In the fall of 2019, multi-media artist Clément Cogitore and choreographer Bintou Dembélé metaphorically stormed the Bastille, mounting a groundbreaking production of Jean-Philippe Rameau’s baroque opera Les Indes Galantes at the Opéra Bastille. What was revolutionary was their casting of 30 mind-blowing, multi-ethnic dancers, each a veritable master of a different form of freestyle street dance — hip-hop, krumping, voguing, flexing, popping — to bring Rameau’s masterpiece about colonization and enslavement to life. Philippe Béziat’s exhilarating documentary recounts an entire year of rehearsals and preparations leading up to that unprecedented opening night.
Indes galantes (Gallant Indies)
Release date: 2020
Director: Philippe Béziat
Language: French with English subtitles
Running time: 1h 48min
The Alliance Française & FRIEDAcommunity
Soirée Cinéma Français (French Movie Night)
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A. Lasagne à la dinde et petite salade verte + Brownie ou salade de fruits
B. Salade d’automne: Choux frisé, lentilles, potiron et carotte, noix de pécans, canneberge , julienne de pomme avec une vinaigrette au sirop d’érable et tahini + brownie ou salade de fruits
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This event is BYOB
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Date: Wednesday, September 28
5:30 pm – Pre-film dinner
6:30 pm – Film screening
Format: at FRIEDA, 320 Walnut Street
Group Size: 25-35 ppl
FRIEDAcommunity + The Alliance Française Member Price: $20 per person (plus tax)
Guest Price: $30 per person (plus tax)
Covid proof of vaccination required
Mask recommended during this event
Be aware if you can’t show a valid proof of vaccination, you won’t be able to enter the space. No exception will be made.
*Cancelation policy: Should you need to cancel, you will be refunded if a replacement is found. FRIEDAcommunity and The Alliance Française may cancel this event for any reason, including a statewide or federal mandate. In this case, you will receive a full refund within 2 business days.
Please contact us via email, we will get back to you to collect payment with a credit card over the phone.