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La Maison Française To Honor Dancer-Choreographer, Vivendi Executive at Gala Benefit - May 5

April 12, 2011

La Maison Française of New York University will honor Benjamin Millepied, a principal dancer at New York City Ballet and a choreographer of international reputation, and Jean-Francois Dubos, Senior Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Vivendi, at a Gala Benefit on Thursday, May 5. Mr. Dubos and Mr. Millepied will receive the Medal of Honor of the Center for French Civilization and Culture of New York University.

La Maison Française is a major forum for French-American intellectual and cultural exchange. Created in 1957, it is the public face of NYU's Center for French Civilization and Culture.

This Gala Benefit, held to raise funds for its program of lectures, conferences, symposia, art exhibits, films, concerts, theater, and special events, will take place in the penthouse of NYU’s Kimmel Center (60 Washington South), beginning with a champagne reception at 6:30 p.m. Dinner and presentations will proceed at 7:30 p.m.

Mr. Millepied will speak about his recent choreographic work.

 Mary Sharp Cronson and Jacques Bouhet are the evening’s co-chairs.

Honorary patrons of the event include H.E. Ambassador François Delattre; French Consul General Philippe Lalliot; Cultural Counselor of the French Embassy Antonin Baudry, and NYU’s President, John Sexton.

Tickets are $750. ($600 tax deductible) or $1000. ($850 tax deductible). Seating is limited.  Advertisements and tributes for the program journal are being accepted through April 18. Contact:  Director, La Maison Française, (212-998-8751) or

This Press Release is in the following Topics:
Around the Square, Events and Traditions

Type: Press Release

Press Contact: Robert Polner | (212) 998-2337

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