Welcome to the first edition of SERENDIPITY ARTS FESTIVAL!
A celebration of art, craft, music, dance, photography, culinary techniques, theatre and culture! A dream project, under the aegis of the Serendipity Arts Trust, Serendipity Arts Festival is curated by the who’s who of the creative world. Their endeavor; to create a meeting ground for all, performers, artists, artisans, art lovers and their patrons alike. Block your dates- 16th to the 23rd December, for an experience, like never before!
The festival provides a panoramic vision or art through an array of projects, such as:
Living Traditions curated by Shubha Mudgal
A musical soiree, where artists will pay tribute to Hindustani Classical legends; artistes, who have adapted, to suit the modern recording format and still retained the essence of their heritage.
NatYatra- The journey to Bharatnatyam curated by Tanushree Shankar
Eight contemporary dancers who have recently acquired Bharatnatyam skills from Guru Rama Vaidyanathan, will present three dance pieces. The performance would be a combination of classical and contemporary dance forms.
The Young Subcontinent curated by Riyas Komu
Young artists from India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Nepal, Bhutan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh, will collaborate on multiple workshops, exhibitions and residencies to create paintings, sculptures and installations.
Lucid Sleep conceptualized and executed by HH Art Spaces
Live works by seven artists, who will perform unrehearsed, spontaneous pieces on the spot at the venue. It is a unique art program curated by HH Art Spaces and will surely be a distinctive experience for art lovers.
Talatum – A contemporary take on Shakespeare
Shakespeare’s famous play, The Tempest will come alive in a circus format, with actors from Kerala bringing an Indian touch to the classic play. Needless to say, there will be elements of puppetry, magic, illusion, dance, music and theatre all under a circus tent in a never-seen-before theatrical presentation.
Pravaha- The flow of life
Various dance troupes will perform Bharatnatyam, Manipuri, Kathak, Odissi and Contemporary dance styles to metaphorically represent the tributaries of a mighty river, to highlight how tributaries contribute to the life of a river, making it as grand and serene as it looks.
Sandhi- The harmony of Dance and Music
Sandhi is a creative collaboration between a classical dancer and a classical musician. Here both will perform together; the dancer will choreograph while the musician will compose, to present a powerful act on stage. This is to promote and encourage more such creative collaborations in coming times.
Artwork by international artists like Faith47, from South Africa and muralist Roa, from Belgium, will be up for display, on the street walls of Central Goa and elsewhere.
For more information, read more about the festival at www.serendipityartsfestival.com