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About Crossing the Line


Crossing the Line 2011 presents a broad-ranging program of performances/events in both indoor and outdoor locations across New York City aimed at engaging diverse audiences. This year’s festival program can be framed by three principal programming clusters: Fiction & Non-Fiction, a Lecture/Performance series, and Endurance/Resistance/Inspiration. This fifth edition will continue the festival’s focus on supporting the creation of new work through its vital commissioning program and will feature new works by Nick van Woert, Kimberly Bartosik, Soundwalk, Prune NourryChong Gon Byun, Amélie Chabannes, Rachid Ouramdane, Marie Losier, and Arthur Nauzyciel, among others.

Conceived and produced by FIAF in partnership with leading New York cultural institutions, Crossing the Line 2011 is co-curated by Lili Chopra (Artistic Director, FIAF) and Simon Dove (Director, Herberger Institute School of Dance, Arizona State University). “Crossing the Line invites New Yorkers to re-imagine the world in which they live, and to reconsider the role they play in it,” said Lili Chopra and Simon Dove. “The extraordinary work presented by this year’s artists is potent, vivid, and immensely inspiring.”

The Artists: Kimberly Bartosik, Chong Gon Byun, Olivier Cadiot, Sophie Calle, Amélie Chabannes, Philippe Claudel, Teju Cole, Wylie Dufresne, John Giorno, Trajal Harrell, Maria Hassabi, Raimund Hoghe, Jos Houben, Cuqui Jerez, Gérald Kurdian, Camille Laurens, Xavier Le Roy, Ralph Lemon, Faustin Linyekula, Marie Losier, Ariane Michel, Roderick Murray, Arthur Nauzyciel, Prune Nourry, Rachid Ouramdane, Perle Palombe, Thupten Phuntsok, Laurent Pichaud, Soundwalk Collective, and Nick van Woert

September 17–October 16

Dates + Times
Saturday, September 17 at 2pm, 6pm, 8:30pm
Sunday, September 18 at 8:30pm
Monday, September 19 at 6:45pm, 7:30pm, 9:15pm
Tuesday, September 20 at 7:30pm
Thursday, September 22–24 at 6:45pm, 8pm
Tuesday, September 27 at 7:30pm
Wednesday, September 28–30 at 7:30pm

Thursday, October 6 at 7:30pm
Tuesday, October 11 at 7:30pm
Wednesday, October 12 at 7:30pm, 8pm
Thursday, October 13 at 8pm
Friday, October 14 at 7:30pm, 8pm
Saturday, October 15 at 7:30pm, 8pm

Tickets at

Florence Gould Hall, Tinker Auditorium
55 East 59th St.
Le Skyroom, FIAF Gallery
22 East 60th St.

Earlier Event: September 17
Later Event: September 21
Michel Groisman