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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 »

CINE-CLUB: Tout ce qui brille & Camille Redouble

Free Entry – Open to all  France | 2010 | 1h40 | Comedy| Directors: G. Nakache, H. Mimran Ely and Lila are like sisters. They have known each other since they were children; they share everything including their dream of another life. They live in the same suburban area, ten minutes away from Paris. But today, Ely and Lila don’t ... Read More »

Le P’tit Ciné-concert – Oct 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 »