|· Specially curated fund raising events to be held from 28th to 30th September 2018 in aid of Kerala flood victims
– 28th September – ‘Kailash Kher and Kailasa -Live in Concert for Kerala Flood Relief’
– 30th September – Spectacular multi-dance presentation, ‘Samapravaaha…A dance confluence’ by eminent classical dancers from the dance fraternity
· NCPA will donate proceeds of its shows – Shyam Rang by ParthivGohil and two Western Music Recitals towards the aid
· NCPA appeals to its members and patrons to donate generously towards the cause
· NCPA Staff has also volunteered to donate part of their salaries towards the cause
National Centre for Performing Arts (NCPA), India’s premier cultural institution has starteda Fund Raising Drive in Support of Kerala. As a part of the drive, NCPA has announcedspecially curated Fund Raising Eventsfrom 28th to 30thSeptember 2018.The events will feature ‘Kailash Kher and Kailasa’ in a Live in Concert on 28th September and a multi-dance presentation, ‘Samapravaaha…A dance confluence’by eminent classical dancers from the dance fraternity on 30th September 2018. The earnings from these events will be donated to towards the cause.
In addition to the events, NCPA will also donate their Box Office earnings of the shows – Shyam Rang by ParthivGohil and two Western Music Recitals towards the aid. NCPA also appeals to its members and patrons to come together in support of the cause in form of donations. NCPA Staff has volunteered to donate part of their salaries towards the cause.
Mr. Khushroo N Suntook, Chairman NCPAsaid, “We all are well aware of the current state in Kerala.Our hearts go out to those families who have lost their homes and dear ones. Kerala has given us many established artists and continues to do so. As an organization, it is our duty to help them re-build their lives and we will do so through all possible efforts. On behalf of NCPA, I would like to thank our artists, members and audiences who have come forward to help us with the cause.”
As a part of this initiative, NCPA has curated tworemarkable fundraiser programmes. A concert led by celebrated singer Kailash Kheron Friday, 28th September 2018 and a multi-dance presentation featuring elevenactsby renowned Classicaldancers, along with their dance troupeson Sunday, 30th September. Notably, the artistes will be performing free of cost in a bid to selflessly contribute towards the flood revival operations.
Known for his soulful voice and power-packed performances, Kailash Kher will present some of his most cherished melodies including those from Bollywood. Having sung in 18 Indian languages and over 300 songs for Bollywood, he is an icon in the Indi-pop genre.
Titled Samapravaaha, the dance production comprises a confluence of several Indian Classical dance forms in one evening by eminent dancers from the fraternity. The evening would have a bouquet of different Classical Dance Styles intercepted by thoughtful poems donated (written by dancers) for the cause.
The production will witness Odissi presentations by Debi Basu in collaboration with Shanmukhapriya, Daksha Mashruwala and Kaishiki, and ShubhadaVaradkar along with the Sanskrita Foundation. Bharatanatyam performances will be executed by LataSurendra along with the Anjali Bharatanatyam Research Trust and HarikrishnaKalyanasundaram in conjunction with Sri Rajarajeswari. In addition to these, Renu Sharma and Alpika will present Kathak, while Sujatha Nair and Upaasana will jointly present the graceful form of Mohiniattam. The production will also witness a unique Kathakyoga presentation by Seema Mehta alongside Chhandam. Gauri Sharma Tripathy and her dance group Ankh will present an amalgam of Kathak and contemporary dance. Lata Sana Devi and students of NrityaParichay: NCPA’s CSR initiative to train children in dance will present Manipuri, and Bharatanyam exponent Uma Rele will present multiple classical dance styles with dancers of the NalandaNritya Kala Mahavidyalaya. Through the evening, the dancers will also donate thoughtful poems written by them for the cause.
NCPA will be collecting donations through various channels to facilitate the relief funds. Supporters can contribute through Cash, Cheque, Card or NEFT transfer to the NCPA. Collection Boxes has been installedthroughout the campus for audiences who wish to donate towards the cause. Furthermore, the staff at the NCPA will also be contributing by donating a part of their salary towards the betterment of the state. All the donations will go towards the Kerala Flood Relief.
The path to recovery is going to be a long and grueling one but every penny counts. NCPA urges all of its members and audiences toeffectively contribute towards the cause.
For further enquiries, please contact NCPA at 022-66223737.
About the NCPA:
Opening its doors to the world in 1969, the NCPA became the first multi-venue and multi-purpose cultural centre to be built in South Asia. Vibrant and diverse, the NCPA today is recognized by artistes, patrons and media alike as India’s premier performing arts institution. The Centre provides a fine showcase for India’s rich performing arts traditions, all thanks to the institution’s training and research initiatives.
The NCPA presents over 600 events each year across all major art forms, most notably Indian Music, International Music, Theatre and Film, Dance, and Literature, Visual Arts and Photography. There are Heads of Programming for each of these art forms who curate innovative events and festivals; representative of everything from classical to contemporary throughout the year. The NCPA produces its own programmes and also collaborates with leading cultural promoters from around the world. NCPA is the only member organisation of the International Music Council (IMC) from India.
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