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Dance – Light doesn’t have Arms to Carry Us by Preethi Athreya

light doesnt have arms to carry us

This is a solo creation based on a composition for piano by French composer, Gerard Pesson. The music was inspired by the writings of Pierre Albert Jourdan, whose one-line poem ‘La lumiere n’a pas de bras pour nous porter’ (Light Doesn’t Have Arms To Carry Us) forms the title of the musical composition. At times a silent film, at times ... Read More »

Cine Club – The Young Girls of Rochefort

Delphine and Solange are two sisters living in Rochefort. Delphine is a dance teacher and Solange is a compositor and teaches the piano. Maxence is a poet and a painter. He is doing his military service. Simon owns a music shop, he left Paris one month ago to go back where he fell in love 10 years ago. They are ... Read More »

Talk – Rendez-vous mensuel on Journalism

RDV Mensuel|Feb

A monthly discussion with native French Speakers Saturday, February 1 for A2/B1 levels: 12.30 pm to 2.00 pm for B2/C1 levels: 2.30 to 4.00 pm @Alliance Francaise’s Media 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 ... Read More »

Dance Residency – David Rolland


For several years the Alliance Française of Madras has supported artists’ creations by organising residencies for artists. This made possible shows such as THE SEED GIVER and LIGHT HAS NO ARM TO CARRY US. This year we are delighted to play host, for 10 days, to choreographer David Rolland, who is working on a new performance L’ETRANGER AU PARADIS INDIEN ... Read More »

CINE-CLUB|23/01- Gadjo Dilo/The Crazy Stranger

Cine-Club of the Alliance Française of Madras Gadjo Dilo / The Crazy Stranger  Showing on : Sunday, 19th January – 5.00pm & Thursday, 23rd January – 7.30pm OPEN TO ALL GAJO DILO /  THE CRAZY STRANGER 1997 – Col – 102 mn – Comedy/drama In French with English subtitles Director: Tony Gatlif Cast: Romain Duris, Rona Hartner, Izidor Serban Synospis ... Read More »

Documentary film – MSF(UN)Limited

MSF Unlimited

MSF (UN)LIMITED A documentary on the real life of MSF/Doctors Without Borders – 1999 Nobel Peace Prize Recipient – followed by Q&A with MSF’s General Director, Martin Sloot Friday 17th January, 7.00 pm OPEN TO ALL – NOT SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN MSF (UN)LIMITED 52 minutes, in English Lebanon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Serbia and Montenegro MSF (Un)Limited is a ... Read More »

CONCERT : Saarang Festival 2014 – ABAJI

Abaji Live

SAARANG FESTIVAL 2014 An open-air Musical Season Origine Orients by ABAJI A one-man band OPEN TO ALL – FREE ENTRY This year, the Alliance Française of Madras participates yet again in the Saarang Festival, the annual cultural festival of IIT Madras, the largest student-run non-profit festival in India. The soul of Saarang’s vision is to cater to a broad spectrum ... Read More »

CONFERENCE: The Rights to Humour

Francois Pagès

A conference on liberty of the press by acclaimed French journalist, Frédéric Pagès About the author Frédéric Pagès has been working as a journalist for ‘Le Canard Enchaîné’ for the past 20 years. He has written many humorous editorials, such as ‘The diary of Carla B.’ and ‘Interviews Imaginaires’. A former teacher in Philosophy, Pagès founded the group ‘Botul’, in ... Read More »

THEATER – My Name Is Cine-Ma


Stray Factory presents My Name is Cine-Ma Written and Directed by Mathivanan Rajendran Cast: Pooja Devariya, Venkatesh Harinathan, Ajay Ayyappan, Rajiv Rajaram, Sandeep John ”The play is a tribute to the love and innocence of every audience member who has watched, loved and been moved by South indian Cine-ma” – Mathivanan Rajendran – This year we celebrate 100 years of ... Read More »


Nimmy Raphel in Nidravathwam

Adishakti presents Nidrawathwam Scripted, Directed and Performed by Nimmy Raphel We meet up with Kumbakarna and Laxmana on the battlefield where they discuss the unfortunate consequences of their respective boons, until the fatal end. Kumbakarna and Lakshmana, brothers each to the two protagonists of the Ramayana, are connected by boons that dramatically alter their cycles of sleep and wakefulness. In ... Read More »