Decatur’s Core Performance Company presents the world premiere of Human Landscapes: The migrations of beings, gestures and stories by choreographer Germana Civera this weekend as part of France-Atlanta 2017. The piece, which will be performed through Saturday at the B Complex in southwest Atlanta, features an original score by composer Didier Aschour.
While highlighting innovation in the arts, business and science as it has done over the past decade, theFrance-Atlanta program this year takes a broadband look at African art featuring Francophone authors, photographers and vocal artists. Kevin W Tucker, the High Museum of Art’s chief curator, welcomed the “Making of Africa: A Continent of Contemporary Design,” at an opening ceremony Oct. 25 at the High for this year’s entire France-Atlanta program.
Sage, the business software firm, has picked four startups based in the British city of Newcastle to visitAtlanta for a program in October that could help them attract investors and scale into the U.S. market. Two Atlanta firms have also been selected to reciprocate the visit during a trip in November, where they will attend the North East Venture Fest.
The Atlanta Mayor’s Office of International Affairs and Invest Atlanta have launched the 2017 Atlanta International Startup Exchange Program — a one-week international residency which will provide eight selected companies a platform for global expansion in either Toulouse, France or the United Kingdom.
Last weekend, the High Museum opened its largest ever exhibition of African art, featuring more than 200 pieces by more than 120 artists from 25 African countries. Making Africa: A Continent of Contemporary Design will be on view through January 7, making the High the first stop in the United States for the exhibition, which premiered at the Vitra Design Museum in Germany in March 2015 and has toured internationally since.
Groupe URD will be taking part in discussions on “global emergencies and mental health” organised in connection with the humanitarian forum during France-Atlanta 2016. These discussions will bring together representatives from the development, humanitarian and health sectors to discuss how mental health and psycho-social care are taken into consideration in humanitarian emergencies. Groupe URD will be involved alongside the Carter Centre and Médecins Sans Frontières.
As part of France-Atlanta, an exhibition and program is being presented called “Cartooning for Peace: The of Art of Democracy.” Three world-renowned press cartoonists participated in the program – Jean “Plantu” Plantureux with Le Monde, France, Michel Kichka with Courrier International who is based in Israel, and our own Mike Luckovich with the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.