BONJOUR INDIA – VENEZIA – Le Poème Harmonique

VENEZIA – Le Poème Harmonique Le Poème Harmonique, a leading French baroque ensemble, will come on stage to celebrate the golden age of Baroque, an era when music dissolved borders across Europe. Under artistic director Vincent Dumestre, Venezia recreates the highly entertaining performances of the 17th- and 18th-centuries, when art music and popular forms mingled, and feelings and freedom of language had not yet been held in check by rules and codes. Venezia begins with Monteverdi’s madrigals, as the famous ... Read More »


Adama by Simon Rouby (85′) ‘Adama‘ is one of the most distinctive of recent French animated films. It is a period coming-of-age odyssey loosely inspired by the true-life stories of West Africans who were conscripted by France to fight in Europe during World War I. The titular star is a 12-year-old West African boy who leaves the safety of his cloistered cliff-walled village to search for his older brother. The journey ultimately leads him to the front line of World War I’s infernal Battle of Verdun. ♦ Trailer ♦ In partnership ... Read More »


MASTER CLASS ON THE GREAT MUMBAI FIRE OF 1803 BY DR. SUKRITI ISSAR  In 1803, a fire broke out in the fort area of Mumbai, called at the time a ‘great calamity’. Houses and warehouses burnt down. Business was disrupted. People panicked. But the crisis also led to intense debates and competing plans to rebuild the town – was it to be a garrison, a mercantile port, or a fortified city? Using original historical documents, this talk will provide a ... Read More »

FRENCH CINEMA – Polina, danser sa vie

Polina, danser sa vie by Angelin Preljocaj (108′) Polina is a young Russian ballerina who studies classical ballet. As a young woman she turns to modern dance and choreography and moves to France to pursue her dreams. ♦Trailer♦ In partnership with Institut Français Read More »

BONJOUR INDIA – Paris Ballet Legend

Paris Ballet Legend In an effort to showcase the best of ballet, Bonjour India brings to India an international cast of Principal Dancers, including famous stars of the Paris Ballet Opera, in a tribute to Paris, the city of love and light, where ballet was born four centuries ago under the rule of King Louis XIV. Paris Ballet Legends takes Indian audiences on a journey through iconic classical and contemporary ballet repertoire. Each piece carries the soul of legends – ... Read More »

BONJOUR INDIA – Hyleen jazz concert

HYLEEN – JAZZ CONCERT Young singer, songwriter and guitarist Hyleen is already making ripples in the world of neo-soul, pop and funk music. She is now about to release her new album “B-Side”. Bonjour India brings the Hyleen Trio to several cities in India for a jazzy encounter. Hyleen shares her amazing talent and energy onstage alongside two incredible musicians: Nicolas Viccaro on drums and Julien Boursin on keys and moog bass. Tickets can be purchased via For more ... Read More »

FRENCH CINEMA – Good Luck Algeria

Good Luck Algeria by Farid Bentoumi (90′) Sam and Stephane are two friends and associates working together in their workshop designing hand-crafted high-quality skis. To promote their skis, their business being put in jeopardy by the competition from the larger brands, they take a crazy gamble and decide to qualify Sam for the Winter Games in cross-country skiing under the flag of his father’s country, Algeria. ♦Trailer♦ In partnership with Institut Français Read More »


Le Pélerinage à l’île de Cynthère / The Embarkation for Cythera by Watteau (1717) La Raie / The Ray by Chardin (1728) Le Verrou / The Lock by Fragonard (1775-1777) The Embarkation for Cythera is an allegorical love story at its finest when The Lock is a true symbol of the libertine spirit of the 18th century. The Ray’s  realism of the different elements of this false still life has forever served as a model to artists. Discover more about ... Read More »


THE EXPERIENCE: A DIGITAL JOURNEY WITH FRANCE Immersive, Multimedia and Interactive Journey For All This immersive journey, the first of its kind in India, celebrates the breadth and depth of the relationship between India and France in a way it has never been told before – from technology to culture, from yesterday to tomorrow. Firmly anchored in a variety of domains, the French links with India are largely unknown and sharply under-estimated. The Experience brings them to the fore, highlighting ... Read More »