Smaïl Kanouté
Never Twenty One

US Premiere

Wednesday, September 27, 2023

FIAF Florence Gould Hall

Inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement’s #Never21 hashtag, this deeply resonant piece by French-Malian choreographer/dancer Smaïl Kanouté pays tribute to young people of color who have lost their lives to gun violence all over the world before reaching the age of 21.


Olivier Tarpaga
Once the dust settles,
flowers bloom

NYC Premiere

Tuesday, October 3, 2023 at 7:30pm
Wednesday, October 4, 2023 at 7:30pm
Thursday, October 5, 2023 at 8pm
Friday, October 6, 2023 at 8pm
Saturday, October 7, 2023 at 2pm & 8pm
Sunday, October 8, 2023 at 2pm

Olivier Tarpaga’s powerful work acknowledges the strength of refugees from Africa’s Burkina Faso and its Sahel region—Tarpaga’s ancestral homeland—now settled in distant camps after fleeing violent jihadists.


Simon Senn
& Tammara Leites

NY Premiere

Friday, October 6 & Saturday, October 7, 2023

FIAF Tinker Auditorium

Swiss artist Simon Senn explores today’s most exciting and controversial technology, artificial intelligence (AI). This timely story relates the creation of an AI entity with Senn’s personality and personal data, and grapples with its transformation into an autonomous, disturbing, and yet familiar monster.


Isabelle Adjani
Marilyn’s Vertigo

North American Premiere

Thursday, October 12 & Friday, October 13, 2023

Post-Show Champagne Toast on Friday, October 13

FIAF Florence Gould Hall

This extraordinary homage to Marilyn Monroe is based on her final interview, two days before her death. Renowned French actress Isabelle Adjani, in a riveting solo stage performance, engages in a surreal dialogue with Monroe, exploring the complexities of stardom, identity, and legacy.


Ola Maciejewska
Bombyx Mori

Thursday, November 2 & Friday, November 3, 2023

Post-Show Talk on Friday, November 3

FIAF Florence Gould Hall

Part of Dance Reflections by Van Cleef & Arpels Festival

Come see Ola Maciejewska’s newest dance performance, Bombyx Mori, inspired by Loïe Fuller’s Serpentine Dance. Ola brings the iconic legend face to face with her paradoxes and intangible character. Dance, archives, and artifice are interwoven in this performance, engendering a metaphor for the hybrid nature of things.