• 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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  • A still from 'Kathakali-King Lear'

    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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  • A still from 'Zoom Dada'

    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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  • Olivier Moulin

    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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  • 'Step on' by Iranna GR

    ‘Engaging with Inequalities’ at Gurgaon

    Saturday, December 15, 2018

    Within the framework of the initiative Engaging with inequalities, the Gurgaon centre of Alliance Française de Delhi has consciously been looking at different aspects of exclusions in practice. The goal is to find creative ways of engaging with these tendencies by bringing together literature, music, performance, visual art, and academic work on the same platform. Keeping this goal […]

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  • The volunteers for the 2018 edition of Planet Nepal

    AF Kathmandu Champions the Cause of the Environment !

    Friday, December 14, 2018

    2018 marked the fifth edition of PLANET NEPAL – an annual festival organised by Alliance Française Katmandou to highlight environmental issues. This year’s edition drew attention to our excessive dependance on plastic products and the disastrous pollution that it causes. The festival started with a bang on November 23, 2018 at Alliance Française Katmandou with an opening […]

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  • FOR HOME PAGE OF AF BOMBAY

    80th Anniversary of AF Bombay!

    Friday, November 16, 2018

    2018 offers us an important opportunity to commemorate the centenary of the end of one of the most tragic wars in history on November 11 – a war that should have been « la Der des Der ». As a happy counterpoint, it is also the time to celebrate the 80th Anniversary of Alliance Française […]

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  • A performance of 'Puppet Swing' in progress

    Making Puppets Dance To Their Tunes!

    Thursday, November 15, 2018

    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] […]

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  • Maud Andrieux

    For The Love Of l’Amant

    Thursday, November 15, 2018

    In the pantheon of French literary giants, Marguerite Duras holds a special place. Indeed, few are the ones who can resist the delicate musicality and the sensuality of her prose. Amongst her admirers is the fellow French thespian Maud Andrieux who was in India recently for a series of performances of her solo show L’Amant which is […]

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  • Avec quelques enseignantes du réseau des Alliances en Inde

    Première université BELC La Réunion

    Tuesday, November 13, 2018

    Organisée par le Centre local du CIEP à La Réunion, financée par l’Union Européenne (INTERREG) et le Conseil Régional de La Réunion, en partenariat avec l’Université  et l’Académie de La Réunion, l’Ile de La Réunion Tourisme, le Lycée Bois Joly et la Fondation Alliance Française, la toute première université BELC (Bureau pour l’Enseignement de la Langue et de la Civilisation Françaises) a eu lieu […]

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Nos Alliances françaises

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Jun
14

Reconnecting with the elements through BHU!

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 […]

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AFC1
Jun
13

‘Au cœur de mai 68’ at AF Chandigarh

Lisez l’intégralité de cet article en français ici To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Mai 68, the Alliance Française of Chandigarh organised a series of events and activities to make its students and members aware of the importance of this historic occasion. A debate, an exhibition, movie screenings, and informal discussions were organised throughout May 2018 to commemorate the occasion. […]

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The installation 'Absence of Presence' at the Art Gallery of AF Trivandrum
Jun
13

‘Absence of Presence’ at AF Trivandrum

“The most urgent crisis that we face today, is not that the notion of democracy is under threat, but that we remain mute spectators. Hate rhetoric, communal and caste politics, and aggressive market forces dominate our landscape. Can the artist then, remain a bystander?” It is within this framework that Alliance Française de Trivandrum hosted […]

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Camille avec quelques étudiants
May
30

Pour l’amour des langues !

Passionné par les langues, ce jeune français vient de s’installer à l’Alliance Française de Bhopal en tant que stagiaire. Un entretien avec lui : Pouvez-vous vous présenter en quelques mots s’il vous plaît? Je m’appelle Camille PERROUX et je suis originaire de Chambéry, en Savoie, mais j’habite actuellement dans le sud de la France à Marseille. […]

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Vu en Inde

Metajingle
Feb
15

Metajingle Brings People Together!

In its essence, Bonjour India 2017-18 celebrates the many ties which bind India and France together – ties which have catapulted the two nations to the centre stage on a global level! This sense of collaboration is best encapsulated in a project like Metajingle – The Postman Does Not Wait For The Rising Tide which unites several artists from both […]

Ariane Mnouchkine
Feb
14

Mnouchkine takes the stage at Puducherry

As part of Bonjour India 2017-18, Alliance Française de Pondichéry had the pleasure of hosting the grande dame of European theatre – Ariane Mnouchkine – and the famed Ecole nomade from January 7 to January 27, 2018. A force to be reckoned with, Mnouchkine co-founded the Théâtre du Soleil over 40 years ago and continues to be its artistic and stage director. To […]

Le Poème Harmonique on stage
Feb
13

A Touch Of Baroque With Le Poème Harmonique

Derived from the Portuguese word barroco, or oddly shaped pearl, the term baroque is used to demarcate the period from 1600 to 1750 in Western European art and music. Though initially used derogatively by critics to describe excessive ornamentation and exaggeration in different art forms, baroque is widely hailed today as one of the richest and most diverse periods in […]

Aastha Gandhi on the stage “We Women: Trigger Warning”
Feb
7

Gurgaon hosts Body: An archive of Memory

There is no denying that learning a foreign language enhances our ability to understand different cultures. This heightened awareness of another culture also gives us an enriched perspective about our own heritage. The network of Alliance Françaises in India and Nepal is committed to creating spaces which encourage this kind of dialogue. It is within […]

Aruna Sairam and Dominique Vellard
Jan
15

Heaven and Earth – in perfect resonance !

Both France and India have rich histories of highly structured and refined musical traditions. These auditory lineages have been honed over generations and are a source of great pride to both countries. Small wonder then that Bonjour India 2017-18 is paying homage to Indo-French cooperation through Heaven and Earth – an inspiring encounter between traditional and vocal […]

AFC1
Jan
13

‘Au cœur de mai 68’ à l’AF Chandigarh

Read the full article in English here À l’occasion du 50e anniversaire des événements de Mai 68, l’Alliance Française de Chandigarh a organisé durant tout le mois de mai une série d’événements et d’activités pour faire découvrir à ses membres et étudiants l’histoire de Mai 68. Comprendre, partager et échanger ; voilà trois actions qui ont rythmé […]

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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 ...