Highlights

CONCERT | Khushboo

Feb 1, 2020 (Sat) | 7 pm | Royal Opera House (Mumbai) We bring to you the Indo-French Concert Khushboo – the result of original and innovative meetings between different virtuosos who have mastered their individual crafts over several years! Sarangi Maestro Murad Ali Khan and French composer Titi Robin (compositions, bouzoug, guitar) have been working together on joint artistic projects for the last decade. Padma Shri Gulabo Sapera and Titi Robin began their collaboration in the early 90s with ... Read More »

CONCERT | FKBass Holograms

28th Jan (Tue), 8:30 pm, Levi’s Lounge [ Unit 2, New Mahalaxmi Silk Mills Premises Mathurdas Mills Compound, N M, NM Joshi Marg, Mumbai 400013 ] We bring you the unique concert FKBass Holograms featuring the FKBass – an augmented bass developed by Floy Krouchi and inspired by Indian music and its most ancient instrument i.e. the Rudra Veena! Using electronics and real-time transformation, Krouchi plays with a curious soundscape shifting between noise-based pulsations and amplified silences to create what ... Read More »

DISCUSSION | Beyond the Boulevards – A Short Biography of Pondicherry

Sat. Jan 18, 6 pm, MCubed Library [Ground Floor, Princess Building, D’Monte Park Road, Bandra West, near Bandra Gymkhana, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400050] We present a panel discussion on Prof. Aditi Sriram’s book Beyond the Boulevards – A Short Biography of Pondicherry. The book presents the biography of a city which weaves stories of people and events with equal dexterity. It evokes the Pondicherry that is at once obviously French and yet profoundly Indian. Beyond the Boulevards draws fine sketches of ... Read More »

CONCERT | Guillaume Barraud Quartet

14th Jan (Tue), 8:30 pm, The BlueBop Café (Khar West) We bring you a concert with the Guillaume Barraud Quartet featuring Guillaume Barraud (bansuri & compositions), Tam de Villiers (electric guitar), Johann Berby (bass guitar), and Xavier Roge (drums). An exhilarating fusion of Indian Music and contemporary jazz with some of Paris’ finest musicians, the quatret refracts the spirit of India through the prism of jazz. Their soundscape floats timelessly whilst bubbling with restless energy by setting the pure tones ... Read More »

DANCE | Revisiting Indian Spaces by Dance : Mumbai/Bombay

‘Revisiting Indian Spaces by Dance : Mumbai/Bombay’ by Ali Salmi/Osmosis Cie and Indian Guest Beatboxers Faizan BBX & Sonu BBX (From the Dharavi Dream Project) Dec 12 (Thu) to Dec 20 (Fri) | Priyadarshini Park The French dancer and choreographer Ali Salmi of Osmosis Cie fame is primarily concerned with inviting dance to spaces where it was not imaginable before. In doing so, he brings into play the limits of the body. Like an entire generation of choreographers, it is ... Read More »

PARTICIPATIVE INSTALLATION | SHELTER

Nov 27 (Wed) to Dec 10 (Tue), 3pm to 6pm, Sir JJ College of Architecture In partnership with Des Châteaux en l’air, Sir JJ College of Architecture, Région Grand Est, Strasbourg City in France, The French Institute in India, and the Embassy of France in India; we present SHELTER – a participative installation inspired by the concrete and philosophical experience of the 19th Century American Author Henry David Thoreau. The installation is created on site by inviting the general public ... Read More »

BOOK LAUNCH & PRESENTATION | Smart City in India: Urban Laboratory, Paradigm or Trajectory

Nov 28 (Thu), 6:30pm, Theosophy Hall In partnership with USM’s KRVIA and the French Institute in India; we present the book launch of Smart City in India: Urban Laboratory, Paradigm or Trajectory which draws on ethnographic data from across Indian cities to assess the transformative possibilities and limitations of the Smart City programme in the subcontinent. The tome examines the core infrastructural elements that make up a city and underlines the importance of ensuring that the ‘smart city’ is inclusive. ... Read More »

AF @ DR. BHAU DAJI LAD MUSEUM – Vinci, Titien, & La Dame à la Licorne

Nov 28 (Thu), 6pm, Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum Tapisseries by La Dame à la Licorne (end of 15th Century) Le Concert champêtre by Titien (around 1509) La Vierge, l’enfant Jésus et Sainte Anne by Vinci (around 1510) Tapisseries is the modern title given to a series of six tapestries woven in Flanders from wool and silk from designs drawn in Paris around 1500. Le Concert champêtre is an oil painting generally attributed to the Italian Renaissance master Titian. La Vierge, l’enfant Jésus et Sainte Anne ... Read More »

CONCERT | THIEFS ft. Sushin Shyam & Neha Nair

Fri. 22nd, 7:30pm, G5A Within the framework of in[Chorus] by Alliance Française de Delhi and in partnership with the French Institute in India, SPEDIDAM, ADAMI, and G5A; we present a concert with the French band THIEFS in collaboration with the singer Neha Nair and the musician-composer Sushin Shyam. THIEFS is a mix of jazz, hip-hop, and electronica which has just released its second album GRAFT. Sushin is the keyboardist of the Indian Metal band The Down Troddence whilst Neha is ... Read More »

WORKSHOP | Prix du jeune écrivain

Sat. 23rd, 1pm, Le Cercle littéraire (Kala Ghoda, Mumbai) In partnership with Le Cercle Littéraire, we present a workshop on creative writing in French which will help aspirants prepare for the French Creative Writing Competition Prix du Jeune Ecrivain. Conducted by Frédéric Simon, this workshop will highlight tools such as uchrony, character development, transposition etc. to render your texts more interesting. Workshop in French (Level B2 and above) | Limited Seats | Registration is Free and Strictly on a first-come ... Read More »