• Sadaarang


    Among the different genres of Hindustani vocal music, khayal stands out as a prominent form for melodic, rhythmic and textual exploration. Hundreds and thousands of khayal compositions created over the past few centuries and composed by contemporary composers, act as seed-ideas for vocalists to...

  • Bandish Antaakshari

    Bandish Antaakshari

    Bandish antaakshari, a performance-based game, portrays compositions (bandish) from the Hindustani art music tradition through antaakshari, an engaging recreational pastime that revolves round popular music from films. It seeks to make traditional repertoire accessible to uninitiated audiences...

  • Dhun Mela

    Dhun Mela

    Folk songs sung in different languages across India reflect the cultural diversity that has always existed in the country. These songs relate to various aspects of human existence, responding to the joys and challenges of everyday life. Whether songs marking the rites of passage or work-related...

  • Serendipity Soundscapes

    Serendipity Soundscapes

    Serendipity Soundscapes is a unique initiative by Serendipity Arts Festival. Our music curators are invited to bring together the unique sounds of the subcontinent in an extraordinary evening. A series of music compositions by artists performed in a studio like set-up with a band and...

  • River Raga

    River Raga

    A favourite of the audiences! Given the success of the last editions of River Raga project, this edition of the Festival will see the musical ferries being revisited—with more showtimes and different artists, these cruises will happen throughout the Festival.  16 December,...

  • Shye Ben Tzur & The Rajasthan Express

    Shye Ben Tzur & The Rajasthan Express

    A unique collaboration between Israeli musician Shye Ben Tzur and Rajasthani musicians and singers. 

  • Dastaan Live

    Dastaan Live

    We live in the world’s largest democracy. However, there is a parallel narrative unfolding in the streets, the villages, the rivers and the forests of India. Values that we took for granted are being twisted, upended and diluted, a new set of values are swiftly taking their place. A...

  • Louiz Banks and Braz Gonzalves

    Louiz Banks and Braz Gonzalves

    An evening of jazz with Louiz Banks, the godfather of Indian jazz! 

  • Karsh Kale Presents Classical Science Fiction

    Karsh Kale Presents Classical Science Fiction

    A performance by renowned musician, record-producer, songwriter, composer and DJ Karsh Kale. 

  • Music in the Park

    Music in the Park

    Concerts in the park by a variety of musicians and bands. Genres range from jazz to fusion, pop to retro and blues to funk.   15th December | Still Water  16th December | Elvis Lobo  17th  December | Maria Meireles  18th December | Aviv...

  • Padams


    A performance by the esteemed Bharatnatyam teacher-performer Bragha Bessell.

  • Identity


    A series of two performances and a panel discussion curated on the theme of ‘Identity’ by Leela Samson.      

  • Prathyasha


    What humanity faces today is the result of our day-to-day karma. For the most part, it is us, humans, who are the reason for natural disasters. How can art play a role in reversing this trend, in taking us to a greater awareness of our actions and their impact on the world? Three artists and...

  • Folk Forms of Tamil Nadu

    Folk Forms of Tamil Nadu

    A representation of the various dance forms of Tamil Nadu including Mayil Attam, Kummi, Kai Silambu Attam, Karakattam etc.

  •  Chhau


    A comprehensive presentation of three forms of Chhau : Seraikella, Mayurbhanj and Purulia. Each style is distinct, drawing from the rich traditions and history of their respective regions of origin and practice, deeply rooted in their varied contexts yet representative of formal properties of...

  • Seetaparahana: A performance in the tradition of Yakshagana

    Seetaparahana: A performance in the tradition of Yakshagana

    A performance of select scenes from the epic Ramayana, narrating the spurning of Suparnakha by Rama and Laxmana, which instigated the abduction of Sita by Ravana. Performend in the style of Yakshagana, the showcase will allow visitors to discover a familiar tale in a new form.

  • On a Different Note

    On a Different Note

    On a Different Note is imagined as an immersive theatrical experience through the sound of music. We invite the audience to join us and let the power of the human voice move us both emotionally and physically as we travel through time and space. The project aims to traverse a sensorial...

  • Photo-Copy


    Photo-Copy is a tale about a blemished family of four living individuals and the hope of the existence of a ‘late’ member. An irreparable loss of the head of the family: a husband and father leave the rest in a state of uncertainty. The eldest sibling Om Prakash, an actor by...

  • Eidgah ke Jinnat

    Eidgah ke Jinnat

    Ashrafi and Bilal are orphaned siblings stranded and defined by the troubles in Kashmir. 18-year-old Bilal is the pride of the region, part of a teenage football team set for great heights and pushed to the limits by the violence around them. Haunted by hope, his sister is caught in the past,...

  • Sounding Vanya

    Sounding Vanya

    [1] "Where the tune is familiar and the end emphatic - lovers united, villains discomfited, intrigues exposed - as it is in most Victorian fiction, we can scarcely go wrong, but where the tune is unfamiliar and the end a note of interrogation or merely the information that they went on...

  • Bhaagi Hui Ladkiyan

    Bhaagi Hui Ladkiyan

    A selection of stories that begin on a random day, are first-hand retellings of day-to-day life in Nizamuddin Basti. The spectator is invited to enter the performer's world—through the everydayness of the narrative. The stories emphasise how gender and sexuality plays out in the...

  • Table Radica

    Table Radica

    Table Radica is a food table, an archival table, a listener’s table. Audiences are invited to gather around the table, become visitors, friends, tasters and witnesses to a radical life led on stage and beyond. If we form ourselves by the books we feed on, the friendships we savour, the...

  • The Wedding of the Frogs

    The Wedding of the Frogs

    The children of Camarabhat in Panjim use poetry, music, and dance to tell a story of ecological regeneration that serves as a journey of self-discovery for a community. Duration: 55 mins. Languages: Hindi, Konkani, Kannada

  • Aurat! Aurat! Aurat!

    Aurat! Aurat! Aurat!

    ‘I do not write about the farmer and the mill worker because I do not know their lives well enough. I empathise more with the travails of the middle and lower middle classes.’ – Ismat Chugtai Selections from Ismat Chugtai's autobiography form the opening segment of our...

  • Spotlight on the Margins

    Spotlight on the Margins

    There are many layers of marginalisation that have stemmed since time immemorial owing to stereotypes and stigmas. It's time for the paradigms to change and allow for voices to be heard and to shed light on issues that need social awareness. In the years to come Spotlight on the Margins...

  • Please Feel at Home

    Please Feel at Home

    A woman is getting ready to welcome a young man, who has rented a room in her house. It is her son’s room—a son who passed away a long time ago. She has misgivings about renting this room to a stranger and she is uncertain about what to say to him when he arrives. The man has an...

  • Casa (Theatre for Early Years)

    Casa (Theatre for Early Years)

    Casa explores the idea of 'being home'. Told through objects and materials, this play wishes to take the viewer on a journey of what it truly means to be home.

  • Theatre For Early Years

    Theatre For Early Years

    Early experiences in the theatre allow young children an indelible experience that is deeply sensorial and perhaps even contributes to the beginning of their aesthetic journeys. Toddlers' theatre is an endeavour to this end. Toddlers experience time, space and action in a more...

  • Home (Theatre for Early Years)

    Home (Theatre for Early Years)

    Home is a non-verbal sensorial show for infants. At first, there is nothing, and then a sound—a person with a huge bundle and the bundle holds a whole world; a world of many possibilities and stories, and when the whole bundle is unravelled—what fills up the once bare...

  • Hayavadana


    The central idea behind the two-hour play is the question—what does one love in someone? Do we love their mind, or their heart? Here, the heart is representative of the body and the tangible, while the head represents the intangible—wisdom, poetry. 'Hayavadana' was...

  • Shelter


    Shelter is a monumental participatory installation created by assembling cardboard modules of identical shape and size, by interlocking, without using tape or glue. Shelter is an interactive proposal for an audience that is in transit and is diverted from its primary purpose to participate in...

  • Boy with a Suitcase

    Boy with a Suitcase

    ‘Boy with a Suitcase’ is Ranga Shankara’s flagship production—a unique Indo-German collaboration that brings together people of different nationalities to make a play that relates to all of us. A play written by Mike Kenny about migration and the idea of home, it was...

  • Once Upon a Time

    Once Upon a Time

    Once upon a time... is a dance statement on the power of imagination. It is a concept that brings together multiple art forms under one roof—dance, storytelling, music, craft, puppetry, illustration and magic. It gets you curious, makes you wonder, urges you to be inquisitive and...

  • On the Move

    On the Move

    As an artiste, Mayuri Upadhya has witnessed and participated in festivals where dance is defined only by its form and skill. As a curator, her desire is to break that pattern and go beyond. The concept of recreating a street dance battle is a small way in which dance can be accessed and...

  • Maher Raas

    Maher Raas

    Maher community belongs to the Saurashtra region of Gujarat, and have played a major role in the 1600 years history of the region. Traditionally a warrior community that turned settled agriculturists, Maher in the past danced to celebrate holi, to celebrate victory over cattle raiders or...

  • The Kamshet Project

    The Kamshet Project

    Conceived at a farmhouse in the small town of Kamshet, The Kamshet Project experiments with transitioning realities. Nine highly skilled dancers were put under house arrest and cut off from all social and familial ties! It was an experiment to go beyond the physical text of dance and explore the...

  • Reflections of Time

    Reflections of Time

    Two select dance productions, ‘Maanini’ and ‘Red Dress Wali Ladki’, curated by Mayuri Upadhya on the theme of ‘Reflections of Time’.

  • Maanini – Expressions of Love (Reflections of Time)

    Maanini – Expressions of Love (Reflections of Time)

    Bharatanatyam has seen tremendous growth in the past decades or so, from its original format as Sadirattam, and after it was rechristened as Bharatanatyam and now to its modern avatar—it is extremely interesting to see the growth and the transformation that this form, one of India’s...

  • Red Dress Waali Ladki (Reflections of Time)

    Red Dress Waali Ladki (Reflections of Time)

    Red Dress Waali Ladki, was born out of the Diya Naidu’s response to the brutal crimes against women in India. Through the research and introspection that went into making the work, she decided to talk about the layered, subtle experience of the woman, who is seemingly liberated but...

  • Comedy Wagon

    Comedy Wagon

    An evening of stand-up comedy featuring Sapan Verma, Prashasti Singh, Pavitra Shetty and Srijan Kaushik.

  • invisible


    invisible is a game which sends you into your public space to play a collective game. With a small group of 8 to 12 people, starting from a short score and account of a previous experience, you carry out minuscule interventions. Together, you create a tiny situation, sensible but invisible, of...