NCPA@home is back with a unique set of sessions and performances that embraces culture beyond borders
The archival presentations will take you through fascinating conversations along with a dance performance that captures a true essence of artistic heritage in contemporary times.
India’s premier cultural institution, the National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA) is back with a diverse mix of sessions and performances as a part of the ongoing digital series, ‘NCPA@home’. This week will present engaging content from eminent artistes & speakers with a focus on poetry & literature that has been a part of our existence for over centuries. The archival presentations will take you through fascinating conversations along with a dance performance that captures a true essence of artistic heritage in contemporary times.
Please find below highlights:
Utkarsh: Beyond Traditional Dance Models I Talk
Date: 9th July 2020
Time: 4.00pm IST
A Talk by Farooq Chaudhry (Executive producer – Akram Khan dance company & Director - Skye Blue Productions, UK)Farooq Chaudhry reflects on his journey as an international dance producer offering advice, insights and creative ways to optimize practice both as an individual artist and company.
Beyond Words: What things can (perhaps) tell us
A Straight Talk by Neil McGregor
Date: 10th July 2020
Time: 6.00pm IST
In this session, British Art Historian Neil McGregor attempts to reconstruct complex societies based on designs on a shard of clay or remains in a cup. Additionally, Neil asks a very pertinent question about whether these objects tell us their history, or do we project our usage on them to reflect a world we can understand?
Is There Some Way I Can Reach You?
Bharatanatyam by Alarmel Valli based on the poetry of Annamacharya
Date: 11th July 2020
Time: 6.00pm IST
Alarmel Valli pays tribute to the genius of 15th Century Telugu poet, Annamacharya with verses that evoke the erotic & the existential. This was a part of NCPA Mudra Dance Festival 2013 celebrating the grand heritage of Indian Bhakti poetry- a verse of impassioned longing for the sacred curated by noted poet Arundhathi Subramaniam.
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