The National Centre for the Performing Arts Reopens for Its Audience This February 2021

Mumbai: Adding a dose of positivity and hope to the New Year, India’s premier cultural institute, the National Centre for the Performing Arts is back with a fine array of live performances as the stage comes alive once again. The NCPA will be opening its doors to the public from 3rd February 2021 and art enthusiasts can now enjoy classical concerts, recitals, plays, stand-up shows and more, bringing back the good old days of live performances.

 

The opening concert is a curated SOI Chamber Orchestra performance featuring a beautiful rendition of old classics. The reopening night also includes a digital broadcast of “A Homage to Abbaji – Ustad Allarakha”, presented at the NCPA in February 2019 to mark the tabla legend’s 100th birth anniversary, with a percussive ensemble led by his son and shishya Zakir Hussain. The February calendar is dotted with a vibrant mix of plays, one of which will feature Pratik Gandhi of the1992 Scam fame as the protagonist in ‘Mohan’s Masala’. Pop, jazz, swing and rock ’n’ roll lovers can relive the good old days with  ‘The Golden Years’ featuring Darren Das, Giselle Pinto and the Sixth Sense. ‘Shiva’ featuring Vaibhav Arekar & Sankhya Dance Company, and ‘Readings in the Shed’ directed by Nikhil Katara, will leave you enraptured with their engaging and empowering storytelling through mudras and words. The CITI-NCPA Promising Artistes Series will showcase artistes from the ‘Citi-NCPA Support to Gurus’ CSR initiative, an evening for connoisseurs of Indian classical music that will showcase the beats of the pakhawaj and compositions in the rare dhrupad form.

 

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Khushroo N Suntook, Chairman, NCPA, said, “NCPA programmes have always encouraged performances by the finest of international and local talents. This time our focus is solely on creating quality performances featuring local artistes and resident musicians of the SOI. We are reopening with SOI Chamber Orchestra performing some beautiful old classics followed by an array of events lined up for the whole month.”

 

Adding on the safety and hygiene measures undertaken for the reopening he said, “We are also thoroughly prioritising hygiene at the NCPA and I can vouch for our safety protocols since they have been designed in adherence to the rules laid down by the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai. We’ve made sure that all venues, green rooms and washrooms are sanitised and have kept temperature and oxygen-level checks upon entry for the safety of our audience.”

 

So, mark your calendar as the National Centre for the Performing Arts is all set to start to bring a grand bouquet of live shows which cannot be missed!

 

Event Calendar

 

Date

Event

Venue

Time

3rd Feb

SOI Chamber Orchestra featuring Soul Yatra

Tata Theatre

7pm

4th Feb

The Lehman Trilogy

Godrej Dance Theatre

5pm

6th Feb

Unlocking Comedy

Godrej Dance Theatre

6.30pm

7th Feb

Mohan’s Masala

Tata Theatre

7pm

10th Feb

The Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess

Godrej Dance Theatre

5pm

11th Feb

The Red Shoes

Godrej Dance Theatre

6pm

12th Feb

CITI – NCPA Promising Artistes Series

Experimental Theatre

6:30

13th Feb

The Golden Years

Experimental Theatre

7pm

14th Feb

Readings in the Shed

Experimental Theatre

7pm

18th Feb

Short Film Corner

Short Film Screenings

Godrej Dance Theatre

7pm

20th Feb

Shiva…Facets of Him

Experimental Theatre

6:30pm

21st Feb

SOI Chamber Orchestra featuring Haydn’s Cello Concerto in C Major and Works by Bach, Britten and more

Tata Theatre

5pm

23rd Feb

Reality Check

Documentary Film Screening

Godrej Dance Theatre

7pm

25th Feb

Cyrano de Bergerac

By Edmond Rostand (Theatre screening)

Godrej Dance Theatre

6pm

26th Feb

Yesterday Once More…

Experimental Theatre

7pm

27th Feb

Massage (Theatre)

Experimental Theatre

7pm

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