Monday, April 11, 7:00 p.m. JENNIFER HOMANS Distinguished Scholar in Residence, NYU; dance critic, The New Republic; author of Apollo’s Angels: A History of Ballet (Random House, 2010) Ballet's Past and Why It Matters Jennifer Homans is a historian and critic who was also a professional dancer. In Apollo’'s Angels' she traces the evolution of technique, choreography, and performance, drawing readers into the intricacies of the art with vivid descriptions of dances and the artists who made them. Her book is a groundbreaking work—the first cultural history of ballet ever written. It has been a national bestseller and was named a Top 10 Book of 2010 by The New York Times. Book available for sale on site.
Tuesday, April 12, 7:00 p.m. ROBERT RUBIN Curator, Richard Prince: American Prayer, exhibition on view at the Bibliothèque Nationale de France through the end of June, 2011 BeatHippiePunk and the French Connection:
Richard Prince at the Bibliothèque Nationale Contemporary artist Richard Prince's collection of rare books and manuscripts, around which the show is organized, is the point of departure for the discovery of many surprising connections between Beats, Hippies, and Punks and their Gallic counterparts.
Friday & Saturday, April 15 & 16
NYU / CNRS Transitions UMI
Memory and Memorialization: A Doctoral Colloquium
The colloquium brings together advanced doctoral students working on memory, memorials, historical museums, and related topics. They will present their work in a series of roundtable discussions moderated by faculty specialists in the field. This event is part of an extensive collaboration between NYU and France's Centre national de recherche scientifique (CNRS).
Details available from NYU Institute of French Studies: 212-998-8740.
Until May 13
Monday – Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Photographs by HUGUES VASSAL
The French photographer Hugues Vassal, one of the creators of the Gamma photo agency, became a close friend of the singer in the last seven years of her life, documenting her public and private moments.