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Buffle! – ‘The Brand New Show’

22nd January 2015 | 7:00 pm | Edouard Michelin Auditorium, Alliance Française of Madras This is a story by a smart trio,  combining vocals and piano, music and theatre ! The three singers, musicians, storytellers, play with words and poetry and follow their way, between songs and play, from the piano to the electric guitar, from monologue to polyphony. BUFFLE ... Read More »

Poetry with Prakriti – Poetry Slam Contest – Dec 9

9th December 2014 | 7:00 pm | Edouard Michelin Auditorium, Alliance Française of Madras Debuted in the year 2009, the Poetry Slam contest, presented by “the Hindu Lit for Life”, provides a space to stage the art of performance poetry. The contest encourages students from various educational institutions to pick up their pens, write original poems and present them with ... Read More »

Poetry with Prakriti – Dec 3

 3rd December 2014 | 7:00 pm | Edouard Michelin Auditorium, Alliance Française of Madras Prakriti Foundation and the Alliance Française of Madras present the annual poetry festival – Poetry with Prakriti – which is to celebrate its 8th edition this year. This ten-day long festival will be inaugurated with a reading by a few poets from Chennai, of what they ... Read More »

Arties Festival India: chamber music concert – Nov 29

Finest French chamber music concert 7:30pm | 29th of November | Edouard Michelin Auditorium, Alliance Française of Madras Now in its 14th edition, “Arties Festival” will be at the Alliance Française of Madras on the 29th November.  It was after his first visit in India that Gauthier Hermann, renowned cellist and Director of Arties Event Management, fell in love with the ... Read More »

Histoires Vraies – Contemporary dance – Dec 20 & 21

Histoires Vraies ( True Stories ) 20th & 21st December 2014 | 7:30 pm | Edouard Michelin Auditorium, Alliance Française of Madras In this contemporary dance project, the French artist Cécile Loyer weaves together the stories and the histories of dance. “Histoires Vraies” is, first and foremost, an enquiry into the origins of movement and how movements are passed on. ... Read More »

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 »