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  • Venue
    Experimental Theatre
  • Date Time
    4 March 2022 | 6:30 pm
  • Member Price
  • Non Member Price
  • Duration
    120 Minutes

Event Details

The story of tawaifs or the women entertainers is indeed heartrending. Though highly skilled at their art, they are often tainted as prostitutes and sex workers. Unfortunately, even the history doesn’t credit them enough for their immense contribution in preserving and nurturing India’s diverse musical repertoire of genres ranging from khayal, thumri and dadra, to hori, jhoola, chaiti, ghazal, and many more.

Presented around the international women’s day, this musical presentation seeks to highlight the consummate musicality of songstresses of yesteryears, also bringing to the fore their history, including some readings of anecdotes shared by them.

Conceptualised and led by Avant Patel, a multi-faceted vocalist, the inspired group of young artistes pay a fitting tribute to a significant aspect of our cultural legacy.

Concept & Script: Avanti Patel
Directed by Mallika Singh & Meghana Telang
Presented by Avanti Patel, Rutuja Lad, Akshay Jadhav, Vanraj Shastri, Dnyaneshwar Sonawane, Varun Bangera, Vikrant Thakkar

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The NCPA is committed to preserving and promoting India's rich and vibrant artistic heritage in the fields of music, dance, theatre, film, literature and photography, as well as presenting new and innovative work by Indian and international artists from a diverse range of genres including drama, contemporary dance, orchestral concerts, opera, jazz and chamber music.