Thinking aloud, I say, 'Why do we keep making New Year resolutions year after year'??? Can we stop making them and start enjoying the life as it comes……
For a start, you can begin by enjoying the inaugural event of NCPA’s annual multi-arts festival from 8th January onwards. Yeah…you could watch the world-renowned tabla maestro Zakir Hussain and the eminent mridangam vidwan Guru Kaaraikkudi Mani, representing the North and South Indian traditions respectively, who engage for the first time ever in a rhythmic dialogue, during the inaugural event of the NCPA’s annual multi-arts festival.
Tala Vadya Samvad kicks off their three-week multi-arts festival, NCPA Anubhuti, which will include over 20 scintillating and exquisite performances.
Okay, I understand you like Mumbai and that is why you keep visiting my blog on Mumbai. But wait, I said, 'wait', would you be interested in the life of a true Mumbaite? A footpath person on the street? A drunkard? huh?
‘Atthanniyaan on 9th Jan at 6;30pm’ is just that….
Some of Gulzar’s wonderful poems and stories on Mumbai are contained in Atthanniyaan. The noted poet-lyricist, film director and playwright paint myriad characters that reveal his concern for the precarious life of the underdog in an urban scenario. With his trademark humor and poetic brevity, this is one great raconteur at work.
And if you wish to explore the relationship between theatre and cinema by focusing on how the transition from stage to film is effected through Shakespearean adaptations, then you might be interested in attending the films workshop ‘Roopantar’ – adapting theatre for cinema by Amrit Gangar, on 10th Jan at 10:30am
“We look for fixed points, but there are none, either in ourselves or outside in the universe. To live without these fixed points is our challenge.” Drawing inspiration from J Krishnamurti’s statement, the theme of ‘quest’ is explored with all its varied resonance in ‘Uncharted seas’ a highly-acclaimed dance production by one of the country’s leading Kathak dancers and dynamic choreographers, Aditi Mangaldas on 10th January at 6:30pm.
All this and many more, including popcorn and drinks, at NCPA…for details visit the links
And have fun………during this week end….do send in your comments if you attended any….IF, and only if… you have some time to share your views…..will you??