Join Nootana as we showcase the critically acclaimed film Mughal-E-Azam. This FREE event precedes Nootana's performance Hidden Treasures: Exploring Indian classical music and dance in the Indian Film Industry.
Concessions available for purchase.
ABOUT MUGHAL-E-AZAM (English: The Great Mughal) is a 1960 Indian epic historical drama film directed by K. Asif and produced by Shapoorji Pallonji. Starring Prithviraj Kapoor, Dilip Kumar, Madhubala, and Durga Khote, it follows the love affair between Mughal Prince Salim (who went on to become Emperor Jahangir) and Anarkali, a court dancer. Salim's father, Emperor Akbar, disapproves of the relationship, which leads to a war between father and son.
ABOUT NOOTANA Founded in 2012, Nootana is a 100-percent volunteer-run performing arts ensemble committed to fostering innovation within the Indian classical arts. We perform modern representations of Indian classical music and dance by integrating music, dance, stories, and styles from around the world.
Sanskrit for “innovation,” Nootana plays a crucial role in influencing the arts space in the D.C. area by increasing the exposure of South Asian culture to residents. Our mission is to build a cultural exchange in the D.C. metropolitan area through performance, education, and outreach.
With more than 50 professionals, students, and friends that help run the administrative, performance and outreach efforts of the organization, Nootana is able to foster a community of artists.