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The National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA) reopens with a spectacular line-up on 29th October 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 muchloved 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 DadarkarCast: Prashant Damle, Kavita Lad-Medhekar, Atul Todankar, Mrunal Chemburkar, Pratiksha Shivankar & Parag DangeProduced 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 ConcertAccompanied 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 AwakeningMallika Sarabhai & Ensemble will be presenting Gems of Kuchipudi
Tata Theatre6:30 pm

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