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Poetry with Prakriti – Dec 3

  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 have written on a very special subject: “Celebrating resistance: 30 years of struggles ... 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 »

Arties Festival India: chamber music concert -Nov 29

Finest French chamber music concert 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 country and decided to create a festival to bring and share the finest ... Read More »

Mata Hari: Butterflies who live 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 »

Sold in the name of gold – A play for children – Nov 15

Good books, a book store from Anna Nagar, is staging a play for children by children at the Alliance Française of Madras.       The play ‘Sold in the name of Gold’, is the story of Rolly Naana who is cheated off his inheritance by his older brother Ranbir Naana. He comes across a gang of robbers with a ... Read More »

Bani 2: Festival of music and dance

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 II ... Read More »

3 X Rien – A poetic circus show

“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 much… 3 X RIEN In this dramatic production, the three French artists Lenaïg Fannière, David ... Read More »

CINE-CLUB: Camille redouble

Free – Open to all    France | 2012 | 1h55 | Comedy| Director: Noémie Lvovsky Camille is sixteen when she meets Eric. They love each other passionately and think life is perfect when Camille gives birth to a baby girl… until 25 years later, Eric leaves Camille for a younger woman. On the 31st of December, Camille is suddenly ... Read More »