Recommended Fall Festival: FIAF’s “Crossing the Line” from September 8 through October 20, 2014

Crossing The LineFIAFs acclaimed fall festival returns with fifteen extraordinary international artists and companies.

About the festival

“The single best performance festival New York has to offer” – Culturebot

Crossing the Line is the French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF)’s fall festival presenting interdisciplinary works and performances in New York. The festival explores the dialogue between artist and public, and examines how artists help re-imagine the world as critical thinkers and catalysts for social evolution. Crossing the Line is initiated and produced by FIAF in partnership with leading cultural institutions.
This year’s eighth edition of Crossing the Line brings together fifteen extraordinary international artists and companies, each of them offering unique perspectives on the world we all share. We invite New Yorkers to explore their meticulous and deeply considered work, both the familiar and the unknown, and find inspiration, provocation and pure pleasure.

Lili Chopra, Simon Dove, Gideon Lester (Crossing the Line co-curators)

Featured artists:
600 HIGHWAYMEN • Julie Béna • Justin Vivian Bond • Trajal Harrell • Ryoji Ikeda • Gilles Jobin & Julius von Bismarck • Aaron Landsman • Xavier Le Roy • Jessica Mitrani & Rossy de Palma • Ivana Müller • Nature Theater of Oklahoma • Prune Nourry • Fernando Rubio • Olivier Saillard • Soundwalk Collective with Jesse & Patti Smith

View complete line up here:


A Blade of Grass
Abrons Arts Center
Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM)
China Institute
Fondation d’entreprise Hermès
Hudson River Park
The Kitchen
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Milk Studios
New York Live Arts
Performance Space 122
Salon 94
Times Square Arts
Times Square Advertising Coalition