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  • Sadaarang

    Curated By Aneesh Pradhan

    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

    Curated By Aneesh Pradhan

    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

    Curated By Aneesh Pradhan

    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—Dil ki Baatein: Affairs of the Heart in Song

    Curated By Aneesh Pradhan

    Serendipity Soundscapes is a unique initiative by Serendipity Arts Festival. Our music curators are invited to bring together the unique sounds of...

  • River Raga

    Curated By Aneesh Pradhan

    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

    Curated By Sneha Khanwalkar

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

  • Dastaan Live

    Curated By Sneha Khanwalkar

    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

    Curated By Sneha Khanwalkar

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

  • Karsh Kale Presents Classical Science Fiction feat. Pt. Ajay Prasanna and Max ZT

    Curated By Sneha Khanwalkar

    A performance by renowned musician, record-producer, songwriter, composer and DJ Karsh Kale.  Photo Credit: Suraj Warrier

  • Gulon Mein Rang Bhare with Azeezon ki toli: A Performance by Rekha Bhardwaj

    Curated By Sneha Khanwalkar

    ARTIST STATEMENT Since my childhood I was exposed to all genres of music. It is only later on that I was...

  • 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.   15 December, 2019 | Still Waters  16 December, 2019 | Latin Monks 17 December, 2019 | Maria e Neil 18 December, 2019 | The Aviv...

  • The Landscape of Human Emotions

    Curated By Leela Samson

    In Indian classical dance—literature, music and dance are woven together into a beautiful tapestry of emotions. Bhava, or feeling, is an important component in dance.  Even in the fifth century poems we find these emotive songs. The poems reveal endless emotion at every...

  • Identity

    Curated By Leela Samson

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

  • Prathyasha

    Curated By Leela Samson

    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...

  • Mann Vaasam – Fragrance of the Soil

    Curated By Leela Samson

    Art is a reflection of human emotions. Human emotions are based on the lifestyle, society, profession, natural atmosphere  and the fertility of the particular land. Tamil culture speaks of five different landscapes that divide the profession and lifestyle of people, according to the...

  • Tridhara

    Curated By Leela Samson

    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 the...

  • Seetapaharana: A performance in the tradition of Yakshagana

    Curated By Leela Samson

    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...

  • On a Different Note

    Curated By Atul Kumar

    Please Note: This performance can accommodate a limited audience of upto 14 viewers. Audience will be admitted on a first-come first-serve basis. Please ensure you arrive in advance to secure your attendance at the performance. On a Different Note is an immersive theatrical experience...

  • Photo-Copy

    Curated By Atul Kumar

    Photo-Copy is a tale about a blemished family of 4 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, Satyaprakash is hit by...

  • Eidgah ke Jinnat

    Curated By Atul Kumar

    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

    Curated By Atul Kumar

    [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

    Curated By Atul Kumar

    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: Habib

    Curated By Atul Kumar

    Table Radica: Habib 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...

  • Aurat! Aurat! Aurat!

    Curated By Arundhati Nag

    ‘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

    Curated By Arundhati Nag

    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

    Curated By Arundhati Nag

    A woman is getting ready to welcome a young man, who has rented a room in her house—her son’s room. She feels uncomfortable that a stranger will be staying in this room and she is uncertain about what to say to him when he arrives. The man has an unusual name. This leads her to...

  • Hanv Gara Asa (I am Home) – Theatre for Early Years

    Curated By Arundhati Nag

    Hanv Gara Asa, which means 'I am home' in Konkani, explores the idea of 'being home'. Told through objects and materials, this play wishes to take the viewer on a journey of...

  • Theatre For Early Years

    Curated By Arundhati Nag

    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)

    Curated By Arundhati Nag

    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

    Curated By Arundhati Nag

    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

    Curated By Arundhati Nag

    ‘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

    Curated By Mayuri Upadhya

    Please Note: This performance can accommodate a limited audience of upto 15 viewers. Audience will be admitted on a first-come first-serve basis. Please ensure you arrive in advance to secure your attendance at the performance. Once upon a time... is a dance statement on the power of...

  • On the Move

    Curated By Mayuri Upadhya

    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

    Curated By Mayuri Upadhya

    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

    Curated By Mayuri Upadhaya

    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

    Curated By Mayuri Upadhaya

    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)

    Curated By Mayuri Upadhya

    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)

    Curated By Mayuri Upadhya

    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 All-Stars

    Comedy All-Stars

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

  • invisible

    Curated By Serendipity Arts Foundation

    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...

  • Sound Interventions

    Curated By Sneha Khanwalkar

    'Sound Interventions' is a curation of four projects by Sneha Khanwalkar: Bass Holograms; The Long and Short of It; StepPer; and Winds of Change.

  • Bass Holograms – Sound Interventions

    Curated By Sneha Khanwalkar

    Exploring the bare bones of bass frequencies, the torpor of oscillations, a relationship to silence unfolds within Bass Holograms and takes the audience to the very edge of sound, inside time, into the swirls of an ‘electronic raga’. Rhythm, mass, fabric—from noise-based...

  • The Long and Short of It – Sound Interventions

    Curated By Sneha Khanwalkar

    The Long and Short of It is a durational sound and performance installation. In a sparse landscape of microphones and amplifiers, bodies find, occupy and are displaced from land. Each body must...

  • StepPer – Sound Interventions

    Curated By Sneha Khanwalkar

    StepPer Live is an inter-disciplinary trans-rhythmic art form. StepPer has mesmerised people worldwide. He makes dance from music, and music from dance, this is achieved by dancing on his self-designed Reflective Data Tranz Danz Floor, by which music and dance create each other simultaneously. A...

  • Lovers of God – Identity

    Curated By Leela Samson

    "Beyond the boundries of mortal exsistence! Enraptured in Eternity!" A performance by India's first transgender Bharatanatyam dancer Dr. Narthaki Nataraj, depicts the story of those devotees who have gone beyond the norms of this world and have united with the...

  • Navajanardana – Identity

    Curated By Leela Samson

    Bhamakalapam/Navajanardana parijatham, is a story about Sri Krishna and Satyabhama. Satyabhama is a distinct prabandha nayika (key female protagonist) in Telugu literature. The role of Satyabhama as Krishna's consort counters the tradition of featuring Radha as the companion, which is...

  • Still Waters - Music in the park

      Still Waters  Still Waters is a Jazz, Funk, Latin Band led by ace drummer Lester Godhino, vocalist Daniella Rodrigues, with Jason Quadros on keyboard, and drummer Merwyn Mascarenhas.

  • Latin Monks - Music In The Park

    Latin Monks Latin Monks Latin Monks is led by Elvis Lobo, a guitarist/composer based in Goa, and one of the most versatile guitar players in the country. He began playing in 1995 and has played with different international set ups at the biggest music festivals around the world (Big chill,...

  • The Aviv Projekt - Music In the park

    The Aviv Projekt The Aviv Projekt is the vessel that carries forward the musical vision of singer/songwriter Aviv Pereira’s passion for music and live performance. Currently the band...

  • Xavier Peres - Music in the park

    Join us for an evening of jazz music with Xavier Peres, who is among Goa's most accomplished jazz talent. A versatile pianist from Goa whos been around in the scene for more than 25 years, Xavier has performed within India and in the UK with many of Goa's greats including Chris Perry,...

  • Maria e Neil - Music in the park

    Maria e Neil are a duo that performs Jazz music with influences from around the world, such as Bossa Nova, Retro Jazz and Fusion. Being experienced musicians in a wide variety of genres, this duo...

  • Accidental Death of an Anarchist

    Curated By Arundhati Nag

    Dario Fo's 'Accidental Death of an Anarchist' (1970) responds to events unfolding in Italy in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Generally, it looks at police corruption and suspicions regarding the government's collusion in this corruption. More specifically, it addresses the...

  • Olivier de Sagazan // Transfiguration

    Curated By HH Art Spaces

    “Le visage humain n’a pas encore trouvé sa face et c’est au peintre à la lui donner…” – Antonin Artaud  The performance “Transfiguration” is the story of the sculptor’s unfulfilled desire to imbue his creation with...

  • Lucifer’s Ensemble // The Wishful Fall

    Curated By HH Art Spaces

    Lucifer’s Ensemble is a music performance project crossing physical theatre, interactive technologies and sound art, comprised by two performers and a composer. In their music performances, guest musicians/performers are invited to close the circle of conceptual pieces dedicated to the...

  • Tinu Verghis // Untitled

    Curated By HH Art Spaces

    Installation on view 15-22 December, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Performance Schedule 15 December, 5:30 PM  16-17 December, 1:30 PM 18 -20 December, 5 PM   Beneath the concrete skies lie rural villages where farming was the way of life. Over the years, rice fields have...

  • Sounding Vanya

    Curated By Atul Kumar

    [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...

  • Sounding Vanya

    Curated By Atul Kumar

    [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...

  • Sounding Vanya

    Curated By Atul Kumar

    [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...

  • Please Feel at Home

    Curated By Arundhati Nag

    A woman is getting ready to welcome a young man, who has rented a room in her house—her son’s room. She feels uncomfortable that a stranger will be staying in this room and she is uncertain about what to say to him when he arrives. The man has an unusual name. This leads her to...

  • Table Radica: Habib

    Curated By Atul Kumar

    Table Radica: Habib 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...

  • Photo-Copy

    Curated By Atul Kumar

    Photo-Copy is a tale about a blemished family of 4 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, Satyaprakash is hit by...

  • Photo-Copy

    Curated By Atul Kumar

    Photo-Copy is a tale about a blemished family of 4 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, Satyaprakash is hit by...

  • Photo-Copy

    Curated By Atul Kumar

    Photo-Copy is a tale about a blemished family of 4 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, Satyaprakash is hit by...

  • Hanv Gara Asa (I am Home) – Theatre for Early Years

    Curated By Arundhati Nag

    Hanv Gara Asa, which means 'I am home' in Konkani, explores the idea of 'being home'. Told through objects and materials, this play wishes to take the viewer on a journey of...

  • Hanv Gara Asa (I am Home) – Theatre for Early Years

    Curated By Arundhati Nag

    Hanv Gara Asa, which means 'I am home' in Konkani, explores the idea of 'being home'. Told through objects and materials, this play wishes to take the viewer on a journey of...

  • Hanv Gara Asa (I am Home) – Theatre for Early Years

    Curated By Arundhati Nag

    Hanv Gara Asa, which means 'I am home' in Konkani, explores the idea of 'being home'. Told through objects and materials, this play wishes to take the viewer on a journey of...

  • Comedy All-Stars

    Comedy All-Stars

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

  • Coke Studio

    The popular series comes back to Serendipity Arts Festival with its signature mix of fusion music.

  • Earthstage - Music in the park

    Earthstage was formed in 2000 by Elvis Lobo and Bosco D'Souza, with a mission to collaborate with musicians, creators and artists—and have had musicians from across the globe perform with them. Earthstage is based on the motto, 'The Earth is our Stage'. 

  • The FishTank

    The FishTank Xperience is a Blues Rock Funk Fusion rock 'n' roll jazz band from Goa comprising of Nevin D'Mello on guitar and vocals, Richard Carrasco on bass and Samuel Pinto on drums.

  • Smooth - Music in the park

    Smooth brings together seasoned musicians with a repertoire of over 250 songs which we play in English, Konkani, Hindi, Portuguese, Spanish and Swahili in a variety of styles too, classic rock, country, Love Ballads, Jazz, Blues, Rock n Roll, Ballroom, Bollywood, Soca, Salsa, Reggae and Pop. The...

  • Once Upon a Time

    Curated By Mayuri Upadhya

    Please Note: This performance can accommodate a limited audience of upto 15 viewers. Audience will be admitted on a first-come first-serve basis. Please ensure you arrive in advance to secure your attendance at the performance. Once upon a time... is a dance statement on the power of...

  • Once Upon a Time

    Curated By Mayuri Upadhya

    Please Note: This performance can accommodate a limited audience of upto 15 viewers. Audience will be admitted on a first-come first-serve basis. Please ensure you arrive in advance to secure your attendance at the performance. Once upon a time... is a dance statement on the power of...

  • The Long and Short of It – Sound Interventions

    The Long and Short of It is a durational sound and performance installation. In a sparse landscape of microphones and amplifiers, bodies find, occupy and are displaced from land. Each body must...

  • On a Different Note

    Curated By Atul Kumar

    Please Note: This performance can accommodate a limited audience of upto 14 viewers. Audience will be admitted on a first-come first-serve basis. Please ensure you arrive in advance to secure your attendance at the performance. On a Different Note is an immersive theatrical experience...

  • On a Different Note

    Curated By Atul Kumar

    Please Note: This performance can accommodate a limited audience of upto 14 viewers. Audience will be admitted on a first-come first-serve basis. Please ensure you arrive in advance to secure your attendance at the performance. On a Different Note is an immersive theatrical experience...