What's On


Here, you can find general information about what is going on at the Alliance Française of Madras.

Histoires Vraies – Contemporary dance – Dec 20 & 21

Histoires Vraies ( True Stories ) 20th & 21st December 2014 | 7:30 pm | Edouard Michelin Auditorium, Alliance Française of Madras In this contemporary dance project, the French artist Cécile Loyer weaves together the stories and the histories of dance. “Histoires Vraies” is, first and foremost, an enquiry into the origins of movement and how movements are passed on. ... Read More »

Mata Hari: Butterflies who lives 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 »

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 »

3 x Rien – A poetic circus show

7:30pm | 5th of November | Sir Mutha Venkatasubba Rao Concert Hall, Harrington Road, Chetpet “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 ... Read More »

Bani 2 : Festival of dance and music

                                       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 ... Read More »

Admission Tour by Campus France

Embassy of France in India and Campus France in India present the winter edition of Admission Tour 2014 in Chennai (Oct ‘14). This event brings together over 21 French Business as well as Engineering Institutions under one roof to meet potential candidates. This major event gives a great opportunity to students who are considering France as their destination of study. ... Read More »

RDV Mensuel – French and Indian clichés

Saturday, October 11th, 2014 2 sessions: 10.30 am to 12.00 pm and 2.30pm to 4.00 pm @Alliance Francaise’s Media Library One saturday a 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 French culture and customs, current events and society trends in France, ... Read More »

Newsletter October 2014

To view our Newsletter for the month of October 2014, please click on the images below:           Read More »

P’tit Ciné-Concert – October 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 »

Obituary for Mr K. Devaraj

It is with deep sadness that we share the news of Mr. K. Devaraj’s demise. He left us peacefully last night following a long illness. He was a pillar of the Alliance Française of Madras where he spent his entire life. He succeeded his father and took up work at the AFM thirty-six years ago and dedicated his life to ... Read More »