• BhimsemThapa(1775-1839) et Napoléon Ier (1769-1821)

    Ties that Bind : A History of Franco-Nepali Diplomatic Relations

    Wednesday, July 17, 2019

    While it may appear that Franco-Nepali amity is a fairly recent development, the two countries share a rich history of diplomatic relations. Through archival research and public conferences, Alliance Française of Kathmandu set out to highlight this long-standing relationship with the help of history student Charlie Caron. The resulting public lectures drew a concise and […]

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    ‘Here and There’ at AF Kathmandu

    Wednesday, July 17, 2019

    The French photographer, art curator, and visual project manager Ingrid Chiron recently presented an exhibition of her photographs entitled Here and There, Ici et Là-bas at Alliance Française de Katmandou. Prepared by the AF Kathmandu Team and inaugurated on May 9, the exhibition attracted large crowds of enthused visitors right up to the closing day on May 24. […]

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    ‘Through Feminism’ at AF Hyderabad

    Tuesday, June 18, 2019

    Alliance Française de Hyderabad recently had the pleasure of hosting ‘Through Feminism’ – an exhibition comprising of a series of acrylics on canvas by the Mumbai-based painter Samar Singh. Inaugurated by the renowned artist Sanjay Ashtaputre, the exhibition generated a lot of buzz amongst the art connoisseurs of the city and was kept open for public viewing from […]

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    ‘Two Macha’ Debuts at AF Bengale

    Monday, June 17, 2019

    In tune with its commitment to bringing fresh musical acts to the general public, Alliance Française du Bengale recently hosted the debut performance of an exciting collaboration! Two Macha marks the amalgamation of the soundscapes of the mandolinist Diptanshu Roy with the lyricism of the singer-songwriter Suren Vikhash. Their unique lineup of folk songs interspersed with Kabir’s verses had audiences riveted on May 20, 2019.  […]

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    World Dance Day at AF Pune

    Friday, June 14, 2019

    Launched by International Dance Council (IDC) in 1982, the World Dance Day (April 29) has become a global celebration which highlights the beauty of this Art in all its manifestations. The council declared that ‘Dance and Spirituality’ was the theme for the 2019 edition of the event. Alliance Française de Pune enthusiastically participated in the three-day long series of […]

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    Out & Loud at AF Pune

    Friday, June 14, 2019

    With the striking down of Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code by the Supreme Court of India, the LGBTQIA movement in India finally breathed a sigh of relief. The ruling was crucial for not just the fundamental rights of individuals but also for a more inclusive society. Alliance Française de Pune added its support to […]

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    Art Education Roundtable at AF Bengale

    Friday, June 14, 2019

    In order to voice concerns about Art Education in India and to chart a new direction for the same, the Art1st Foundation organised the second Art Education Roundtable of 2019 in Alliance Française du Bengale on April 26, 2019. This iteration of the event is part of a planned series of roundtables which will travel to seven Indian […]

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    Très Court International Film Festival Promises to be Très Cool !

    Wednesday, May 15, 2019

    Over the years, the short film format has increasingly gained recognition as an art form in its own right – both amongst critics and in the popular imagination. Keeping this growing interest in mind, Alliance Française de Bombay will bring exclusive screenings from the Très Court International Film Festival on June 13 and 14 in its Head Office at Theosophy Hall. […]

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  • 'Queens of Melody' performing in Madras | Photo Credits - Nivedan Mangalesh

    The Queens Hold Court!

    Wednesday, May 15, 2019

    The 11th Edition of in[Chorus] brought together Indian and Turkish musical traditions in the form of Queens of Melody – a unique musical encounter between Éléonore Fourniau (French vocalist and hurdy-gurdy player) and Nandini Shankar (Classical Indian violinist). Accompanied on the tabla by Abhishek Mishra, the dynamic duo married their exquisite styles with poignant sensitivity. After an initial residency in […]

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    AF Bhopal on ‘A Tranquil Journey’!

    Tuesday, May 14, 2019

    In line with its commitment to support artistic expression, Alliance française de Bhopal recently organised an exhibition of paintings by Veena Jain. Entitled ‘A Tranquil Journey’, the exhibition was inaugurated on April 27 by Dilip Suryavanshi and Seema Suryavanshi of Dilip Buildcon. The inauguration ceremony was followed by a poetry reading session by Hutashan Vajpeyi. The […]

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Nos Alliances françaises

The three participating artists - Lorella Paleni (France), Christian Bold (Germany), and Ina Kaur (India) - at Shantiniketan for the Indo-European Residency Project Kolkata 2018
Dec
16

Indo-European Residency 2.0 at AF Bengale

For the second consecutive year, Alliance Française du Bengale and the Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan Kolkata in collaboration with CIMA and Kala Bhavana (Visva Bharati University, Santiniketan) organised the interdisciplinary Indo-European Residency Project Kolkata. This initiative was supported by the French Institute in India. The residency took place over a period of seven weeks in West Bengal and was split into […]

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A still from 'Kathakali-King Lear'
Dec
16

Kathakali Meets Shakespeare !

Four decades ago, the French dancer and choreographer Annette Leday decided to merge her passion for theatre and dance by learning Kathakali. After her training in Tamil Nadu and later Kerala, she traveled extensively with her troupe to perform across the world. A fateful encounter with the Australian playwright David McRuvie in Paris gave birth […]

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A still from 'Zoom Dada'
Dec
16

Shaking things up with Zoom Dada !

An art movement of the European avant-garde in the early 20th century, Dadaism was a form of artistic anarchy born out of disgust for the social, political and cultural values of the time. Inspired by the anti-bourgeois ethos of Dadaism along with Burlesque cinema and photography, Stéphane Fortin founded Théâtre Bascule in Normandy in 2015. The group recently brought their unique […]

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Olivier Moulin
Dec
15

A Musical Tribute to Debussy and Hazrat Inayat Khan !

Hailed by the Washington Post as a « young artist displaying maturity and elegance », the french pianist Olivier Moulin was recently on a multi-city tour in India piloted by Alliance Francaise Hyderabad. The young musician is renowned for the intensity and emotional maturity of his performances. Olivier’s prowess can be gleaned from the fact that he was unanimously awarded the first prize with […]

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Vu en Inde

M. Plasse avec l'équipe de l'AF Madras
Sep
29

Nouveau Directeur à l’AF Madras

Quel plaisir que d’intégrer une équipe solide, établie, chaleureuse et enthousiaste. Je suis Bruno Plasse, le nouveau directeur de l’Alliance Française de Madras à Chennai. Arriver à la tête de cette maison est une grande joie, un honneur et un immense défi. C’est s’installer sur les épaules d’un géant, et voir plus loin pour réaliser […]

One of the artworks on display
Sep
15

Creative Expression at AF Hyderabad

Apart from being a French language-learning centre par excellence, Alliance Française Hyderabad is an active and engaged cultural institution. Within the framework of its commitment to nurturing local talent, the organisation recently hosted the first solo exhibition of paintings by Vasudha Muralikrishna from June 29, 2018 to July 15, 2018. These paintings are Vasudha’s means of communicating with the viewer […]

The guitar duo R2T2 comprising of Raphaël Bereau and Tizoc Romero which performed at Pune on Aug 26, 2018
Sep
15

R2T2 strum up a storm at AF Pune

Much like the other Alliances in the India-Nepal network, Alliance Française de Pune is renowned for its commitment towards supporting cultural and artistic initiatives. It is within this framework that the concert of the renowned R2T2 Guitar Duo was organised in collaboration with the Poona Music Society on Aug 26, 2018. Comprising of Raphaël Bereau and Tizoc Romero, the duo […]

An image from Maia Flore's exhibition 'Imagine France by the Sea' at AF Bangalore
Sep
13

French Seascapes at AF Bangalore

The French novelist Gustave Flaubert reportedly said that travelling makes one modest as it makes people realise the tiny place they occupy in the world. Indeed, we are often told that voyages are not really about the destination but about the journey itself. On a material level, this journey might be about external landscapes but […]

Some ceramics by Nirmala Sharma - the piece on the right incorporates a poem by Anirudh Umat
Sep
13

Confluence of Ceramics and Poetry at AF Bhopal

Over the years, Alliance Française de Bhopal has earned a strong reputation for promoting Arts and Crafts in the region. While the organisation has been hosting painting exhibitions in its gallery on a regular basis, August 2018 brought a breath of fresh air to the premises with the exhibit Laya which brought ceramics, poetry, and paintings […]

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Aug
16

Inspiring Change at AF Trivandrum

Artistic collaborations are known to push creative boundaries and to catalyse change in an artist’s practice. A collaborative performance hence acquires an altogether different dimension when it is created with the explicit purpose of inspiring change – not just amongst the artists themselves but also in the larger public consciousness. Alliance Française de Trivandrum recently […]

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Directeur de publication : Délégation Générale de la Fondation Alliance Française en Inde et au Népal

Rédacteur en chef : Laurent Elisio Bordier

Rédacteur/Coordinateur national : Siddharth Bhatt

Rédacteurs, contributeurs : Guillaume, Abhirami, Alexandre, Chintan, Cléa, David, Eleonore, Elie, Kanika, Karine, Nita, Thomas, Malvika, Marie-Joëlle, Meera, Mayuri, Mitushi, Alice, Prutha, Romain, Ritika, Manas, Supriya ...