Serendipity Arts Festival 2017
Serendipity Arts Festival is a multidisciplinary event on the banks of the river Mandovi in Panaji, Goa. A cultural experience in itself, the festival brings together visual, performing and culinary arts. Curated by a panel of artists and institutional figures, which are commissioned specifically for the festival.
Apart from bringing acclaimed Indian theatre performances to the festival,this year we look at immersive, physical, urban popular and experimental forms of theatre which question spectatorship and audience participation.urban popular and experimental forms of theatre.
Moving away from traditional musical performances,we examine innovations in music using technological interventions and a myriad of genres and styles.Showcasing national and international excellence through different forms, while exploring interdisciplinarity.
This year’s dance programming expands its focus from last year to explore classical and contemporary dance forms in new and interpretive ways. The programming will be an energetic and compelling blend of commissioned pieces featuring emerging talent.
Moving away from the idea of food as sustenance alone, we appreciate cuisine as an art form through curated dinners and workshops. Focusing on local produce and regional flavours, we experience the playful, engaging and magical aspects of eating.
Focusing on interdisciplinarity, this year’s projects address topics ranging from environmentalism to the history of Indian jazz. Through collaborative shows with eminent people and institutions, we explore film, photobooks, and projection.
We address different media and forms of art such as street art, public art, and current contemporary art practices, in an effort to engage with the subcontinent in both a young contemporary as well as archival context.
A large part of the focus of this year’s craft programme is towards Goan craft and architecture as a long term engagement with the region. In addition, we explore specific motifs and forms across various techniques and types of craft practiced in the region.