SEPTEMBER 2012 through February 2013
The Cultural Foreign Policy Centre of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA) and the Consulate General of Switzerland in Los Angeles present the second edition of “Short Films Long Night” a selection of the best shorts from Switzerland with ceremony awards.
Free screenings- RSVP at email@example.com
A one man show in French with projected English translations.
Michel Jonasz embodies Abraham, his Polish Jewish grandfather, a famous cantor with a unique voice, who just before he died, is recalling his deepest memories... his childhood, the escape from Poland, the arrival in Hungary, meeting with his wife, his joys and sorrows... until exile and deportation to the camps. Pre show reception on the 21st. at 7PM Show at 7:45 PM Sept. 22 show at 7:30 PM.
BélO, Haiti's most recognizable and popular young music Star, is a singer-songwriter with a strong social conscience. He has sung passionately about life in Haiti and the struggles that its people face. His music is a mixture of jazz, world beat, rock, Reggae and Afro-Haitian traditional rhythms known as ragganga. He is Haiti's ambassador of music for his success at bringing the island's music, and its story, to the world.
This multi-sensory theatrical adaptation of Jean Giono’s environmental classic tells the inspiring story of a shepherd who plants a forest, acorn by acorn, transforming a barren wasteland. As much a touching tale as it is a hilarious puppet show, THE MAN WHO PLANTED TREES shows us the difference one man (and his dog!) can make to the world. Suitable for adults and children over 7.
Short Film Series 1: Les Lutins du Court-Métrage 2012. Selection of the best French Short movies of the year with English subtitles.
Les Lutins du Court-Métrage - Discovering the biggest young talents of French cinema. Since 1998, Les Lutins make it possible for a wide audience to watch short films on big screen, discovering new talents who make the cinema of tomorrow. They promote the unknown and show the unseen. Complimentary wine & cheese at intermission
Karen Lugo is a wonderful blow to the purists. She is a maximum beauty wrapped in a minimalist form. She has all the volcanic strength of her homeland. The DeMente Territor is directed and choreographed by Karen Lugo. 3 musicians, 2 singers and a male dancer will accompany Karen to deliver flamenco in its most authentic and glorious form! This event is made possible by the generous support of The Consulate General of Spain in Los Angeles
Characterized by its authenticity, sensibility and humor, and sprinkled with a touch of romanticism Le Vent du Nord is permeated by the spirit and roots of Québec traditional music, infused by Celtics sounds: frenzied podorythms, fiddle and accordion, as well as refined orchestrations colored by a savage-sounding hurdy-gurdy, superb 4-voice harmonies, traditional airs, ballad, complaints and call-and-answer songs. This event is made possible by the generous support of Quebec Government Office in Los Angeles.
Adults: $35 / Students (only at the door) $25
The Scientific Office of the French Consulate of France in Los Angeles and Le Lycée Français de Los Angeles, Théâtre Raymond Kabbaz are pleased to invite you to the screening of “Nicole Le Douarin, une chercheuse sachant chercher” a movie of Gilles Moisset, produced by CNRS Images and Inserm. The screening (in French with no subtitles) will be followed by a discussion between the public and UCLA’s scientists about the therapeutic potential of stem cells. Cocktails will be served before the event
Set in Australia and starring a cast of vibrant and colorful creatures, The Ugliest Duckling adds a new twist to an old tale. Imagine mother duck’s surprise when an egg in her nest hatches into a platypus! Yuckay the platypus gains self-confidence as he uses his talents to help others and bravely faces Kurreah the Crocodile. The Ugliest Duckling teaches children that everyone is unique in their own right.
French Lebanese trumpeter Ibrahim Maalouf was born into a musical environment, soaking up influences from a young age. His silky smooth technique and influences ranging from Miles Davis to Led Zeppelin, allowed him to become a lyrical and refined musician. He draws on all kinds of music (Arthur H, Sting, Amadou & Mariam,-M-, Salif Keita and Disiz La Peste), but focuses this time on jazz - his first love - shaped by the real stars of Franco-American jazz musicians. This event in association with The Jazz Bakery and support of French Ambassy/Cultural Service
Adults: $35 / Students (only at the door) $25
To call it a “jam” doesn’t do it justice. “Collaboration” comes up short. Even “supergroup” seems not to be sufficiently superlative. When the CGT and the MG3 join forces, it’s an experience that can only be called “a six-by-6 string phenomensemble.” Audiences should expect nothing less than the unexpected when CGT+MG3 take the stage — a set of intricately wrought surprises that can take in everything from baroque fugues, surf music... This event is made possible by the generous support of Quebec Government Office in Los Angeles.
Adults: $35 / Students: $25
The relationship between danse and music is still at the heart of Thomas Guerry
(choreographer) and Camille Rocailleux’s (composer) work. Faithful to their wish
to build bridges between their respective domains, both artists have concocted a new
explosive show, a subtle mix of virtuosity and poetry, energy and humour distilled in corporal expression, theatre and mime. More than an artistic approach, this show could teach us how to live in good harmony.This event is made possible by the generous support of FLAX foundation
Adults : $30 / Students : $15
A selection od TV ads, In French with English subtitles. Shockvertising; prevention ads; environment related ads; loosing weight ads: the obsession of a perfect body; junk consumption and more. This event is made possible by La maison de la pub & The French Film and TV office
Not suitable for children under 12
Complimentary wine & cheese at intermission
Adults: $15 /Students $10
A presentation on the life and career of Marthe Keller, Swiss actress. A discussion with Ms., Keller, followed by a presentation of her film "Le Lien." (French with English subtitles). Marthe Keller’s illustrious film career includes Marathon Man, starring opposite Dustin Hoffman and Al Pacino’s love interest in "Bobby Deerfield".
This event is Free please RSVP by clicking on the RSVP link on the right side
Attending this show on March will cost you $20 or $10. But there are strings attached. This performance is a series of scenes taken from everyday life and set to music by composers such as Beethoven, Vivaldi, Strauss, and Copland. Joseph Cashore creates an intricate and compelling spectacle- sometimes comic, sometimes nostalgic, always fascinating- that will enrapture the entire famliy. Each marionette is not only an artistic masterpiece, but a poignant reminder of what it means to be alive.
Adults: $20 /
Screening of 5 francophone movies presented by the consulates of France, Belgium, Switzerland, Canada and Quebec Government Office, in Los Angeles, in partnership with le Lycée Français de Los Angeles, Théâtre Raymond Kabbaz, and TV5Monde. Selection of films soon to be revealed. All movies, In French with English subtitles.
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Just one single, «Lucky» (was it a premonition?) played over and over by Swiss radio stations was all it needed for Bastian Baker’s name to be on the tip of everyone’s tongue, as well as his catchy ballads. Practically unknown in January 2011, in the space of just a few months he managed to conquer the public, the media and even Claude Nobs, head of the Montreux Jazz Festival. His songs are great mixture of pop-folk and sometimes rock sounds, and the album was so successful with the public and the critics, it became a Gold record in barely four months.
LYCEE STUDENTS PERFORMANCES "Not So Grimm Tales," a One-Act by Kevin Bean, is a hilarious tongue-in-cheek retelling of classic Grimm fairy tales that feels fresh and contemporary! A working mother notices her daughter has picked up some not-so-great lessons from the fairy tales she’s been reading, so she sits her down to re-tell more modern, empowering versions of the classics. Likewise, in One Act "Happily Never After" by Tim Kelly, a fairytale author moonlights as a marriage counselor to help his famous fairy tale couples cope in the real world. Both directed by Summer Sinclair.
An invitation to discover the beauty, the poetics, the inspiration from our most common universe: our daily life. The exploration of the routine shows our actions like a unique event. Through the bodies of the two performers, each movement becomes dance, each noise becomes a song. The shower song, the nursery rhyme's room or the cacophony of the dishes are transported from an everyday environment to a fabulous territory.
Duet for the whole family (from 6 and up). Length: 45mn
Ad: $25 Students $15
Choreographers Jérôme Ferron and Frédérike Unger are not in hip-hop. Yet hood fell on the head of the three interpreters of "TU", a hood that hides the face and expression, interpreters who walk the same path constantly.
TU is an exercise of view, an awakening hypnotic reveals differences behind everything that looks like.
Ad: $25 Students $15
LYCEE STUDENTS PERFORMANCES The beloved musical "You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown," with memorable songs such as My New Philosophy and Happiness depicts an average day in the life of elementary student Charlie Brown and his friends. We share his wild optimism on a bright uncertain morning, his utter despair at lunchtime, to a hopeful starlit evening. At the end of the day, what these Peanuts characters seem to be saying to each other, is the fact that they are all really quite fond of each other. Directed by Summer Sinclair -Adapted from the Revised Broadway hit musical by Clark Gesner
High School Francophone Drama Club. LYCEE STUDENTS PERFORMANCES
Sous contrôle est une pièce-monde, une pièce-paysage, qui, en 22 séquences et une vingtaine de personnages, dresse le portrait fragmentaire, éclaté, d’un univers de surveillance généralisée et de fiction globale, ainsi que de ses conséquences sur la population : paranoïa permanente, trouble identitaire, confusion entre réalité et fiction.
1- Music Focus (1:00 pm): will involve Choir, Bands, Solo performances (instrumental and vocal)
2- Dance Focus (4:00 pm): will involve Dance Club students and Cheerleaders only
PLEASE NOTE THAT TICKETS ARE NOT TRANSFERABLE FROM ONE SHOW TO THE OTHER
LYCEE STUDENTS PERFORMANCE Three damned souls, Garcin, Inez, and Estelle are brought to the same room in hell by a mysterious Valet. They had all expected medieval torture devices to punish them for eternity, but instead find a plain room furnished in Second Empire style. After much arguing and confrontation, they decide to confess to their crimes so they know what to expect from each other. Despite their revelations they continue to get on each other's nerves. Our characters soon realize that hell isn't a fiery pit, but rather "Hell is other people." Directed by Summer Sinclair
- Adapted from the English translation of "No Exit" by Jean Paul Sartre
TRK Cie will be performing in French: Les serviteurs de J.L. Lagarce Directed by Pierre Leloup. Les serviteurs, cloîtrés à la cuisine, l’office, blottis autour du personnage de la cuisinière, se racontent sans fin l’agonie de Madame et Monsieur, tout en continuant le rituel du service : la montée à l’étage, chaque matin, de la première femme de chambre et du valet de chambre et leur descente le soir à l’office.
Théâtre de l’intime, confidences murmurées, le texte des Serviteurs résonne comme une justification de leur existence, pour ces personnages oubliés au sous-sol. On pense à Beckett, Ionesco et Kafka...
Ad: $15 Students $10
Le Lycée Français de Los Angeles piano students end of the year performances.
This event is exclusively by Lycée Students enrolled in piano classes in Century City Campus, or Overland Campus.
Tickets on sale on April 8 2013.
Genral $5 premium $20