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Concert Electro Pop – Bacha Posh by Human BRiGADE

OPEN TO ALL Human BRiGADE, a Swedish-Franco-American musician based in Paris, chose to create and produce the album, Bacha Posh entirely on her own. She started at the time of the Arab Spring in 2011  and finished at the end of 2012. The album’s fifteen songs are feminist in feel but born of a feminism that dreams of reconciliation of ... Read More »

Concert – Indiamore by Chassol

Indiamore by Chassol

OPEN TO ALL Pianist, composer, arranger and musical director, Christophe Chassol is the author of an unclassifiable oeuvre. His compositions articulate sounds and images in an innovative way, with the concept of ‘harmonizing the real’ at the heart of his approach. Improvising piano harmonies on the images of a film shot in Kolkata and Varanasi in July 2012, Chassol pays ... Read More »

Registrations for DELF DALF exams are open!

MARCH 2014 EXAM SESSION Registrations: from 14 to 28 February 2014 For any further information: – http://madras.afindia.org/delf-dalf – contact.afmadras@gmail.com – 44 28279803 / 28271477 Read More »

Round Table – The Importance of Foreign Languages in Today’s Corporate World

An Indo-French Chamber of Commerce and Industry (IFCCI)  and Alliance Française of Madras initiative. The objective of the Round Table is to understand the linguistic policies of the various foreign companies in India. Representatives of Corporate and Cultural institutions representing France, Germany, Korea and Japan will be present at the panel. Open to all. Read More »

Book Launch – The Honey Hunter

A unique collaboration between one of India’s finest poets and one of France’s most beloved illustrators, Karthika Nair and Joëlle Jolivet, an unforgettable journey to the heart of the Sundarbans. Adapted from a section of Akram Khan’s award-winning dance-drama DESH, the story — part fable, part adventure — follows the tribulations of a young boy, Shonu, whose parents are honey-gatherers. ... Read More »

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 »