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Danse Dialogues – Stranger in Indian Paradise

Passes available at Alliance Française, nº24 College Road and at the venue on the evening of the show In the framework of the cooperation between the state of Tamil Nadu in India and the Pays de la Loire Region in France, the choreographer David Rolland invites two choreographers living in Chennai, Preethi Athreya and Padmini Chettur, to work on a ... Read More »

IndiEarth OnScreen

On the next edition of IndiEarth OnScreen, 3 films showcase the time and tide of changing urban landscapes in contemporary India. Film 1: Wives and Wives Filmmaker: Pramod Pati / 3 min / Language: English / 1962 (colour) Genre: Short, Animation Young India was being shaped, imagined and formed in the films of Films Division in the early years. Apart ... Read More »

DANSE DIALOGUES – Les Lecteurs / The Readers

On invitation only – Passes available at Alliance Française, nº24 College Road David Rolland turns almost everything into a dance floor. He likes to play, create and surprise but above all he loves meeting and getting people together to make them experience nothing less than the art of dancing. That way, he creates choreographies, performances or arrangements that often question ... Read More »

Talk – Rendez-vous mensuel

Come discover and discuss French culture and customs, current events and society trends in France, at the Alliance Française of Madras with native French speakers! Topic of the month: YOUTH IN FRANCE What is life like for young people in France between adolescence and the time they enter the professional world? What are their tastes? What do they enjoy doing? How ... Read More »

Inauguration of the 19th European Film Festival

The Delegation of the European Union to India in association with ICAF, the Alliance Française of Madras, Goethe Institut Max Mueller Bhavan, British Council and the National Film Archive of India Present The Opening Ceremony of the 19th European Film Festival  Wednesday April 2, 2014 at 6 pm, Alliance Française of Madras In the presence of the Hungarian Ambassador  H.E. Dr. ... Read More »

IndiEarth OnScreen

This music edition of IndiEarth Onscreen is an inspiring collection of films that showcase the candid side of sitar maestro Pandit Ravi Shankar, traveling Sufi musicians across the length & breadth of India, and international music collaborations in Bangladesh! Film: RAVI SHANKAR (India) Filmmaker: Pramod Pati // 27 mins // Language: English // 1974// B&W Genre: Bio, Music Documentary From ... Read More »

ARTIES FESTIVAL INDIA – a French Classical Music Concert

Come and join us for an exceptional evening of French classical music brought to you by The Alliance Française of Madras in collaboration with ARTIES and BNP PARIBAS. Fauré, Ravel, Rameau and Franck will be played by 5 members of a larger collective of musicians who perform regularly around the globe. This will be our first collaboration with the Arties ... Read More »

Bharata Natyam Dance – Heavenly Illumination by Tanjore Quartet

Heavenly Illumination is an artistic spiritual journey, a united arts exhibition of the avant-garde and unique authentic classical Tanjore Quartet master school of Bharata Natyam. Musical and choreographic creation of the authentic school is shaped to a classical and contemporary performance with the signature of artists, the brothers Ram Kishna and Suresh Kishna. The Tala (rhythmical time measurement of music) and Laya (the different tempo’s) ... Read More »

Piano Masterclass & Concert by Marouan Benabdallah

Not yet thirty, acclaimed pianist Marouan Benabdallah is indisputably the leading representative of his native Morocco on the international concert stage. With a musical heritage deeply rooted in the Hungarian tradition, Marouan received his formal training at the Béla Bartók Conservatory and the Franz Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest, and in 2008, was presented with the Medal of the Hungarian Parliament for his ... Read More »

Music & Live Drawing – “On les aura !” / Line of Fire

“ON LES AURA !” is the onstage adaption of a graphic novel based on the diary of a World War 1 French soldier.It’s an exciting performance including music, speech, and live sketching projected on screen. The anonymous diary describes the beginning of the war when all were convinced they would be soon victorious. The text relates the mostly rural everyday life of the ... Read More »