The National Centre for the Performing Arts brings forth a mix of dance, music, photography and theatre in the upcoming week of March!

Reality Check

  • Venue: Little Theatre
  • Date: Thursday, 17th – 6.30 pm
  • Admission on a first-come-first-served basis. NCPA members will get preferential seating till 6.20pm.

This year, the NCPA revives the Reality Check film series, which was started in 2014, to promote and encourage documentary filmmakers in India, whose work reflects life and culture in the country today in a provocative blend of creativity and integrity.

Rubaru Roshni

Hindi, English, Punjabi, Malayalam, Marathi film with English subtitles

Rubaru Roshni is a documentary that comprises three tales of violent loss woven together by personal testimony, set in the backdrop of cataclysmic socio-political events that shook India. As survivors and perpetrators of violence delve into traumatic events that changed their lives forever, what emerges is an honest, intimate and deeply personal exploration of hatred, retribution, redemption, love and forgiveness.

  • Produced by Kiran Rao and Aamir Khan
  • Directed by Svati Chakravarty Bhatkal
  • Music by Aditya Nayantara
  • Narrated by Aamir Khan

The film screening will be followed by a discussion.

SOI Chamber Orchestra

  • Venue: Tata Theatre
  • Date: Thursday, 17th – 7:00 pm
  • Tickets: Rs.900, 600 & 375/- (Members) Rs.1200, 800 & 500/- (Public)

The SOI Chamber Orchestra performs Shostakovich’s Chamber Symphony Op. 110a, a masterful arrangement for chamber orchestra of his String Quartet No. 8 by the conductor and Shostakovich expert, Rudolf Barshai. The programme will also feature the Grande Sestetto Concertante, an anonymous arrangement of Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante K. 364. Published soon after the composer’s death, this unusual arrangement originally for string sextet has the parts divided equally amongst the players as opposed to featuring soloists with accompaniment. The concert will be led by concertmaster Adelina Hasani.

Sherlock Homi

  • Venue: Tata Theatre
  • Date: 21st March – 5:00 pm & 8:00pm
  • Tickets: Rs.900, 750, 600 & 375/- (Members) Rs.1200, 1000, 800 & 500/- (Public)

An NCPA Presentation for the Adi Marzban Endowment Fund (5.00 pm Show)

Parsis are few in number—this statement is a myth. There are Parsis all over. You just don’t realise it. One such Parsi is none other than the world’s most infamous detective—Sherlock Homi. To the world, he is suave and dashing, but he is actually a typical happy-go-lucky Parsi man, who migrated from Bharucha Baug in Bombay and now lives in London’s 221B Baker Street with his partner in crime Dr. Jamshed Wadia. He uses his Parsi sense (the equivalent of a sixth sense, just crazier), to solve crimes in a way only a Parsi can—with a cup of tea, two eggs every morning and using a lot of swear words…or as we Parsis call it…punctuation.

Cyrano de Bergerac
  • Venue: Godrej Dance Theatre
  • Date: 23rd March – 6:00pm
  • Tickets: Rs.360/- (Members) Rs.400/- (Public)
An NCPA-National Theatre Live (London) Presentation
In a new version by Martin Crimp, directed by Jamie Lloyd, charismatic swordsman and brilliant poet, Cyrano de Bergerac is in love with his beautiful cousin Roxane, who is unaware of his feelings. His one curse in life, he feels, is his large nose and although it may have been a forming influence in his razor-sharp wit, he believes that Roxane will reject him because of it. When the handsome but unpoetic Christian falls for Roxane, he asks Cyrano to help him win her heart. Cyrano de Bergerac can be delivered as an allegory of inner and outer beauty.
One Night Only – A Diva Special
  • Venue: Experimental Theatre
  • Date: 25th March – 7:00pm
  • Tickets: Rs.675 & 450/- (Members) Rs.750 & 500/- (Public)
Featuring Keshia B – ‘One Night Only’- A Diva Special presented by Keshia B shall showcase the music that has inspired her over the years. The highlight of the evening is the dynamic and unique voices of the strong female artistes in the Western music world. The beauty of these women and the brilliant stories they have told through their songs fill us with the pain of the past, the joy of today and the hope for a better tomorrow.
Romeo & Juliet
  • Venue: Godrej Dance Theatre
  • Date: 27th March – 2:00pm & 6:00pm
  • Tickets: Rs.360/- (Members) Rs.400/- (Public)
Romeo and Juliet risk everything to be together. In defiance of their feuding families, they chase a future of joy and passion as violence erupts around them. This bold new film brings to life the remarkable backstage spaces of the National Theatre in which desire, dreams and destiny collide to make Shakespeare’s romantic tragedy sing in an entirely new way. Jessie Buckley (Wild Rose, Judy) and Josh O’Connor (The Crown, God’s Own Country) play Juliet and Romeo respectively. The award-winning cast includes Tamsin Greig, Fisayo Akinade, Adrian Lester, Lucian Msamati & Deborah Findlay.

This article was shared with Prittle Prattle News as a Press Release.

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