If you live in South Bombay, there’s probably only one place you go to for watching plays or concerts. Even if you do not live in town, you have definitely heard of this place. It’s one of the first names to pop up in one’s mind when one thinks of theatre in the city. The National Centre for Performing Arts, more commonly known as the NCPA, is the hub for theatre, music and dance performances in Mumbai. And if you enjoy watching these performances, here’s what you need to look out for in February:
Watch the story of the great statesman and visionary, who single-handedly carved India out of the chaos of infighting and exploitation by the regional kings of his time. Manoj Joshi is all set to embody this character once again on Sunday, Feb 04, at the Tata Theatre.
Cezanne – Portraits of a Life
A film will be screened dedicated to the portrait work of Paul Cezanne, taking the audience to places the painter lived and worked. The film sheds light on the artist, featuring interviews with curators and experts across the world. Catch it at the Dance Theatre Godrej on Feb 06.
Spectrum – A Festival of Dances from Around the World
NCPA’s new dance festival is initiated to present dance forms from across the world. For its first season, you can witness multiple performances with evenings guided by dancer-choreographer, Sandip Soparrkar. The festival takes place from Feb 10 to 11 at the Experimental Theatre.
Phir Wohi Sham: A Bouquet of Ghazals By Javed Ali & Group
Tata Theatre will once again host acclaimed musician Javed Ali, who is set to present evergreen ghazals penned by great poets and immortalized by legendary Bollywood singers. Catch this presentation on Feb 16 and enjoy a soulful evening.
Winners of Ithaka – 2017: Mr. Robinson & Night Must Fall
Ithaka is the official theatre and literary festival of St. Xavier's College, Mumbai. The winners of the festival will now get an opportunity to showcase their plays at the Dance Theatre Godrej, where you can watch them on Feb 17. Two plays have been chosen for the event.
You have watched Paresh Rawal on screen, now it’s time to watch him on stage. This comedy-drama directed by Dinkar Jani suddenly turns into a suspense as the cops attempt to solve a case of attempted murder. Read our review here and catch it on Feb 17, at Tata Theatre to find out the truth.
The Sound of Music
The hills have come alive once again, this time at Tata Theatre. Presented by Raell Padamsee's Ace Productions, the musical will feature acclaimed theatre artist Meher Mistry as Fraulein Maria, while actor Arunoday Singh will play Captain Von Trapp. Watch the show between Feb 23 and 25.
Symphony Orchestra of India: Schubert & Mendelssohn
Witness the works of popular classical musicians, brought to you by conductor Zane Dalal and pianist Roberto Prosseda. They will present Schubert’s Symphony No. 8 "Unfinished" and Mendelssohn’s Piano Concerto No. 1 and Symphony No. 4 "Italian" at Jamshed Bhabha Theatre on Feb 24.
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