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Mata Hari: Butterflies who lives in the sun must die young

Theatre Nisha presents the play Mata Hari, a one-woman show, with the accompaniment of a musician from Chennai. Mata Hari has been a figure of deep intrigue for years. She is an iconic woman, whose flamboyant and tragic life has fascinated biographers, actors, directors and writers alike. It is then justified to say that she embodied the phrase ‘femme fatale’ ... Read More »

Kattiakkaran: a play by the Koothu-p-Pattarai Trust

The renowned theatre company “Koothu-p-Pattarai” is staging Kattiakkaran at the Alliance Française of Madras ! Free entry – All are welcome On November 30 | 7:00 pm | Edouard Michelin Auditorium The play “Kattiakkaran” (Narrator) is one of the most well-known plays from Mr. N. Muthusamy, the founder, director and playwright of the theatre company Koothu-p-Pattarai. It explores an original ... Read More »

3 x Rien – A poetic circus show

7:30pm | 5th of November | Sir Mutha Venkatasubba Rao Concert Hall, Harrington Road, Chetpet “3”, being more than two and yet, less than four is a very satisfactory number. Times, just as in “Once upon a time”, from all the books with or without pictures… And “nothing”, a bit of nothing much but far far more than far too ... Read More »

Bani 2 : Festival of dance and music

                                       The Alliance Française of Madras will host  the Inauguration of Bani, a festival of  dance and music at its second edition. This festival has been founded last year by Alarmel Valli: celebrated Bharata Natyam dancer and choreographer, she has been internationally acclaimed for her ability to turn a traditional grammar into a subtle, personal dance poetry. This year, Bani ... Read More »

P’tit Ciné-Concert – October 14

Once upon a time… three French musicians put together their notes and waved their bows and their drumsticks to create live scores to animation films, bringing out ‘The Little Cine-Concert 2’. The band Philharmonique de la Roquette brings a highly original concept to Chennai: not a movie, not a concert, but a movie-concert. Three musicians provide live accompaniment for 11 ... Read More »

Cello concert – Sept 25

On Thursday, September 25, at 7pm. The concert will take place at C.S.I. St. Mary Church, Fort Saint George, Chennai Christian-Pierre La Marca is a French cellist with natural virtuosic command and impassioned musicianship. He has performed all over the world and became an exlusive recording artist for Sony Classical. His repertoire is a reflection of his curiosity: from baroque ... Read More »


Anne Paceo Join us on September 20, at 7:30 at the Museum Theater, Egmore, and seize the opportunity to discover an exceptional quality show of jazz music ! Free entry and open to all ! Anne Paceo is an award-winning artist. Only 29, she has already received a ‘Victoire de la Musique’ and a ‘Django d’or’, played in many festivals ... Read More »

Code Coromandel

CODE COROMANDEL Code Coromandel is an intricate story which is a motivation and an inspiration. If the colours of the Coromandel lacquer are ever-changing and seductive, its history is the result of a misunderstanding. European merchants of the XVII century thought these objects, bartered on this coast of India, were made locally, when they were actually from China, only passing ... Read More »

Concert by French singer and composer Juliette Katz

Juliette Katz Juliette Katz has known that she wanted to be a singer since she was 4. She is a woman of this age, romantic yet blunt, sentimental yet deep. With her slightly hoarse voice, like a soul diva, she explores music with the same mix of frivolity and engagement, confidence and candour. “Tout va de travers”, her debut album, ... Read More »

Rendez-vous mensuel: Occult Science, Paranormal Phenomena and Superstitions

A monthly discussion with native French Speakers  Saturday, July 5, 2014 10.30 pm to 12.00 pm 2.30 to 4.00 pm at the Alliance Francaise’s Library Every first saturday of the month, The Alliance Francaise of Madras hosts ‘Rendez-vous mensuel’, an informal discussion in French on a previously defined topic. Take the opportunity to discover and discuss French culture and customs, ... Read More »