Cultural Events

STAND UP: Biswa In Your Face

STAND UP:  Biswa In Your Face 6:30 & 8:30  pm | 10th of September | Alliance Française auditorium In Your Face is the second hour-long stand-up special that comedian Biswa Kalyan Rath has produced and the first one he is touring the country with. His style of comedy can be best described as angry rants bordering on what’s socially acceptable, thus ‘In ... Read More »

AF CINEMA: Entre les bras: La cuisine en héritage / Step up to the plate

AF CINEMA: Entre les bras: La cuisine en héritage / Step up to the plate 7.00 pm | 9th of September | Alliance Française auditorium 2012, Paul Lacoste, 1h30 In 2009, Michel Bras, the head of a 3 star restaurant (guide Michelin), in the heart of Aubrac, decides to hand over the reign to his son Sébastien. A father and his ... Read More »

COMEDY / MUSICAL: Aisi Taisi Democracy

COMEDY / MUSICAL:  Aisi Taisi Democracy 5:00 & 7:30  pm | 7th of September | Alliance Française auditorium Mark your dates for the 7th September 5:00 and 7:30 PM to witness the coming together of three prolific talents – Stand-up comedian and social-satirist Sanjay Rajoura , stand-up comedian, writer and lyricist Varun Grover for films like Gangs of Wassepur, Aakhon Dekhi, Dum ... Read More »

THEATRE: Anamika – A search for Krishna

THEATRE: Anamika – A search for Krishna 6:00 pm & 8:00 pm | 6th of September | Alliance Française auditorium Anāmikā is a collaboration of theatre and three classical dances of India – Bharatanatyam, Kathak and Odissi, exploring the characters of three women whose lives were touched by Lord Krishna. Preethi Bharadwaj, Pooja Pant, Lekha Naidu and Meghna Das come together in this collaborative endeavour. Through dance, it describes three ... Read More »

PLAY READING: The Vultures in the Light of Rasa Theory

PLAY READING: The Vultures in the Light of Rasa Theory 5:00 pm | 6thof September | Alliance Française classroom 7 Vijay Tendulkar is among the few modern Indian dramatists who wrote successful plays onmajor social problems in India. The main theme which recurs time and again in his plays is thetheme of violence, anger, and disgust. In the very early period ... Read More »

THEATRE: The Case of the Gluttonous Goat

THEATRE: The Case of the Gluttonous Goat 6:00 pm | 5th of September | Alliance Française auditorium Percy Nagaraj is the world’s best detective (according to him). Starved of cases, he contemplates retirement. But his determined associate Dr. T convinces him to solve one last case, the untimely but not entirely unwanted death of Mr. Shastry, a rich businessman. While the two sleuths complicate the ... Read More »

DANCE: Heartbreak Hotel

DANCE: Heartbreak Hotel 8:30 pm | 2nd & 3rd of September | Alliance Française auditorium A room full of strangers, artists, lonely hearts….. Heartbreak Hotel is a place where everyone has a story to tell ­ you just need to know how to listen. Inspired by the bar “Heartbreak Hotel” located in Bremen, Germany, artists from India and Germany invite you to get intimate ... Read More »

THEATRE: Rhinoceros

THEATRE: Rhinoceros 3:30 pm& 7:00 pm | 28th,29th & 30th of August | Alliance Française auditorium In the tradition of Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot, Jean-Paul Sartre’s No Exit,and Harold Pinter’s plays, Ionesco’s drama combines abstract philosophical ideas with concrete humor. The various rationalizations that characters come up with to explain their previous errors delight us with their silliness, but they also suggest deeper ideas about ... Read More »

CINE FORUM MELIES: Contempt / Le Mépris

CINE FORUM MELIES: Contempt / Le Mépris 7.00 pm | 27th of August | Alliance Française auditorium 1963, Jean-Luc Godard, 1h50 Screenwriter Paul Javal’s marriage to his wife Camille disintegrates during movie production as she spends time with the producer. Layered conflicts between art and business ensue.Based on the novel by Alberto Moravia.   Read More »

THEATRE: KISS – Keep It Simple Silly

THEATRE: KISS – Keep It Simple Silly 4:30 pm& 7:30 pm | 23rd of August | Alliance Française auditorium A collection of English Short Plays What runs through your mind when your mobile rings in the middle of the night? What to expect if that call is from your best friend who has a history of goofing things up? How do you react ... Read More »