Grégoire Korganow 
in Chicago, Atlanta, and Los Angeles

April 9 – 15 | Noé Soulier 
in New York (stay #1)

May 1 – 28 | Flora Détraz 
in New York

May 2 – July 2 | Sarah Fila Bakabadio 
in New York

May 22 – June 8 | Marlène Saldana & Jonathan Drillet 
in Las Vegas (Stay #2)

June | Hamid Ben Mahi and Christophe Huttin 
in Chicago 


Albertine Dance Season is made possible thanks to the generous support of Ardian.