La Maison Française of New York University, located at 16 Washington Mews (at University Place), will host several special events in late January, including a tribute to the late internationally recognized philosopher Jacques Derrida on January 21. Check schedule (below) for locations other than La Maison Française and for admission fees (most events are free and open to the public). For further information the public may call 212.998.8750 or visit

A schedule of events follows:

Date Time Event
Thursday, Jan. 20 6:30 p.m. Lecture: “Modernité de Maeterlinck et Debussy” by Jean-Philippe Clarac and Olivier Deloeuil, artistic directors, L’Opéra Français de New York. In French.
Friday, Jan. 21 4:00 p.m. Tribute to Jacques Derrida. New York Remembers Derrida. Location: NYU’s Silver Center, 32 Waverly Place, Hemmerdinger Hall (first floor).
Tuesday, Jan. 25 7:00 p.m. Illustrated lecture: “Power, Force, and Mourning in French Court Ballet” by Marc Franko, dancer, choreographer and author of The Dancing Body in Renaissance Choreography.
Friday, Jan. 28 7:00 p.m. Film screening: Depuis qu`Otar est parti. Part of the “France on Film” series. Location: NYU’s Cantor Film Center, 36 E. 8th St. In English with French subtitles. Admission: $5; $3, with NYU ID.

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