The National Centre for the Performing Arts brings an engaging line up for the upcoming week | PERFECT WOMAN MAGAZINE

The National Centre for the Performing Arts brings an engaging line up for the upcoming week | PERFECT WOMAN MAGAZINE

Three Women

What happens when a time-travelling, sultry ghost of Kadambari Devi (Rabindranath Tagore’s sister-in-law) whizzes across centuries to guide two of Tagore’s fictional characters, Charu and Bimala, to get better outcomes in love and life? Inspired by three of Tagore’s heroines, this musical, set to folk-pop beats with live singing and Manipuri dancing, has reached international heights, soon to become a cross-over film. Back to the NCPA on popular demand, this production has been celebrated around the world as one that regales, humours and astounds audiences as a spectator’s delight.

Cast: Prerna Talwar, Kohmal Khanna and Archana Patel

Venue: Experimental Theatre 

Date & Time: 13 January 2023 | 7:00 pm

Price: Member price- Rs.900, 720 & 450/-

           Non- Member price- Rs.1,000, 800 & 500/-

Duration: 105 mins

SOI Chamber Orchestra 

Western Classical Music

British pianist Alexander Ullman will perform with the SOI Chamber Orchestra conducted by Mikel Toms in a programme featuring beloved works of Beethoven and Schubert in special arrangements for chamber orchestra.

Venue: Tata Theatre 

Date & Time: 14 January 2023 | 7:00 pm

Price: Member Price- Rs.1,080, 720 & 450/-

            Non-Member Price- Rs.1,200, 800 & 500/-

Jai Shree Ram- Ramayana

Ramayana is a timeless saga which symbolises the victory of good over evil, hope over despair, light over darkness and knowledge over ignorance & arrogance. This play has been written and theatrically designed from the point of view of Lord Ram.

Lord Ram is a paragon of virtues. He is conversant with principles of righteousness. His gentleness, courage, selflessness, dutifulness, valour, commitment and nobility are symbolic of everything ‘Maryaada Purshottam’ stands for! Come watch us perform live and don’t miss the retelling of the Ramayan in its purest, from Prabhu Shree Ram’s Perspective.

Venue: Jamshed Bhabha Theatre 

Date & Time: 14 and 15 January 2023 | 6:30 pm

Price: Member price- Rs,3,150, 2,700, 2,250, 1,350, 1,080, 720 & 450/-

           Non- Member price- Rs,3,500, 3,000, 2,500, 1,500, 1,200, 800 & 500/-

Jo Dooba So Paar

NCPA Presentation in collaboration with aRANYA Production

A musical daastaangoi on the life and times of Amir Khusrau, Jo Dooba So Paar throws light on the human that he was, his relationship with his guru Nizamuddin Auliya and the advent of qawwali through them.

The interesting anecdotes and tales woven in a daastaan accompanied by live qawwali singing give insight into the essence of Sufism and the importance of the eternally relevant message of love among humankind.

Produced by Manav Kaul

Writer: Ajitesh Gupta

Music: Mohit Agarwal

Directors: Ajitesh Gupta & Mohit Agarwal

Venue: Experimental Theatre 

Date & Time: 15 January 2023 | 4:30 pm and 7:00 pm

Price: Rs.675 & 450/- (Plus GST)

           Non- Member price- Rs.750 & 500/- (Plus GST)   

Duration: 105 mins

NCPA Dance Season 2023

Opening of Mumbai Dance Season 2023

The NCPA Mumbai Dance Season is a community engagement initiative started by the NCPA in 2018 in association with the entire dance community in the city. The season is back as a month-long celebration of dance. The opening event will be curated by Latasana Devi and Ranjana Phadke.

The evening promises to be a colorful presentation of different dance styles

Odissi by Mitali Dsouza

Kuchipudi by Sailaja Desai

Gussadi Folk Dance (Telangana) by Vivek Tamhankar

Lavani by Smita Vetale

Bharatanatyam by Madhavi Gangal

Kathak by Sheetal Kapole

Bihu Folk Dance by Preetilekha Chowdhury

Tipni Folk Dance by Lalita Soni

Ghumar Folk Dance by Pramod Jadav

Venue: Experimental Theatre  

Date & Time: 19 January 2023 | 6:30 pm

Duration: 90 mins

The Reality Check

NCPA Presentation in collaboration with Cinema Collective

The Reality Check film series promotes and encourages documentary filmmakers in India, whose work reflects life and culture in the country today in a provocative blend of creativity and integrity.

Chhayaankan -The Management of Shadows

English/Hindi Film with English Subtitles

This documentary looks at the lives and creative journeys of 14 senior cinematographers from the Mumbai film industry, who were active mainly between 1962 and 2012. Cinematographers are among the most easily forgotten and neglected members of the film crew. Very few have been celebrated for their passion and commitment, and very few people are even aware of the trials and tribulations they go through.

Made by a former cinematographer, this film is an insider’s view of the profession, and it touches on a variety of subjects. From ethics and aesthetics, techniques and technology, to teamwork and inspiration. Interspersed with personal anecdotes, this is arguably the first and only film made in India on this subject.

Venue: Little Theatre  

Date & Time: 19 January 2023 | 6:30 pm

Duration: 138 mins

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