To celebrate the unique global partnerships and industrial achievements behind Mumbai’s new Jio World Centre (JWC) and its inspirational Nita Mukesh Ambani Cultural Centre (NMACC), the U.S. Consulate General Mumbai and entertainment consultant Theatre Projects LLP held a celebratory reception on the evening before the NMACC’s gala opening on March 31st.
“Today’s event is a great example of how U.S.-India collaboration is bringing our companies together to create jobs and prosperity in both countries. We’d like to congratulate all those involved in the creation of the state-of-the-art theaters and wish the NMACC much success,” said U.S. Consul General Mike Hankey.
The reception and opening gala highlighted another landmark achievement in the life of the JWC, a new business and cultural destination where guests from around the world are invited to exchange ideas, celebrate an abundance of artistic offerings, and soak in the heritage and vibrancy of Mumbai.
NMACC joins JWC’s existing attractions with multiple world-class performance venues, including a transformative 2,000-seat multipurpose theatre, an intimate 250-seat studio theatre, a 125-seat incubator for emerging work, and four stories of dedicated visual arts space.
“An ode to our nation, the Cultural Centre aims to preserve and promote Indian arts. I hope our spaces nurture and inspire talent, bringing together communities from across India and the globe,” offers Founder and Chairperson Nita M Ambani in a quote on the centre’s website.
Invited guests at the reception included dignitaries from the consulate as well as distinguished architecture, engineering, entertainment design, and stage equipment firms from the United States that have partnered with Indian firms in the creation of the entire JWC project and, in particular, the Cultural Centre theatres.
“This reception and networking event was a continuation of the U.S. Consulate General Mumbai’s vision to promote Indian/U.S. partnerships for landmark projects, and Theatre Projects LLP thanks them,” shares Michael Nishball, project manager and principal with Theatre Projects LLP. “TVS Architects, the leaders of the project, have brought a multi-use complex to Mumbai BKC with outstanding results. We all have valued this chance to acknowledge our partners in India, celebrate the achievement, and inform others who may be developing centers for culture and business.”
The U.S. companies involved in the design and construction of the NMACC, their Indian partners, and invited Indian firms from the development and construction industries heard a brief presentation from Nishball about the project, and engaged in a dialogue around the centre’s architecture/engineering achievements and the cultural impact it will continue to make for generations to come.