Crossing the Line Festival 2019FIAF Crossing the Line Festival 2019 FIAF

Crossing the Line Festival is produced by the French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF)


Theatre for a New Audience  The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art The Invisible Dog Art Center
ISSUE Project Room La MaMa  


Fondation d'entreprise Hermès

Fondation d’entreprise Hermès' New Settings Program
Crossing the Line is grateful for the long-standing support of the Fondation d’entreprise Hermès’ New Settings program. Launched in 2011, New Settings supports new performing arts productions that shift borders between disciplines to create innovative art forms. For more than seven years, New Settings has partnered with Crossing the Line to bring important work by extraordinary artists—including Boris Charmatz, Nora Chipaumire, Eliane Radigue and Xavier Veilhan, Fanny de Chaillé and Philippe Ramette, Kyle deCamp and Joshua Thorson, Jessica Mitrani and Rossy de Palma, and Gilles Jobin and Julius von Bismarck, Joris Lacoste, Ali Moini, Nature Theater of Oklahoma, Annie Dorsen, Bouchra Ouizguen and Alessandro Sciarroni—in more than ten New York, US and world premieres. For this year’s edition, Crossing the Line will present the US premiere of Cyril Teste's Opening Night starring Isabelle Adjani, Morgan Lloyd Sicard, and Frédéric Pierrot.

The Edmond de Rothschild Foundations

BRIDGING: An International Dialogue on Diversity and Inclusion in the Arts
An initiative launched by The Edmond de Rothschild Foundations and FIAF during Crossing the Line 2016, BRIDGING offers international perspectives to evaluate policies and practices in an effort to move beyond simple acknowledgement of cultural diversity to achieve genuine equality in the arts in our shifting cultural landscape. This year, SOMEWHERE AT THE BEGINNING by artists Germaine Acogny and Mikaël Serre will be featured at Crossing the Line as part of BRIDGING.

Learn more about BRIDGING and this year's program here.

Leadership Support

Air France Delta JCDecaux
Fondation d'entreprise Hermès The Edmond de Rothschild Foundations Florence Gould Foundation
Howard Gilman Foundation

Major Support

Crossing the Line is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

Crossing the Line is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

SOMEWHERE AT THE BEGINNING is supported by FUSED (French US Exchange in Dance), a program developed by FACE Foundation and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States with the support of the Florence Gould Foundation, The Ford Foundation, Institut français-Paris, The French Ministry of Culture, and private donors.

The presentation of When Birds Refused to Fly by Olivier Tarpaga was made possible by the New England Foundation for the Arts' National Dance Project, with leading funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.