Events

  • February 28, 2012 March 04, 2012

    Ballet du Grand Théâtre de Genève

    PRE-FESTIVAL EVENT: Boasting a rich, century-long history and twenty-two “exceptionally supple ballet trained dancers” (The New York Times) from diverse nationalities, the Ballet du Grand Théâtre de Genève holds a unique place in the world of contemporary dance. For its return to The Joyce...

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  • March 02, 2012 March 03, 2012

    The Neurobiology of Freedom

    PRE-FESTIVAL EVENT: Neural Plasticity and the Dynamic Unconscious (Presentation) Our brains are continually remodeled by experience, as the unconscious proceeds from associations to reassociations of imprints in neuronal networks. Drs. François Ansermet and Pierre Magistretti-whose groundbreaki...

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  • March 06, 2012

    Swiss Cinema Today: Loving Father (Aime Ton Père)

    FILM: Feature film preceded by the short, I Think About Alain Tanner (Je pense à Alain Tanner) In French with English subtitles Evening screening followed by Q&A with the director Swiss film director and screenwriter Jacob Berger presents his 2002 feature Loving Father (Aime Ton Père), ...

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  • March 07, 2012

    Can the Geneva Conventions Still Protect Civilians and Non-Combatants in Contemporary Warfare?

    DISCUSSION: Witnessing the aftermath of the Battle of Solferino (Italy) propelled Genevan businessman Henry Dunant to create the Red Cross in 1863. A year later, sixteen European states adopted the first Geneva Convention, a revolutionary treaty designed to save lives and alleviate the suffering ...

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  • March 08, 2012

    L’Esprit de Genève: From Albert Gallatin to Michel Butor

    CONVERSATION: The NYU Presidential Medal Ceremony Honoring Michel Butor A Conversation between Michel Butor and Lois Oppenheim What is L’Esprit de Genève? How has it influenced two prominent figures in their respective political and literary lives? America’s Swiss founding father, Albert...

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  • March 08, 2012

    L’Esprit de Genève by its Posters

    GUIDED VISIT OF PRIVATE EXHIBITION: Discover a rare collection of vintage posters from Geneva and Switzerland, before they are internationally auctioned. Co-presented by Posters Please and Geneva-based Les éditions Cramer.   Event Date & Time Thursday, March 8, 10:30A.M. Location Pos...

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  • March 09, 2012

    A la Table de Rousseau: What Is Progressive About Education Today?

    DISCUSSION: Is an intensive education essential to a child’s development? How does nature fit into high-tech education? Are innate abilities and learned skills in conflict? Part novel, part treatise, Jean-Jacques Rousseau’s Emile, or On Education profoundly influenced modern philosophies o...

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  • March 09, 2012

    Occupy Rousseau: Inequality & Social Justice

    DISCUSSION: What would Jean-Jacques Rousseau say about our democracies if he were among us today? Intellectuals, political leaders, activists, and artists from both Geneva and the U.S. join forces to ask that question. Rousseau was an ardent defender of equality, justice and democratic partici...

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  • March 10, 2012

    Soloists from L’Orchestre International de Genève

    MUSIC: Three young soloists from L’Orchestre International de Genève – pianist Louis Schwizgebel (First Prize, Young Concert Artists International Auditions), cellist Lionel Cottet (2010 Swiss Ambassador’s Award) and violinist François Sochard (First Prize, National Conservatory of Music,...

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  • March 10, 2012

    L’Esprit de Genève in the Auer Collection

    GUIDED VISIT OF PRIVATE EXHIBITION: View stunning New York photographs from the Auer Foundation in Gilles Larrain’s legendary SoHo studio, and hear a discussion about the photo-graphic heritage of Geneva and the pictorial representation of cities since the time of Rousseau.   Event Date ...

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  • March 11, 2012

    Foofwa D’Imobilité: Pina Jackson in Mercemoriam

    DANCE: NYC Premiere Concept and text by Foofwa d’Imobilité Lighting by Jonathan O’Hear Costumes in collaboration with Coco Charnel In this choreographic comedy, Geneva-based Foofwa d’Imobilité, a former member of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company, conjures three legends of dance ...

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  • March 11, 2012

    Marc Perrenoud Trio

    MUSIC: Hailed as “remarkable” by Jazzman (France) and “always masterful” by All About Jazz, Marc Perrenoud is one of the most acclaimed Swiss jazz musicians of his generation. For his first New York appearance, the 30-year old pianist-composer brings his trio to the Allen Room to celebrat...

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  • March 12, 2012

    Breaking Through Internet Censorship

    DISCUSSION: As the UN humanitarian headquarters and the host city of numerous NGOs, Geneva is considered the world capital of human rights. The Swiss branch of Reporters Without Borders and NY-based PEN American Center partner to celebrate World Day Against Cyber Censorship, an initiative launche...

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  • March 12, 2012

    Rencontre avec Jean-Michel Olivier

    CONVERSATION: Meet writer-journalist Jean-Michel Olivier, winner of the prestigious 2010 Prix Interallié for his novel L’Amour Nègre.   Event Date & Time Monday, March 12, 6P.M. Location Haskell Library French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) 22 East 60th Street (bet. Park ...

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