Mudra Dance Festival
Mudra Dance Festival
The Mudra Dance Festival is a thematic dance festival, organised every year by the National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA) and pivots around socially significant themes such as motherhood, colours, bhakti poetry, animal movements etc. The festival’s latest edition explored a unique theme “Aparajita,” meaning “undefeated,” that shed light on the lives of women who have persevered through challenges. Through its unique programming, the Mudra Dance Festival aims to celebrate the ability of human beings to find strength amidst life’s struggles and emerge undefeated. Highlights at this year’s Mudra Dance Festival included an Odissi performance by Guru Sutapa Talukdar and South Gurukul Society, Kathak performance by Guru Rajashree Shirke and Lasya, performances by Sonal Mansingh and the Centre for Indian Classical Dances Repertory Group, Sandhya Purecha and Bharata College of Fine Arts and Culture.
The festival was held on 27 and 28 April at the Experimental Theatre and the Tata Theatre respectively at the National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA).
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How To Get There
How to Reach Mumbai
1. By Air: Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, formerly known as Sahar International Airport, is the primary international airport serving the Mumbai metropolitan area. It is situated about 30 km from the main Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST) train station. Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji has two terminals. Terminal 1, or the domestic terminal, was the old airport referred to as Santa Cruz Airport, and some locals still use this name. Terminal 2, or the international terminal, replaced the old terminal 2, formerly known as Sahar Airport. The Santa Cruz Domestic Airport is about 4.5 km from the international airport. There are regular direct flights to Mumbai from most major cities in India and across the world. Buses and cabs are easily available from the airport to reach desired destinations.
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2. By Rail: Mumbai is very well connected to rest of India by train. The Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus is the most popular station in Mumbai. Trains to Mumbai are available from all major railway stations in India. Some important Mumbai trains of note are the Mumbai Rajdhani, Mumbai Duronto, and Konkan Kanya Express.
3. By Road: Mumbai is well-connected with national highways and expressways. Visiting by bus is economical for individual tourists. Government-run and private buses operate daily services. Travelling to Mumbai by car is a common choice made by travellers, and hailing a cab or hiring a private car is an efficient way of exploring the city.
Items & Accessories To Carry
1. Carry clothes suitable for the shifty spring temperatures during March and April.
2. A sturdy water bottle, if the festival has refillable water stations, and if the venue allows bottles to be taken inside.
3. COVID packs: Hand sanitiser, extra masks and a copy of your vaccination certificate are things you should keep handy.
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