This Diwali, the National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA) spreads joy amongst kids with ‘Winter Fiesta’ online

Mumbai: In the current environment, when kids are compelled to stay indoors and there has been an increased demand for ways to keep them safely engaged, this Diwali, the National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA) is delighted to bring creativity into your homes with Winter Fiesta. This year, a virtual version will be accessible to both kids & parents across India as it is slated to reach out to a much larger universe with a lineup of unique art and culture experiences.

Indeed, staying true to one of the key objectives of bringing people together, the workshops are slated to be held from November 16-20, 2020. In order to register, you can visit www.bookmyshow.com or www.ncpamumbai.com or write an email at winterfiesta@ncpamumbai.com

Commenting on Winter Fiesta, Bruce Guthrie, Head of Theatre and Films, The National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA) said, “Going virtual is the need of the hour. Today everyone is consuming information and entertainment virtually and kids are no exception to this. It has been NCPA’s constant endeavor to curate world class arts and culture experiences for the younger generation and hence, we decided to introduce Winter Fiesta in a virtual format given the current situation. The five-day long festival will act as a catalyst in providing both, the kids and youth, a unique and vibrant opportunity to learn, play, and be active while staying at home’’

 

Aimed at broadening creative minds, this festival will empower both the youth and kids by inspiring their imaginations through exciting workshops held by renowned experts. These workshops will focus on enhancing self-expression in an informal and non-competitive environment. From magic, to classical music, to dance, to creative writing, to physical theatre, there is something for children belonging to every age group. At the end of the workshop, all the participants will receive an official certificate of participation from NCPA, signed by both workshop experts and NCPA Genre heads.

Winter Fiesta Schedule:

 

Workshop Title Age Group Date Time
Happy Feet by Mahafreenn Irani 3 to 5 years 16th November – 20th November 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Dance Dynamic by Mahafreenn Irani 6 to 8 years 16th November – 20th November 11:00 AM to 12:00 noon
Feet in the Sand! by Sakshi Singh 6 to 8 years 16th November – 20th November 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Hocus Pocus Magic workshop by Kruti Parekh 6 to 8 years 16th November – 20th November 12:00 noon to 1

:00 pm

9 to 11 years 16th November – 20th November 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
12 to 15 years 16th November – 20th November 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
How Our Country Got Its Name by Oindrila Purohit & Veena Manoj of Grooming Babies Global Pvt. Ltd 6 to 8 years 16th November – 20th November 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
WeKids YouTubers by Shantanu Joshi 6 to 8 years 16th November – 20th November 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
9 to 11 years 16th November – 20th November 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Being Beethoven! by Musicians of the Symphony Orchestra of India 6 to 8 years 16th November – 20th November 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM
9 to 11 years 16th November – 20th November 5:30 PM to 6:15 PM
Dance Theatre by Sumeet Nagdev

 

12 to 15 years 16th November – 20th November 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Creative Writing by Shabnam Minwalla 9 to 11 years 16th November – 20th November 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Laugh Out Loud – Stand Up Comedy Workshop – Juniors

by Rima Medhi for Creatiwitty.inc.

 

Laugh Out Loud – Stand Up Comedy Workshop – Seniors

Laugh Out Loud by Rima Medhi for Creatiwitty.inc.

9 to 11 years 16th November – 20th November 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM
12 to 15 years 16th November – 20th November 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM
Jazz Funk with Ashley Lobo’s The Danceworx conducted by Ragini from Ashley Lobo’s The Danceworx

 

12 to 15 years 16th November – 20th November 4:00 PM to 5:15 PM
Hip Hop with Ashley Lobo’s The Danceworx

conducted by Naren Lalwani from Ashley Lobo’s The Danceworx

9 to 11 years 16th November – 20th November 5:30 PM to 6:45 PM
The Puppetarians

by Sangya Ojha

9 to 11 years 16th November – 20th November 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
India Roots by Oindrila Purohit & Veena Manoj from Grooming Babies Global Pvt. Ltd 9 to 11 years 16th November – 20th November 12 noon to 1:00 PM
Duet with the Camera by Swapnokalpa Dasgupta along with Senior Photojournalist, Mukesh Parpiani 9 to 11 years 16th November – 20th November 12 noon to 1:00 PM
Dance with Ash – Discover your inner dancer conducted by Ash Mukherjee 9 to 11 years 16th November – 20th November 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Bharatanatyam by Rama Vaidyanathan along with Dakshina Vaidyanathan and Sannidhi Vaidyanathan 9 to 11 years 16th November – 20th November 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Talk Like TED by Rima Medhi for Creatiwitty.inc. 16 to 20 years 16th November – 20th November 11.00 AM to 12:30 PM
Playing Shakespeare: Voice, Text and Physicality by Michael Corbidge, Lucy Cullingford & Cathleen McCarron from the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) 16 to 20 years 19th November – 20th November 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Bruce Guthrie

Head of Theatre & Film for The National Centre for the Performing Arts

Bruce Guthrie is an award-winning theatre director, whose has directed productions all over the world. His directing credits include: Sea Wall (Add Art Festival, NCPA Mumbai); Constellations (NCPA, Mumbai); RENT (St James Theatre & UK tour); Man To Man by Manfred Karge (Wilton’s Music Hall, UK tour, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Wales Millennium Centre & Edinburgh Festival); The Merchant Of Venice, Othello & Twelfth Night for Singapore Repertory Theatre (Fort Canning Park, Singapore).

Guthrie is a member of The Guildford School of Acting’s Advisory Board and has been Artistic Director of the National Youth Theatre of Wales. Some of the concerts and events he has helmed have been part of HRH The Prince of Wales 70th Birthday Celebration, and The Welsh Guards Centenary Celebration in 2015 for the Welsh Guards Charity.

With a BA Honours in Acting at Guildford School of Acting, Guthrie’s training as a director includes stints at The National Theatre Studio and with Howard Davies, Sir Richard Eyre, Deborah Warner & Associate director for Sam Mendes. He has also directed and taught for several leading conservatoires, drama schools and festivals including LAMDA; Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama; Mountview Academy of Performing Arts; The Royal Academy of Music; Drama School Mumbai; La Salle, Singapore; National Student Drama Festival.

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