October 29 saw the third annual appearance of Tata Literature Live! The Mumbai LitFest at the NCPA. This year’s line-up has something for everyone — book lover or not. Each day is packed with interesting sessions and live performances.
The evening acts promise a wonderful marriage between literature and performance. While contemporary dance pioneer Astad Deboo and his troupe’s acclaimed rendition of Tagore’s poems will mark the finale of the festival on Sunday. Gillo Theatre Repertory, who work exclusively in Theatre for Young Audiences, will perform Kyun-Kyun Ladki (Why-Why Girl) inspired by Mahashweta Devi. Chris Larner’s poignant play about euthanasia, An Instinct for Kindness will bring to Mumbai an award-winning production which earned rave reviews in London. Actor Naseeruddin Shah will present a project he has long dreamed about — an enactment of Vikram Seth’s poems from The Beastly Tales and stories about author James Thurber’s dogs.