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  • The National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA) reopens with a spectacular line-up on 29th October 2021

    Published on October 26, 2021

    With safety protocols and measures in place, the NCPA is all set to present a wide range of performances across genres ~

    #BackOnStage | 29th October Onwards

    Mumbai : The curtains have risen, and the doors have reopened. After a prolonged hiatus of nearly one and a half years, Mumbai’s premier arts and cultural institution, the National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA), is geared up to welcome the audiences back on October 29. With a specially curated line-up for art lovers, there is something in store for everyone from Theatre to Western Classical and Hindustani Classical Music, Classical Dance and International Music.

    Speaking on the re-opening, Mr. Khushroo N Suntook, Chairman, NCPA, said, “The last one and a half years have been challenging for the NCPA. As we near the end of this period, we are happy that we have emerged stronger than before the pandemic disrupted our lives. Presenting, preserving and promoting the arts is our raison d’être and we are delighted to welcome audiences back to our premises. We will be reopening with a well-known Marathi play. Our resident musicians are ready with a curated programme for the opening concert as are the eminent artistes from our Indian Music, Dance and International Music genres who have all been waiting to make the return to the theatres a memorable one. While we continue to follow all safety and hygiene protocols, we will ensure that our patrons relive the experience of watching live performances.”

    The opening night will showcase a distinct flavour of Marathi theatre with Prashant Damle’s exceptionally successful and much-loved play, ‘Eka Lagnachi Pudhchi Gosht’. The evening following the opening will take the audiences on a musical ride as veteran musician Louiz Banks and his stellar line-up of artistes bring to jazz lovers a ‘Blast from the Past’. The SOI Chamber Orchestra, led by Music Director Marat Bisengaliev, will return to the stage with a programme of beloved classics featuring members of the SOI as soloists. The Indian Classical Music night will feature the legendary Rashid Khan in Concert. Two renowned classical dancers Rama Vaidyanathan and Mallika Sarabhai will take the stage with their exclusive performances, ‘Pratibodhana-The Awakening’ and ‘Gems of Kuchipudi’, respectively.

    The elegantly designed Tata Theatre, known for its fine acoustics, will be the venue for all the much-anticipated performances.

    Event Calendar:
    29th OctEka Lagnachi Pudhchi Gosht   Written & Directed by Adwait Dadarkar Cast: Prashant Damle, Kavita Lad-Medhekar, Atul Todankar, Mrunal Chemburkar, Pratiksha Shivankar & Parag Dange Produced by Prashant Damle Fan Foundation, Gauri TheatresTata Theatre7:00 pm
    30th OctBlast from the Past
    With Louiz Banks
    Rahul Jhunjhunwala – Keys
    Gino Banks – Drums
    Sheldon D’Silva – Bass
    Kush Upadhyay – Guitar
    Thomson Andrews – Male Vocal
    Trisha Rego – Female Vocal
    Kesang Alexander – Female Vocal
    Tata Theatre6:30 pm
    31st OctSOI Chamber Orchestra
    Marat Bisengaliev, conductor

    Vivaldi: Concerto for four violins
    Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 3
    Haydn: Cello Concerto No. 1
    and more
    Tata Theatre5:00 pm
    12th NovRashid Khan in Concert Accompanied by Sabir Khan (sarangi), Ajay Joglekar (harmonium), Ojas Adhiya (tabla)Tata Theatre6:30 pm
    13th NovBharatanatyam by Rama Vaidyanathan
    and Kuchipudi by Mallika Sarabhai
    Rama Vaidyanathan & Ensemble will be presenting Pratibodhana- The Awakening Mallika Sarabhai & Ensemble will be presenting Gems of Kuchipudi
    Tata Theatre6:30 pm