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Rendez-vous mensuel: Humour

7th February 2015 | 10:30 am and 2:30 pm | At the Media Library of the Alliance Française of Madras There is no universal form of humour.  Different people around the world laugh at different things and everybody develops a different way of expressing humour. France and India offer interesting examples of styles of humour that are sometimes very different from ... Read More »

Georges Gasté in India 1905 – 1910

Venue: Lalit Kala Akademi, Gallery 2 From 12th Feb to 26th Feb, 2015 11:00 am to 7:00 pm About Gasté: Having previously lived in Algeria and Egypt, in 1905 Constant-Georges Gasté settled in north India, making it the subject of his paintings and photos. His Indian paintings were exhibited at Orientalist Salons from 1906 receiving rave reviews all around. This ... Read More »

Les Chants De L’Umai

Venue: Sri Mutha Venkatasubba Rao Concert Hall Date: 10th February, 2015 Time: 7:00 pm Entry Free|Passes Available at the reception, Alliance Française of Madras Marcia Barcellos, from the French company Système Castafiore creates an imaginary, dream-like setting in this dance production where she is Umaï, the womb of the universe, or a female-dragon from the fictional territory of Gravbekistan. In ... Read More »

From Classical music to Flamenco

3rd Feb, 2015 Edouard Michelin Auditorium At 7:00 pm Free passes available at the reception of Alliance Française of Madras Guitar: Serge Lopez Piano: Nathalie Marin   Serge Lopez and Nathalie Marin met during a concert with the Symphony Orchestra of Cannes. They both played different music– flamenco and classical music respectively – and decided to bring the styles together. ... Read More »

Pacotille – A puppet show

Edouard Michelin Auditorium 2nd February 2015 At 3:00 pm and 6:30 pm Free passes available at the reception of Alliance Française of Madras   A bundle over his shoulder, a suitcase in his hand, a vagabond presents himself in all his simplicity. One morning his simple life changes when he stumbles upon a strange little box which, as it turns ... Read More »

The Monkeys and the Capseller

Presented by Karadi Tales, performed by Stray Factory 31st Jan, 2015|4:00 Pm & 7:00 Pm| Edouard Michelin Auditorium The story revolves around Taklu who was born bald and stayed bald all his life. While trying to grow a head full of hair he discovered his love for caps. He had a variety of caps, from Afghani to Kashmiri and bowler ... Read More »

AFM Awards Ceremony

 20th August | 6:30 pm | Edouard Michelin Auditorium, Alliance Française of Madras The Alliance Française of Madras is pleased to organise its 1st “AFM Awards Ceremony”. The AFM students who got the best marks at the DELF A1, A2 & B1 exams during the Academic Year 2014/2015 will be awarded a “prix d’excellence” and the top scorer in the DELF ... Read More »

Buffle! – ‘The Brand New Show’

22nd January 2015 | 7:00 pm | Edouard Michelin Auditorium, Alliance Française of Madras This is a story by a smart trio,  combining vocals and piano, music and theatre ! The three singers, musicians, storytellers, play with words and poetry and follow their way, between songs and play, from the piano to the electric guitar, from monologue to polyphony. BUFFLE ... Read More »

Poetry with Prakriti – Poetry Slam Contest – Dec 9

9th December 2014 | 7:00 pm | Edouard Michelin Auditorium, Alliance Française of Madras Debuted in the year 2009, the Poetry Slam contest, presented by “the Hindu Lit for Life”, provides a space to stage the art of performance poetry. The contest encourages students from various educational institutions to pick up their pens, write original poems and present them with ... Read More »

Poetry with Prakriti – Dec 3

 3rd December 2014 | 7:00 pm | Edouard Michelin Auditorium, Alliance Française of Madras Prakriti Foundation and the Alliance Française of Madras present the annual poetry festival – Poetry with Prakriti – which is to celebrate its 8th edition this year. This ten-day long festival will be inaugurated with a reading by a few poets from Chennai, of what they ... Read More »