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  • Sadaarang

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    Karsh Kale Presents Classical Science Fiction

    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 Bharadwaj

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

    Curated By Sneha Khanwalkar

    A renowned multilingual Indian playback singer, Rekha Bharadwaj is known for her distinctive style of singing. She has won Global Indian Music...

  • 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.   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

    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

    Identity

    Curated By Leela Samson

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

  • Prathyasha

    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...

  •  Chhau

    Chhau

    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...

  • Seetaparahana: A performance in the tradition of Yakshagana

    Seetaparahana: 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

    On a Different Note

    Curated By Atul Kumar

    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

    Curated By Atul Kumar

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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...

  • The Wedding of the Frogs

    The Wedding of the Frogs

    Curated By Arundhati Nag

    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!

    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

    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

    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...

  • Casa (Theatre for Early Years)

    Casa (Theatre for Early Years)

    Curated By Arundhati Nag

    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

    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)

    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

    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

    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

    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

    Once Upon a Time

    Curated By Mayuri Upadhaya

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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)

    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)

    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 Wagon

    Comedy Wagon

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

  • invisible

    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

    Sound Interventions

    Curated By Sneha Khanwalkar

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

  • Bass Holograms – Sound Interventions

    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

    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

    StepPer – Sound Interventions

    Curated By Sneha Khanwalkar

    2nd Line is an interactive percussion unit, which allows for full integration of dance and music. A musician can dance any percussion sound and/ or rhythmic ensemble; Conversely a dancer the same. 2nd Line is the 8th generational form of Bucussion, an invention of Steve Buchanan, who designed...

  • Lovers of God – Identity

    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

    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 - 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 - 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 - 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

    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,...

  • Ranjit Arapurakal Quartet - music in the park

    Ranjit Arapurakal Quartet - music in the park

    Ranjit Arapurakal Project Join us for an enthralling performance by Ranjit Arapurakal. Ranjit is a singer-songwriter and international recording artist signed to his own label, Bandra Records....

  • Maria e Neil - Music in the park

    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...