A combination of dance, music and theater for Mumbaikars!

By IANSlife

New Delhi, June 9 (IANSlife): The National Center for the Performing Arts presents a program of events for all tastes, from dance to theatre. Consult this calendar for your next cultural evening.

Artie Festival in India

Artie’s is a group of musicians who came together because they share a love of chamber music and want to make it accessible to everyone. Gauthier Hermann, founder and cellist of Artie, is joined by violinist Cyprien Brod and pianist Romain Descharmes for this series of concerts.

Venue: Experimental Theater

Date: June 7 & 8, 2022

Time: 7:00 p.m.

The corner of short films

Many wonderful short films are made in India, with writers working in their respective regions and bold new voices experimenting with form and technique. Short Film Corner hopes to connect viewers with these films while opening dialogue with filmmakers, who will have the opportunity to connect with their audience. White Wall Screenings (WWS) was founded in 2017 as a community to foster dialogue between short filmmakers and moviegoers. WWS has successfully screened over 300 short films and continues to hold workshops, masterclasses and talks on film and film.

Location: Small Theater

Date: June 8, 2022

Time: 6:30 p.m.

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Isheeta Chakravarty on vocals, Sanjay Divecha on guitar, Niranjan Joshi on keyboards/piano, Ishan Jadwani on drums and Ralph Menezes on bass. Isheeta Chakravarty will perform a set of modern and contemporary jazz tunes with an overall sound derived not only from American and European influences, but also from African and Latin music. The set will include both originals and well-known standards. This set will showcase her versatility as a contemporary vocal artist.

Venue: Experimental Theater

Date: June 10, 2022

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Songwriting Workshop with Samantha Noella

Location: Foyer of the small theater

Dates: June 11 to 18, 2022

Time: 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Online training: Rs. 15,000/-

In-person training: Rs. 25,000/- (GST included)

Offered live at NCPA or online (Zoom)

NCPA Music Workshop

Besides the melodic (raga) and compositional (bandish) aspects of Indian music, the tala, or rhythmic aspect, is an important component of musical creation. The evolved art of the tabla not only provides the framework for the tala, but also incorporates many elements that enhance the overall aesthetic of the music being performed.

A free online workshop by Nayan Ghosh

Date: June 11, 2022

Time: 11:30 a.m.

SOI Chamber Orchestra

The SOI Chamber Orchestra, conducted by resident conductor Mikel Toms, will perform Beethoven’s “Pastoral” Symphony, one of the composer’s most beloved works. Mozart’s Piano Concerto no. so that the less knowledgeable cannot fail to be happy, without knowing why.” An NCPA presentation in association with the Consulate General of Switzerland in Mumbai

Venue: Experimental Theater

Date: June 14, 2022

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Henry V

Shakespeare’s gripping study of nationalism, war and the psychology of power stars Kit Harington (Game of Thrones). The newly crowned King Henry V drags England into a bloody war with France. When his campaign encounters opposition, this inexperienced new leader must demonstrate his ability to lead a country into war. This exciting modern production directed by Max Webster (Life of Pi) from London’s Donmar Warehouse explores what it means to be English and the English relationship to Europe, asking: do we ever get the leaders we deserve?

An NCPA-National Theater Live presentation (London).

Venue: Godrej Dance Theater

Dates: June 15 & 29, 2022

Time: 6:00 p.m.

NCPA Umang

Sinam Basu Singh received his initial training in Manipuri at the Jawaharlal Nehru Manipur Dance Academy in Imphal. He then continued his training at Visva-Bharati University and obtained a postgraduate degree in dance. He also studied with Y. Hemanta Kumar, N. Tiken Singh and W. Lokendrajit Singh. He has performed extensively at prestigious festivals in the country such as Uday Shankar Dance Festival (2007), Ganjam Mahotsav (2007), East Zone Cultural Center’s Pratibha Utsav (2009), Nataraj Dance Festival (2011) and Purush Festival (2013), among many others.

Konjengbam Monika Devi is a promising young representative of Manipuri dance from the state of Manipur. She is a disciple of Gurus RK Achoubisana, Budhichandra Roy, N. Amusana Devi, Th. Hemchandra Singh, N. Tiken Singh, RK Sarojini Devi and S. Kriti Singh. Monika is approved by Doordarshan Imphal. She completed a three-year Diploma in Manipuri Dance, a three-year post-diploma in Raas and a three-year post-diploma in Lai Haraoba from Jawaharlal Nehru Manipur Dance Academy, Imphal. She also completed her Masters in Manipuri Dance from Manipur University.

Vaidehi Rele Lal comes from a family of traditional Indian classical dancers from Nalanda dance research center, Juhu, Mumbai, it is no surprise that she learned Indian classical dance from an early age under the initiation from his world famous grandmother Padmabhushan Dr. Smt. Kanak Rele and his mother Academician par excellence Guru Dr. Uma Rele. Currently, she is trained by Sangeet Natak Awardee and Maharashtra Gaurav Puraskaar, Guru Shri Deepak Mazumdar.

Location: Small Theater

Date: June 15, 2022

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Admission on a first-come, first-served basis. NCPA members will enjoy preferential seating until 6:20 p.m.


Turandot was the last work by Puccini, who died before it was completed, and is a love story set in China. Within the walls of the great purple city of Beijing, it is announced that Princess Turandot will only marry a suitor of royal blood who will answer three riddles posed by her. Suitors who do not answer the riddles will be executed. An unknown prince in love with the princess appears in the crowd and solves the puzzles, but Turandot is reluctant to marry him. The prince offers her a way out: if she can learn his name before dawn, he will die at daybreak.

An NCPA presentation – The Metropolitan Opera (New York) sung in Italian with English subtitles

Venue: Godrej Dance Theater

Date: June 16, 2022

Time: 6:00 p.m.

Reality Check – Ek Tha Gaon

Hindi film with English subtitles (61 min). Semla is a ghost town in the foothills of the Himalayas. Over the years of dwindling prospects, the 50 families who once inhabited it migrated to the city, leaving only seven people behind. Leela, like her village, is old, resilient and long forgotten but, despite her struggles with loneliness and an aging body, does not want to leave for the city. Golu, on the other hand, is Semla’s only youngster – desperate to escape to an urban life but without the means to do so. Dreaming of a different future, she wanders around her desolate birthplace. Ek Tha Gaon traces the emotional journey of Leela and Golu and the evolution of their relationship with the place where they call home. Their plight is poignantly illustrated by a saying that the villagers have: the dead return to visit the living. Now those of us who are left have only these ghosts for company.

Location: Small Theater

Date: June 16, 2022

Time: 6:30 p.m.


The ice caps are melting, there is overpopulation, political unrest; everything goes wrong in a handcart – why the hell would anyone bring a baby into this world? They are an ordinary couple in a fairly stable relationship. Out of the blue, he asks about having a baby. What follows is an emotional roller coaster ride. Lungs is an intensely intimate, complex and fun piece about what it means to be a couple facing a world of uncertainty. They strive to make responsible choices in the face of growing social inequalities, environmental disasters and political unrest. Written by critically acclaimed British playwright Duncan Macmillan, the play debuted at the Studio Theater in Washington, DC in 2011.

Venue: Stage of the Godrej Dance Theater

Dates: June 17, 18 & 19, 2022

Time: 4:00 p.m. | 6:00 p.m. | 7:30 p.m.

comedy for comedy

An off-stage presentation of the NCPA. In collaboration with Comedy Ladder. The world has opened up and all we need now is laughter. Here’s a 90-minute comedy show that everyone can enjoy. Limited socially distant tickets available.

Host: Sumukhi Suresh

Comics: Jeeya Sethi, Sonali Thakker, Sumaira Shaikh, Niv Prakasam, Kunal Rao and Vaibhav Sethia

Venue: Godrej Dance Theater

Date: June 18, 2022

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Easy wanderings

The Easy Wanderlings describe their work as a musical journal of treasured memories and conversations, weaving together a tapestry of soul, pop and folk music. World-renowned for their delicate melodies and story-driven songwriting, the eight-member band displays influences from artists including Kings of Convenience, Michael Kiwanuka and Iron & Wine. The collective was awarded “Best Group of 2020” by the Indian Music Diaries Awards and recognized as a rising artist in Spotify’s RADAR program and Apple’s UP-NEXT program in 2021. As artists on tour, the Easy Wanderlings have played extensively at some of the best stages and major music festivals the country has to offer.

Lead vocalist Pratika Gopinath, vocalist/guitarist Sanyanth Naroth, bassist Malay Vadalkar, vocalist/guitarist Sharad Rao, keyboardist Nitin Muralikrishna, violinist Shardul Bapat, flautist Siya Ragade and drummer Abraham Zachariah form this eclectic group.

Venue: Experimental Theater

Date: June 19, 22

Time: 6:30 p.m.

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