FLAFRA 2015: APRIL 1-30 [fr]
Tigertail presents the second edition of FLAFRA (Florida-France Festival), a multi-disciplinary art program that spans all artistic domains including dance, music, performance, film, literature and more.
Organized with the support of the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in Miami, FLAFRA invites you to discover the films of French poet and playwright Jean Cocteau at the Miami Beach Cinematheque and at the outdoor Festival “Films on the Beach”.
Dance performances by Nadia Beugré and concerts of Savoy-Doucet Cajun Band and Gypsy Jazz Guitar by Adrien Moignard will pace FLAFRA’s agenda.
The festival is also an opportunity for local South Florida artists to present their things "à la française" during five-minute Culture Clicks. And, for those looking for adventure training, there will be a "chasse au trésor"!
FLAFRA will also be co-hosting the launch of Curated “French Corners” at Books and Books in Coral Gables with music by Vincent Raffard’s French Horn Collective, as well as author and illustrator Annie Goetzinger.
The Savoy-Doucet Cajun Band & Adrien Moignard
When: April 11, 17, 18, 2015
Tigertail Productions’ FLAFRA festival presentsThe Savoy-Doucet Cajun Band at the Colony Theater, and Jazz manouche artist Adrien Moignard at Miami Dade County’s auditorium.
The Savoy-Doucet Cajun Band is a trio composed of Savoy’s husband and wife and Doucet from the popular group Beausoleil. They come from Louisiana and strive to preserve their Cajun music heritage. Marc Savoy (accordion, vocals), Ann Savoy (guitar, frequent lead vocals), and Michael Doucet (fiddle, vocals) perform on Saturday, April 11.
Savoy Doucet Cajun Band
April 11, 2015
Colony Theatre, 1040 Lincoln Rd.
Adrien Moignard performs on Friday and Saturday, April 17 - 18. Self-taught guitarist from the age of twelve, he begins to play rock and blues before he becoming interested in gypsy music. From 2002, he exchanges with many well-known musicians (Samson Schmitt, Serge Krief, Ninine Garcia, Christophe Lartilleux….) He signs a contract with Dreyfus Jazz in 2009 and records his first album in 2010.
April 17-18, 2015
Miami Dade County Auditorium
On Stage Black Box
2901 West Flagler Street, Miami
When: April 24-25, 2015
Where: Miami Dade County Auditorium - On Stage Black Box
2901 West Flagler Street, Miami FL, 33125
Tigertail Productions presents Nadia Beugé. Her first performance in Miami is one of the many highlights of Tigertail’s FLAFRA festival.
Nadia Beugré is a young dancer from Côte d’Ivoire. In 1997, she started the dance company “La Compagnie de filles Tché Tché” with Béatrice Kombe.
Ten years later, after the death of her partner, she trained again with Germaine Acogny in Dakar and became a dancer in Alain Buffard’s company in Montpellier (France).
Her solo performance “Quartier Libre”, which is presented at FLAFRA Festival, was created in 2012. As in all of her shows, she strives to overcome taboos through her performances, thereby evoking the raging civil war in her country and African women’s daily life struggle. Such immersive and visual performances have been described as raw and forthright.
When: April 2-30, 2015
Where: Miami Beach
Discover three cinematic masterpieces by Jean Cocteau this April with FLAFRA and Films on the Beach. The first and last films of Jean Cocteau’s "Orphic Trilogy", The Blood of a Poet and Testament of Orpheus, will be shown at the Miami Beach Cinematheque, while Beauty and the Beast (93min, 1946) will screen as part of the “Films on the Beach” festival at Miami Beach Soundscape.
- The Blood of a Poet (55min, 1930) - April 2, 7pm.
- Beauty and the Beast (93min, 1946) - April 16, 8:00 pm.
- Testament of Orpheus (80min, 1960)- April 30, 7pm.
About Jean Cocteau:
Writer, designer, playwright, artist and filmmaker, Jean Cocteau is an unparalled multi-talented artist of the 20th century. While he was just 20 years old, he published his own poems and he began frequenting Marcel Proust, the Countess of Noailles or the Daudet. He has been committed as paramedic during World War I where he met Apollinaire, and he really devoted himself to the theater and cinema between the two World Wars. Cocteau was elected to the Académie Française in 1955.
Photo Credit: Heber Siqueiros