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 […]

Erik Truffaz and Riatsu Cast a Jazzy Spell !

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Within the framework of Bonjour India 2017-18, more than 100 programmes, events and projects will be organised in over 30 cities across India from November 2017 to February 2018. These events celebrate the linkages between France and India along with laying the groundwork for future collaborations. Figuring prominently amongst these events was the tour of Erik Truffaz and […]

A French Cellist on an Indian Odyssey!

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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 […]

Taking the audience on an EleKtriP!

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We live in a world of blurred boundaries – the distinctions between genres are becoming increasingly permeable as artists give free reign to their imagination. Musicians are no exception to this rule and are consciously exploring new auditory horizons. EleKtriP is one such band which leans heavily towards a jazzy-fusion groove. Steering clear of labels, […]

Jazzing it up with Lorenzo Naccarato Trio!

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The famous composer George Jacob Gershwin claimed that life, like jazz, is best when one improvises – a concept that is acutely embodied by the Lorenzo Naccarato Trio! The trio focuses on what they call kinematic jazz in the sense that the notion of movement is central to their musical exploration. The band was founded […]

Finding meaning in dance with Histoires Vraies

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Dances do not exist and evolve in a vacuum – the movements of a dancer’s body can often be traced back to distinct stylistic lineages. These are rooted in specific contexts which have shaped different dance forms as we know them today. Contemporary dancers often highlight these linkages through an exploration of rhythms, movements and […]

Psychedelic Indian Ragas on the Menu!

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Music truly knows no boundaries! India has a long history of musical traditions and there are many musicians who have dedicated themselves to preserving these lineages. However, there is also a new breed of performers today who are charting fresh territory and expanding our musical horizons. One such group is Kolkata Jam Masala – a […]

A Brave New World of Music With Sylvain Rifflet

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Alliance Française de Bangalore recently set the hearts of music aficionados in the subcontinent aflutter when it announced that it was piloting the four-city tour of Sylvain Rifflet in India. The French composer, saxophonist and clarinettist is a force to be reckoned with in the world of music. Rifflet has performed or recorded with some of the most […]

A Touch Of Baroque

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Derived from the Portuguese barroco or oddly shaped pearl, the term baroque has been widely used to describe the period in Western European Art from 1600 to 1750. Nineteenth century critics applied the term derogatorily for the “overly ornamented” and “exaggerated” music of composers like Bach and Handel. Today, however, the word baroque has come […]

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 ...