Chandra Wickramasinghe - Chairman/Managing Director, Connaissance de Ceylan/Themes Resorts and Spas, John Victor - Country Manager, Jet Airways Sri Lanka, H.E. Mr. 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 shine in Sri Lanka between June 14th and July 14th for 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.
Between the 4th and the 9th of July, the audience will discover the painting of DACO. He will travel from Colombo to Kandy in order to transmit his passion for graffiti through performances (wall paintings) and workshops for the young audience.
The French Spring Festival, it is also photography and sculpture with Marie-Caroline Senlis (June 7th to 14th), cinema with the screening of the movie Django on July 4th and 11th at Majestic City, fashion with the show proposed by LIFT on July 10th at the Hilton Hotel, and finally, French comics and literature with Ashok Ferrey on June 16th and 19th.
For more information, please visit the French Spring Festival Facebook page, Twitter –
FrenchspringFestival -, Instgram, or check the websites: https://lk.ambafrance.org or www.alliancefrançaise.lk.
The Embassy of France and the network of Alliance Française in Sri Lanka thank all the partners who made this event possible.