Serendipity Arts Festival (SAF) is one of the largest multi-disciplinary arts initiatives in the South Asian region. It spans the visual, performing and culinary arts, whilst exploring genres with film, live arts, literature and fashion.
Besides the core content, which is conceptualized by an eminent curatorial panel, the Festival showcases various arts in the form of educational initiatives, workshops, special projects, and institutional engagements. The fourth edition of Serendipity Arts Festival will take place in Panaji, Goa from 15-22 December 2019.
Spread across a 1.8 km stretch along river Mandovi, the Festival locations have been strategically chosen for their historical value, natural settings and affinity towards the arts. This festival in Panaji includes art initiatives that will transform our venues into spaces where audiences can experience the arts in exciting new contexts.
With its close-knit networks and practical commute options, the festival is accessible to and welcomes everyone. Serendipity Arts Festival intends to transform the waterfront along the river Mandovi, Panaji into a hub of cultural activity. have 95+ projects across 7 disciplines being presented over 8 days and 10 venues,
Here Is What All It Entails…
The Craft Project
The Craft projects focus on the exploration of everyday objects while bringing to light their histories, and the status of Indian handicraft in the present time, encouraging an equal collaboration between designers and craftspeople.
The Culinary Arts
The Culinary Arts discipline programming aims to provides a unique food experience through curated workshops, talks and tastings with focus on local produce and regional flavours.
The curation of the Dance programme attempts to engage as many forms of contemporary and traditional Indian dance as possible, including folk.
The Music programme explores the gamut of traditions in India, as well as the sources of inspiration. The stage is set for international artists, providing the audience an opportunity to experience musicals, along with retro, jazz and electro funk music.
This year, Karsh Kale presents Classical Science Fiction feat. Pt. Ajay Prasanna and Max ZT. Described by Billboard Magazine as a visionary composer and producer, Karsh Kale today is known as a pioneer in the world of global fusion.
Everyday Ecology- The Travelling Dome! The project is an exploration of the lived ecology of Goa through a series of walks to the source of the food, and interaction with local communities who are responsible for food production. The walk will conclude with the sampling of local food (vegetarian and non-vegetarian).
The Festival examines ideas and practices within photography, addressing traditions of vernacular and lesser knows histories, while simultaneously engaging with archives, studios and trans-media practices in the subcontinent.
The programming in Theatre pushes beyond defined boundaries by moving away from the mundane. The performances explore fresh avenues to showcase traditional forms with a contemporary twist, introducing young children to the importance of theatre
The Visual Arts programming offers a wide spectrum of projects that consider art beyond the mainstream, highlighting innovations in diverse socio-economic contexts. The Festival puts a spotlight on collections and archives in innovative ways and continues its engagement with performance and street art.
In order to better understand and bring attention to sustainable culinary practices in Goa, the Farmer’s Market is envisioned as a showcase of produce, fermented and cured foods, beverages, artisanal food items, local recipes and practices that help build awareness about sustainability and the region.
With all that on showcase, Serendipity Arts Festival is the haven where creativity is exuded in its most unconventional form…. Time to reconnect!