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NCPA ADD ART Festivalconcludes with spectacularperformances and anextraordinaryexperience for audiences

NCPA ADD ART Festivalconcludes with spectacularperformances and anextraordinaryexperience for audiences

~NCPA ADD ART FESTIVAL | 50 Years of Adding Art | 29 November to 1st December 2019~

Mumbai,2nd, December 2019:To mark the prodigious milestone of 50 years, India’s prestigious cultural institution The National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA)hosted its three-day multi-genre extravaganza, the ‘NCPA ADD ART FESTIVAL’ from29th November - 1st December 2019. 

The Opening Night witnessed a gala concert by the Symphony Orchestra of India (SOI) featuring choirs from around India and dancers from the Abay Kazakh State Academic Theatre of Opera and Ballet.

The festival witnessed noteworthy performances by revered artists such as UstadZakir Hussain, Pt. Shiv Kumar Sharma, Pt. HariprasadChaurasia, Pt. BirjuMaharaji,AstadDeboo, Mallika Sarabhai, Malavika Sarukkai, Aditi Mangaldas, UstadRashid Khan and more across three days. Audiences also enjoyed special performances byActor Jim Sarbh, Iguedsman&Joo, DadiPudumjee, Yuki Ellias& many more.

10 -time Grammy, 6-time Billboard, and Emmy Award winner, Arturo Sandoval performed LIVE in concert. He also performed in anexclusive jam session with some of India’s leading Jazz and Indian Classical musicians and conducted a masterclass exclusively for the first time in India at the NCPA ADD ART Festival

One of the highlights of the festival was a special performance by the students of NCPA in collaboration with Symphony Orchestra of India.Over 50 students of Indian and Western music, studying under the various educational programmes of the NCPA, came together and presented a concert showcasing the breadth of young talent being honed under these initiatives. The concert included performances by NCPA scholars,shishyas studying under the Support to Gurus programme, students of the ‘Music for Schools’ programme and students of the SOI Music Academy.

Thefestival also witnessed dance appreciation workshopsby renowned artists such as Mandakini Trivedi, Jhelum Paranjpe, Uma Rele, Sandip Soparrkar, Sandhya Purecha, Kalamandalam Gopalakrishnan & many more. There were alsoTheatre Masterclasses with Director Bruce Guthrie (Dance head of NCPA), performative reading session with Asif Ali & many more.

The festival concluded with a performance by The Manganiyar Seduction. An internationally acclaimed audio-visual spectacle, this colourful production brought together nearly 40 talented Manganiyar musicians, both vocalists and instrumentalists, in a truly magical setting. Their folklore unfolded with an exciting choreography of melodies building into a finale of a breathtaking interplay of sound and light.

Apart from the stellar performances, the audience also enjoyed a soulful culinary experience at the NCPA campus. The experience entailed homage to great food legacies and exquisite traditions from around the world. 

About the NCPA:
Opening its doors to the world in 1969, the NCPA became the first multi-venue and multi-purpose cultural center to be built in South Asia. Vibrant and diverse, the NCPA today is recognized by artistes, patrons and media alike as India’s premier performing arts institution. The Centre provides a fine showcase for India’s rich performing arts traditions, all thanks to the institution’s training and research initiatives.
The NCPA presents over 600 events each year across all major art forms, most notably Indian Music, International Music, Theatre and Film, Dance, and Literature, Visual Arts and Photography. There are Heads of Programming for each of these art forms who curate innovative events and festivals; representative of everything from classical to contemporary throughout the year. The NCPA produces its own programmes and collaborates with leading cultural promoters from around the world. NCPA is the only member organization of the International Music Council (IMC) from India.
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