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Crossing the Line 2012 was announced on July 5 in the Weekend Arts section of The New York Times and the NYT ArtsBeat blog!

"Crossing the Line dismantles labels by rendering them meaningless. No art form is the star: ideas are"
The New York Times

Crossing the Line is the French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF)’s annual fall festival presenting interdisciplinary works and performances created by artists from around the world in New York. The festival provides opportunities for New Yorkers to explore the dialogue between artist and participant, examine how artists help re-imagine the world, and engage in the vital role artists play as critical thinkers and catalysts for social evolution.

The sixth edition of Crossing the Line (Sept 14–Oct 14, 2012) invites you to imagine the world from the stunning perspectives of eighteen international artists. Please join them on their journey. They welcome your curiosity, your attention, your engagement. The effects can last a lifetime.

This year Gideon Lester, Director of Theater Programs at Bard College, joins Lili Chopra, FIAF’s Artistic Director, and Simon Dove, as Co-Curator of the festival.

Crossing the Line is initiated and produced by the French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) in partnership with leading cultural institutions in New York City.

Commissions & Residencies

Crossing the Line’s robust program of Commissions and
Residencies supports artistic evolution and the development of exciting new work by both established and emerging artists.

This year, Crossing the Line commissioned Bill Frisell’s Close Your Eyes, the English-language production of Pascal Rambert’s Love’s End, and co-commissioned DD Dorvillier’s Danza Permanente together with The Kitchen. Additionally, three artists, Gérald Kurdian, Joris Lacoste, and Pascal Rambert, are receiving residencies to further the development of work to be presented during the festival.

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Crossing the Line 2012
CTL Past Editions
Crossing the Line 2011
Crossing the Line 2010
Crossing the Line 2009
Crossing the Line 2008
Crossing the Line 2007

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