Highlights

CONCERT | MUSICAL GREETING FROM REUNION ISLAND

Thu. 25th Oct, 7:30pm, G5A In partnership with Pôle Régional des Musiques Actuelles de La Réunion, Institut Français en Inde (IFI Delhi), and G5A; we bring you two unique musical acts from Réunion Island: Christine Salem’s music is a powerful tribute to her roots in Madagascar and Comoros. Mixing guitar and piano with bluesy lines, she explores songs, texts, melodies, and harmony to relinquish duty, routine, and obligation. Using Rock poetry, dub pulsations and ternary rhythms, Grèn Sémé invents a brand new sound where créole and ... Read More »

TASTE WEEK | COOKING WORKSHOP

Oct 13th (Sat), 11 am, Sofitel BKC Like previous years, we will be celebrating Taste Week by organising a workshop in partnership with Sofitel Mumbai BKC. For this year’s edition, we will learn how to cook two vegetarian dishes: Spaghetti Pad Khi Mao – Thai Style Spaghetti spiced with Asian vegetables, tofu, and sauces Deconstructed Black Forest – A German dessert layered with chocolate and cherries finished with whipped cream Paid workshop (R900/- for Members of AF Bombay and R1,100/- for Non-Members) | Limited seats | Registration ... Read More »

DANCE & PROJECTION | WATERFLOOR – DANSE ET ESPACES PUBLICS

Sep 21st (Fri), 7 pm, St. Andrew’s Centre for Philosophy and Performing Arts (located in St. Andrew’s College, Bandra) Waterfloor is a unique contemporary dance experiment which explores the relationship between the body and public spaces whilst highlighting the water crisis. Free and open to everyone | RSVP on www.sappmumbai.com | Please refer to the Facebook Event via this link In partnership with Cie Osmosis and St. Andrew’s Centre for Philosophy and Performing Arts Read More »

CONFERENCE | WATERFLOOR – DANSE ET ESPACES PUBLICS

Sep 22nd (Sat), 1 pm, Theosophy Hall Waterfloor is a unique contemporary dance experiment which explores the relationship between the body and public spaces whilst highlighting the water crisis. The conference on this experiment will briefly trace the history of dance in public spaces – from iterations of postmodern dance in USA in the 1990s to the works of contemporary dancers in France today including those by Ali Salmi. Free and open to everyone | No registration needed | Please refer ... Read More »

LIVING LEGENDS OF INDIAN CONTEMPORARY ART – Akbar Padamsee, Works & Words

Sep 10th (Wed), 6:30 pm, Theosophy Hall An emblematic figure of the post-Independence generation, the painter Akbar Padamsee constantly reflected on the relationship between form, colour, and space. He analyzed and confronted Western and Asian aesthetic theories while relentlessly exploring new forms of expression to create works of great intensity. This portrait is one of four films produced by Lalit Kala Akademi and directed by Laurent Brégeat and will be screened courtesy of Piramal Museum of Art. Free and open to everyone | No registration needed ... Read More »

PLAY READING | THE MAIDS

Sep 5th (Wed), 6:30 pm, Theosophy Hall It’s time to bring some drama to your life – French drama that is! In partnership with St. Andrew’s Centre for Philosophy & Performing Arts (SAPP), we bring you readings of French plays translated in English. For the first reading, we will focus on Jean Genet’s play Les Bonnes or The Maids which is loosely based on the infamous sisters Christine and Léa Papin who brutally murdered their employer in Le Mans, France. ... Read More »

CAFE PHILO – THE RAZA EDITION

Aug 25th (Sat), 1 pm, Theosophy Hall Philosophy is coming back to the Alliance Française Auditorium! Come and share your views on philosophical topics inspired by the works of the artist S. H. Raza for a special edition of Café Philo being organised in collaboration with Piramal Museum of Art. No need to be an expert, everyone is welcome to discuss and exchange their thoughts in an informal and friendly atmosphere. A brain massage like no other! Free and open to everyone | No ... Read More »

GUIDED WALKTHROUGH OF THE EXHIBITION S. H. RAZA: TRAVERSING TERRAINS

Aug 5th (Sun), 11 am, Piramal Museum of Art In this special guided walkthrough organised in collaboration with the Piramal Museum of Art, we will cover Raza’s artistic journey – how he taught himself to introspect, assimilate, and express the different art styles he experienced through his sojourn from one city to another, from one idealism to another. We will start by examining the artist’s development from his student years at the Sir J.J. School, Bombay, his move to Paris, and the subsequent development ... Read More »

SHORT FILM FESTIVAL

SHORT FILM FESTIVAL Mon. 30th and Tue. 31st, 6:30 pm to 8 pm on both days, Alliance Française Auditorium In partnership with Mirit Mikhail and Courtesy of The European Independent Film Festival, we bring to you two evenings of some of the best short films from India and France. A rare opportunity to discover some cinematic gems! Free and open to everyone | No registration needed | Films subtitled in English | Please refer to the Facebook Event via this link In partnership ... Read More »

LIVING LEGENDS OF INDIAN CONTEMPORARY ART – The Very Essence: Raza on Film

The Very Essence – Raza on Film by Laurent Bregeat (51′) Mon. July 23rd, 6:30 pm, Alliance Française Auditorium In this special collaboration with the Piramal Museum of Art’s ongoing exhibition S.H. Raza: Traversing Terrains, Alliance Française will be screening four special films made by French filmmaker Laurent Bregeat on four great Indian painters – Akbar Padamsee, M F Husain, Ram Kumar and S H Raza. We start by commemorating the great Indian artist, S.H. Raza’s second death anniversary on 23rd July with the ... Read More »