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The 3rd Annual Tilt Kids Festival Announces Lineup

The 3rd Annual Tilt Kids Festival Announces Lineup

Your kids can explore the culture and arts of France right here in NYC!

The Tilt Kids Festival presented by The Cultural Services of the French Embassy and the French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) recently announced its offerings for the 3rd annual event.

The program will premiere six films across six venues throughout New York City, from March 3-18. 

Tilt came from the desire to present works created from the relatively new phenomenon of cultural institutions taking work for young audiences seriously,” says Lili Chopra, Executive Vice President and Artistic Director at FIAF, and co-curator of Tilt Kids Festival, in a press release. “With Tilt, we are asking incredible minds and great artists to create an open context for children (and also their parents) in New York, to introduce them to new forms and possibly expand their tastes to different artistic experiences.”

“Accessible to children but not designed only for children, the festival has also a natural power to revive child-like curiosity in parents and bring them closer to the wonder of childhood” statedRima Abdul-Malak, Cultural Attaché at the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, and co-curator of Tilt, in a press release. “Instilling a deeper awareness of other cultures is at the heart of our mission at the Cultural Services, where we strive to share the wonders of French and Francophone creativity with new U.S. audiences.”

Here's a look at just some of the scheduled events:

Jérôme Bel: Gala (New York Premiere)
WHEN: Saturday, March 3 at 3pm
WHERE: NYU Skirball Center, 566 LaGuardia Place (between Thompson Street and LaGuardia Place)
AGES: 7 and older
LENGTH: 90 minutes

For Gala, a cast of twenty New Yorkers get dressed up in their sequined best to pull together their most enthusiastic moves. In true Jérôme Bel style, ranging from 8 to 80 years old, some performers are professional dancers, while others are dancing on stage for the first time. Through their movement, the gentle humanity of each performer lights up this inspired production.

Broken Box Mime Theater: Destination: Everywhere, Tilt Edition (World Premiere)
WHEN: Saturday, March 17 at 11am
WHERE: FIAF, Florence Gould Hall, 55 East 59th Street (between Madison & Park Avenue)
AGES: 5 and older
LENGTH: 60 minutes

Broken Box Mime Theater uses the art of mime to tell contemporary stories that go beyond words. With this performance, they’re digging into mime’s French roots, channeling the spirit of Marcel Marceau, and presenting a special edition of their hit show Destination: Everywhere for Tilt Kids Festival.

With a speaking host to guide even the youngest theater-goers, this hour-long collection of stories told through movement and music includes a tale of an unlikely friendship with a giant, the troubles of a superhero on date night, and an out-of-this-world French cultural adventure that won't be complete without the audience's help

Billy Martin & The Tilt Brass Band: Stridulations for the Good Luck Feast
WHEN: Sunday, March 18 at 1pm
WHERE: ISSUE Project Room, 22 Boerum Place (at Livingston Street), Brooklyn
TICKETS: $10–$25
AGES: 5–10
LENGTH: 90 minutes

Tilt Kids Festival 2018 closes with a bang at Issue Project Room! Families are invited to get loud in this interactive performance led by some of Brooklyn’s leading experimental musicians.

Drummer and educator Billy Martin will lead the first-ever kids’ performance of his legendary piece, Stridulations for the Good Luck Feast. In this cooperative musical game, the audience and band are on the same team with the ultimate objective: making music.

Families build their own instruments from bamboo sticks, woodblocks, and recycled bottles, and learn about making music, connecting with others, and how to communicate using sound.

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Main Image via Tilt Kids Festival website


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