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    French Cinema at the Pune International Film Festival !

    Tuesday, January 15, 2019

    In partnership with the French Institute in India, Alliance Française de Pune will be participating in the Pune International Film Festival (PIFF) in January 2019. AF Pune will bring three highly-anticipated French films to the festival namely La Douleur (Memoir of War), La nuit a dévoré le monde (The Night Eats the World), and Mes provinciales (A Paris Education). The […]

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    ‘Fragmented Emotions’ at AF Chandigarh

    Tuesday, January 15, 2019

    In tune with its commitment to promoting local artists and providing them with a platform for their works, Alliance Française de Chandigarh recently hosted an exhibition of paintings by Prakash Kishore. Entitled Fragmented Emotions, this exhibition was inaugurated on Jan 11, 2019 at the Art Gallery of AF Chandigarh. It will remain open for public viewing till […]

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    Marché de Noël 2.0 at AF Bangalore !

    Tuesday, January 15, 2019

    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 […]

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

    Monday, January 14, 2019

    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 […]

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    Blended Learning in AF India network

    Monday, January 7, 2019

    In an increasingly demanding age, the network of Alliances Françaises in India and Nepal is witnessing a tectonic shift in language-learning. There is a vast pool of learners who cannot commit to physically attending classes at one particular location at a set time on a regular basis. This demographic is constantly on the move and […]

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    AF Bombay Turns 80 !

    Friday, January 4, 2019

    December 13, 2018 marked a momentous occasion in the history of Alliance Française de Bombay as the organisation celebrated its 80th anniversary with a full-house performance of Kathakali-King Lear in the historic Royal Opera House! The event was followed by a Reception for various dignitaries along with the Committee Members, Partners, Teachers, and Staff of the organisation. Established in Mumbai in […]

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

    Indo-European Residency 2.0 at AF Bengale

    Sunday, December 16, 2018

    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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    Kathakali Meets Shakespeare !

    Sunday, December 16, 2018

    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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    Shaking things up with Zoom Dada !

    Sunday, December 16, 2018

    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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    A Musical Tribute to Debussy and Hazrat Inayat Khan !

    Saturday, December 15, 2018

    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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Jan
23

T’emmêle pas en Inde !

Dans un décor kitsh et vieillot,  la compagnie Cie du Fil à Retordre présente un spectacle intimiste et burlesque.Un spectacle de cirque dans lequel les prouesses d’acrobatie et de jonglerie se mêlent à la danse, au théâtre, au mime et au music hall. Le tout abordé de manière clownesque et décalée. Le spectacle,  intitulé  « […]

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Jan
20

Fierce and Fragile at Hermès

The Parisian luxury house Hermès and the global wild cat conservation organization Panthera recently joined forces to pay homage to the extraordinary talent of the French artist and naturalist Robert Dallet (1926–2006). The resulting exhibition Fierce and Fragile: Big Cats in the Art of Robert Dallet celebrates the beauty of big cats and is part of a project to protect them […]

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Jan
18

Dancing to his own beat!

As an artist, Astad Deboo needs no formal introduction. Credited as being the pioneer of contemporary dance in India, the recipient of the Sangeet Natak Academi Award for Creative Dance in 1995 was also awarded the Padma Shri by the Government of India in 2007. Alliance Française de Madras and Prakriti Foundation – with the […]

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Jan
11

Tour du monde en notes musicales

Beatmaker, producteur, turntablist et DJ titré (DMC, IDA, TKO), Jean du Voyage est un musicien passionné qui trimballe ses platines et ses vinyles de scènes en clubs depuis 1998. Avec un tel nom de scène, la musique de Jean du Voyage ne pouvait être que nomade et donc universelle. Explorateur sonore éclectique, l’intérêt qu’il porte aux différentes cultures […]

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Vu en Inde

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Jan
1

New Alliance at Lucknow

Lisez l’intégralité de cet article en français ici The 14th Alliance Française in the AF India-Nepal network is set to be opened in Lucknow. Given below are some excerpts from an interview with Richard FRANCO who will be the first Director of the same: Hello! To begin with, could you tell us a little about yourself?  […]

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Dec
22

New Director at AF Kathmandu!

My name is Véronique Becchia and I am French, originally from Paris. I studied Literature and Arts in preparatory classes Hypokhâgne and Khâgne. I then graduated with a Bachelor’s in Information & Communications at La Sorbonne University before I entered ESC Grenoble Ecole de Management, where I graduated with a Master’s in International Management studying both in […]

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Dec
15

Merope Strikes a Chord

On the occasion of Christmas, Alliance Française de Bhopal was part of the famous Tansen Music Festival. This festival offers a unique platform to many Indian as well as international artists to showcase their talent. This year, AF Bhopal invited Merope – a European music band to perform at the festival in Gwalior. The Tansen Music Festival is a […]

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Dec
11

L’Alliance Française de Madras touchée par les inondations!

L’Alliance Française de Madras n’a pas été épargnée par les inondations qui ont frappé le Tamil Nadu la semaine dernière. Grâce à la réaction exemplaire et immédiate de notre équipe technique, Partha et Venkatesh, dirigée par Pradeep Peter, notre responsable administratif ; des employés de notre compagnie de nettoyage et de ceux de notre compagnie de […]

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Dec
9

La Fondation Alliance Française à Bombay!

Les directeurs des 14 Alliances Françaises en Inde et au Népal se sont réunis à Mumbai les 1er et 2 décembre 2015 dans le but d’accueillir à la fois Anne-Garance Primel, déléguée de la Fondation Alliance Française pour l’Asie et l’Europe, et Jean-François Ramon, nouveau délégué général de la Fondation Alliance Française en Inde et au […]

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Dec
8

CHANDIGARH: 50 ans après le Maître à Paris

Cette année 2015 a vu les commémorations de la disparition de l’architecte créateur de la ville. Expositions, colloque, spectacles ont évoqué la mémoire du Maître. Paris n’est pas en reste et la Cité de l’Architecture, au Palais de Chaillot, a organisé une exposition sur le sujet. L’Alliance française a participé en fournissant un ensemble de […]

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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 ...