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 […]

‘Absence of Presence’ at AF Trivandrum

The installation 'Absence of Presence' at the Art Gallery of 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 […]

Folk music goes global with Bibi Tanga and Thakita

The musicians on stage at Trivandrum

Despite the vast geographical distances which separate them, tribal and folk music traditions from around the world share strikingly similar rhythms and themes. It is this sense of synchronicity which was explored by Bibi Tanga in conjunction with the band Thakita. Thanks to a series of performances piloted by Alliance Française de Trivandrum, the group brought their […]

Metajingle Brings People Together!

Metajingle

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 […]

Heaven and Earth – in perfect resonance !

Aruna Sairam and Dominique Vellard

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 […]

A French Cellist on an Indian Odyssey!

SWA

Thanks to Bonjour India 2017-18, France’s most gifted and well-known cellist Sonia Wieder-Atherton came to India for a multicity tour piloted by Alliance Française de Delhi. Renowned for her talent and creativity, Sonia brought her initiative Odyssey to the subcontinent. This project, previously conducted in the Mediterranean, involves the musician incorporating a landscape of sounds recorded in situ […]

François Chat Juggles His Way to People’s Hearts!

François Chat

Actor. Dancer-Juggler. Stage Director. François Chat clearly is an artist who juggles different modes of artistic expression with equal aplomb. He describes his performances as indisciplinary – a curious play on the words interdisciplinary and indisciplined which captures the essence of his artistic creation. Much like an indisciplined pupil, François revels in the chaos of […]

Abstract Elements at Trivandrum

One of the artworks on display

The network of Alliances in India and Nepal does not limit itself to teaching French. It also fosters art and encourages artists by providing them a platform to display their works. Keeping in tune with this sentiment, Alliance Française de Trivandrum recently presented Elements – a group-exhibition showcasing 15 paintings by Deepa Ram, B Balagopalan, Ashok […]

Listening to Linoleum with Vincent Gagliardi

Vincent Gagliardi with one of his works

As part of the Francophonie week, Alliance Française de Delhi will be bringing Vincent Gagliardi‘s mixed-media exhibition to Pune (1st to 7th Feb), Goa (19th to 28th Feb), Trivandrum (3rd to 13th Mar), Delhi (18th to 30th Mar) and Kathmandu (23rd to 31st Mar). Gagliardi‘s work is often compared to that of a child playing without […]

Getting Jazzy with EYM Trio

The EYM Trio

It was a cold November day in 2010 when Elie (Dufour), Yann (Phayphet) and Marc (Michel) met in Lyon. The spark was instantaneous and the EYM Trio was born ! As is often the case, the pianist, double bass player and drummer share common musical tastes. Indeed, among their influences are jazz legends like Duke Ellington, […]

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 ...