NCPA to organise weekend fest from Jan 5

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Mumbai, Dec 21 (UNI) The city's premier cultural institution NCPA today unveiled its plans for a ''Weekend Festival'', a two-day festival that will showcase the country's different art forms every weekend, starting January 5 here.

Speaking to mediapersons, NCPA Executive Director Vijaya Mehta said, ''The aim is to draw a focused attention to the richly cultural agenda that encompasses multiple forms from films to dance, painting to music and other art forms.'' Ms Mehta elaborated that the festival, by offering quality art, will try and attract people towards appreciating art and culture instead of watching television during their leisure time.

The first festival slated for January 5 will offer screenings on Sufism and the Performing Arts, fusion ensemble on Zakir Hussain's collaborative work including a performance by Meitei Pung Cholom, one of the country's premier performance troupes and a dance theatre piece-'' Fana'a'' among others.


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