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 […]

Dancing with the Tree in India!

(L to R) Mahavir Chandrawat, Mathilde Vrignaud, and Soumitra Thakur

One of the most pressing concerns of our age is to bridge the widening rift between Nature and Humanity. Art can be a potent tool for generating conversation, communicating ideas, and mobilising the public into action. It is for this reason that in[Chorus] – an ongoing series of musical meetings co-organised by Alliance Française de […]

Gatecrash-ing the Music Scene in India !

Emmanuelle de Decker

Gatecrash is a music agency that supports the growing independent music scene in India – by curating and promoting live music, touring bands, and developing social initiatives. The organisation frequently collaborates with the network of Alliances Françaises in India, including Alliance Française de Bombay. An interview with Emmanuelle de Decker (Founder, Gatecrash) on what it […]

‘Yellamma & Other Stories’ at AF Bangalore!

Urban Folk Project at Akar Production's first rendition of 'Yellamma & Other Stories' in the presence of theur mentor Manjamma B Jogathi at AF Bangalore | Photo Courtesy of Urban Folk Project

The Indian subcontinent has a long and richly-textured history of mythology, iconography, and practices. These lived traditions are so enmeshed in everyday life that it often becomes difficult to separate religion from culture. Many of the ancient stories that form our collective heritage are replete with complex female characters who forged their own paths. Keeping this lineage […]

Marché de Noël 2.0 at AF Bangalore !

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Given the phenomenal success that the first edition of Marché de Noël or Christmas Mela enjoyed in 2017, it comes as no surprise that Alliance Française de Bangalore organised a bigger and better edition of the festival in 2018! The two-day flea market was held on Dec 14 and 15 on the premises of the organisation and brought together 35 stalls […]

in[Chorus] 2019 kicks off with Les Flûtes Enchantées !

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In December 2016, Alliance Française de Delhi and Kalasetu launched a unique initiative in the form of an ongoing series of musical meetings called in[Chorus]. The goal of the same was to promote traditional South Asian Performing Arts by providing a platform to musicians of all genres from India and France. The first edition of in[Chorus] 2019 saw […]

Making Puppets Dance To Their Tunes!

A performance of 'Puppet Swing' in progress

Back in December 2016, Alliance Française de Delhi and the cultural organisation Kalasetu had launched a unique initiative in the form of an ongoing series of musical meetings called in[Chorus]. The goal of the same was to promote traditional South Asian Performing Arts by providing a platform to musicians of all genres from India and France. The third in[Chorus] […]

R2T2 strum up a storm at AF Pune

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

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 […]

Kathmandu Sways To The Beats of Gypsy Jazz

The Nepal Gypsy Jazz Festival in progress

In its various iterations, Jazz has found resonance with listeners around the world. One such iteration is Gypsy Jazz whose origins can be traced to Jean “Django” Reinhardt – a guitarist who popularised the genre in Paris in the 1930s. Given the fact that Django was from the Manouche Roma clan, this school of music is often […]

Operatic Airs at Pune!

1 Elektra - Festival d'Aix en Provence 2013 - ©Pascal Victor_ArtComPress

A key part of the Western classical music tradition, operas originated in Italy at the end of the 16th century and eventually spread to the rest of Europe. Italian opera never gained much of a foothold in France, however, where the country’s own national operatic tradition was more popular. Launched in July 1948, the Festival […]

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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 ...