‘NCPA Add Art Festival’- Confluence of Art and Soul

Written by Prajakta Nagore

Man does not live by bread alone”, goes the phrase of the bible. What it means is that we have other pangs of hunger too, the longing of our soul, the longing for love- to love and to be loved.

And nothing touches the core of our soul more than art – art in all its forms, theatre, cinema, music, poetry and a lot more. So if you have the time and the inclination to treat your soul to a cornucopia of delectable treats at the ‘NCPA Add Art Festival’, don’t miss this festival of art and soul coming to Mumbai. Such festivals don’t come often, and the meeting of art and soul never gets more significant than this.

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The festival opens on the 28th of November at the Jamshed Bhaba Theatre, NCPA, Mumbai with a gala concert by the Symphony Orchestra of India. It will be conducted by Associate Music Director Zane Dalal and will feature popular choral classics, waltzes. And a lot more.

The three-day multi-genre extravaganza marks the 50 years of National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA) India’s Premier Cultural Institution.

The celebration will be spread over three days and feature performing arts in every genre from classical to folk to contemporary. The large pool of celebrated artistes is drawn from theatre, music, visual art, poetry, and photography, amongst others. Orchestra legends, jazz virtuosos, and leading luminaries from Indian music and dance, theatre celebrities, and others will grace the event. 

The festival will culminate on the 1st of December with a one-of-a-kind event ‘Morn to Dusk’. The legends of Indian Music and Dance Rashid Khan, Zakir Hussain, Shiv Kumar Sharma, Hariprasad Chaurasia, Ajoy Chakrabarty, Birju Maharaj and many more will enthral audiences on the final day from 9 am to 9 pm.


And of course, there will be some tremendous culinary to savour by way of homage to great food legacies and traditions from around the world. 

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