Date(s) - 04/12/2020
We have grand events planned to mark the 40th Anniversary of Alliance Française de Trivandrum. Join us on December 5 for the celebration. Let’s have a gala time together!
REGISTRATION LINKS (open to all):
1) Opening Ceremony and French Culture Quiz (10:00 am)
Join for our French Culture Quiz (in English) on 5th December at 10 am, organized as part of our 40th anniversary celebration and win a free class!
2) Talk with Annette Leday: (2:30 pm)
French director and choreographer Annette Leday will give a talk on Zoom at the occasion of the 40th anniversary of Alliance Française de Trivandrum.
The talk will focus on the collaborative creative work of her company that involves Indian Malayali and French performers over the years. Annette Leday will also give more information on the progress of S.THALA, her forthcoming new work inspired by French famous writer Mrs Marguerite Duras.
Writer, playwright, screenwriter and film director, Marguerite Duras (1914-1996) is one of the major figures in the French literary and artistic world. In her multiform corpus, the texts and films of the “Indian cycle” occupy a central place. By revisiting Duras’ fantasized India in this cycle and the very real one at the heart of the productions of Annette Leday/Cie Keli, the choreographer proposes to question the Durassian work in order to create a new choreographic and theatrical piece nurtured by her organic literary writings.
The talk will be accompanied by the projection of short diaporamas and videos.
3) Writing workshop with Claire Le Michel: (4:30 pm)
Come and discover The Story of George by author and wandering dancer Claire Le Michel, translated into English by Jerome Gordon. Serialised in regular episodes and accessible free of charge on the site unsoirailleurs.wordpress.com, it is a story inspired by the animals in Trivandrum zoo and by one tiger in particular …
Alliance Française de Trivandrum, marking its 40th year in 2020, invites you to a Webinar with Claire Le Michel on Saturday, December 5th at 4.30 pm. To register for the event, click here:
4) Talk and song release: (6:00 pm)
Join us for a special workshop about a beautiful mission of international solidarity involving a musical project at the crossroads of French and Indian culture.
For 11 years, A.S.I.E. in partnership with Team Ecoventures India Pvt ltd has organized solidarity, cultural and environmental missions in Kerala and Tamil Nadu. The principle is to allow young French people to receive training in “Global Citizenship” in France and then come to the field to live missions in India, China and Uzbekistan. During this special webinar, learn more about their activities and missions in South India.
In India, A.S.I.E. and Team Ecoventures India Pvt ltd also promote French culture as French singer, composer, performer Jo Ziako was a part of the last mission in Tamil Nadu and Kerala in February 2020 to create the song Ma Bohème for his new album 7ème continent with the children of an orphanage, accompanied by Praveen Muraleedharan, Managing Director of Team Ecoventures India Pvt ltd, on the box-shaped percussion instrument cajon and the singer Saju Sreenivas from Kerala.
The song exists in French version and in French-Malayalam version. In India, it is co-produced by Wonderwall Media, curator and producer of important music festivals, manager of musicians and creator of television contents, notably for Kappa TV, a channel very popular among the youngsters.
Discover in avant-première this beautiful song, a song to awaken consciences to the protection of the environment!
Register for the event:
Links for the Grammar & Vocabulary quizzes will be given by the teachers in each class.