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Did you miss any of our past events at Institut Francais du Nigeria in Abuja? No need to worry! You can view them here from our archive.These events range from our past movies to cultural activities by either our organization or any of our partners. Feel free to contact us for further information.

Performing Arts

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS // DEADLINE MAY 10, 2015 MUSIC WORKSHOP “ELECTRONIC SOUNDSCAPES” IN LAGOS Download the form here  Alliance Française Nigeria, Institut Français du Nigeria and Goethe-Institut Nigeria are organizing a workshop in electronic music aimed at expanding the artistic range of Nigeria’s already booming music scene. DJs and producers with a strong artistic interest in electronic…Continue Reading >

21 Apr / 7:30pm - Abuja

Between Us // Derrière le rideau

AFRICAN DANCERS ON INTERNATIONAL TOUR!”Derrière le Rideau” & ”Between Us” Tuesday 21st April 2015, at 7:30pmAt the Sport Room, Transcorp Hilton Abuja FREE ENTRANCE! A programme of DANCE ! 1 date for 2 shows! Between Us // South Africa // Fana Tshabalala & Thulani Chauke // 2012, 25minsSouth African choreographer Fana Tshabalala, Winner of the…Continue Reading >

20 Jun / 7pm - Abuja

World Music Day

The annual World Music Day celebration at the French Institute in Abuja has been a sight to behold every year as lovers of music converge to mark the day with funfair. This year, the Alliance française Lagos, the Institut français du Nigeria and the Goethe-Institut Nigeria are organizing a workshop in electronic music aimed at…Continue Reading >

WE ALMOST FORGOT  Contemporary dance show – international tour 7+ artists from around the world Conception & Choreography: QUDUS ONIKEKUPremière in Abuja – followed by a Q&A   TICKETS: On sale at the Institut Français du Nigeria, the Krump Dance Studios, Drum Stix Wuse II, Excape Restaurant Maitama Children/student: 1,500 // Regular: 5,000 // VIP: 10,000 After…Continue Reading >

Don’t miss this double dance show with young dancers coming directly from Tunisia! At Institut français du Nigeria on Saturday 19th November. Time to be confirmed.   NITT 100 LIMITES by Oumaima ManaïOumaïma Manaï runs, dances, runs away to seek freedom and break her chains… Her movements reveal both the beauty and the strength of…Continue Reading >

Francophonie closing concert: JEREMIAH GYANG Saturday 25th March, 7pm ///  Free entry Singer, song writer, multi-instrumentalist, native of Jos, Plateau State in Nigeria, Jeremiah began playing the Piano and Guitar before reaching the age of ten. He is credited as being responsible for bringing contemporary Hausa music to the mainstream with hits like ‘Na Ba…Continue Reading >

TORDRE A CONTEMPORARY DANCE PERFORMANCE By the French-Algerian choreographer Rachid Ouramdane December 7, 2017, at the Institut français du Nigéria Doors open at 6.00pm / Show starts at 6.30pm The Institut français du Nigéria, in partnership with the Krump dance studios and the CCN2 – Centre chorégraphique national de Grenoble, is pleased to present the…Continue Reading >

18 Dec / 20 Dec - Focus on…

Qdance session Jos

QDance Center, Université de Jos, Institut Français Nigéria Alliance Francaise de Jos presents QDANCE SESSION JOS.  In this three days masterclass/audition for DG2018 world-renowned choreographer Qudus Onikeku will take dancers through the basic principles of Qdance techniques: Musicality, Improvisation & Composition  18-20 December 2017 9am to 5pm at Université de Jos – Plateau state Nigeria  For further information

22 Feb / 25 Feb - Focus on…


DanceGATHERING TWENTY18 is supported by the Institut francais du Nigeria  ANTIDISCIPLINARY PERFORMANCE LAB   What is danceGATHERING? danceGATHERING 2018 will be co-curated by Qudus Onikeku, dancer, choreographer and artistic director of the QDance Center Lagos and Onye Ozuzu, who is the Dean of the School of Fine and Performing Arts, Columbia College Chicago. This second edition of…Continue Reading >

24 Mar / 19:00 - Focus on…


SATURDAY, MARCH 24TH / 7PM – 10PMINSTITUT FRANÇAIS DU NIGÉRIAFREE ENTRY To bring the festival to a close, the Belgian Embassy in Nigeria in partnership with the Institut français du Nigéria will organise a live concert. Bita Kola band, a band from Lagos, will especially come to Abuja for this occasion. 14 musicians will be on stage: trumpets,…Continue Reading >

17 Apr / 19 Apr - Focus on…

My Dance & I with Wale Aleb

The Institut français du Nigeria supports My Dance & I with Wale Aleb・・・Are you a contemporary dancer in Abuja? Here’s another session of My Dance & I with Wale Aleb. A contemporary dance experience of improvisation, technique development, talk session. Date: 17th-19th April, 2018Venue: TDA Studio & Krump Studio FOR PARTICIPATION, KINDLY SEND AN APPLICATION TO…Continue Reading >

18 Apr / 26 Jun - Focus on…

Ecole des sables dance training session

The International Center for Traditional and Contemporary Dances from Africa “Ecole des sables” launch a new 3-year diploma composed of 3 intensive modules.  A group of 24 dancers from all over Africa has been selected from a large number of applications. The dancers are coming from 13 different countries, including Nigeria, with the selection of the young…Continue Reading >

The Institut francais du Nigeria supports this project by invited Simon Rouby, an accomplished French animated film director, to a 1-month artistic residency in Nigeria… Like the famous Khalila et Dhimna story from which it borrows the name, Flying Carpet Is a multi disciplinary collaborative project that gathers six artists from different places and background including; Nigeria, France, USA, and Algeria, in…Continue Reading >

Camping 4th edition 18 > 29.06 in Pantin and the Île-de-France International choreography platform Workshops, talks, performances, amateur workshops, screenings, Camping Kids. Camping is an international platform of workshops, a unique experience bringing together artists from the international choreography scene, a unique artistic camp that makes all the poetic experiences of dance possible. For two…Continue Reading >

01 Jul / 16:00 - Focus on…


After a month residency between Lagos, Kaduna, Zaria and Kano, Fly By Night, an international interdisciplinary artists collective, invites you to a presentation of their ongoing project “ALMAJIR”, a multiform intersection between performance, visual art and video installation. Native Maqari, Qudus Onikeku and Simon Rouby will share a first version of this project, before further…Continue Reading >

The Second annual Photocarrefour photography exhibition themed “Framing Common Identity” opening of the 29th of September, 2018.   This year, that present interesting works from divergent photographers, who are using the medium of photography to visually explore the complex theme of Identity. These photographers, with the use of camera techniques, concepts and approach, communicate their point…Continue Reading >

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