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A Quick Guide To Events At NCPA This Fortnight In July

The National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA) is one of Mumbai’s chief hubs for theatre, music, dance, and cinema. July is a happening month, especially for theatre and music enthusiasts. Here’s what’s on in the second fortnight of July.

Manjiri Alegaonkar

Listen to Gwalior and Jaipur gharana bandishes by Hindustani classical singer Manjiri Alegaonkar.
When: Friday, July 12 at 6.30pm.
Where: Dance Theatre Godrej, National Centre for the Performing Arts, Nariman Point.

‘My Fair Lady’

In this well-known musical, directed by Karla Singh and choreographed by Chirag Aggarwal, Professor Henry Higgins tries to transform Eliza Doolittle, a working-class girl, into a person who can fit right into high society.
When: Friday, July 12 at 7pm, Saturday, July 13 at 7pm and Sunday, July 14 at 3pm and 7pm.
Where: Jamshed Bhabha Theatre, National Centre for the Performing Arts, Nariman Point.

Ben van den Dungen in Saxophone Colossus

Lend your ears to Dutch jazz saxophonist Ben van den Dungen (pictured above), who will perform original compositions and interpretations of jazz standards. Van den Dungen will be accompanied by city-based artists Karim Ellaboudi on keys, D Wood on bass and drummer Ko Omura.
When: Saturday, July 13 at 7pm.
Where: Experimental Theatre, National Centre for the Performing Arts, Nariman Point.

‘Hamari Neeta Ki Shaadi’

In this Hindi play written and directed by Veena Bakshi, Kaveri works on organizing the perfect, traditional wedding for her daughter Neeta, a wedding people will talk about for years to come. Neeta, on the other hand, locks herself in the bathroom to stay away from rituals.
When: Saturday, July 13 at 5pm and Sunday, July 14 at 6.30pm.
Where: Dance Theatre Godrej, National Centre for the Performing Arts, Nariman Point.

‘Jhoom Jhoom Jhumpa’

The worlds of Ul-Albela and the Bat Kingdom come into conflict thanks to Jhumpa, who just wants to make the best tea in the world. This musical play for kids in Hindi and English has been written and directed by Sapan Saran.
When: Sunday, July 14 at 12pm.
Where: Experimental Theatre, National Centre for the Performing Arts, Nariman Point.

‘Muva Luchchao!’

Written by Adi Marzban and directed by Cyrus Dastoor, Muva Luchchao is a Gujarati comedy about twin sisters, Maki and Manijeh. A man-hater, who thinks marriage is the worst thing that can happen to women, Manijeh meets Keku and has an unexpected reaction.
When: Sunday, July 14 at 7pm.
Where: Experimental Theatre, National Centre for the Performing Arts, Nariman Point.

‘Bolshoi Ballet: The Golden Age’

Watch a screening of the Bolshoi Ballet’s performance of The Golden Age scored by Dmitri Shostakovich. A young fisherman, Boris, falls in love with local gangster Yashka’s love interest, the cabaret dancer Rita.
When: Thursday, July 15 at 6.30pm and Monday, July 15 at 6.30pm.
Where: Dance Theatre Godrej, National Centre for the Performing Arts, Nariman Point.

‘For The Love Of Opera’

The Giving Voice Society, an initiative that promotes Western classical singing in India, will celebrate ten years by bringing together on stage various singers who have worked with them in the course of this period. Featuring Subin Sebastian, Shreya Nayak, and Anushka Coutinho among others, it promises to be an entertaining evening with songs and arias in German, French, Italian, Spanish and English.
When: Tuesday, July 16 at 7pm.
Where: Experimental Theatre, National Centre for the Performing Arts, Nariman Point.

‘Small Island’

Watch this National Theatre Live screening of Small Island, a drama based on the book of the same name by English writer Andrea Levy. Adapted to the stage by Helen Edmundson, the drama looks at the history of Jamaican migration to England through three characters: Hortense, who has moved from Jamaica to start life anew, Gilbert whose ambition is to become a lawyer and Queenie, who wants to get away from Lincolnshire.
When: Wednesday, July 17 at 6pm and Wednesday, July 17 at 6pm.
Where: Dance Theatre Godrej, National Centre for the Performing Arts, Nariman Point.

Odissi and Bharatanatyam

Odissi artist Lingaraj Pradhan will perform a piece titled Bhavaranga, and bharatnatyam veteran Lata Surendra will perform Charanamruthamn.
When: Friday, July 19 at 6.30pm.
Where: Experimental Theatre, National Centre for the Performing Arts, Nariman Point.

‘The Wunderkinds’

Get groovy with some foot-tapping music as a group of talented youngsters, aged 11 to 23, play a set of funk, R&B, Latin, rock and jazz. They will be backed by Hotpockets, a band featuring Hrishi Gridhar, Ayan Banerjee, Risa Rodrigues, and Siddhanth Banerjee, who will play covers of popular numbers.
When: Saturday, July 20 at 6pm.
Where: Experimental Theatre, National Centre for the Performing Arts, Nariman Point.

‘Magic: Readings In The Shed’

Actor Sheena Khalid will tell children’s stories in English at this installment of the series of storytelling events for kids directed by Nikhil Katara.
When: Saturday, July 20 at 7pm.
Where: Piramal Art Gallery, National Centre for the Performing Arts, Nariman Point.

‘Drift Apart’

Directed and adapted by and starring Mayuresh Mishra, this play in Hindi and English by Keith Ruff is based on a real-life incident about two brothers and their difficulties with the law.
When: Sunday, July 21 at 5pm and 8pm.
Where: Experimental Theatre, National Centre for the Performing Arts, Nariman Point.

‘Mujhe Amrita Chahiye’

Watch Yogesh Tripathi’s humorous and thought-provoking Hindi musical, based on a simple 30-year-old woman’s transformational journey after joining a theatre group.
When: Sunday, July 21 at 4.30pm and 8pm.
Where: Dance Theatre Godrej, National Centre for the Performing Arts, Nariman Point.

Young Talent

Watch five young music prodigies showcase their talent. Amanda Rodrigues, Anish Sharma, and Anthea Dias will play the violin, Rehan Bhatt will perform on the piano and Malvika Shankar will regale you with her voice.
When: Thursday, July 25 at 6.30pm.
Where: Dance Theatre Godrej, National Centre for the Performing Arts, Nariman Point.

’Dance In The Family – Guru Shishya Parampara’

Watch three sets of mothers and daughters celebrate the guru-shishya parampara: (pictured above) Odissi dancers Madhavi and Arushi Mudgal, Kuchipudi dancers Vyjayanthi and Prateeksha Kashi and bharatanatyam exponents Rama and Dakshina Vaidyanathan. The performances will be followed by a panel discussion.
When: Friday, July 26 at 6.30pm.
Where: Experimental Theatre, National Centre for the Performing Arts, Nariman Point.

’A Night Of Soul’

Lend your ears to vocalist Sonia Saigal of SouldOut for an evening of jazz, classic soul and funk. Featuring Harmeet Manseta and Rinku Rajput on the keys, Sanjeev Aguilar on the guitar, Kenneth Rebello on bass and Vibhas Rahul on drums.
When: Saturday, July 27 at 7pm.
Where: Experimental Theatre, National Centre for the Performing Arts, Nariman Point.

’Dance Me To The End Of Love’

Watch two rom-coms based on short stories: Avantika Shankar’s The Date And The Dated and Mahesh Dattani’s The Reading.
When: Sunday, July 28 at 5pm and 7pm.
Where: Dance Theatre Godrej, National Centre for the Performing Arts, Nariman Point.

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