The Queens Hold Court!

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

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 […]

in[Chorus] explores the Shades of Sound!

Zaheen Khan, Ujwal Nagar, and Noé Clerc

Launched by Alliance Française de Delhi and Kalasetu in December 2016, in[Chorus] continued its ongoing series of musical meetings by organising Shades of Sound – an unusual collaboration between Noé Clerc (accordionist), Ujwal Nagar (Indian Classical Vocalist), and Zaheen Khan (percussionist). After a brief residency in Delhi (March 11-14), the trio captivated audiences through their unique renditions in Delhi (March 15), Chennai (March 17), Bangalore (March 19), and Pune […]

AF Trivandrum Brings ‘Via’ to India!

(L to R) Fatima El Hassouni, Jerome Cury, and Ode Rosset - the original trio of 'Via'

Connoisseurs of Performing Arts were in for a pleasant surprise when Alliance Française de Trivandrum brought the ever-evolving production Via to India. The piece can best be described as an amalgamation of music, dance, and circus which is the result of an organic union between artists from different traditions. Every iteration is unique and responsive to the venue, audience, climate, and bodies […]

Learning To Teach French With DUFLE

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The importance of French in today’s world is indisputable. France and French-speaking countries account for roughly 20% of world trade in goods. Forbes has also claimed that French could be the language of the future. Add to the mix its rich literary heritage along with its importance in diplomacy and it comes as no surprise […]

Nouveau Directeur à l’AF Madras

M. Plasse avec l'équipe de 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 […]

Inspiring Change at AF Trivandrum

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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 […]

Reconnecting with the elements through BHU!

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In the collective imagination, martial arts are often linked to cultures of Eastern Asia. This is somewhat fallacious as different parts of the world have their own traditions of combat practices. The contemporary dance cum theatre performance Bhu takes inspiration from one such martial art – Kerala’s own Kalaripayattu – to eulogise Nature. The unique […]

Ethno-Punk gets an Electric Look!

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Launched in New Delhi in 2011, Tritha Electric is one of the most exciting acts on the indie music scene in India today. With compositions that mix psychedelic rock with classical Indian ragas and folk influences, the band’s soundscape oscillates between very different traditions and stretches the limits of language and genres. Much to the […]

Ephemeral Perfection With Hakanaï !

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In Japanese, Hakanaï denotes something which is fleeting and delicate. An ancient word, it is written by combining the graphic characters symbolizing ‘man’ and ‘dream’. This symbolic convergence is the baseline of the 40-minute contemporary dance piece Hakanaï which explores the fragility of the human condition. As part of Bonjour India 2017-18 and in collaboration with […]

The Weight of Joy In India

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Despite the changes in the discourse surrounding people with disabilities, there continues to be a lot of stigma associated with this particular demographic. A differently-able person can often find themselves being treated like they are lesser-than and their identity being reduced to their disability. French choreographer Eric Languet’s contemporary dance project The Weight of Joy challenges these notions and […]

Rédaction

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 ...