Crossing — Book talk with author Pajtim Statovci

The Kosovo-born Finnish novelist Pajtim Statovci, who was hailed by the New York Times as “his literary gifts are prodigius” and New Yorker “strange and exquisite”, will join us to discuss his new novel Crossing, that speaks to identity, exile, war, and love, and much much more.

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This Silence

“Dance is how I express myself. Other artists express themselves by way of painting, music, or acting. I express myself through the expression of the body.” — Doda.
This Silence is a short documentary following dancer and choreographer Gentian Doda. It tells the story through movement and emotions on stage, with a quiet look at New York City streets.

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This Silence – A short film about dancer and choreographer Gentian Doda.


Hunting Flies – New York Premiere

Hunting Flies, by Albanian-born, Norway-based writer-director Izer Aliu, to premiere in New York City.


Broken April

Deep in the mountains, a young man is caught up in a blood feud that has plagued his family for generations. With one month to live, he must make an impossible choice: break the cycle to fight for love, or surrender to fate.


Sweet Home Albania

Sweet Home Albania is a groundbreaking theatrical Monologue written and performed by the talented Albanian born actor Aleksandros Memetaj.


Albanian Institute has been awarded the London Design Biennale 2016 Public Medal

In the award ceremony at Somerset House, Sir John Sorrell CBE, President of the London Design Biennale, presented Dino Korca with the Medal congratulating him for the outstanding contribution to the Biennale. “We are extremely honored to receive this recognition from London Design Biennale” said Dino Korca, Curator and Albanian Institute Director.


Dino Korca: The Pursuit of Happiness

Utopia has come to mean a place of ideal perfection, for Korca, however, utopia is a journey rather than a destination. He says: “There is no such thing as a perpetually perfect place, because life itself is but motion, always in a state of change”.


The Immersion Room – The Pen in London

Albanian Institute in collaborative partnership with Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum is delighted to participated in the groundbreaking creative technologies – the interactive Pen at the London Design Biennale.


Albanian Institute is a multi-arts and cultural institution supporting, producing, and presenting the full spectrum of performing arts, visual arts, and contemporary culture. Programs range from music to literature, film to theatre and dance, to architecture, design and fashion, in addition to talks and lecture series, with collaborations across these disciplines and others, in the US and around the world. Learn more

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