Nita Ambani has been playing the role of an educationist, businessman and philanthropist as well as an art patron for a long time. Nita Mukesh Ambani Cultural Center has proved to be an important step in the field of art and culture. Mumbai: Nita Mukesh Ambani, wife of industrialist and Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani, has launched a cultural centre named after Mukesh Ambani at Bandra Kurla Complex in Mumbai
A special art and craft exhibition named ‘Swadesh’ will also be organized on the occasion of the inauguration of this cultural center. There will be a musical drama titled ‘The Great Indian Musical: Civilization to Nation’. An apparel art exhibition titled ‘India in Fashion’ will be organized to showcase Indian apparel tradition. There will also be a visual art show named ‘Sangam’ showing the impact of India’s cultural traditions on the world.
Puja held at Cultural Centre
Prayers were also offered at Nita Mukesh Ambani Cultural Center. After which Nita Ambani said that realizing the dream of this cultural center has been like a sacred journey for me. We want to create a place where our cultural heritage flourishes. Whether it is cinema or music, dance or drama, literature or folklore, art or craft, science or spirituality. The Cultural Centre will showcase the finest art exhibitions of the country and the world and welcome the world’s best arts and artists to India.
Nita Mukesh Ambani Cultural Centre is very special
A three-storey building at the Nita Mukesh Ambani Cultural Centre (NMACC) will showcase performing and visual arts. Great theatres like The Grand Theatre, The Studio Theatre and The Cube have been built for performing art. Advanced technology will be used in all these. Around 2,16 spectators can enjoy the events together at The Grand Theatre. A four-storey art house spread over <> thousand square feet has also been launched for the exhibition of Indian and international artists. Located at the Jio World Centre in Mumbai’s Bandra-Kurla Complex (BKC), Nita Ambani had told in an interview that NMACC will become a place that will nurture and inspire talent for years to come.
‘India has the fragrance of art’
Some time ago, when the website of Nita Mukesh Ambani Cultural Center was launched, a video Nita Ambani had said that whatever I am today is because of dance. India has a tradition of sculpture, dance, music, drama, painting etc. My dream is that this fragrance of India’s art reaches the world. My childhood dream has been fulfilled by Nita Mukesh Ambani Cultural Centre. I hope that by coming here, artists will be able to fly their imagination.
“Nita Mukesh Ambani Cultural Centre is not just a space but the culmination of my mother’s passion for art, culture and India. He has always dreamt of creating a platform where audiences, artists and creative people can gather. His vision for NMACC is to bring India’s strengths to the world and bring the world closer to India. The website of Nita Mukesh Ambani Cultural Center has been designed by Steve Claim, Nick Wolfkel and Brian Hall of Theatre Projects Consultants.
Special events organized
A three-day event will be organized on the occasion of the launch. In which many well-known artists of national and international level will showcase their art. The country’s playwright and director Feroz Abbas Khan, writer and costume expert Hamish Bowles (Editor-in-Chief, The World of Interior, International Editor-at-Large, Vogue US), India’s leading cultural theorist Ranjit Hoskote and Jeffrey Ditch (American curator, former director of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles) will present their artistic performances and ideas to the audience. Preparations for the mega launch were started long ago.
Let us tell you that a sequence of events has been set. The first will be public arts on March 31, 2023. This will be followed by India in Fashion, Sangam Confluence from June 3 to 4, 2023. This will be followed by the Civilisation to Nation – The Great Indian Musical from April 3 to 23.
India in Fashion will showcase the colourful history of 140 iconic costumes and fabrics from across the globe. The exhibition will be curated by author and costume art expert Hamish Bowles, who is also the Global Editor-at-Large at Vogue. The Sangam Confluence, curated by Jeffrey Ditch and Ranjit Hoskote, will be showcased at the art house and will feature over 50 artworks and installations by five Indian and five international artists.
Features of architecture
The theatre has been made circular and has 1,100 royal seats. It is based on Islamic and Italian architecture. Its royal look can fascinate anyone. The lights in the theater have been selected very differently which enhances its beauty manifold. The Studio Theatre and The Cube have also been built as small special venues. It is designed to cater to a wide range of art. It will also give a boost to young and budding artists.
Talking about the Grand Theatre, it has 2,000 seats for the audience.
It also has a large and great platform and has created additional space for live performances. Its design is like a lotus look and more than 8,400 Swarovski crystals have been used to make the roof. There are three levels of theatre. There are more than 1000 seats at the bottom level, while there are 370 seats at the first level which are in circle form. At the same time, the second and third levels have been made for the balcony.
Features of sound-proof booths
A sound-proof booth designed for parents to handle crying babies in the middle of a live performance, as well as a clear view of the stage. Apart from this, a dedicated translation booth has also been created in which the performance will be translated in 16 languages. Apart from this, let us tell you that a transcendental space has been designed in collaboration with exhibition design directors Patrick Kinmoth and Rushad Shroff. Such a design is needed because it can be easily connected to the audience. Apart from this, Patrick Kinmoth and Rushad Shroff have created 10 theme-based jones. Christian Dior, Coco Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent and 15 other personal collectors and 30 contemporary Indian pieces were added. Let us tell you that about 125 people can sit together in the cube part, it is also called playroom. It has both movable seats and stage arrangements.
Nita Mukesh Ambani Cultural Centre is undoubtedly a center where the arts will be encouraged to move forward and the youth will also be able to showcase their art. If you enjoyed this article, please share it. Stay connected to your own website to read other similar articles.