NCPA Pravaha Dance Festival
NCPA Pravaha Dance Festival
Started in 2017, the National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA)’s Pravaha Dance Festival showcases new choreographies in Indian dance. Bharatanatyam dancers Geeta Chandran, Lata Pada, Malavika Sarukkai and Vaibhav Arekar, kathak dancers Shama Bhate and Uma Dogra, Odissi dancer Madhavi Mudgal and Mohiniyattam dancer Mandakini Trivedi are among the renowned performer-choreographers to have presented recitals at the event.
Pravah Dance Festival was last held in 2019, and will return in December 2022. Mumbai-based performing arts institute the Guru G. V. Ramani Natya Kala Foundation, founded by dancer Gayatri Subramanian, will present ‘TenTenaTen’, a day-long series of lecture-demonstrations and Bharatanatyam performances (on Thursday, 08 December).
Kolkata-headquartered contemporary dance company Pickle Factory, in collaboration with the NCPA, will stage 111 (One Hundred and Eleven), described as a “powerful duel” between British dancer Joel Brown of the UK-based Candoco Dance Company and Estonian dancer Eve Mutso, former principal dancer with Scottish Ballet, in which “they explore their different strengths and vulnerabilities” (on Sunday, 11 December). Canada-based Bharatanatyam dancer-choreographer Lata Pada and her Sampradaya Dance Creations company will perform Celebrating Devi, featuring Mohiniyattam dancer Ayswaria Wariar, Bharatanatyam dancers Kashmira Trivedi, Keerthana Ravi, Prachi Saathi and Rohini Singhi, and singer Vidya Harikrishna (on Sunday, 18 December).
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3. A sturdy water bottle, if the festival has refillable water stations and the organisers allow bottles to be taken into the venue.
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