Tilt Kids Festival Opens, A New Family-Friendly Festival
Tilt Kids Festival invites children and adults alike to express their creativity and stretch their imagination through a fantastic program of activities and performances. Magic, circus acts, theater, dance, philosophy, design, music and food are all featured, bringing French artists together with their international contemporaries. The festival’s events take place at different sites around New York, including the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, and The Invisible Dog Art Center.
The Cultural Services of the French Embassy will host two events during the Tilt Kids Festival. On Saturday, March 19th, Carousel of Ideas immerses young participants in a morning’s worth of philosophy and dance. It begins with a philosophical exchange for children (4-10 years old), led by philosopher Simon Critchley and his students. In the afternoon, children (6 years old and older) can attend a performance of Ballet (NY) from choreographer Jérôme Bel. Later, choreographers Bouchra Ouizguen, followed by Michel Gutierrez, give participatory performances in which children are invited to dress up and dance for a raucous good time.
On April 2nd, the American actor Matthew Brown will perform Oh Boy!, a stage adaptation of Marie-Aude Murail’s novel. The piece was awarded the Molière Young Theatergoers’ Award and will be performed for the first time in English. Directed by Olivier Letellier, this staged reading and audience discussion offers children (10 years old and older) the chance to discover the adventures of a young man who suddenly becomes responsible for a brother and two half-sisters whom he never knew existed.
These two major events of Francophonie Month are free, and reserved seating is open to the public. Both events will take place at the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, 972 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10075.
Carousel of Ideas – Saturday, March 19
10:00 am – 12:45 pm | Forum of Ideas with Simon Critchley | Ages 4 to 10 | 3 sessions
3:00 pm | Ballet(NY) by Jérôme Bel | 6 years old and up
4:00 pm | Follow me with Bouchra Ouizguen | 6 years old and up
5:30 pm | Deep Aerobics with Miguel Gutierrez | 6 years old and up
Oh Boy! by Olivier Letellier – Saturday, April 2
14:30 pm | 10 years old and up
For more information and to reserve, visit tiltkidsfestival.org.
The Tilt Kids Festival is made possible through the generous support of: Institut français, French Ministry of Culture and Communication, Howard Gilman Foundation, FACE Foundation, Florence Gould Foundation, Air France, and Société des auteurs et compositeurs dramatiques (SACD).