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Free Public Tours

Explore the Museum with the
curatorial team every weekend.

Time: Saturday and Sunday
11:30 am English Tour
12:30 pm Hindi/Marathi Tour
Open to all.
Museum ticket applicable.
Closed on Wednesdays.

Performances


The Museum’s extensive outreach includes theatre, performance, public lectures and film as well as programmes in collaboration with other organizations.

What’s On




Museum Katta // Ujedashi Sanwad

Performance of feminist poetry, verses and stories

Sunday, Jan 07, 2018

5:00 pm

While our democracy makes us believe in the promise of equal opportunity and progress for all; the nation and subcontinent is witnessing an all time increase in crimes against women. 'Ujedashi Sanwad' is a programme that offers space to explore the structure and systems of patriarchy that thread through our culture and language. It attempts to open conversations that unpack ideas of gender. It is an eclectic assortment of poems, verses and songs written in Marathi (primarily), Hindi and English, evolving out of movements striving for equality. The programme will be conducted in Marathi.

This critical discourse presented by Vandana Khare and a group of performers will go on for 90 minutes.

Open to all. Museum Entry charges are applicable.
As seating is limited we request you to RSVP through below link

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About the Speaker

Dhanashree holds a Masters Degree in Indian Classical music from Mumbai University and has established a prominent place on the classical music stage, her speciality being the "Thumri" or semi-classical genre of music. She is committed to giving thumri its rightful place on the concert stage. She has been a Disciple of Pandit Firoz Dastur, stalwart of the Kirana Gharana and Shobha Gurtu the renowned Thumri legend.

Besides concerts in India and abroad, Dhanashree has been conducting lecture demonstrations and workshops on the Appreciation of Hindustani music and has also designed several modules and thematic concerts on various aspects of Indian Classical and semi classical music. Her talk at the TEDx conference in 2010 on "The essence of Indian music"was widely acclaimed. She has also collaborated with world renowned Jazz artistes on crossovers and fusion music and recorded several albums with them.

Dhanashree was awarded the "Pillars of Hindustani Society" award for 2007-2008 by the Trans Asian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, as also the "Women Achievers Award" by the Indo American Society, Mumbai (March 2017) for her outstanding contribution to Vocal Hindustani Classical Music.

About Junoon

The Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum is glad to partner with Junoon, co-founded by Sanjana Kapoor and Sameera Iyengar, to present Mumbai Local - a community arts initiative. Mumbai Local dream is to build generous and inclusive communities of people across Mumbai by embedding the arts into our collective neighbourhood experience.





Mumbai Local with Junoon

At the Education Centre in the Museum Plaza

Get involved in this interactive session where artists and scientists share their stories with the public.

Sunday, Jan 14, 2018

Theatre of Metaphor and Meaning
5:00 pm

The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.- W.B. Yeats, poet

How does a theatre maker evolve her expression from local and global contexts? How does her social thinking impact the choices she makes? And how does she reach out to us, her audience, with an expression that is new and startling to our senses?

As India moved towards independence and attained it, a key concern of artists and intellectuals as well as the newly-founded Indian State was cultural expression. What were the expressions that were Indian – that truly reflected us? This question has remained a compelling one for us over time. We moved from an obsession with what we called the classical arts to a fascination with folk forms to a generation of Indian urbanites who searched for an expression that could express their contemporary reality. Through all of this, in typical Indian fashion, we have created worlds and cultures that co-exist – some pulling on expressions deeply rooted in the past and yet vibrantly alive today, while other expressions are born and embraced literally yesterday.

We are delighted to invite Anamika Haksar – theatre director and producer – to Mumbai Local. She will take us through her journey with theatre – from being a student at National School of Drama highly influenced by BV Karanth and his experiments with bringing folk expression into theatre, to her sojourn at the Soviet Institute of Theatre Arts in Moscow where she was introduced to a rigorous theatre pedagogy and practice, to her return to India keen to create a theatre of metaphor and meaning that spoke to the contemporary reality she experienced, right up to her current preoccupation with solidarity and people.

Look forward to an evening rich with learning and cultural context, ideas and ideologies of theatre – an evening where we engage with how to think making theatre that is closely intertwined with one’s social thinking and desire.


Venue: Education Centre
Entry free with Museum ticket

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About the Speaker

Details coming soon

About Junoon

The Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum is glad to partner with Junoon, co-founded by Sanjana Kapoor and Sameera Iyengar, to present Mumbai Local - a community arts initiative. Mumbai Local dream is to build generous and inclusive communities of people across Mumbai by embedding the arts into our collective neighbourhood experience.


Live Music

With the Natural Streets for the Performing Arts (NSPA)

Visitors can be a part of this exciting outdoor experience. NSPA performances are held at the Museum Plaza through the year on the third Sunday of every month.


Sunday, Jan 07, 2018


Uttarakhandi Folk
Mountone Saaz 3
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Pop
Chanchal Azad and Pratham Joshi
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Sunday, Jan 21, 2018


Uttarbharatiya Folk
Mountone Saaz 3
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Instrumental Sufi
Saket Singh Sisodia
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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The Natural Streets for Performing Arts (NSPA) is a non-profit initiative to revive a culture of public performances and support the livelihoods of artists. Launched in October 2012, NSPA hosts musical performances for a total of 37 hours every week across 6 major railway stations on the Western and Central Rail Networks, and the Horniman Circle Gardens at Fort, Mumbai.

NSPA seeks to reclaim public spaces for the arts encouraging greater interaction between artists and the community, creating vibrant spaces of cultural interaction and energising the very city and its people with greater art consciousness. They work towards securing the livelihoods of independent artists across diverse art forms, thus, enabling them to follow their passion and take their art to new and larger audiences.