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Jaali
10:00am—7:00pm
Jaali

A part of this year’s focus in the craft exhibition will be on the jaali motif across crafts in India. The multiple forms that we will focus on include: sanjhi; stone work; inlay in marble; jaali in pashmina; block prints; ..Read More ›

10:00am—7:00pm

This exhibition will engage with a spectrum of ways in which artists in late-colonial, postcolonial and contemporary India have addressed the challenge of a present that is always saturated in and over determined by a past or pasts. Or, as ..Read More ›

St+Art Goa
10:00am—7:00pm
St+Art Goa

SAF Special Project   St+art Goa will bring a diverse range of public art interventions Goa. Ranging from murals, billboards and cut outs, the festival will see some of the most renowned international and local street and public art talent.

Sonic City
10:00am—7:00pm
Sonic City

An interactive sonic wall that surprises the viewer by revealing sounds from the city of Delhi. The sound installation will include music made by musicians in the city, as well as street and ambient sounds that form part of the ..Read More ›

People’s Music
10:00am—7:00pm
People’s Music

SAF Special Project We create music when we are happy. We create music when we are sad. We make music to accompany work. We make music for relaxation. There is music that brings entire communities together. There is music that ..Read More ›

Serendipity Barefoot School of Craft is a two-year project which, for this edition of the festival, consists of an architectural competition. The display of all complete submissions and a selection of 15 submissions for development into architectural models will be ..Read More ›

10:00am—7:00pm

This  exhibition will focus on important Goan musicians in the Indian Jazz scene, from 1935 to 1970, when Jazz had a significant presence in clubs in India. The focus will be on the Swing & Big Band era of Jazz between 1930 to ..Read More ›

Celebrating the Extraordinary Grandeur of Smallness” derives inspiration from the writings of botanist Robin Wall Kimmerer's book on mosses. It is the 3rd project in the UNSUNG series. Published by photographer Mahesh Bhat, the first volume UNSUNG and the second ..Read More ›

This photographic installation distills work done by Arati Kumar Rao over the past three years in criss-crossing the Ganga-Brahmaputra basin — the largest river basin in the world. It will take you on a journey upriver from the many-tongued mouth ..Read More ›

10:00am—7:00pm

This project focuses on the city of Panjim, and its unexplored secrets in the form of short photo essays in a newsletter. A photographer native to Goa and another who has made Goa his home shall photograph select stories/spaces in ..Read More ›

10:00am—7:00pm

Shot from a unique vantage point, Navtej Singh photographs India’s coastal regions as never before seen – vast, sweeping swathes of emerald green and sapphire blue, far from the teeming crowds and densely populated cities that urban inhabitants are so ..Read More ›

Pocket Museum
10:00am—7:00pm
Pocket Museum

Special Project When the nine mobile museums in Museum Bhavan began to find homes in more formal institutions, Dayanita Singh decided to find a form that would allow her museums to be simultaneously disseminated in more domestic spaces: as a ..Read More ›

Master Ji
10:00am—7:00pm
Master Ji

Special Project A series of photographs taken by Dayanita Singh of the famous Bollywood choreographer, Saroj Khan, were made into a projection, with a carefully sequenced choreography by Mark Morris, who approached the images as a dance – a poetic ..Read More ›

Special Project This exhibition showcases, for the very first time, a sampling of rare, original photographs and digital reprints of early Indian cinema from the Wirsching Archive. The selection for the Serendipity Arts Festival comprises behind-the-scenes photographs of cast and ..Read More ›

The Enriching Journey
10:00am—7:00pm
The Enriching Journey

Spacial Project Fratelli has specially commissioned a project using recycled glass bottles. Artist Hemi Bawa depicts the journey of grape to wine, and the life of a vineyard.

10:00am—7:00pm

Special Project Designer Wendell Rodricks travels across the sea and the silk route to discover the influences that result in the creation of the Pano Bhaju in Goa. From the Far East, countries such as Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, Burma ..Read More ›

Mapping Mapusa Market
10:00am—7:00pm
Mapping Mapusa Market

Special Project Mapping Mapusa Market is an installation by artist Orijit Sen that has originated from a project that the artist has worked on since 2013, involving explorations of the old Mapusa market in North Goa. These explorations involve a ..Read More ›

10:00am—7:00pm

Reimagining Gandhi is an attempt to engage with the Gandhian thought through various forms of artistic expressions. Mahatma Gandhi’s teachings of truth, non-violence and compassion are eternal and need to be imbibed in every individual. Gandhi's teachings have inspired not ..Read More ›

Now You See It!: The Invisible River of Konkani Surrealism foregrounds interconnected dialogues that  distinguish Goa's artists, and their profound -  yet barely recognized -  contributions to  the modern and contemporary art landscape of the subcontinent. It includes thirty artists ..Read More ›

10:00am—7:00pm

Special Project Serendipity Arts Festival is pleased to present The Ground Beneath My Feet, an exhibition of cutting edge performance art from around the world. Situated on a barge docked at Captain of Ports Jetty on the Mandovi River in ..Read More ›

Dharti Arts Residency
10:00am—7:00pm
Dharti Arts Residency

Special Project This exhibition will showcase the work of six artists who were selected to be part of a 3-month long residency facilitated by Serendipity Arts Trust. This holistic and thematic residency was based equally in theory and practice, allowing ..Read More ›

The Coconut Story
10:00am—7:00pm
The Coconut Story

Celebrating the the spirit of the versatile coconut, an ingredient so essential to coastal cuisines, a selection of Goan chefs and establishments will create signature dishes as a lead up to and during the Festival, showcasing the range of Goan ..Read More ›

Young Subcontinent
10:00am—7:00pm
Young Subcontinent

The Young Subcontinent project will showcase the works of young, emerging artists from across the Indian subcontinent. The project aims to retrieve the shared histories and pasts of the countries that constitute the subcontinent, and which now lie under the ..Read More ›

Nature Untamed
10:00am—7:00pm
Nature Untamed

Nature Untamed is a series of stunning photographs by wildlife photographer Anup Shah. An immediate and intimate approach to these magnificent creatures  gives a surprising feeling of the vastness of the landscape of Maasai Mara. According to Shah, "I wanted ..Read More ›

10:00am—7:00pm

SAF Special Project Using Mary Douglas’s famous statement “Dirt is Matter out Place”, this exhibition looks at the displacements that occur when artists work with the aesthetics of waste, foreground its materials and politics, turning it into figure of radical ..Read More ›

10:00am—7:00pm

What happens when the world's most used man-made material  - cement - is put into the hands of internationally acclaimed designers? They make creations with the finesse and form of an art piece, with the detailing, function and craftsmanship of ..Read More ›

11:30am—12:30pm

Through a mix of song, family, and masalas, Joanne Da Cunha will recreate the experience of a young girl learning to cook a classic Goan Vindalho. While her mother Liz demonstrates the cooking process, Joanne will combine music and dialogue ..Read More ›

Music in the Park
12:00pm—3:00pm
Music in the Park

Local Goan musicians and bands spanning genres and styles performing in the afternoons at Children’s Park.

Stand on the Street
12:30pm—1:00pm
Stand on the Street

Four performers will recreate life moments of various street vendors framing the street as a performance space, sharing  personal narratives, conversations around food and their  aspirations. The audience journey from one crafted space into another, in promenade style, encountering a ..Read More ›

Stand on the Street
1:30pm—2:00pm
Stand on the Street

Four performers will recreate life moments of various street vendors framing the street as a performance space, sharing  personal narratives, conversations around food and their  aspirations. The audience journey from one crafted space into another, in promenade style, encountering a ..Read More ›

SAF Special Project Arrivals and Departures brings together a selection of contemporary Asian films that explore and excavate various layers of contemporary life – of personal experiences and dreams, social dilemmas and conflicts, and confrontations with tradition and modernity. The ..Read More ›

Stand on the Street
3:30pm—4:00pm
Stand on the Street

Four performers will recreate life moments of various street vendors framing the street as a performance space, sharing  personal narratives, conversations around food and their  aspirations. The audience journey from one crafted space into another, in promenade style, encountering a ..Read More ›

Stand on the Street
4:30pm—5:00pm
Stand on the Street

Four performers will recreate life moments of various street vendors framing the street as a performance space, sharing  personal narratives, conversations around food and their  aspirations. The audience journey from one crafted space into another, in promenade style, encountering a ..Read More ›

River Raga
5:30pm—6:30pm
River Raga

Audience members will enjoy a sunset cruise along the River Mandovi (departing from Santa Monica Jetty) while enjoying carefully curated classical performances on select days of the Festival. First come first served. The cruise will leave from Santa Monica Jetty, ..Read More ›

Sandhi
7:00pm—8:00pm
Sandhi

An extension of last year’s project, Sandhi will include renowned musicians accompanied by four dancers. From each of these creative collaborations between a classical dancer and a classical vocalist emerge new productions with a selected text. Antar-Prekshana  A collaboration of ..Read More ›

Sari: The Unstitched
7:00pm—8:00pm
Sari: The Unstitched

Sari: The Unstitched is a celebration of the creation of this unique drape in constant play with the body, both in stillness and in movement. This show was conceived to rekindle the lost playfulness and individuality of the sari. As ..Read More ›

Parikrama
8:30pm—10:00pm
Parikrama

Parikrama is a legendary rock band that plays classic rock-based music, fused with Indian instruments like the Tabla and the Violin, and has been around since 1991.

Jaali
10:00am—7:00pm
Jaali

A part of this year’s focus in the craft exhibition will be on the jaali motif across crafts in India. The multiple forms that we will focus on include: sanjhi; stone work; inlay in marble; jaali in pashmina; block prints; ..Read More ›

10:00am—7:00pm

This exhibition will engage with a spectrum of ways in which artists in late-colonial, postcolonial and contemporary India have addressed the challenge of a present that is always saturated in and over determined by a past or pasts. Or, as ..Read More ›

St+Art Goa
10:00am—7:00pm
St+Art Goa

SAF Special Project   St+art Goa will bring a diverse range of public art interventions Goa. Ranging from murals, billboards and cut outs, the festival will see some of the most renowned international and local street and public art talent.

Sonic City
10:00am—7:00pm
Sonic City

An interactive sonic wall that surprises the viewer by revealing sounds from the city of Delhi. The sound installation will include music made by musicians in the city, as well as street and ambient sounds that form part of the ..Read More ›

People’s Music
10:00am—7:00pm
People’s Music

SAF Special Project We create music when we are happy. We create music when we are sad. We make music to accompany work. We make music for relaxation. There is music that brings entire communities together. There is music that ..Read More ›

Serendipity Barefoot School of Craft is a two-year project which, for this edition of the festival, consists of an architectural competition. The display of all complete submissions and a selection of 15 submissions for development into architectural models will be ..Read More ›

10:00am—7:00pm

This  exhibition will focus on important Goan musicians in the Indian Jazz scene, from 1935 to 1970, when Jazz had a significant presence in clubs in India. The focus will be on the Swing & Big Band era of Jazz between 1930 to ..Read More ›

Celebrating the Extraordinary Grandeur of Smallness” derives inspiration from the writings of botanist Robin Wall Kimmerer's book on mosses. It is the 3rd project in the UNSUNG series. Published by photographer Mahesh Bhat, the first volume UNSUNG and the second ..Read More ›

This photographic installation distills work done by Arati Kumar Rao over the past three years in criss-crossing the Ganga-Brahmaputra basin — the largest river basin in the world. It will take you on a journey upriver from the many-tongued mouth ..Read More ›

10:00am—7:00pm

This project focuses on the city of Panjim, and its unexplored secrets in the form of short photo essays in a newsletter. A photographer native to Goa and another who has made Goa his home shall photograph select stories/spaces in ..Read More ›

10:00am—7:00pm

Shot from a unique vantage point, Navtej Singh photographs India’s coastal regions as never before seen – vast, sweeping swathes of emerald green and sapphire blue, far from the teeming crowds and densely populated cities that urban inhabitants are so ..Read More ›

Pocket Museum
10:00am—7:00pm
Pocket Museum

Special Project When the nine mobile museums in Museum Bhavan began to find homes in more formal institutions, Dayanita Singh decided to find a form that would allow her museums to be simultaneously disseminated in more domestic spaces: as a ..Read More ›

Master Ji
10:00am—7:00pm
Master Ji

Special Project A series of photographs taken by Dayanita Singh of the famous Bollywood choreographer, Saroj Khan, were made into a projection, with a carefully sequenced choreography by Mark Morris, who approached the images as a dance – a poetic ..Read More ›

Special Project This exhibition showcases, for the very first time, a sampling of rare, original photographs and digital reprints of early Indian cinema from the Wirsching Archive. The selection for the Serendipity Arts Festival comprises behind-the-scenes photographs of cast and ..Read More ›

The Enriching Journey
10:00am—7:00pm
The Enriching Journey

Spacial Project Fratelli has specially commissioned a project using recycled glass bottles. Artist Hemi Bawa depicts the journey of grape to wine, and the life of a vineyard.

10:00am—7:00pm

Special Project Designer Wendell Rodricks travels across the sea and the silk route to discover the influences that result in the creation of the Pano Bhaju in Goa. From the Far East, countries such as Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, Burma ..Read More ›

Mapping Mapusa Market
10:00am—7:00pm
Mapping Mapusa Market

Special Project Mapping Mapusa Market is an installation by artist Orijit Sen that has originated from a project that the artist has worked on since 2013, involving explorations of the old Mapusa market in North Goa. These explorations involve a ..Read More ›

10:00am—7:00pm

Reimagining Gandhi is an attempt to engage with the Gandhian thought through various forms of artistic expressions. Mahatma Gandhi’s teachings of truth, non-violence and compassion are eternal and need to be imbibed in every individual. Gandhi's teachings have inspired not ..Read More ›

Now You See It!: The Invisible River of Konkani Surrealism foregrounds interconnected dialogues that  distinguish Goa's artists, and their profound -  yet barely recognized -  contributions to  the modern and contemporary art landscape of the subcontinent. It includes thirty artists ..Read More ›

10:00am—7:00pm

Special Project Serendipity Arts Festival is pleased to present The Ground Beneath My Feet, an exhibition of cutting edge performance art from around the world. Situated on a barge docked at Captain of Ports Jetty on the Mandovi River in ..Read More ›

Dharti Arts Residency
10:00am—7:00pm
Dharti Arts Residency

Special Project This exhibition will showcase the work of six artists who were selected to be part of a 3-month long residency facilitated by Serendipity Arts Trust. This holistic and thematic residency was based equally in theory and practice, allowing ..Read More ›

The Coconut Story
10:00am—7:00pm
The Coconut Story

Celebrating the the spirit of the versatile coconut, an ingredient so essential to coastal cuisines, a selection of Goan chefs and establishments will create signature dishes as a lead up to and during the Festival, showcasing the range of Goan ..Read More ›

Young Subcontinent
10:00am—7:00pm
Young Subcontinent

The Young Subcontinent project will showcase the works of young, emerging artists from across the Indian subcontinent. The project aims to retrieve the shared histories and pasts of the countries that constitute the subcontinent, and which now lie under the ..Read More ›

Nature Untamed
10:00am—7:00pm
Nature Untamed

Nature Untamed is a series of stunning photographs by wildlife photographer Anup Shah. An immediate and intimate approach to these magnificent creatures  gives a surprising feeling of the vastness of the landscape of Maasai Mara. According to Shah, "I wanted ..Read More ›

10:00am—7:00pm

SAF Special Project Using Mary Douglas’s famous statement “Dirt is Matter out Place”, this exhibition looks at the displacements that occur when artists work with the aesthetics of waste, foreground its materials and politics, turning it into figure of radical ..Read More ›

10:00am—7:00pm

What happens when the world's most used man-made material  - cement - is put into the hands of internationally acclaimed designers? They make creations with the finesse and form of an art piece, with the detailing, function and craftsmanship of ..Read More ›

11:00am—1:00pm

This workshop will explore the uniqueness and dynamism of our inner dance and self-expression. Through therapeutic movement-based techniques, participants will engage deeply with self-identity, the craft of movement and hence enhance intra-personal integration. It is through this heightened sense of ..Read More ›

11:30am—1:00pm

In these immersive tasting sessions with the founders of Mason & Co, India’s first organic chocolate craftsmen, participants will learn in-depth about the nuances of dark chocolate. What does “bean-to-bar" mean? How do you differentiate between all kinds of roasts, ..Read More ›

Music in the Park
12:00pm—3:00pm
Music in the Park

Local Goan musicians and bands spanning genres and styles performing in the afternoons at Children’s Park.

Stand on the Street
12:30pm—1:00pm
Stand on the Street

Four performers will recreate life moments of various street vendors framing the street as a performance space, sharing  personal narratives, conversations around food and their  aspirations. The audience journey from one crafted space into another, in promenade style, encountering a ..Read More ›

Stand on the Street
1:30pm—2:00pm
Stand on the Street

Four performers will recreate life moments of various street vendors framing the street as a performance space, sharing  personal narratives, conversations around food and their  aspirations. The audience journey from one crafted space into another, in promenade style, encountering a ..Read More ›

SAF Special Project Arrivals and Departures brings together a selection of contemporary Asian films that explore and excavate various layers of contemporary life – of personal experiences and dreams, social dilemmas and conflicts, and confrontations with tradition and modernity. The ..Read More ›

3:00pm—4:30pm

In these immersive tasting sessions with the founders of Mason & Co, India’s first organic chocolate craftsmen, participants will learn in-depth about the nuances of dark chocolate. What does “bean-to-bar" mean? How do you differentiate between all kinds of roasts, ..Read More ›

Stand on the Street
3:30pm—4:00pm
Stand on the Street

Four performers will recreate life moments of various street vendors framing the street as a performance space, sharing  personal narratives, conversations around food and their  aspirations. The audience journey from one crafted space into another, in promenade style, encountering a ..Read More ›

4:00pm—6:00pm

This workshop will explore the uniqueness and dynamism of our inner dance and self-expression. Through therapeutic movement-based techniques, participants will engage deeply with self-identity, the craft of movement and hence enhance intra-personal integration. It is through this heightened sense of ..Read More ›

Stand on the Street
4:30pm—5:00pm
Stand on the Street

Four performers will recreate life moments of various street vendors framing the street as a performance space, sharing  personal narratives, conversations around food and their  aspirations. The audience journey from one crafted space into another, in promenade style, encountering a ..Read More ›

Muktidham
5:00pm—7:00pm
Muktidham

Noted playwright and director Abhishek Majumdar's latest production is the intellectual powerhouse, Muktidham. Tracing back to a period where Hindus were a minority in the country, the fictionalised piece based on historical evidence is set against the backdrop of a ..Read More ›

7:00pm—8:00pm

An evening of contemporary - classical music with original songs by the band Shadow and Light, in collaboration with three gifted musicians, conceived and directed by Ranjit Barot.

Dark Borders
7:30pm—9:30pm
Dark Borders

Critically acclaimed director Neelam Man Singh Chowdhry’s production Dark Borders is a performance of free-flowing embodied texts based on translations of Saadat Hasan Manto.  The play explores the devastation brought upon women and families during times of migration, loss and ..Read More ›

7:30pm—9:00pm

Special Event Art in South Asia encompasses the wonderful spectrum of diversity, pluralism and the rich cultural heritage of the region. The ASA:SA 2017 is the first annual recognition and celebration of a new generation of artists who reflect and ..Read More ›

Jaali
10:00am—7:00pm
Jaali

A part of this year’s focus in the craft exhibition will be on the jaali motif across crafts in India. The multiple forms that we will focus on include: sanjhi; stone work; inlay in marble; jaali in pashmina; block prints; ..Read More ›

10:00am—7:00pm

This exhibition will engage with a spectrum of ways in which artists in late-colonial, postcolonial and contemporary India have addressed the challenge of a present that is always saturated in and over determined by a past or pasts. Or, as ..Read More ›

St+Art Goa
10:00am—7:00pm
St+Art Goa

SAF Special Project   St+art Goa will bring a diverse range of public art interventions Goa. Ranging from murals, billboards and cut outs, the festival will see some of the most renowned international and local street and public art talent.

Sonic City
10:00am—7:00pm
Sonic City

An interactive sonic wall that surprises the viewer by revealing sounds from the city of Delhi. The sound installation will include music made by musicians in the city, as well as street and ambient sounds that form part of the ..Read More ›

People’s Music
10:00am—7:00pm
People’s Music

SAF Special Project We create music when we are happy. We create music when we are sad. We make music to accompany work. We make music for relaxation. There is music that brings entire communities together. There is music that ..Read More ›

10:00am—7:00pm

In this short three-day workshop, guided by two experienced practitioners, participants will work in small groups to consider how a performance might be conceived in response to a specific site in or around the environs of the festival. Given the ..Read More ›

Serendipity Barefoot School of Craft is a two-year project which, for this edition of the festival, consists of an architectural competition. The display of all complete submissions and a selection of 15 submissions for development into architectural models will be ..Read More ›

10:00am—7:00pm

This  exhibition will focus on important Goan musicians in the Indian Jazz scene, from 1935 to 1970, when Jazz had a significant presence in clubs in India. The focus will be on the Swing & Big Band era of Jazz between 1930 to ..Read More ›

Celebrating the Extraordinary Grandeur of Smallness” derives inspiration from the writings of botanist Robin Wall Kimmerer's book on mosses. It is the 3rd project in the UNSUNG series. Published by photographer Mahesh Bhat, the first volume UNSUNG and the second ..Read More ›

This photographic installation distills work done by Arati Kumar Rao over the past three years in criss-crossing the Ganga-Brahmaputra basin — the largest river basin in the world. It will take you on a journey upriver from the many-tongued mouth ..Read More ›

10:00am—7:00pm

This project focuses on the city of Panjim, and its unexplored secrets in the form of short photo essays in a newsletter. A photographer native to Goa and another who has made Goa his home shall photograph select stories/spaces in ..Read More ›

10:00am—7:00pm

Shot from a unique vantage point, Navtej Singh photographs India’s coastal regions as never before seen – vast, sweeping swathes of emerald green and sapphire blue, far from the teeming crowds and densely populated cities that urban inhabitants are so ..Read More ›

Pocket Museum
10:00am—7:00pm
Pocket Museum

Special Project When the nine mobile museums in Museum Bhavan began to find homes in more formal institutions, Dayanita Singh decided to find a form that would allow her museums to be simultaneously disseminated in more domestic spaces: as a ..Read More ›

Master Ji
10:00am—7:00pm
Master Ji

Special Project A series of photographs taken by Dayanita Singh of the famous Bollywood choreographer, Saroj Khan, were made into a projection, with a carefully sequenced choreography by Mark Morris, who approached the images as a dance – a poetic ..Read More ›

Special Project This exhibition showcases, for the very first time, a sampling of rare, original photographs and digital reprints of early Indian cinema from the Wirsching Archive. The selection for the Serendipity Arts Festival comprises behind-the-scenes photographs of cast and ..Read More ›

The Enriching Journey
10:00am—7:00pm
The Enriching Journey

Spacial Project Fratelli has specially commissioned a project using recycled glass bottles. Artist Hemi Bawa depicts the journey of grape to wine, and the life of a vineyard.

10:00am—7:00pm

Special Project Designer Wendell Rodricks travels across the sea and the silk route to discover the influences that result in the creation of the Pano Bhaju in Goa. From the Far East, countries such as Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, Burma ..Read More ›

Mapping Mapusa Market
10:00am—7:00pm
Mapping Mapusa Market

Special Project Mapping Mapusa Market is an installation by artist Orijit Sen that has originated from a project that the artist has worked on since 2013, involving explorations of the old Mapusa market in North Goa. These explorations involve a ..Read More ›

10:00am—7:00pm

Reimagining Gandhi is an attempt to engage with the Gandhian thought through various forms of artistic expressions. Mahatma Gandhi’s teachings of truth, non-violence and compassion are eternal and need to be imbibed in every individual. Gandhi's teachings have inspired not ..Read More ›

Now You See It!: The Invisible River of Konkani Surrealism foregrounds interconnected dialogues that  distinguish Goa's artists, and their profound -  yet barely recognized -  contributions to  the modern and contemporary art landscape of the subcontinent. It includes thirty artists ..Read More ›

10:00am—7:00pm

Special Project Serendipity Arts Festival is pleased to present The Ground Beneath My Feet, an exhibition of cutting edge performance art from around the world. Situated on a barge docked at Captain of Ports Jetty on the Mandovi River in ..Read More ›

Dharti Arts Residency
10:00am—7:00pm
Dharti Arts Residency

Special Project This exhibition will showcase the work of six artists who were selected to be part of a 3-month long residency facilitated by Serendipity Arts Trust. This holistic and thematic residency was based equally in theory and practice, allowing ..Read More ›

The Coconut Story
10:00am—7:00pm
The Coconut Story

Celebrating the the spirit of the versatile coconut, an ingredient so essential to coastal cuisines, a selection of Goan chefs and establishments will create signature dishes as a lead up to and during the Festival, showcasing the range of Goan ..Read More ›

Young Subcontinent
10:00am—7:00pm
Young Subcontinent

The Young Subcontinent project will showcase the works of young, emerging artists from across the Indian subcontinent. The project aims to retrieve the shared histories and pasts of the countries that constitute the subcontinent, and which now lie under the ..Read More ›

Nature Untamed
10:00am—7:00pm
Nature Untamed

Nature Untamed is a series of stunning photographs by wildlife photographer Anup Shah. An immediate and intimate approach to these magnificent creatures  gives a surprising feeling of the vastness of the landscape of Maasai Mara. According to Shah, "I wanted ..Read More ›

10:00am—7:00pm

SAF Special Project Using Mary Douglas’s famous statement “Dirt is Matter out Place”, this exhibition looks at the displacements that occur when artists work with the aesthetics of waste, foreground its materials and politics, turning it into figure of radical ..Read More ›

10:00am—7:00pm

What happens when the world's most used man-made material  - cement - is put into the hands of internationally acclaimed designers? They make creations with the finesse and form of an art piece, with the detailing, function and craftsmanship of ..Read More ›

11:00am—4:00pm

Workshops Calling all mothers, fathers and grandparents over 60! Serendipity Arts Festival and Accelerated Intimacy invite you to participate in “Dance Like A Mother”, a workshop-performance exploring the ways in which we are becoming our parents, or versions of them ..Read More ›

11:00am—1:00pm

This workshop will explore the uniqueness and dynamism of our inner dance and self-expression. Through therapeutic movement-based techniques, participants will engage deeply with self-identity, the craft of movement and hence enhance intra-personal integration. It is through this heightened sense of ..Read More ›

11:30am—1:00pm

In these immersive tasting sessions with the founders of Mason & Co, India’s first organic chocolate craftsmen, participants will learn in-depth about the nuances of dark chocolate. What does “bean-to-bar" mean? How do you differentiate between all kinds of roasts, ..Read More ›

Music in the Park
12:00pm—3:00pm
Music in the Park

Local Goan musicians and bands spanning genres and styles performing in the afternoons at Children’s Park.

Stand on the Street
12:30pm—1:00pm
Stand on the Street

Four performers will recreate life moments of various street vendors framing the street as a performance space, sharing  personal narratives, conversations around food and their  aspirations. The audience journey from one crafted space into another, in promenade style, encountering a ..Read More ›

Sunrise to Sunset
1:30pm—2:30pm
Sunrise to Sunset

Taking a more conceptual approach to this food seminar, chef Vicky Ratnani moves through the journey of morning to evening as envisioned through a sumptuous dish of pumpkin, kokum, and seafood bisque. Using the colors, textures, and flavors of these ..Read More ›

Stand on the Street
1:30pm—2:00pm
Stand on the Street

Four performers will recreate life moments of various street vendors framing the street as a performance space, sharing  personal narratives, conversations around food and their  aspirations. The audience journey from one crafted space into another, in promenade style, encountering a ..Read More ›

SAF Special Project Arrivals and Departures brings together a selection of contemporary Asian films that explore and excavate various layers of contemporary life – of personal experiences and dreams, social dilemmas and conflicts, and confrontations with tradition and modernity. The ..Read More ›

Dumb Wait-err
3:00pm—4:00pm
Dumb Wait-err

This production is an interpretation of Harold Pinter's The Dumb Waiter, adapted to Hindi by theatre person Tushar Pandey and performed in an experimental manner. Including elements such as video and CCTV cameras, this show challenges traditional notions of spectatorship ..Read More ›

3:00pm—4:30pm

In these immersive tasting sessions with the founders of Mason & Co, India’s first organic chocolate craftsmen, participants will learn in-depth about the nuances of dark chocolate. What does “bean-to-bar" mean? How do you differentiate between all kinds of roasts, ..Read More ›

3:00pm—7:00pm

With a focus on Indian art during the period 1700 — 1850, this year’s Conclave will be an integral discursive feature of Serendipity Arts Festival. Curated by Christie’s, the conclave will include a number of prominent speakers–each with their own ..Read More ›

Stand on the Street
3:30pm—4:00pm
Stand on the Street

Four performers will recreate life moments of various street vendors framing the street as a performance space, sharing  personal narratives, conversations around food and their  aspirations. The audience journey from one crafted space into another, in promenade style, encountering a ..Read More ›

4:00pm—6:00pm

This workshop will explore the uniqueness and dynamism of our inner dance and self-expression. Through therapeutic movement-based techniques, participants will engage deeply with self-identity, the craft of movement and hence enhance intra-personal integration. It is through this heightened sense of ..Read More ›

Stand on the Street
4:30pm—5:00pm
Stand on the Street

Four performers will recreate life moments of various street vendors framing the street as a performance space, sharing  personal narratives, conversations around food and their  aspirations. The audience journey from one crafted space into another, in promenade style, encountering a ..Read More ›

Bandish 20-20000Hz
5:00pm—7:00pm
Bandish 20-20000Hz

“Originally created for Aadyam – An Aditya Birla Group Initiative” Bandish is the story of two performers, one a nautanki singer, the other a baithak singer. Both performers relive their past days of glory and adventure with witty anecdotes of ..Read More ›

Drum Circle
5:00pm—6:00pm
Drum Circle

A drum circle is an immersive experience where large groups of engage with each other as a cohesive group through percussion instruments. Taal Inc.’s highly trained facilitators will guide participants’ experience to ensure that the collective result during the session ..Read More ›

River Raga
5:30pm—6:30pm
River Raga

Audience members will enjoy a sunset cruise along the River Mandovi (departing from Santa Monica Jetty) while enjoying carefully curated classical performances on select days of the Festival. First come first served. The cruise will leave from Santa Monica Jetty, ..Read More ›

Sandhi
7:00pm—8:00pm
Sandhi

An extension of last year’s project, Sandhi will include renowned musicians accompanied by four dancers. From each of these creative collaborations between a classical dancer and a classical vocalist emerge new productions with a selected text. Antar-Prekshana  A collaboration of ..Read More ›

Shiv Yin
7:00pm—8:00pm
Shiv Yin

Shiv Yin is a rare performance bringing China and India together through dance and music. It is a beautiful love story that traverses the emotions of love, anger, jealousy and ultimate union, through a vibrant interpretation of classical Indian and ..Read More ›

Purush
8:30pm—9:30pm
Purush

Purush is a curated piece with only male performers that will showcase their strength, power and masculinity. The theme is “Shiva - the Quintessential Man”. The dancers, selected by curator Tanusree Shankar, will be from India, and the piece will ..Read More ›

Jaali
10:00am—7:00pm
Jaali

A part of this year’s focus in the craft exhibition will be on the jaali motif across crafts in India. The multiple forms that we will focus on include: sanjhi; stone work; inlay in marble; jaali in pashmina; block prints; ..Read More ›

10:00am—7:00pm

This exhibition will engage with a spectrum of ways in which artists in late-colonial, postcolonial and contemporary India have addressed the challenge of a present that is always saturated in and over determined by a past or pasts. Or, as ..Read More ›

St+Art Goa
10:00am—7:00pm
St+Art Goa

SAF Special Project   St+art Goa will bring a diverse range of public art interventions Goa. Ranging from murals, billboards and cut outs, the festival will see some of the most renowned international and local street and public art talent.

Sonic City
10:00am—7:00pm
Sonic City

An interactive sonic wall that surprises the viewer by revealing sounds from the city of Delhi. The sound installation will include music made by musicians in the city, as well as street and ambient sounds that form part of the ..Read More ›

People’s Music
10:00am—7:00pm
People’s Music

SAF Special Project We create music when we are happy. We create music when we are sad. We make music to accompany work. We make music for relaxation. There is music that brings entire communities together. There is music that ..Read More ›

10:00am—7:00pm

In this short three-day workshop, guided by two experienced practitioners, participants will work in small groups to consider how a performance might be conceived in response to a specific site in or around the environs of the festival. Given the ..Read More ›

Serendipity Barefoot School of Craft is a two-year project which, for this edition of the festival, consists of an architectural competition. The display of all complete submissions and a selection of 15 submissions for development into architectural models will be ..Read More ›

10:00am—7:00pm

This  exhibition will focus on important Goan musicians in the Indian Jazz scene, from 1935 to 1970, when Jazz had a significant presence in clubs in India. The focus will be on the Swing & Big Band era of Jazz between 1930 to ..Read More ›

Celebrating the Extraordinary Grandeur of Smallness” derives inspiration from the writings of botanist Robin Wall Kimmerer's book on mosses. It is the 3rd project in the UNSUNG series. Published by photographer Mahesh Bhat, the first volume UNSUNG and the second ..Read More ›

This photographic installation distills work done by Arati Kumar Rao over the past three years in criss-crossing the Ganga-Brahmaputra basin — the largest river basin in the world. It will take you on a journey upriver from the many-tongued mouth ..Read More ›

10:00am—7:00pm

This project focuses on the city of Panjim, and its unexplored secrets in the form of short photo essays in a newsletter. A photographer native to Goa and another who has made Goa his home shall photograph select stories/spaces in ..Read More ›

10:00am—7:00pm

Shot from a unique vantage point, Navtej Singh photographs India’s coastal regions as never before seen – vast, sweeping swathes of emerald green and sapphire blue, far from the teeming crowds and densely populated cities that urban inhabitants are so ..Read More ›

Pocket Museum
10:00am—7:00pm
Pocket Museum

Special Project When the nine mobile museums in Museum Bhavan began to find homes in more formal institutions, Dayanita Singh decided to find a form that would allow her museums to be simultaneously disseminated in more domestic spaces: as a ..Read More ›

Master Ji
10:00am—7:00pm
Master Ji

Special Project A series of photographs taken by Dayanita Singh of the famous Bollywood choreographer, Saroj Khan, were made into a projection, with a carefully sequenced choreography by Mark Morris, who approached the images as a dance – a poetic ..Read More ›

Special Project This exhibition showcases, for the very first time, a sampling of rare, original photographs and digital reprints of early Indian cinema from the Wirsching Archive. The selection for the Serendipity Arts Festival comprises behind-the-scenes photographs of cast and ..Read More ›

The Enriching Journey
10:00am—7:00pm
The Enriching Journey

Spacial Project Fratelli has specially commissioned a project using recycled glass bottles. Artist Hemi Bawa depicts the journey of grape to wine, and the life of a vineyard.

10:00am—7:00pm

Special Project Designer Wendell Rodricks travels across the sea and the silk route to discover the influences that result in the creation of the Pano Bhaju in Goa. From the Far East, countries such as Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, Burma ..Read More ›

Mapping Mapusa Market
10:00am—7:00pm
Mapping Mapusa Market

Special Project Mapping Mapusa Market is an installation by artist Orijit Sen that has originated from a project that the artist has worked on since 2013, involving explorations of the old Mapusa market in North Goa. These explorations involve a ..Read More ›

10:00am—7:00pm

Reimagining Gandhi is an attempt to engage with the Gandhian thought through various forms of artistic expressions. Mahatma Gandhi’s teachings of truth, non-violence and compassion are eternal and need to be imbibed in every individual. Gandhi's teachings have inspired not ..Read More ›

Now You See It!: The Invisible River of Konkani Surrealism foregrounds interconnected dialogues that  distinguish Goa's artists, and their profound -  yet barely recognized -  contributions to  the modern and contemporary art landscape of the subcontinent. It includes thirty artists ..Read More ›

10:00am—7:00pm

Special Project Serendipity Arts Festival is pleased to present The Ground Beneath My Feet, an exhibition of cutting edge performance art from around the world. Situated on a barge docked at Captain of Ports Jetty on the Mandovi River in ..Read More ›

Dharti Arts Residency
10:00am—7:00pm
Dharti Arts Residency

Special Project This exhibition will showcase the work of six artists who were selected to be part of a 3-month long residency facilitated by Serendipity Arts Trust. This holistic and thematic residency was based equally in theory and practice, allowing ..Read More ›

The Coconut Story
10:00am—7:00pm
The Coconut Story

Celebrating the the spirit of the versatile coconut, an ingredient so essential to coastal cuisines, a selection of Goan chefs and establishments will create signature dishes as a lead up to and during the Festival, showcasing the range of Goan ..Read More ›

Young Subcontinent
10:00am—7:00pm
Young Subcontinent

The Young Subcontinent project will showcase the works of young, emerging artists from across the Indian subcontinent. The project aims to retrieve the shared histories and pasts of the countries that constitute the subcontinent, and which now lie under the ..Read More ›

Nature Untamed
10:00am—7:00pm
Nature Untamed

Nature Untamed is a series of stunning photographs by wildlife photographer Anup Shah. An immediate and intimate approach to these magnificent creatures  gives a surprising feeling of the vastness of the landscape of Maasai Mara. According to Shah, "I wanted ..Read More ›

10:00am—7:00pm

SAF Special Project Using Mary Douglas’s famous statement “Dirt is Matter out Place”, this exhibition looks at the displacements that occur when artists work with the aesthetics of waste, foreground its materials and politics, turning it into figure of radical ..Read More ›

10:00am—7:00pm

What happens when the world's most used man-made material  - cement - is put into the hands of internationally acclaimed designers? They make creations with the finesse and form of an art piece, with the detailing, function and craftsmanship of ..Read More ›

11:00am—4:00pm

Workshops Calling all mothers, fathers and grandparents over 60! Serendipity Arts Festival and Accelerated Intimacy invite you to participate in “Dance Like A Mother”, a workshop-performance exploring the ways in which we are becoming our parents, or versions of them ..Read More ›

Senses 2.0
11:00am—1:00pm
Senses 2.0

Special Events The Festival believes and works toward making art accessible to all. In collaboration with Siddhant Shah, Serendipity Arts Festival organises the Senses programme for the less abled. Senses 2.0 is programmed with workshops and curated walks for the ..Read More ›

11:30am—12:30pm

Through a mix of song, family, and masalas, Joanne Da Cunha will recreate the experience of a young girl learning to cook a classic Goan Vindalho. While her mother Liz demonstrates the cooking process, Joanne will combine music and dialogue ..Read More ›

Music in the Park
12:00pm—3:00pm
Music in the Park

Local Goan musicians and bands spanning genres and styles performing in the afternoons at Children’s Park.

Stand on the Street
12:30pm—1:00pm
Stand on the Street

Four performers will recreate life moments of various street vendors framing the street as a performance space, sharing  personal narratives, conversations around food and their  aspirations. The audience journey from one crafted space into another, in promenade style, encountering a ..Read More ›

Stand on the Street
1:30pm—2:00pm
Stand on the Street

Four performers will recreate life moments of various street vendors framing the street as a performance space, sharing  personal narratives, conversations around food and their  aspirations. The audience journey from one crafted space into another, in promenade style, encountering a ..Read More ›

SAF Special Project Arrivals and Departures brings together a selection of contemporary Asian films that explore and excavate various layers of contemporary life – of personal experiences and dreams, social dilemmas and conflicts, and confrontations with tradition and modernity. The ..Read More ›

Dumb Wait-err
3:00pm—4:00pm
Dumb Wait-err

This production is an interpretation of Harold Pinter's The Dumb Waiter, adapted to Hindi by theatre person Tushar Pandey and performed in an experimental manner. Including elements such as video and CCTV cameras, this show challenges traditional notions of spectatorship ..Read More ›

For fans of all things fermented, this two-part seminar with Aditya Raghavan travels through India’s rich dairy traditions. From lessons on the history of yogurt, paneer, and ghee to tastings of artisanal cheese from Bengal and Kashmir, this workshop will ..Read More ›

Senses 2.0
3:00pm—5:00pm
Senses 2.0

Special Events The Festival believes and works toward making art accessible to all. In collaboration with Siddhant Shah, Serendipity Arts Festival organises the Senses programme for the less abled. Senses 2.0 is programmed with workshops and curated walks for the ..Read More ›

Drum Circle
3:00pm—4:00pm
Drum Circle

A drum circle is an immersive experience where large groups of engage with each other as a cohesive group through percussion instruments. Taal Inc.’s highly trained facilitators will guide participants’ experience to ensure that the collective result during the session ..Read More ›

Stand on the Street
3:30pm—4:00pm
Stand on the Street

Four performers will recreate life moments of various street vendors framing the street as a performance space, sharing  personal narratives, conversations around food and their  aspirations. The audience journey from one crafted space into another, in promenade style, encountering a ..Read More ›

Stand on the Street
4:30pm—5:00pm
Stand on the Street

Four performers will recreate life moments of various street vendors framing the street as a performance space, sharing  personal narratives, conversations around food and their  aspirations. The audience journey from one crafted space into another, in promenade style, encountering a ..Read More ›

Baithak
5:00pm—6:00pm
Baithak

Fashioned on the idea of an intimate, social gathering these classical musical baithaks will happen on select days of SAF.

About the Elephant
6:00pm—7:00pm
About the Elephant

About the elephant is an exploration of our place and purpose within civilization The work draws upon our awareness and control of the information fed to us by higher powers. It is a physical expression inspired by recent and historical ..Read More ›

Sandhi
7:00pm—8:00pm
Sandhi

An extension of last year’s project, Sandhi will include renowned musicians accompanied by four dancers. From each of these creative collaborations between a classical dancer and a classical vocalist emerge new productions with a selected text. Antar-Prekshana  A collaboration of ..Read More ›

Purush
7:30pm—8:30pm
Purush

Purush is a curated piece with only male performers that will showcase their strength, power and masculinity. The theme is “Shiva - the Quintessential Man”. The dancers, selected by curator Tanusree Shankar, will be from India, and the piece will ..Read More ›

8:30pm—9:30pm

An evening of contemporary - classical music with original songs by the band Shadow and Light, in collaboration with three gifted musicians, conceived and directed by Ranjit Barot.

Stand on the Street
12:30am—1:00am
Stand on the Street

Four performers will recreate life moments of various street vendors framing the street as a performance space, sharing  personal narratives, conversations around food and their  aspirations. The audience journey from one crafted space into another, in promenade style, encountering a ..Read More ›

Jaali
10:00am—7:00pm
Jaali

A part of this year’s focus in the craft exhibition will be on the jaali motif across crafts in India. The multiple forms that we will focus on include: sanjhi; stone work; inlay in marble; jaali in pashmina; block prints; ..Read More ›

10:00am—7:00pm

This exhibition will engage with a spectrum of ways in which artists in late-colonial, postcolonial and contemporary India have addressed the challenge of a present that is always saturated in and over determined by a past or pasts. Or, as ..Read More ›

St+Art Goa
10:00am—7:00pm
St+Art Goa

SAF Special Project   St+art Goa will bring a diverse range of public art interventions Goa. Ranging from murals, billboards and cut outs, the festival will see some of the most renowned international and local street and public art talent.

SAF Special Project Arrivals and Departures brings together a selection of contemporary Asian films that explore and excavate various layers of contemporary life – of personal experiences and dreams, social dilemmas and conflicts, and confrontations with tradition and modernity. The ..Read More ›

Sonic City
10:00am—7:00pm
Sonic City

An interactive sonic wall that surprises the viewer by revealing sounds from the city of Delhi. The sound installation will include music made by musicians in the city, as well as street and ambient sounds that form part of the ..Read More ›

People’s Music
10:00am—7:00pm
People’s Music

SAF Special Project We create music when we are happy. We create music when we are sad. We make music to accompany work. We make music for relaxation. There is music that brings entire communities together. There is music that ..Read More ›

10:00am—7:00pm

In this short three-day workshop, guided by two experienced practitioners, participants will work in small groups to consider how a performance might be conceived in response to a specific site in or around the environs of the festival. Given the ..Read More ›

10:00am—11:30am

Eating in the anthropocene is a 90 minute eating experience where visitors are introduced to the concept of the anthropocene: that human activities are so extensive we are leaving a geological record. Through 4 courses visitors will experience concepts and ..Read More ›

Serendipity Barefoot School of Craft is a two-year project which, for this edition of the festival, consists of an architectural competition. The display of all complete submissions and a selection of 15 submissions for development into architectural models will be ..Read More ›

10:00am—7:00pm

This  exhibition will focus on important Goan musicians in the Indian Jazz scene, from 1935 to 1970, when Jazz had a significant presence in clubs in India. The focus will be on the Swing & Big Band era of Jazz between 1930 to ..Read More ›

Celebrating the Extraordinary Grandeur of Smallness” derives inspiration from the writings of botanist Robin Wall Kimmerer's book on mosses. It is the 3rd project in the UNSUNG series. Published by photographer Mahesh Bhat, the first volume UNSUNG and the second ..Read More ›

This photographic installation distills work done by Arati Kumar Rao over the past three years in criss-crossing the Ganga-Brahmaputra basin — the largest river basin in the world. It will take you on a journey upriver from the many-tongued mouth ..Read More ›

10:00am—7:00pm

This project focuses on the city of Panjim, and its unexplored secrets in the form of short photo essays in a newsletter. A photographer native to Goa and another who has made Goa his home shall photograph select stories/spaces in ..Read More ›

10:00am—7:00pm

Shot from a unique vantage point, Navtej Singh photographs India’s coastal regions as never before seen – vast, sweeping swathes of emerald green and sapphire blue, far from the teeming crowds and densely populated cities that urban inhabitants are so ..Read More ›

Pocket Museum
10:00am—7:00pm
Pocket Museum

Special Project When the nine mobile museums in Museum Bhavan began to find homes in more formal institutions, Dayanita Singh decided to find a form that would allow her museums to be simultaneously disseminated in more domestic spaces: as a ..Read More ›

Master Ji
10:00am—7:00pm
Master Ji

Special Project A series of photographs taken by Dayanita Singh of the famous Bollywood choreographer, Saroj Khan, were made into a projection, with a carefully sequenced choreography by Mark Morris, who approached the images as a dance – a poetic ..Read More ›

Special Project This exhibition showcases, for the very first time, a sampling of rare, original photographs and digital reprints of early Indian cinema from the Wirsching Archive. The selection for the Serendipity Arts Festival comprises behind-the-scenes photographs of cast and ..Read More ›

The Enriching Journey
10:00am—7:00pm
The Enriching Journey

Spacial Project Fratelli has specially commissioned a project using recycled glass bottles. Artist Hemi Bawa depicts the journey of grape to wine, and the life of a vineyard.

10:00am—7:00pm

Special Project Designer Wendell Rodricks travels across the sea and the silk route to discover the influences that result in the creation of the Pano Bhaju in Goa. From the Far East, countries such as Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, Burma ..Read More ›

Mapping Mapusa Market
10:00am—7:00pm
Mapping Mapusa Market

Special Project Mapping Mapusa Market is an installation by artist Orijit Sen that has originated from a project that the artist has worked on since 2013, involving explorations of the old Mapusa market in North Goa. These explorations involve a ..Read More ›

10:00am—7:00pm

Reimagining Gandhi is an attempt to engage with the Gandhian thought through various forms of artistic expressions. Mahatma Gandhi’s teachings of truth, non-violence and compassion are eternal and need to be imbibed in every individual. Gandhi's teachings have inspired not ..Read More ›

Now You See It!: The Invisible River of Konkani Surrealism foregrounds interconnected dialogues that  distinguish Goa's artists, and their profound -  yet barely recognized -  contributions to  the modern and contemporary art landscape of the subcontinent. It includes thirty artists ..Read More ›

10:00am—7:00pm

Special Project Serendipity Arts Festival is pleased to present The Ground Beneath My Feet, an exhibition of cutting edge performance art from around the world. Situated on a barge docked at Captain of Ports Jetty on the Mandovi River in ..Read More ›

The Coconut Story
10:00am—7:00pm
The Coconut Story

Celebrating the the spirit of the versatile coconut, an ingredient so essential to coastal cuisines, a selection of Goan chefs and establishments will create signature dishes as a lead up to and during the Festival, showcasing the range of Goan ..Read More ›

Young Subcontinent
10:00am—7:00pm
Young Subcontinent

The Young Subcontinent project will showcase the works of young, emerging artists from across the Indian subcontinent. The project aims to retrieve the shared histories and pasts of the countries that constitute the subcontinent, and which now lie under the ..Read More ›

Workshops This workshop will focus on the work of Rudolph Laban who created a movement vocabulary that can be articulated and hence executed with a deeper understanding of one's body and of human movement. It can be applied both to ..Read More ›

Nature Untamed
10:00am—7:00pm
Nature Untamed

Nature Untamed is a series of stunning photographs by wildlife photographer Anup Shah. An immediate and intimate approach to these magnificent creatures  gives a surprising feeling of the vastness of the landscape of Maasai Mara. According to Shah, "I wanted ..Read More ›

10:00am—7:00pm

SAF Special Project Using Mary Douglas’s famous statement “Dirt is Matter out Place”, this exhibition looks at the displacements that occur when artists work with the aesthetics of waste, foreground its materials and politics, turning it into figure of radical ..Read More ›

10:00am—7:00pm

What happens when the world's most used man-made material  - cement - is put into the hands of internationally acclaimed designers? They make creations with the finesse and form of an art piece, with the detailing, function and craftsmanship of ..Read More ›

11:00am—4:00pm

Workshops Calling all mothers, fathers and grandparents over 60! Serendipity Arts Festival and Accelerated Intimacy invite you to participate in “Dance Like A Mother”, a workshop-performance exploring the ways in which we are becoming our parents, or versions of them ..Read More ›

Senses 2.0
11:00am—12:00pm
Senses 2.0

Special Events The Festival believes and works toward making art accessible to all. In collaboration with Siddhant Shah, Serendipity Arts Festival organises the Senses programme for the less abled. Senses 2.0 is programmed with workshops and curated walks for the ..Read More ›

Dharti Arts Residency
11:00am—8:00pm
Dharti Arts Residency

Special Project This exhibition will showcase the work of six artists who were selected to be part of a 3-month long residency facilitated by Serendipity Arts Trust. This holistic and thematic residency was based equally in theory and practice, allowing ..Read More ›

11:30am—12:30pm

Australian restauranteur Sarah Todd, the chef behind Goa’s celebrated Antares Restaurant, shares her passion for fresh, seasonal produce and local techniques and dishes. In this workshop, Sarah will place particular emphasis on local ingredients and will be putting her own ..Read More ›

Music in the Park
12:00pm—3:00pm
Music in the Park

Local Goan musicians and bands spanning genres and styles performing in the afternoons at Children’s Park.

Stand on the Street
1:30pm—2:00pm
Stand on the Street

Four performers will recreate life moments of various street vendors framing the street as a performance space, sharing  personal narratives, conversations around food and their  aspirations. The audience journey from one crafted space into another, in promenade style, encountering a ..Read More ›

For fans of all things fermented, this two-part seminar with Aditya Raghavan travels through India’s rich dairy traditions. From lessons on the history of yogurt, paneer, and ghee to tastings of artisanal cheese from Bengal and Kashmir, this workshop will ..Read More ›

Brinjal Cart
3:00pm—7:00pm
Brinjal Cart

This pop up food cart will serve a different brinjal varieties and dishes during each day of the festival, celebrating the agricultural biodiversity of the Indian brinjal (also known as eggplant/aubergine). Each of these brinjals has a different flavour, texture ..Read More ›

Stand on the Street
3:30pm—4:00pm
Stand on the Street

Four performers will recreate life moments of various street vendors framing the street as a performance space, sharing  personal narratives, conversations around food and their  aspirations. The audience journey from one crafted space into another, in promenade style, encountering a ..Read More ›

Stand on the Street
4:30pm—5:00pm
Stand on the Street

Four performers will recreate life moments of various street vendors framing the street as a performance space, sharing  personal narratives, conversations around food and their  aspirations. The audience journey from one crafted space into another, in promenade style, encountering a ..Read More ›

Baithak
5:00pm—6:00pm
Baithak

Fashioned on the idea of an intimate, social gathering these classical musical baithaks will happen on select days of SAF.

Drum Circle
5:00pm—6:00pm
Drum Circle

A drum circle is an immersive experience where large groups of engage with each other as a cohesive group through percussion instruments. Taal Inc.’s highly trained facilitators will guide participants’ experience to ensure that the collective result during the session ..Read More ›

About the Elephant
6:00pm—7:00pm
About the Elephant

About the elephant is an exploration of our place and purpose within civilization The work draws upon our awareness and control of the information fed to us by higher powers. It is a physical expression inspired by recent and historical ..Read More ›

Sandhi
7:00pm—8:00pm
Sandhi

An extension of last year’s project, Sandhi will include renowned musicians accompanied by four dancers. From each of these creative collaborations between a classical dancer and a classical vocalist emerge new productions with a selected text. Antar-Prekshana  A collaboration of ..Read More ›

Dhamaal
8:30pm—10:00pm
Dhamaal

Dhamaal is a celebration of drumming traditions from India and other musical cultures. 67 folk drummers from various parts of the country collaborate with other percussionists, vocalists, guitarists, and more, to weave an energetic tapestry of rhythm.

Jaali
10:00am—7:00pm
Jaali

A part of this year’s focus in the craft exhibition will be on the jaali motif across crafts in India. The multiple forms that we will focus on include: sanjhi; stone work; inlay in marble; jaali in pashmina; block prints; ..Read More ›

10:00am—7:00pm

This exhibition will engage with a spectrum of ways in which artists in late-colonial, postcolonial and contemporary India have addressed the challenge of a present that is always saturated in and over determined by a past or pasts. Or, as ..Read More ›

St+Art Goa
10:00am—7:00pm
St+Art Goa

SAF Special Project   St+art Goa will bring a diverse range of public art interventions Goa. Ranging from murals, billboards and cut outs, the festival will see some of the most renowned international and local street and public art talent.

Sonic City
10:00am—7:00pm
Sonic City

An interactive sonic wall that surprises the viewer by revealing sounds from the city of Delhi. The sound installation will include music made by musicians in the city, as well as street and ambient sounds that form part of the ..Read More ›

People’s Music
10:00am—7:00pm
People’s Music

SAF Special Project We create music when we are happy. We create music when we are sad. We make music to accompany work. We make music for relaxation. There is music that brings entire communities together. There is music that ..Read More ›

Workshops This workshop will focus on the work of Rudolph Laban who created a movement vocabulary that can be articulated and hence executed with a deeper understanding of one's body and of human movement. It can be applied both to ..Read More ›

10:00am—11:30am

Eating in the anthropocene is a 90 minute eating experience where visitors are introduced to the concept of the anthropocene: that human activities are so extensive we are leaving a geological record. Through 4 courses visitors will experience concepts and ..Read More ›

Serendipity Barefoot School of Craft is a two-year project which, for this edition of the festival, consists of an architectural competition. The display of all complete submissions and a selection of 15 submissions for development into architectural models will be ..Read More ›

10:00am—7:00pm

This  exhibition will focus on important Goan musicians in the Indian Jazz scene, from 1935 to 1970, when Jazz had a significant presence in clubs in India. The focus will be on the Swing & Big Band era of Jazz between 1930 to ..Read More ›

Celebrating the Extraordinary Grandeur of Smallness” derives inspiration from the writings of botanist Robin Wall Kimmerer's book on mosses. It is the 3rd project in the UNSUNG series. Published by photographer Mahesh Bhat, the first volume UNSUNG and the second ..Read More ›

This photographic installation distills work done by Arati Kumar Rao over the past three years in criss-crossing the Ganga-Brahmaputra basin — the largest river basin in the world. It will take you on a journey upriver from the many-tongued mouth ..Read More ›

10:00am—7:00pm

This project focuses on the city of Panjim, and its unexplored secrets in the form of short photo essays in a newsletter. A photographer native to Goa and another who has made Goa his home shall photograph select stories/spaces in ..Read More ›

10:00am—7:00pm

Shot from a unique vantage point, Navtej Singh photographs India’s coastal regions as never before seen – vast, sweeping swathes of emerald green and sapphire blue, far from the teeming crowds and densely populated cities that urban inhabitants are so ..Read More ›

Pocket Museum
10:00am—7:00pm
Pocket Museum

Special Project When the nine mobile museums in Museum Bhavan began to find homes in more formal institutions, Dayanita Singh decided to find a form that would allow her museums to be simultaneously disseminated in more domestic spaces: as a ..Read More ›

Master Ji
10:00am—7:00pm
Master Ji

Special Project A series of photographs taken by Dayanita Singh of the famous Bollywood choreographer, Saroj Khan, were made into a projection, with a carefully sequenced choreography by Mark Morris, who approached the images as a dance – a poetic ..Read More ›

Special Project This exhibition showcases, for the very first time, a sampling of rare, original photographs and digital reprints of early Indian cinema from the Wirsching Archive. The selection for the Serendipity Arts Festival comprises behind-the-scenes photographs of cast and ..Read More ›

The Enriching Journey
10:00am—7:00pm
The Enriching Journey

Spacial Project Fratelli has specially commissioned a project using recycled glass bottles. Artist Hemi Bawa depicts the journey of grape to wine, and the life of a vineyard.

10:00am—7:00pm

Special Project Designer Wendell Rodricks travels across the sea and the silk route to discover the influences that result in the creation of the Pano Bhaju in Goa. From the Far East, countries such as Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, Burma ..Read More ›

Mapping Mapusa Market
10:00am—7:00pm
Mapping Mapusa Market

Special Project Mapping Mapusa Market is an installation by artist Orijit Sen that has originated from a project that the artist has worked on since 2013, involving explorations of the old Mapusa market in North Goa. These explorations involve a ..Read More ›

10:00am—7:00pm

Reimagining Gandhi is an attempt to engage with the Gandhian thought through various forms of artistic expressions. Mahatma Gandhi’s teachings of truth, non-violence and compassion are eternal and need to be imbibed in every individual. Gandhi's teachings have inspired not ..Read More ›

Now You See It!: The Invisible River of Konkani Surrealism foregrounds interconnected dialogues that  distinguish Goa's artists, and their profound -  yet barely recognized -  contributions to  the modern and contemporary art landscape of the subcontinent. It includes thirty artists ..Read More ›

10:00am—7:00pm

Special Project Serendipity Arts Festival is pleased to present The Ground Beneath My Feet, an exhibition of cutting edge performance art from around the world. Situated on a barge docked at Captain of Ports Jetty on the Mandovi River in ..Read More ›

Dharti Arts Residency
10:00am—7:00pm
Dharti Arts Residency

Special Project This exhibition will showcase the work of six artists who were selected to be part of a 3-month long residency facilitated by Serendipity Arts Trust. This holistic and thematic residency was based equally in theory and practice, allowing ..Read More ›

The Coconut Story
10:00am—7:00pm
The Coconut Story

Celebrating the the spirit of the versatile coconut, an ingredient so essential to coastal cuisines, a selection of Goan chefs and establishments will create signature dishes as a lead up to and during the Festival, showcasing the range of Goan ..Read More ›

Young Subcontinent
10:00am—7:00pm
Young Subcontinent

The Young Subcontinent project will showcase the works of young, emerging artists from across the Indian subcontinent. The project aims to retrieve the shared histories and pasts of the countries that constitute the subcontinent, and which now lie under the ..Read More ›

Nature Untamed
10:00am—7:00pm
Nature Untamed

Nature Untamed is a series of stunning photographs by wildlife photographer Anup Shah. An immediate and intimate approach to these magnificent creatures  gives a surprising feeling of the vastness of the landscape of Maasai Mara. According to Shah, "I wanted ..Read More ›

10:00am—7:00pm

SAF Special Project Using Mary Douglas’s famous statement “Dirt is Matter out Place”, this exhibition looks at the displacements that occur when artists work with the aesthetics of waste, foreground its materials and politics, turning it into figure of radical ..Read More ›

10:00am—7:00pm

What happens when the world's most used man-made material  - cement - is put into the hands of internationally acclaimed designers? They make creations with the finesse and form of an art piece, with the detailing, function and craftsmanship of ..Read More ›

11:00am—4:00pm

Workshops Calling all mothers, fathers and grandparents over 60! Serendipity Arts Festival and Accelerated Intimacy invite you to participate in “Dance Like A Mother”, a workshop-performance exploring the ways in which we are becoming our parents, or versions of them ..Read More ›

Senses 2.0
11:00am—12:00pm
Senses 2.0

Special Events The Festival believes and works toward making art accessible to all. In collaboration with Siddhant Shah, Serendipity Arts Festival organises the Senses programme for the less abled. Senses 2.0 is programmed with workshops and curated walks for the ..Read More ›

Music in the Park
12:00pm—3:00pm
Music in the Park

Local Goan musicians and bands spanning genres and styles performing in the afternoons at Children’s Park.

Learn the fine art of wine appreciation through a workshop conducted by Craig Wedge of Fratelli. This event includes a lecture and wine tasting.

Stand on the Street
12:30pm—1:00pm
Stand on the Street

Four performers will recreate life moments of various street vendors framing the street as a performance space, sharing  personal narratives, conversations around food and their  aspirations. The audience journey from one crafted space into another, in promenade style, encountering a ..Read More ›

Stand on the Street
1:30pm—2:00pm
Stand on the Street

Four performers will recreate life moments of various street vendors framing the street as a performance space, sharing  personal narratives, conversations around food and their  aspirations. The audience journey from one crafted space into another, in promenade style, encountering a ..Read More ›

Talking Culture
2:00pm—4:30pm
Talking Culture

Talking Culture is a series of lectures conducted by eminent artist-practitioners in and related to the field of arts and culture in India. Focusing on a specific project, or evolution of their practice, the lecture will be a deeper insight ..Read More ›

SAF Special Project Arrivals and Departures brings together a selection of contemporary Asian films that explore and excavate various layers of contemporary life – of personal experiences and dreams, social dilemmas and conflicts, and confrontations with tradition and modernity. The ..Read More ›

For fans of all things fermented, this two-part seminar with Aditya Raghavan travels through India’s rich dairy traditions. From lessons on the history of yogurt, paneer, and ghee to tastings of artisanal cheese from Bengal and Kashmir, this workshop will ..Read More ›

Brinjal Cart
3:00pm—7:00pm
Brinjal Cart

This pop up food cart will serve a different brinjal varieties and dishes during each day of the festival, celebrating the agricultural biodiversity of the Indian brinjal (also known as eggplant/aubergine). Each of these brinjals has a different flavour, texture ..Read More ›

Stand on the Street
3:30pm—4:00pm
Stand on the Street

Four performers will recreate life moments of various street vendors framing the street as a performance space, sharing  personal narratives, conversations around food and their  aspirations. The audience journey from one crafted space into another, in promenade style, encountering a ..Read More ›

Stand on the Street
4:30pm—5:00pm
Stand on the Street

Four performers will recreate life moments of various street vendors framing the street as a performance space, sharing  personal narratives, conversations around food and their  aspirations. The audience journey from one crafted space into another, in promenade style, encountering a ..Read More ›

River Raga
5:30pm—6:30pm
River Raga

Audience members will enjoy a sunset cruise along the River Mandovi (departing from Santa Monica Jetty) while enjoying carefully curated classical performances on select days of the Festival. First come first served. The cruise will leave from Santa Monica Jetty, ..Read More ›

6:00pm—7:00pm

Special Project Get ready to have your funny bones tickled! Comedy Wagon presents some of the finest stand up comic talent in the country at SAF 2017 for an evening that is guaranteed to be a laugh riot. This event ..Read More ›

Uncharted Seas
7:00pm—8:00pm
Uncharted Seas

At the heart of Uncharted Seas is the search for the intangible – truth, beauty, love and freedom. Though the performance is separated into sections, the production in its entirety attempts to capture the essence of the “search”, through the ..Read More ›

Maya Bazaar
8:00pm—9:45pm
Maya Bazaar

Combining craft, music, magic, puppetry and extraordinary make-up and costumes, Surabhi Theatre plays represent a unique facet of India’s theatrical traditions. “Maya Bazaar” (Market of Illusions) is regarded as the master piece of Sri Venkateswara Natyamandali (Surabhi Theatre). This production narrates ..Read More ›

A Night in Harlem
8:30pm—10:00pm
A Night in Harlem

A Night in Harlem is a journey through the birthplace of some of the most important music ever to be created - music that was the origin of most contemporary music that we listen to today. The idea is to ..Read More ›

Jaali
10:00am—7:00pm
Jaali

A part of this year’s focus in the craft exhibition will be on the jaali motif across crafts in India. The multiple forms that we will focus on include: sanjhi; stone work; inlay in marble; jaali in pashmina; block prints; ..Read More ›

10:00am—7:00pm

This exhibition will engage with a spectrum of ways in which artists in late-colonial, postcolonial and contemporary India have addressed the challenge of a present that is always saturated in and over determined by a past or pasts. Or, as ..Read More ›

St+Art Goa
10:00am—7:00pm
St+Art Goa

SAF Special Project   St+art Goa will bring a diverse range of public art interventions Goa. Ranging from murals, billboards and cut outs, the festival will see some of the most renowned international and local street and public art talent.

Sonic City
10:00am—7:00pm
Sonic City

An interactive sonic wall that surprises the viewer by revealing sounds from the city of Delhi. The sound installation will include music made by musicians in the city, as well as street and ambient sounds that form part of the ..Read More ›

People’s Music
10:00am—7:00pm
People’s Music

SAF Special Project We create music when we are happy. We create music when we are sad. We make music to accompany work. We make music for relaxation. There is music that brings entire communities together. There is music that ..Read More ›

10:00am—11:30am

Eating in the anthropocene is a 90 minute eating experience where visitors are introduced to the concept of the anthropocene: that human activities are so extensive we are leaving a geological record. Through 4 courses visitors will experience concepts and ..Read More ›

Serendipity Barefoot School of Craft is a two-year project which, for this edition of the festival, consists of an architectural competition. The display of all complete submissions and a selection of 15 submissions for development into architectural models will be ..Read More ›

10:00am—7:00pm

This  exhibition will focus on important Goan musicians in the Indian Jazz scene, from 1935 to 1970, when Jazz had a significant presence in clubs in India. The focus will be on the Swing & Big Band era of Jazz between 1930 to ..Read More ›

Celebrating the Extraordinary Grandeur of Smallness” derives inspiration from the writings of botanist Robin Wall Kimmerer's book on mosses. It is the 3rd project in the UNSUNG series. Published by photographer Mahesh Bhat, the first volume UNSUNG and the second ..Read More ›

This photographic installation distills work done by Arati Kumar Rao over the past three years in criss-crossing the Ganga-Brahmaputra basin — the largest river basin in the world. It will take you on a journey upriver from the many-tongued mouth ..Read More ›

10:00am—7:00pm

This project focuses on the city of Panjim, and its unexplored secrets in the form of short photo essays in a newsletter. A photographer native to Goa and another who has made Goa his home shall photograph select stories/spaces in ..Read More ›

10:00am—7:00pm

Shot from a unique vantage point, Navtej Singh photographs India’s coastal regions as never before seen – vast, sweeping swathes of emerald green and sapphire blue, far from the teeming crowds and densely populated cities that urban inhabitants are so ..Read More ›

Pocket Museum
10:00am—7:00pm
Pocket Museum

Special Project When the nine mobile museums in Museum Bhavan began to find homes in more formal institutions, Dayanita Singh decided to find a form that would allow her museums to be simultaneously disseminated in more domestic spaces: as a ..Read More ›

Master Ji
10:00am—7:00pm
Master Ji

Special Project A series of photographs taken by Dayanita Singh of the famous Bollywood choreographer, Saroj Khan, were made into a projection, with a carefully sequenced choreography by Mark Morris, who approached the images as a dance – a poetic ..Read More ›

Special Project This exhibition showcases, for the very first time, a sampling of rare, original photographs and digital reprints of early Indian cinema from the Wirsching Archive. The selection for the Serendipity Arts Festival comprises behind-the-scenes photographs of cast and ..Read More ›

The Enriching Journey
10:00am—7:00pm
The Enriching Journey

Spacial Project Fratelli has specially commissioned a project using recycled glass bottles. Artist Hemi Bawa depicts the journey of grape to wine, and the life of a vineyard.

10:00am—7:00pm

Special Project Designer Wendell Rodricks travels across the sea and the silk route to discover the influences that result in the creation of the Pano Bhaju in Goa. From the Far East, countries such as Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, Burma ..Read More ›

Mapping Mapusa Market
10:00am—7:00pm
Mapping Mapusa Market

Special Project Mapping Mapusa Market is an installation by artist Orijit Sen that has originated from a project that the artist has worked on since 2013, involving explorations of the old Mapusa market in North Goa. These explorations involve a ..Read More ›

10:00am—7:00pm

Reimagining Gandhi is an attempt to engage with the Gandhian thought through various forms of artistic expressions. Mahatma Gandhi’s teachings of truth, non-violence and compassion are eternal and need to be imbibed in every individual. Gandhi's teachings have inspired not ..Read More ›

Now You See It!: The Invisible River of Konkani Surrealism foregrounds interconnected dialogues that  distinguish Goa's artists, and their profound -  yet barely recognized -  contributions to  the modern and contemporary art landscape of the subcontinent. It includes thirty artists ..Read More ›

10:00am—7:00pm

Special Project Serendipity Arts Festival is pleased to present The Ground Beneath My Feet, an exhibition of cutting edge performance art from around the world. Situated on a barge docked at Captain of Ports Jetty on the Mandovi River in ..Read More ›

Dharti Arts Residency
10:00am—7:00pm
Dharti Arts Residency

Special Project This exhibition will showcase the work of six artists who were selected to be part of a 3-month long residency facilitated by Serendipity Arts Trust. This holistic and thematic residency was based equally in theory and practice, allowing ..Read More ›

The Coconut Story
10:00am—7:00pm
The Coconut Story

Celebrating the the spirit of the versatile coconut, an ingredient so essential to coastal cuisines, a selection of Goan chefs and establishments will create signature dishes as a lead up to and during the Festival, showcasing the range of Goan ..Read More ›

Young Subcontinent
10:00am—7:00pm
Young Subcontinent

The Young Subcontinent project will showcase the works of young, emerging artists from across the Indian subcontinent. The project aims to retrieve the shared histories and pasts of the countries that constitute the subcontinent, and which now lie under the ..Read More ›

Nature Untamed
10:00am—7:00pm
Nature Untamed

Nature Untamed is a series of stunning photographs by wildlife photographer Anup Shah. An immediate and intimate approach to these magnificent creatures  gives a surprising feeling of the vastness of the landscape of Maasai Mara. According to Shah, "I wanted ..Read More ›

10:00am—7:00pm

SAF Special Project Using Mary Douglas’s famous statement “Dirt is Matter out Place”, this exhibition looks at the displacements that occur when artists work with the aesthetics of waste, foreground its materials and politics, turning it into figure of radical ..Read More ›

10:00am—7:00pm

What happens when the world's most used man-made material  - cement - is put into the hands of internationally acclaimed designers? They make creations with the finesse and form of an art piece, with the detailing, function and craftsmanship of ..Read More ›

11:00am—4:00pm

Workshops Calling all mothers, fathers and grandparents over 60! Serendipity Arts Festival and Accelerated Intimacy invite you to participate in “Dance Like A Mother”, a workshop-performance exploring the ways in which we are becoming our parents, or versions of them ..Read More ›

Senses 2.0
11:00am—12:00pm
Senses 2.0

Special Events The Festival believes and works toward making art accessible to all. In collaboration with Siddhant Shah, Serendipity Arts Festival organises the Senses programme for the less abled. Senses 2.0 is programmed with workshops and curated walks for the ..Read More ›

Music in the Park
12:00pm—3:00pm
Music in the Park

Local Goan musicians and bands spanning genres and styles performing in the afternoons at Children’s Park.

Learn the fine art of wine appreciation through a workshop conducted by Craig Wedge of Fratelli. This event includes a lecture and wine tasting.

Stand on the Street
12:30pm—1:00pm
Stand on the Street

Four performers will recreate life moments of various street vendors framing the street as a performance space, sharing  personal narratives, conversations around food and their  aspirations. The audience journey from one crafted space into another, in promenade style, encountering a ..Read More ›

Stand on the Street
1:30pm—2:00pm
Stand on the Street

Four performers will recreate life moments of various street vendors framing the street as a performance space, sharing  personal narratives, conversations around food and their  aspirations. The audience journey from one crafted space into another, in promenade style, encountering a ..Read More ›

SAF Special Project Arrivals and Departures brings together a selection of contemporary Asian films that explore and excavate various layers of contemporary life – of personal experiences and dreams, social dilemmas and conflicts, and confrontations with tradition and modernity. The ..Read More ›

For fans of all things fermented, this two-part seminar with Aditya Raghavan travels through India’s rich dairy traditions. From lessons on the history of yogurt, paneer, and ghee to tastings of artisanal cheese from Bengal and Kashmir, this workshop will ..Read More ›

Brinjal Cart
3:00pm—7:00pm
Brinjal Cart

This pop up food cart will serve a different brinjal varieties and dishes during each day of the festival, celebrating the agricultural biodiversity of the Indian brinjal (also known as eggplant/aubergine). Each of these brinjals has a different flavour, texture ..Read More ›

Stand on the Street
3:30pm—4:00pm
Stand on the Street

Four performers will recreate life moments of various street vendors framing the street as a performance space, sharing  personal narratives, conversations around food and their  aspirations. The audience journey from one crafted space into another, in promenade style, encountering a ..Read More ›

Stand on the Street
4:30pm—5:00pm
Stand on the Street

Four performers will recreate life moments of various street vendors framing the street as a performance space, sharing  personal narratives, conversations around food and their  aspirations. The audience journey from one crafted space into another, in promenade style, encountering a ..Read More ›

Quality Street
5:00pm—6:00pm
Quality Street

Quality Street, based on the story by Nigerian writer Chimamanda Adichie, is the story of a mother and daughter, set in Lagos, Nigeria, but can be transposed, with a few details changed, to several cities across the world. The entire ..Read More ›

Baithak
5:00pm—6:00pm
Baithak

Fashioned on the idea of an intimate, social gathering these classical musical baithaks will happen on select days of SAF.

Shikhandi
6:00pm—7:30pm
Shikhandi

A comic, tongue-in-cheek retelling of the story of Shikhandi from the Mahabharata, directed by Faezeh Jalali, mixes the traditional with the contemporary, questioning maleness, femaleness and everything in between. Shikhandi is perhaps one of the earliest trans-characters from Indian mythology. ..Read More ›

7:00pm—8:00pm

Rhythm Divine II -  River Runs Deep is a dance performance in collaboration with Pung Cholom drummers of the Shree Shree Govindajee Nat Sankirtan in Manipur. Deboo has been working with drummers for the last ten years, and it its ..Read More ›

Maya Bazaar
8:00pm—9:45pm
Maya Bazaar

Combining craft, music, magic, puppetry and extraordinary make-up and costumes, Surabhi Theatre plays represent a unique facet of India’s theatrical traditions. “Maya Bazaar” (Market of Illusions) is regarded as the master piece of Sri Venkateswara Natyamandali (Surabhi Theatre). This production narrates ..Read More ›

Stars in the New Sky
8:30pm—10:00pm
Stars in the New Sky

Over the last few years, there have been many determined and talented young amateurs who have used unique platforms to connect directly with new audiences and have bypassed mainstream vehicles such as films and recording labels. From being unknown, young ..Read More ›

Jaali
10:00am—7:00pm
Jaali

A part of this year’s focus in the craft exhibition will be on the jaali motif across crafts in India. The multiple forms that we will focus on include: sanjhi; stone work; inlay in marble; jaali in pashmina; block prints; ..Read More ›

10:00am—7:00pm

This exhibition will engage with a spectrum of ways in which artists in late-colonial, postcolonial and contemporary India have addressed the challenge of a present that is always saturated in and over determined by a past or pasts. Or, as ..Read More ›

St+Art Goa
10:00am—7:00pm
St+Art Goa

SAF Special Project   St+art Goa will bring a diverse range of public art interventions Goa. Ranging from murals, billboards and cut outs, the festival will see some of the most renowned international and local street and public art talent.

Sonic City
10:00am—7:00pm
Sonic City

An interactive sonic wall that surprises the viewer by revealing sounds from the city of Delhi. The sound installation will include music made by musicians in the city, as well as street and ambient sounds that form part of the ..Read More ›

People’s Music
10:00am—7:00pm
People’s Music

SAF Special Project We create music when we are happy. We create music when we are sad. We make music to accompany work. We make music for relaxation. There is music that brings entire communities together. There is music that ..Read More ›

Serendipity Barefoot School of Craft is a two-year project which, for this edition of the festival, consists of an architectural competition. The display of all complete submissions and a selection of 15 submissions for development into architectural models will be ..Read More ›

10:00am—7:00pm

This  exhibition will focus on important Goan musicians in the Indian Jazz scene, from 1935 to 1970, when Jazz had a significant presence in clubs in India. The focus will be on the Swing & Big Band era of Jazz between 1930 to ..Read More ›

Celebrating the Extraordinary Grandeur of Smallness” derives inspiration from the writings of botanist Robin Wall Kimmerer's book on mosses. It is the 3rd project in the UNSUNG series. Published by photographer Mahesh Bhat, the first volume UNSUNG and the second ..Read More ›

This photographic installation distills work done by Arati Kumar Rao over the past three years in criss-crossing the Ganga-Brahmaputra basin — the largest river basin in the world. It will take you on a journey upriver from the many-tongued mouth ..Read More ›

10:00am—7:00pm

This project focuses on the city of Panjim, and its unexplored secrets in the form of short photo essays in a newsletter. A photographer native to Goa and another who has made Goa his home shall photograph select stories/spaces in ..Read More ›

10:00am—7:00pm

Shot from a unique vantage point, Navtej Singh photographs India’s coastal regions as never before seen – vast, sweeping swathes of emerald green and sapphire blue, far from the teeming crowds and densely populated cities that urban inhabitants are so ..Read More ›

Pocket Museum
10:00am—7:00pm
Pocket Museum

Special Project When the nine mobile museums in Museum Bhavan began to find homes in more formal institutions, Dayanita Singh decided to find a form that would allow her museums to be simultaneously disseminated in more domestic spaces: as a ..Read More ›

Master Ji
10:00am—7:00pm
Master Ji

Special Project A series of photographs taken by Dayanita Singh of the famous Bollywood choreographer, Saroj Khan, were made into a projection, with a carefully sequenced choreography by Mark Morris, who approached the images as a dance – a poetic ..Read More ›

Special Project This exhibition showcases, for the very first time, a sampling of rare, original photographs and digital reprints of early Indian cinema from the Wirsching Archive. The selection for the Serendipity Arts Festival comprises behind-the-scenes photographs of cast and ..Read More ›

The Enriching Journey
10:00am—7:00pm
The Enriching Journey

Spacial Project Fratelli has specially commissioned a project using recycled glass bottles. Artist Hemi Bawa depicts the journey of grape to wine, and the life of a vineyard.

10:00am—7:00pm

Special Project Designer Wendell Rodricks travels across the sea and the silk route to discover the influences that result in the creation of the Pano Bhaju in Goa. From the Far East, countries such as Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, Burma ..Read More ›

Mapping Mapusa Market
10:00am—7:00pm
Mapping Mapusa Market

Special Project Mapping Mapusa Market is an installation by artist Orijit Sen that has originated from a project that the artist has worked on since 2013, involving explorations of the old Mapusa market in North Goa. These explorations involve a ..Read More ›

10:00am—7:00pm

Reimagining Gandhi is an attempt to engage with the Gandhian thought through various forms of artistic expressions. Mahatma Gandhi’s teachings of truth, non-violence and compassion are eternal and need to be imbibed in every individual. Gandhi's teachings have inspired not ..Read More ›

Now You See It!: The Invisible River of Konkani Surrealism foregrounds interconnected dialogues that  distinguish Goa's artists, and their profound -  yet barely recognized -  contributions to  the modern and contemporary art landscape of the subcontinent. It includes thirty artists ..Read More ›

10:00am—7:00pm

Special Project Serendipity Arts Festival is pleased to present The Ground Beneath My Feet, an exhibition of cutting edge performance art from around the world. Situated on a barge docked at Captain of Ports Jetty on the Mandovi River in ..Read More ›

Dharti Arts Residency
10:00am—7:00pm
Dharti Arts Residency

Special Project This exhibition will showcase the work of six artists who were selected to be part of a 3-month long residency facilitated by Serendipity Arts Trust. This holistic and thematic residency was based equally in theory and practice, allowing ..Read More ›

The Coconut Story
10:00am—7:00pm
The Coconut Story

Celebrating the the spirit of the versatile coconut, an ingredient so essential to coastal cuisines, a selection of Goan chefs and establishments will create signature dishes as a lead up to and during the Festival, showcasing the range of Goan ..Read More ›

Young Subcontinent
10:00am—7:00pm
Young Subcontinent

The Young Subcontinent project will showcase the works of young, emerging artists from across the Indian subcontinent. The project aims to retrieve the shared histories and pasts of the countries that constitute the subcontinent, and which now lie under the ..Read More ›

Nature Untamed
10:00am—7:00pm
Nature Untamed

Nature Untamed is a series of stunning photographs by wildlife photographer Anup Shah. An immediate and intimate approach to these magnificent creatures  gives a surprising feeling of the vastness of the landscape of Maasai Mara. According to Shah, "I wanted ..Read More ›

10:00am—7:00pm

SAF Special Project Using Mary Douglas’s famous statement “Dirt is Matter out Place”, this exhibition looks at the displacements that occur when artists work with the aesthetics of waste, foreground its materials and politics, turning it into figure of radical ..Read More ›

10:00am—7:00pm

What happens when the world's most used man-made material  - cement - is put into the hands of internationally acclaimed designers? They make creations with the finesse and form of an art piece, with the detailing, function and craftsmanship of ..Read More ›

Dance Like A Mother
11:00am—11:30am
Dance Like A Mother

Performance A workshop-performance piece by the theatre group Accelerated Intimacy, Dance Like A Mother is a performance piece about growing old and discovering that we are slowly becoming our parents or versions of them - through the use of drag, ..Read More ›

Talking Culture
11:00am—1:30pm
Talking Culture

Talking Culture is a series of lectures conducted by eminent artist-practitioners in and related to the field of arts and culture in India. Focusing on a specific project, or evolution of their practice, the lecture will be a deeper insight ..Read More ›

11:30am—12:30pm

Through a mix of song, family, and masalas, Joanne Da Cunha will recreate the experience of a young girl learning to cook a classic Goan Vindalho. While her mother Liz demonstrates the cooking process, Joanne will combine music and dialogue ..Read More ›

Music in the Park
12:00pm—3:00pm
Music in the Park

Local Goan musicians and bands spanning genres and styles performing in the afternoons at Children’s Park.

Stand on the Street
12:30pm—1:00pm
Stand on the Street

Four performers will recreate life moments of various street vendors framing the street as a performance space, sharing  personal narratives, conversations around food and their  aspirations. The audience journey from one crafted space into another, in promenade style, encountering a ..Read More ›

Stand on the Street
1:30pm—2:00pm
Stand on the Street

Four performers will recreate life moments of various street vendors framing the street as a performance space, sharing  personal narratives, conversations around food and their  aspirations. The audience journey from one crafted space into another, in promenade style, encountering a ..Read More ›

Dance Like A Mother
3:00pm—3:30pm
Dance Like A Mother

Performance A workshop-performance piece by the theatre group Accelerated Intimacy, Dance Like A Mother is a performance piece about growing old and discovering that we are slowly becoming our parents or versions of them - through the use of drag, ..Read More ›

3:00pm—6:00pm

Special Event A closed door panel discussion brings together artists and practitioners from South Asia to discuss the Young Subcontinent as a project, as well as art initiatives in the region to help boost emerging artists and artist networks in ..Read More ›

Learn the fine art of wine appreciation through a workshop conducted by Craig Wedge of Fratelli. This event includes a lecture and wine tasting.

Stand on the Street
3:30pm—4:00pm
Stand on the Street

Four performers will recreate life moments of various street vendors framing the street as a performance space, sharing  personal narratives, conversations around food and their  aspirations. The audience journey from one crafted space into another, in promenade style, encountering a ..Read More ›

Stand on the Street
4:30pm—5:00pm
Stand on the Street

Four performers will recreate life moments of various street vendors framing the street as a performance space, sharing  personal narratives, conversations around food and their  aspirations. The audience journey from one crafted space into another, in promenade style, encountering a ..Read More ›

Coke Studio
8:00pm—10:00pm
Coke Studio

The popular music series comes to Goa to showcase a roster of talented artists and bring Serendipity Arts Festival to a close.