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Updated on: Wednesday, May 29, 2019, 05:03 AM IST

NCPA to host Contemporary Dance Season this weekend

Image Source: SNDA-Sumeet Nagdev Dance Arts / Facebook |

Image Source: SNDA-Sumeet Nagdev Dance Arts / Facebook |

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The National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA) will host the eighth edition of Contemporary Dance Season. The festival will feature will feature performances by renowned artists on themes like voices of the trapped, twisted truths, intolerance and bodily impulses, and Draupadi’s account through the lens of today’s woman. The festival will feature performances by popular personalities from the Indian dance fraternity – Rukmini Vijayakumar, Sumeet Nagdev, Mitul Sengupta, Yuko Harada, Sujay Saple, Kaishiki Nrityabhasa, and Astad Debo.

Day One

The opening performance ‘Mala’ is a beautiful blend of physicality and purely emotive, theatrical aspects of dance.

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Performances:

  • Mala by Rukmini Vijayakumar
  • Jan-Jaati by Sumeet Nagdev Dance Arts

When: November 2 at 6:30 pm
Where: Experimental Theatre, NCPA
Tickets: Rs 270 and Rs 360 for members and Rs 300 and Rs 400 for non-members

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Day Two

The day two of the festival will have theme based choreographies and will highlight social issues including repressed voices of society’s mistaken identity and the line between reality and illusion.

Performances:

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  • Desolate – The Voices Of The Trapped and In The Moment by Mitul Sengupta and Rhythmosaic
  • Inversion by Navdhara India Dance Theatre
  • Agent Provocateur by Sujay Saple and Shapeshift

When: November 3 at 5 pm
Where: Godrej Dance Theatre, NCPA
Tickets: Rs 180 for members and Rs 300 and Rs 200 for non-members

Day Three

Performances:

A blend of neo-classical Bharatanatyam and spoken word, the dance-theatre will interpret the episodes in Draupadi’s life seen from a first-person perspective.

  • Hark by Kaishiki Nrityabhasa
  • Still I Rise by Vidhya Subramanian

When: November 4 at 6:30 pm
Where: Experimental Theatre, NCPA
Tickets: Rs 180 and Rs 270 for members and Rs 200 and Rs 300 for non-members

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Published on: Thursday, November 01, 2018, 06:26 PM IST
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