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DANCE | Revisiting Indian Spaces by Dance : Mumbai/Bombay

‘Revisiting Indian Spaces by Dance : Mumbai/Bombay’ by Ali Salmi/Osmosis Cie and Indian Guest Dancers 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 physical risk that leads the dance – the artistic creation ... 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 »

FRENCH CINEMA @ PRITHVI – Amanda

Nov 20th (Wed.), 7pm, Prithvi Theatre Amanda by Mikhaël Hers (104′) When 20-year-old David’s elder sister is brutally killed in an attack, he finds himself having to take charge of his 7-year-old niece, Amanda. Free and open to everyone | No registration needed | Subtitled in English Please refer to the Facebook Event via this link ♦ Trailer ♦   In partnership with Institut Français & Prithvi Theatre Read More »

PANEL DISCUSSION & READING | Le Tiruppavai ou Le chant matinal de Margali

Nov 19th (Tue.), 6:30pm, Alliance Française Auditorium (Theosophy Hall) Le Tiruppavai ou Le chant matinal de Margali French Translation by Dr. Vasumathi Badrinathan We present a panel discussion on the book Le Tiruppavai ou Le chant matinal de Margali with the translator Dr. Vasumathi Badrinathan [ Classical Musician & Head, Department of French, University of Mumbai ] along with the panelists Prof. Dr. Shobana Vasudevan [ Principal, R.A. Podar College of Commerce ] and Dr. Malini Shankar, IAS [ Member, ... Read More »

TÊTE-À-TÊTE | Alexandre Herer Nunataq & The Dharavi Dream Project

Nov 20th (Wed.), 6:30pm, Alliance Française Auditorium (Theosophy Hall) We present a tête à tête with the French band Alexandre Herer Nunataq along with artists from The Dharavi Dream Project. The French pianist Alexandre Herer had visited India for the first time in India in 2018. During this tour, his band conducted a few artistic exchanges in Dharavi about rhythm and improvisation which culminated in a jam-session with young rappers and beat boxers. The current visit is an extension of ... Read More »

PERFORMED READING | The Little Prince

Nov 15th (Fri.), 12 noon, G-12 Auditorium (Ground Floor, Ramnarain Ruia Autonomous College) In partnership with Banjara Theatre and the Department of French (Ramnarain Ruia Autonomous College), we bring you a solo performed reading by Rashi Bunny of a new adaptation and translation of a playscript based on Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s Classic French novella Le petit prince which tells the story of a little boy who leaves the safety of his own tiny planet to travel the universe. In the ... Read More »