FIAF’s Young Audience Program is an education outreach initiative that offers school groups the opportunity to attend events selected for their artistic excellence and connection to French and Francophone cultures. FIAF provides a study guide for each event and invites groups to participate in a post-performance discussion with the artists.
FREE for public schools and affordable for others, these events are open only to school groups, and require advance reservation.
MacArthur Genius Grant recipient Okwui Okpokwasili tells the story of a young black girl who summons her inner strength to revolt against imposed beauty standards to wear her hair naturally. Adaku’s Revolt is a captivating examination of gender, culture and freedom.
Thursday, March 28, 2019 & Friday, March 29, 2019 11am
Grades 5 & up • In English • 75 mins
London-based Theatre Re and director Guillaume Pigé present a profoundly moving work—intricately choreographed and with a cinematic live musical score—where happy childhood moments collide with momentous adult milestones in tangled threads of memory.
Ajoyo is the vision of saxophonist Yacine Boularès: a mystic brew blending African tradition, jazz and soul. Featuring jazz vocalist Sarah E. Charles, it’s a joyful ceremony bringing musicians and the audience close together.
In this lively and engaging documentary, director Julie Bertuccelli explores questions of identity, culture, the relationship to our native language and to the language of exile through the story of teenagers studying at a school for immigrant children in Paris.