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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

French Cultural Festival In Kolkata

The second edition of the French
cultural festival - Bonjour India 2013- kicked
off in the city on Monday. Organized by the
French Institute of India and Alliance France,
Kolkata is among the 16 cities playing host to
a gamut of events in the three-month long
festival.
Renowned French artists will collaborate with
their Indian counterparts to showcase their
talents in dance, music, literature, science, new
circus, design, exhibitions, opera, architecture,
cinema and theatre. This apart there will be an
economic meet and a food festival.
The Bonjour India 2013, Kolkata Chapter, will
include events like a Franco-Indian
Mohiniyattam rendition uniting poetry, music
and dance by Brigitte Chataigner and her
troupe on January 31 and a French film
festival at Nandan from February 8-10. Stage
adaptations of French novels 'The Vice-Consul'
and 'India Song' will come alive at Jorasanko
Thakurbari between February 26 and 28, while
a baroque is scheduled on March 24. There
will also be a fund-raiser event to create
awareness on sex-trafficking.
"This is the second time that France says
Bonjour India. The line-up of the festival is set
to make a splash into the Indian cultural
scene. It is a perfect platform for cultural
exchange between the two countries," said
Thierry Rober, Deputy Chief of French Institute of India.
Courtesy: The Times of India

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A. B.

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