NCPA events on 29th March and 3rd April, 2019 respectively.

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NCPA presents “Chavittunatakam” in collaboration with Kerala Sangeetha Nataka Akademi

 Event: NCPA presents “Chavittunatakam” in collaboration with Kerala Sangeetha Nataka Akademi

 Date: Friday, 29th March 2019, 6.30 pm

 Venue: Experimental Theatre, NCPA

 NCPA presents “Chavittunatakam” in collaboration with Kerala Sangeetha Nataka Akademi on Friday, 29th March, 2019 from 6:30 pm onwards at Experimental Theatre, NCPA. Chavittunatakam is the only existing maritime theatre tradition of the world. The influence of the sea has a profound effect on the history of Kerala. The Portuguese missionaries who came to Kerala in South India in the sixteenth century were instrumental in introducing this Latin Christian art form in Kerala. This art form, which is a combination of the aesthetic elements of both Europe and India, predominantly features artistes’ stamping / pounding (Chavittu) on the dance floor, producing resonant sounds to accentuate the dramatic situations. Foot-stamping, fighting and fencing are the essential parts of Chavittunatakam. Fishermen folk were the main performers and practitioners of this art form. It became popular in and around the coastal areas of Kochin. This art form will showcase many social, aesthetic, and structural elements.

 FREE EVENT

 NCPA presents the Opera Screening of Bolshoi Ballet: La Bayadère by Ludwig Minkus

 Event: NCPA presents the Opera Screening of Bolshoi Ballet: La Bayadère by Ludwig Minkus

 Date: Thursday, 3rd April, 2019, 6.30 pm

 Venue: Godrej Dance Theatre, NCPA

 The opera screening of Bolshoi Ballet: La Bayadère will take place on Wednesday, 3rd April 2019 at Godrej Dance Theatre, NCPA. The new production features the works of The Bolshoi Principals, Soloists & Corps de Ballet. The music was composed by Pavel Sopylov and choreographed by Yuri Grigorovich.

The temple dancer Nikiya and the warrior Solor fall deeply in love, giving way to heated passions and murderous intrigues when the Rajah and his daughter Gamzatti discover their forbidden love. La Bayadèreis one of the greatest works in classical ballet history – a story of love, death and vengeful judgment set in India. Dazzling sets, costumes, and one of the most iconic scenes in ballet, the “Kingdom of the Shades,” illuminate the tragic tale of the temple dancer Nikiya’s doomed love for the warrior Solor, and their ultimate redemption

 Price: INR 500/-

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