The NCPA Mudra Dance Festival started in 2012, is one of NCPA’s main dance festivals, held in April around International Dance Day every year. It is a thematic dance festival woven around themes like bhakti poetry (2013), motherhood (2014), colours (2015) and the influence of animals and their movements in dance (2016). The festival features spectacular dancers of Indian classical dance forms, both young upcoming artistes and senior stalwarts. in 2017, the festival is centered around the theme of transformation and its different interpretations.
Mudra dance festival, 2018 celebrates oneness. The feeling of being interconnected to everything around. This oneness translates into many deep connections that exist between the different forms of the Arts, among the different styles of dances and also between the body, mind and soul of a dancer. Mudra 2018 is an ode to this connection which is everywhere just waiting to be discovered.
Friday, 20th – Sunday, 22nd
As a part of Mudra Dance Festival 2018 we have a treat for all classical dancers to be guided by experts on the three main aspects of classical dance as stated in the Natya Shastra by Bharata Muni:
Natya by Kathakali exponent Sadanam Balakrishnan on 20th April | 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Nritta by Kathak exponent Aditi Mangaldas on 21st April | 11:00 am to 1:00 pm