La Maison Française of New York University, located at 16 Washington Mews (at University Place), will host several special events in September, including a lecture by choreographer Catherine Turocy and a performance by the New York Baroque Dance Company on September 15. All events, which are free and open to the public, take place at La Maison Française. For further information call 212.998.8750 or visit www.nyu.ed/maisonfrancaise.

A schedule of events follows:

Thurs., Sept. 15, 7 p.m. Lecture/performance: choreographer/director Catherine Turocy and the New York Baroque Dance Company. Honors the innovative choreography of Marie Sallé on her 250th anniversary. Dancers in period costume perform excerpts from the company’s upcoming NYC concerts. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Limited seating.

Tues., Sept. 20, 7 p.m. Lecture: “Un Crime indiscernable. Frères et soeurs dans le theater de la Renaissance” by Françoise Lavocat, University of Paris VII-Denis Diderot. In French.

Wed., Sept. 21, 7 p.m. Florence Gould Lecture: “Les Maladies culturelles de la démocratie” by Pascal Bruckner, philosopher, novelist; author of L’Euphorie perpétuelle. In French.

Mon., Sept. 26, 7 p.m. Film screening: Le Portrait Croisé de Simone de Beauvoir et de Jean-Paul Sartre (1967, Radio Canada, 60 min.). In French with English subtitles. Presented by Madeleine Gobeil-Noël, journalist.

Wed., Sept. 28, 6:30 p.m. Institute of French Studies Colloquium: “La Sexualité dans le droit français” by Marcela Iacub, legal scholarand philosopher. In French.

Thurs.-Sat., Sept. 29-Oct. 1 Three day conference: “Situating / Situation de Sartre 2005”. Sponsored by NYU’s Center for French Civilization and Culture. A Florence Gould event. Organized by NYU Professors Denis Hollier and Tom Bishop. For further information call 212.998.8750.

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