Performing arts


Taqsim Driver Concert

Taqsim Driver will be touring the Alliances Françaises network in Canada. Come and discover them on April 23 in Ottawa! Like a courier of dreams freed from codes, Taqsim Driver deploys an imaginary bridge between tradition and modernity.

Created by the musicians of Fanfare Couche-Tard, who toured for 15 years in Europe, India, Morocco and South Africa, Taqsim Driver released its first videos and singles in 2023.








Le Vice-Consul by Maud Andrieux

The Alliances Françaises of Canada present : Le Vice-Consul, a play adapted from the novel by Marguerite Duras by Maud Andrieux (Compagnie du Barrage).

Maud Andrieux is a Stage Director, Actress and Artistic Director of Théâtre Marguerite Duras Itinérant since 2014. She’ll be in Ottawa on March 21 at 7pm.









Indigenous hoop dance performance

To celebrate the indigenous cultures of Canada, the Alliance Française Ottawa offers you a hoop dance performance by the artist Makhena Rankin Guérin.

A young Anishinaabe hoop dancer, Makhena will come to give a demonstration of this important dance in her community. She will also explain the origin of this dance and its uses in Indigenous medicine.








Fête de la musique: Ko Shin Moon’s Concert

Immerse yourself in the psychedelic world of Ko Shin Moon to celebrate the Fête de la musique and the beginning of summer!

During an unforgettable one-hour concert, dance to the rhythm of the otherworldly hybrid melodies of the band born in 2017. At the crossroads between SynthFolk and space disco, come one and all to celebrate music in an electric atmosphere.

Opening the evening, discover Jessy Lindsay, a Franco-Ontarian indie-pop singer who’s making waves in Ottawa.




All audiences play : The Ruffled Forest

The Ruffled Forest is a play for young audiences created by the choreographers Christian and François Ben Aïm.

This family show is inspired by the text La forêt de Racine by Mélusine Thiry and depict with grace and softness the universe of childhood, the difficulty and the pleasure of growing up.











en plein dans l'oeil


Live movie concert: Right in the eye (”En plein dans l’œil ”)

“Right in the Eye” (“En plein dans l’œil”) is a multimedia show composed of 12 films by Georges Méliès, a pioneer of Cinema and wizard of special effects.

This family show introduces the cinematographic universe of Mélies in a poetic and playful way while also being accessible to young audiences.







Concert: Élysée Quartet

The Alliance Française Ottawa is pleased to invite you to the Élysée Quartet concert on Thursday, October 20th at 7:00 pm at St. Bartholomew’s Church, 125 Mackay Street, Ottawa, ON, K1M 2B4.









Concert : Trio Lorenzo Naccarato

Founded in 2012 at Franco-Italian pianist Lorenzo Naccarato’s initiative, the trio presents a cinematic music inspired from the impressionist and minimalist repertoire (Maurice Ravel, Claude Debussy, Erik Satie), from current jazz (Robert Glasper, Christian Scott) and from repetitive music (Philip Glass, Steve Reich).

Thursday, November 3rd, 2022, 7:00pm at the Club SAW, 67 Nicholas Street Ottawa, ON K1N 7B9