Thanks to Tamil classes, discover the complexity of this language and communicate with local people. Thus, your understanding of the cultural references will be improved and the relationships will be strengthened.
Culture also includes corporal arts. Assessment, knowledge and being able to surpass oneself are strong references in many disciplines. But if some of these arts are exported to foreign countries, nothing is better than discovering them in their birth country. This is the case of Yoga and Kalaripayatt, which both create body and mind discipline.
From Bollywood to BarataNatyam and Ballet, cultures are intertwined and create a gateway between the local Pondicherrian culture and the typical French touch of the region.
Other danses, more occidental like Tango or Hip-hop are also taught in our cultural centre.
... Proof that all the cultures are meeting in Pondicherry!
But culture is also composed of inaccessible signs for those who don’t know them already.
An example of it is the Kolam, the drawing you can see on each doorstep made by women everyday. Discover their meanings and open yourself to another part of the Tamil culture.
Then learn how to ornate your body with Henna tattoos like Indian women for special events, thanks to Mehendi classes.
Finally, what would culture discovery be without traditional graphic arts? From Tanjavur painting to Watercolour painting and Photography, immortalize cultural scenes and let your artistic side take over!