FACE Foundation

Supporting French-American Cultural Exchange in Education and the Arts

FUSED: French U.S. Exchange in Dance

Current Grantees

French artists in the United States  

Seven U.S. institutions will receive grants for projects involving French dance artists in the United States. 

Residency Grantees

The Divine CipherAna Pi
Cisneros Institute & MoMa, New York

Residency of Brazil-born choreographer and performer Ana Pi, to develop her new project, The Divine Cipher. From a precise setting, Haiti, Pi’s new work will connect trans-disciplinary and Black diaspora art. 
The FUSED grant complements the prestigious fellowship from the Cisneros Institute and MoMa, New York, she received in 2019-2020.


Our First Time Thierry Thieû Niang 
The Invisible Dog Art Center, Brooklyn

Residency of French choreographer and director Thierry Thieû Niang to develop the interactive piece Our First Time with participants from the LGBTQA+ community in Summer 2022 at The Invisible Dog Art Center, Brooklyn, NY. 


Habitus  Nidal Abdo with the collective Nafass
Chez Bushwick, New York

Residency of performer and choreographer Nidal Abdo with the collective Nafass for a Fall 2021 or Spring 2022 residency to develop Habitus at Chez Bushwick, New York, NY. 
The work explores the relationship of the body dancing in different regions of the world (France, the Middle East and the United States), adjoining and conjoining cultures and questioning the concept of bodies in exile.   


Lufuki: The Origins of Funk – Ensemble Ambiance Facil
Fua Di Congo, 

Residency of the Afro-French hip-hop ensemble Ambiance Facil at Fua Di Congo, Oakland, CA, for the U.S. debut of its project Lufuki: The Origins of Funk


Presentation Grantees

LOVETRAIN2020Emanuel Gat
American Dance Festival, Durham

American Dance Festival, Durham, NC, will present Emanuel Gat Dance’s LOVETRAIN2020 at the 2022 festival season in July. 


Näss Fouad Boussouf-Compagnie Massala
Choregus Productions, Tulsa

Choregus Productions, Tulsa, OKwill present Fouad Boussouf-Compagnie Massala’s Näss as part of the company’s 2022 US tour.  


AnopasArt Move Concept
City Parks Foundation, New York

City Parks Foundation, New York, will present the U.S. premiere of Anopas by hip hop company Art Move Concept at SummerStage 2022 in August. 


American artists in France

Presentation Grant

Threads Dance Project, Minneapolis, MN
Dance collaboration with dance artists
Hamdi Dridi and Salia Sanou 

Threads Dance Project to partner in 2022 with dance artist Hamdi Dridi (France) for the creation of Unattainable Object of Desire at Le Louvre Museum, and, with Montpellier Dance Festival, for the presentation of Be Still Standing, a work created by Salia Sanou (Burkina Faso) for Threads Dance in 2018.