French Spring Festival-Sri Lanka commences on June 14


From left : Chandra Wickramasinghe - Chairman/Managing Director, Connaissance de Ceylan/Themes Resorts and Spas, John Victor - Country Manager, Jet Airways Sri Lanka, Jean Marin Schuh - French Ambassador to Sri Lanka and the Maldives, Manesh Fernando - General Manager, Hilton Hotel, Francis CAPPE - Director, Alliance Française de Kotte.

The French Spring Festival will be held in Sri Lanka between June 14 and July 14 as its 7th edition.

Organized jointly by the Embassy of France in Sri Lanka and the Maldives, and the Alliance Française de Kotte in Colombo, the festival will showcase the excellence of French culture and its modern aspects during events organized both in Colombo and Kandy.

During one month, different shows and events, most of them open to all, will be proposed: For the Fête de la Musique on June 21st, the Alliance Française de Kotte in Colombo will offer an Open Mic from 5 pm. The party will continue at the Café Français (Park Street) with the famous DJ Joachim Labrande invited from Paris. He will also perform his live on June 23rd, at the Amaya Hills in Kandy.

On the 11th of July, the choreographer Thomas Lebrun from the French National Choreographic Center of Tours (CCNT) and the Sri Lankan choreographer Kapila Palihawandana (nATANDA), will pool their experience during a free workshop. On July 12th at the Defense School Theater, they will share the stage to offer a new show of contemporary dance combining two ballets: "Vannam" by naATANDA followed by "Another Look at Memory" by the CCNT.

For more information: or www.alliancefranç

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