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Le Petit Gala
Outside the Box

Monday, November 16, 2020
At FIAF and Online

Join us for Le Petit Gala, an exceptional Soirée Outside the Box celebrating FIAF’s artistic voice!

Eclectic and creative performances will be staged in our theater, Florence Gould Hall, and live-streamed for free. A dinner for a limited number of guests will follow in our Skyroom*. Festive dinner boxes with Champagne and wine pairings are available to enjoy at home with friends.

A major highlight of the gala will be an auction of splendid items and a special prize drawing, each live and virtual.

Le Petit Gala will help FIAF raise critical and much needed funds to overcome these challenging times, in support of our ambitious cultural, artistic, and educational programs. With our annual fall Trophée des Arts Gala postponed to 2021, we need your support now more than ever.

LIVE Cultural Program

In person* at FIAF Florence Gould Hall
and streamed LIVE online

Jonah Bokaer Choreography
Softer Distances
Dance Quartet

Anthony Roth Costanzo
France en chansons
Opera Countertenor
With Brian Wagorn (piano)

Cal Hunt
Gliding: From Brooklyn to Paris
Solo Dance

The program brings together performances from three trailblazing artists who have been inspired by French and Francophone traditions and fearlessly reimagined them for contemporary audiences. Through their visionary work, they transcend border, genres, and language.

  • Discover the Artists
    • Tunisian-American artist and choreographer Jonah Bokaer and his collaborators present the live world premiere of a work for four dancers. Created under the conditions of social distancing, he finds liberation within these new limitations, inventing new ways of performing together, and exploring the idea of “softer distances” in physical space.

      Acclaimed opera star Anthony Roth Costanzo surveys three centuries of French song, examining its profound connections to poetry (“L’invitation au voyage” by Henri Duparc), early foundations in opera (“J’ai perdu mon Eurydice” from Gluck’s Orphée et Eurydice), and evolution into the popular variété française with an homage to 20th-century chanteuse Juliette Gréco (“Sous le ciel de Paris”).

      A specialist in Gliding style of FlexN dance, Cal Hunt has toured the world, and was a featured dancer in the Opera de Paris’s acclaimed production of Les Indes Galantes. He reflects on his time in Paris here, translating his personal experience into movement.

Register for Free Access

Festive Dinner

In person* in the FIAF Skyroom
and virtually on Zoom

The cultural program will be followed by a dinner in FIAF’s Skyroom for a limited number* of guests.

Festive dinner boxes featuring a three-course menu with Champagne and wine pairings are available to pre-order for delivery (Tri-State area only) to enjoy at home with friends.

Tickets at the $1000 level and higher come with the chance to win a gift bag  from French Wink containing one Breakfast in Paris Candle and one Metal Line Paris Wall Art.

Purchase Table, Ticket, or Dinner Box

Under the High Patronage of

His Excellency Ambassador Mr. Philippe Etienne
Ambassador of France to the United States

His Excellency Mr. Nicolas de Rivière
Ambassador, Permanent Representative of France to the United Nations

Mr. Jérémie Robert
Consul General of France in New York
And Mrs. Shinuna Karume

Mr. Gaëtan Bruel
Cultural Counselor of the Embassy of France

Benefit Committee

Homaira Akbari
Stephanie Arsham
Patricia Barron
Marie-Eve Berty
BNP Paribas
Hombeline & Patrick Baugier de Chevestre
James G. Brooks Jr. & Yann Coatanlem
Anne Busquet
Samantha & Nabil Chartouni
Freddy & Fred Chesnais
Clo & Charles S. Cohen
Hélène Comfort
Cécile David-Weill
Betty & Jean-Marie Eveillard
FIAF Young Patrons
Mary Ann Fribourg
Nicole-Juliet Friedman
Véronique Gabai Pinski
Michèle Gerber Klein
Charles de Lardemelle
Jeanne & Alexandre Leviant
Denise Littlefield Sobel
Barbara Luse
Bénédicte de Montlaur & Keith Yazmir
Clémence & William von Mueffling
Christina Murphy
Marie Nugent-Head Marlas & James C. Marlas
Richard Mines – WB Wood
M&T Bank
Stephanie & Jesse Newhouse
Béatrice Philippe & Zoltan Hankovszky
Patricia de Picciotto
Monique & Robert Schweich
Dr. Michael S. Siegal & Nomi P. Ghez
Amelia & Mortimer Singer
Amy & David Sorkin
Van Cleef & Arpels
Mailys Vranken
Elisabeth Wilmers
Shirin von Wulffen & Frederic Fekkai