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  • Uniquely Goan
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    Uniquely Goan

    A series of workshops on Goan cuisine and specialties conducted by renowned chefs.

  • Mahua (Uniquely Goan)
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    Mahua (Uniquely Goan)

    An introduction to India's indigenous treasure, Mahua–the tree, the flower, the alcohol. session exploring the history, typology and eco-system for the cultivation and consumption of 'Mahua'. The information session will be followed by Mahua tastings and Q&A.

  • Staging Situations

    Staging Situations

    The workshop will explore different possibilities of staged photography. Beginning with a quote by Jeff Wall, 'I begin by not photographing', the workshop will focus on various processes and practices of ‘Staging Situations’ divided into three chapters: As constructed...

  • Celluloid Karigar  – Handmade Film Workshop

    Celluloid Karigar – Handmade Film Workshop

    The practice of using found objects to create a work of art finds its origins in dadaist art movements of the 20th century and was perfected by Marcel Duchamp with his ready-mades. Avant-garde filmmakers adopted the practice using found film footage. The process of assemblage became a means for...

  • Kalaripayattu: Workshop
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    Kalaripayattu: Workshop

    Intended for students of dance, young athletes and sports enthusiasts, the workshop will focus upon specific body conditioning for improving flexibility of joints and muscle groups; increasing balance of body; co-ordination of movements; enhancing endurance; increasing reflexes; corrective...

  • Space and Sound

    Space and Sound

    A THEATRE WORKSHOP Space and listening are fundamental starting points of our work as actors and theatre makers. We all arrive with our unique experiences and backgrounds into the shared space of a creative process and gradually learn how to hear each other. This intensive workshop will...

  • Discover Your Opera Voice
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    Discover Your Opera Voice

    George Bernard Shaw once wrote: 'Opera is when a tenor and soprano want to make love, but are prevented from doing so by a baritone.' It's nice to see opera brought down to its 'Bollywoodish' kind of appeal, as many have feared that opera is only for the elite and that...

  • Curioso Corners

    Last year, at SAF 2018, Curioso was the 'DIY' Partner and held all-day 'Curioso Corners' and multiple workshops at Children’s (Art) Park with the support of Camlin providing materials. This year, Curioso Corners will be programmed with all-day activities with...

  • Senses 4.0

    Senses 4.0

    SENSES is India's first ever 'accessible and inclusive outreach program' curated for persons with special needs, for a multidisciplinary arts festival. The fourth edition - SENSES 4.0 is pushing the brackets further by not only acknowledging disability access for varied...

  • Nhoi—The Big Reveal

    Nhoi workshops co-supported by Directorate of Art and Culture & Goa State Central Library The Nhoi: Goa River Draw project is India’s largest single collaborative drawing and its 80.6 metres of vibrant imagery is a magnum opus of the imagination and a true celebration of...

  • Healing Culinary Legacies
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    Healing Culinary Legacies

    Workshop on Flower Remedies and Herbs for Serendipity Festival, Goa by Ruchi Jain and Dr. Punam Jain A two-hour workshop which would provide an overview of Bach flower remedies with an introduction to flowers of common trees and fruits; preparation, uses and administration of Indian...

  • Curated Accessible Walkthroughs (Senses 4.0)

    Access for ALL will develop a series of accessible walkthroughs of select exhibitions on display at Serendipity Arts Festival. The walkthroughs will feature specially designed activity worksheets for student participants from Sanjay School, Umang School and National Association for the Blind...

  • Mind Magnet (Senses 4.0)

    An art workshop designed to provide positive distraction from anxieties.

  • Neon Mandala Art (Senses 4.0)

    Experience a blissful day of spiritual connection, rebalancing and self-integration with this art workshop focused on the practice and philosophy of Mandalas.

  • Excel @ Pixel (Sense 4.0)
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    Excel @ Pixel (Sense 4.0)

    In this workshop participants will learn how to make a pixelated avatars of different object. This session aims and focus and concentration. The workshop is ideal for restless and anxious minds.

  • 3 Finger Art (Senses 4.0)
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    3 Finger Art (Senses 4.0)

  • Splash Art (Senses 4.0)

    A workshop open for all, and specifically focused on participants with autism. Participants learn how a splash is animated with 3d Objects!

  • Table of 4 (Senses 4.0)

  • Blindfold Photography (Senses 4.0)
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    Blindfold Photography (Senses 4.0)

  • Text Zentangle Workshop (Senses 4.0)

    A wonderfully creative relaxing process of turning simple drawn patterns into artistic designs. Zentangle calms the mind, helps to reduce stress and improve focus.

  • DIY Zine (Senses 4.0)
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    DIY Zine (Senses 4.0)

    A do-it-yourself zine workshop for school children!

  • Memories That Touched Me – Blindfold Collage Art (Senses 4.0)
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    Memories That Touched Me – Blindfold Collage Art (Senses 4.0)

    Can you craft a collage on through sense of touch and memory? A great way of celebrating a memory/thought that has been dangling in your subconscious mind. The workshop is open to general...

  • Blockprinting Workshop (Senses 4.0)
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    Blockprinting Workshop (Senses 4.0)

  • Charcoal Smudge (Senses 4.0)

  • Clay Animation (Sense 4.0)
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    Clay Animation (Sense 4.0)

  • Yog-Art (Senses 4.0)

    Ever thought of what would happen if Yoga met Art? Be a part of this body-twisting workshop infused with art.

  • Zine Me Up (Senses 4.0)

    A special workshop for all who are and have struggled with mental health concerns designed to provide an opportunity to express their emotions creatively. The workshop is aimed to assist people with depression or stress to feel valued and empowered and enhance their self-esteem and confidence.

  • Coffee Painting Workshop (Senses 4.0)
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    Coffee Painting Workshop (Senses 4.0)

  • Chefs' Workshops
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    Chefs' Workshops

    A series of workshops conducted by Chef María José San Román (Monastrell) and Chef Alfred Prasad (Omya).

  • Curated Dinner

    Curated Dinner

    A meal conducted and curated by Chef María José San Román (Monastrell), Chef Alfred Prasad (Omya) and Chef Manish Mehrotra (Indian Accent).

  • Chef's Legacy // James Ferreira
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    Chef's Legacy // James Ferreira

    James Ferreira and his cousin Glenda Fernandez will demonstrate their unique breads called Fuggia and Chittiapp, along with two traditional dishes using the famous bottle masala.

  • Home Cooks at Children's Park
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    Home Cooks at Children's Park

    Lunches prepared by home cooks, served in the lush surroundings of Children's Park, Panjim. This will be supplemented with two stalls by local restaurants—inviting visitors to taste the lesser-known flavors of Goa.

  • Ek - Minute Film Workshop
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    Ek - Minute Film Workshop

    Harkat Studios will conduct a five-day workshop preceding Serendipity Arts Festival,  from 10 - 15 December 2019. The films produced by the participants during the workshop will be showcased as part of Harkat Studio's curated project India on Film, on 21 and 22...

  • Chef's Legacy – Thomas Zacharias
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    Chef's Legacy – Thomas Zacharias

    The theme of Chef Thomas's workshop is the #IndianFoodMovement. It encapsulates his efforts towards changing perceptions and understanding and appreciating Indian regional cuisines. It delves into our deep-rooted culinary traditions and diverse indigenous ingredients. The aim is to get...

  • Chef's Legacy

    “Legacy” … it is a word that comes with a lot of responsibility. As Indians we are blessed to have inherited a complex, diverse and rich culinary tradition. Every generation inherits an artistic legacy, and it is their duty to grow and pass on that legacy to the next...

  • Everyday Ecology

    An exploration of the lived ecology of Goa through a series of walks to the source of the food, and interaction with local communities who are responsible for food production. The walk will conclude with the sampling of local food (vegetarian and non-vegetarian).    The...

  • Wake up Call

    Vinyasa is a style of yoga characterised by stringing postures together so that you move from one to another, seamlessly, using breath. Commonly referred to as 'flow', power yoga incorporates the athleticism of Ashtanga Yoga.   Image Courtesy - Rohini Manohar  

  • Kalaripayattu: Lecture Demonstration
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    Kalaripayattu: Lecture Demonstration

    An in-depth lecture exploring the legend, history, styles, influence and decadence of the discipline of Kalarippayattu, which will be explained with the aid of projections. While explaining the four pedagogic parts of Kalarippayattu, live demonstrations will follow, concluding with a Q&A...

  • CHEF’S LEGACY – WORKSHOPS

    Legacy is a word that comes with a lot of responsibility. As Indians we are blessed to have inherited a complex, diverse and rich culinary tradition.   Every generation inherits an artistic legacy, and it is their duty to grow and pass on that legacy to the next – and not to...

  • Chef’s Legacy // Prateek Sadhu
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    Chef’s Legacy // Prateek Sadhu

    Prateek Sadhu will discuss migration and how it has helped him in his own journey. His knowledge of multiple cultures has helped him find a voice, from Kashmir to New York and back to India.  This incredible journey is why Prateek is so grateful for the experiences that he has amassed...

  • Chef’s Legacy // Amninder Sandhu
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    Chef’s Legacy // Amninder Sandhu

    Amninder Sandhu is the Chef at Arth, the first gas free restaurant in India embracing ethnic Indian methods of slow cooking over wood fire and charcoal. She is a national award winner for Best Lady Chef presented by the Ministry of Tourism. Chef Amninder was...

  • Chef’s Legacy // Ash Moghe
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    Chef’s Legacy // Ash Moghe

    This workshop will focus on the cultural weight and history of fermentation and preservation practices and their role as a central vein in building myriad cultures and cuisines across the globe. It will also feature the role of fermentation practices in the current day and age as a medium to...

  • ART WRITERS’ WORKSHOP

    The Art Writers' Workshop is an intensive three-day module designed for emerging writers in the field of arts. The workshop will be conducted in English through brief lectures, practical exercises and group discussions. The participants will be introduced to different platforms and...

  • 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...

  • Table Radica: Habib
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    Table Radica: Habib

    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...

  • Table Radica: Habib
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    Table Radica: Habib

    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...

  • On a Different Note

    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...

  •  The art, science & magic of beer
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    The art, science & magic of beer

    An interactive workshop with Thirsty Beers Master Brewer, Alex Barlow

  • 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...

  • 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

    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

    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...

  • Glass Bead making workshop
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    Glass Bead making workshop

    Visual Presentation by Srila Mookherjee, India’s first woman contemporary blown glass artist. Visual Presentation by Vineeta Oswal and Manoj Pilli of Studio Glassic on their artistic journey and their collaboration with craftsmen of Purdil Nagar. Demonstration by Ishtiyak Ali of...

  • Glass Rod workshop
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    Glass Rod workshop

    Visual Presentation by Swagata Naidu and Rajesh Sharma on their artistic journeys and the collaboration with craftsmen of Firozabad Demonstration by Rajesh Sharma and Zafar Ahmed of flame work bird and small figurine making. Participants are welcome to try their hand at making their own...

  • Terracotta Bead workshop
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    Terracotta Bead workshop

    Visual Presentation by Vanmala Jain of Kuprakabi Ceramic Foundation Mumbai on her artistic journey and the collaboration with communities in Mumbai. Visual Presentation by Lipi Biswas on her artistic journey and the collaboration of communities in Santi Niketan. Demonstration by Lakshmi...

  • Nerikomi workshop
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    Nerikomi workshop

    Visual Presentation by Kavita Pandya and Vijay Kumar Parmar on their artistic journeys and the collaboration in nerikomi. Demonstration by Vijay Kumar Parmar of nerikomi technique and small figurine making. Participants are welcome to try their hand at making their own dishes or figures...

  • Narratives in Togalu Gombeyatta

    Gunduraju is a master puppeteer of the Togalu Gombeyatta, the leather shadow puppet theatre form from Karnataka. The session will discuss the narrative form of epics and mythology with shadow puppets. The discussion will be followed by a Q & A with the audience.

  • Shadow Puppet Experiment

    What are the principles behind the craft of shadow puppetry—a form of theatre where physics meets the arts? Participants will discover this and other fascinating aspects of shadow puppetry by "playing" with lights in a dark room.

  • Workshop on Tolu Bommalattam

    Chidambara Rao is a practitioner of Tolu Bommalattam, a form of leather shadow puppets that originated and is practiced in Andhra Pradesh. Tolu Bommalattam features some of the largest shadow puppets in the world. This hands-on workshop will explore the narratives that are represented...

  • Mixology Workshop
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    Mixology Workshop

    Conducted by  Santosh Kukreti Enter the world of Thirsty City 127, one of Mumbai’s most exciting new bars known for its technique forward cocktails crafted by mixologist Santosh Kukreti, Bar Manager at Thirsty City 127 who is a deft hand with seasonal ingredients and...

  • Urban Reimagined 2.0

    Urban Reimagined 2.0 brings together two distinct artistic interventions by Sahil Naik and Achia Anzi. 38 Sinkings | Sahil Naik On 19 December 1961, Goa, along with Daman and Diu, was organised as a centrally administered union territory of India under Operation Vijay. Dayanand Bandodkar...

  • Look, Stranger!

    Look, Stranger! is a trans-media curatorial project that draws on the aesthetic ideologies and approaches to image-making and materiality as cultivated by the Bauhaus, which celebrates 100 years in 2019. The project will travel across South Asia (and its diaspora) in search of emerging...

  • Goa Familia

    The Goa Familia Project is conceived as an evolving archive that explores and documents the multidimensional aspects of family histories. Directed at seeking out physical material such as photographs, postcards, ancestral heirlooms and memorabilia, as well as oral and recorded histories, the...

  • India on Film - Film Screenings

    It happened about a decade ago, ‘film’ as a medium was discarded by the film industry, almost overnight. Decades worth of knowledge, equipment and processes were put aside and the craft of ‘making’ a film was sealed shut in boxes, forgotten in storage. The digital age...

  • Merchant of Images

    Artist and curator, Aradhana Seth’s mobile photo studio project ‘The Merchant of Images’ is an ongoing transnational conversation, led by the act of photography. Seth invites the public into the slower, more considered space of the old-fashioned photo studio, to a time when the...

  • Image Journeys: The Conquest of the World as Picture

    The exhibition offers a critical viewing of popular Indian imagery at the turn of the twentieth century in the construction of its social and national identities. This includes approximately 200...

  • Look Outside This House

    This project aims to present indigenous inventions and informal industries that have origins in catering to real life circumstantial needs with lasting social impact on communities at large. The exhibition will highlight the need to support and nurture various indigenous approaches for the...

  • Counter-Canon Counter-Culture

    The history of postcolonial Indian art is usually told from within the confines of the art world, as a sequence of long-lived styles and short-lived movements, avant-garde aspirations and institutional trends, artist groups and art schools. In the present exhibition, Nancy Adajania will...

  • Concrete Skies

    The highway leading in and out of Panjim—National Highway no.17 or ironically renamed route 66—with its many branches of flyovers and exit roads, has created the impression that we might as well be getting ready for war. It is not an easy relationship to concrete that the world has...

  • Weftscapes: Jamdani Across New Horizons

    Weftscapes examines a fresh approach to the creation and making of Jamdani fabrics, both in its weaving, choice of raw materials, patterns, designs and the end-product—a finished garment. Three inherently intertwined yet disparate stories come together for the first time in this...

  • Kindling Change: Fired Material Design Interventions in Ceramics and Glass for Living Sustainable Craft

    The exhibition will seek to uncover a hidden narrative of transnational modernism in ceramics and glass within a national art history, which...

  • Shadow Play

    Shadow Play is an exploration of the technique of shadow puppets as intricate works of craft, illustrators of narratives and metaphors for good and bad. Who is good and who is bad in the oral narratives that are told with these shadows or are there only shades of grey? The exhibit includes...

  • St+art Goa

    Over the past five years, one of St+art India Foundation’s primary missions has been to transform urban spaces into public art districts to create art accessible to everyone. Using key elements that are characteristic to the cultural fabric of urban cities, these art districts explore...

  • Mundo Goa

    The history of India's western coastline is written in the ebb and flow of ocean tides, and the constant passage of voyagers who profoundly shaped the history and culture of the ancient entrepôt called Goa. At the very heart of this civilisational experience is globalisation on an epic...

  • Call to Disorder: Experiments in Practice and Research

    Call to Disorder is an outcome of the annual courses conducted by Foundation for Indian Contemporary Art, in collaboration with Serendipity Arts Foundation, over the past three years. The...

  • Virtuality as Reality

    Invited to participate in the Serendipity Festival, the Musée d’Art moderne de Paris offers an exhibition entitled Virtuality as Reality. Based on a selection of films from the museum's collection, the project reflects the idea of virtuality that irrigates ever more...

  • Dharti Arts Residency

    Dharti Arts Residency is a three-month artists’ residency based in New Delhi. Conceptualised as an intensive, studio-based residency for emerging artists, Dharti provides its residents space and resources to develop their practice, work on a new project, and interact with the broader art...

  • Winds of Change – Sound Interventions

    A motor powered mobile sculpture is suspended from a height or upon a tree. Hanging from it are oscillating tiles depicting 20 virtues and 20 vices. This formation is rigged up with a console that is being fed live sound via mics placed inside shadow boxes at the venue. The shadow boxes instruct...

  • Imagined Documents

    Looking at the staged photograph that flits between reality and fiction, the show aims to focus on works that employ various sorts of strategies and techniques to tell their story. These could involve recreating scenes from memory, constructing elaborate sets, or telling personal encounters....

  • Form, Metaphor, Memory: An exhibition of work created through the Serendipity Arts Foundation Goan Artists’ Grant

    Form, Metaphor, Memory showcases works by the awardees of the Goan Artists’ Grant, instituted by Serendipity Arts Foundation in 2019....

  • Pierre Friquet, Jean-Baptiste Friquet & Kannakee // Sea of Serenity

    Performance by Pierre Friquet and Kannakee, with live-video broadcast by Jean-Baptiste Friquet (Bruxelles). Installation: 15-22 December, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Performance:...

  • Madhu Das // Room to Breathe

    The performance explores the idea of how an intangible value becomes a tangible form in relation to time. Madhu Das explores the moments in the interregnum, between the transfiguration of form and state, unfolding the question of how we define our self in relation to...

  • Raghu Wodeyar // In conversation with

    Comfort and intensity are the forces driving most of our recent innovations. which in turn create disturbances in nature. Is there any end point where we might stop? Our minds continue to seek ‘something more, something more’, perpetuating the cycle of need. Gopalakrishna Adiga, a...

  • 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, 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

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

  • 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

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

  • 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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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...

  • Mann Vaasam – Fragrance of the Soil

    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

    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...

  • 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...

  • On a Different Note

    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

    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

    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

    [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

    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 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 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!

    ‘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

    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

    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

    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

    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 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’ 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

    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

    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 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

    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

    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)

    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, 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

    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...

  • Sound Interventions

    '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

    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 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 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

    "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

    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

    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

    “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

    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...

  • Lucifer’s Ensemble // The Wishful Fall

    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...

  • Raghu Wodeyar // In conversation with

    Comfort and intensity are the forces driving most of our recent innovations. which in turn create disturbances in nature. Is there any end point where we might stop? Our minds continue to seek ‘something more, something more’, perpetuating the cycle of need. Gopalakrishna Adiga, a...

  • Tinu Verghese // Untitled

    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

    [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

    [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

    [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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

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

  • 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

    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

    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

    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

    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...

  • Communicating the Region: Institutional crossovers from South Asia

    Over the last decade, there has been in a growing interest in South Asia for its relay of transnational histories. Within and outside institutions in the country, there has been a tremendous...

  • Look Outside This House—Artist Talks

    Talks by featured artists accompanying the exhibition, Look Outside This House curated by Sudarshan Shetty.  

  • Connecting Realities - A Symposium on Theatre and Its Realities

    Image: Photograph by Umeed Mistry. __________________________________ A theatre that stands in close relationship to real events in the world is the starting point for our two-and- half day...

  • Of Other Places

    The staggering growth of periodic/permanent, independent and area-based art interventions, in the form of festivals, biennales, sites and community experiments raises various points of enquiry. We take site to extend beyond the physical and architectonic environment, to networks of power,...

  • Imagined Documents—Artist Talks

    Working with particular narratives of our times, based in issues of consumerism, marginalisation, alienation, violence, ecological destruction etc., these artists adopt image making strategies which transcend immediate boundaries of the ‘real’ and ‘fictional’ to suggest a...

  • Vista Mundo

    Vista Mundo: Conversation Schedule   15th December/ Sunday 4:00 - 6:00 pm: Formal Opening - Azulejo (at Instituto Camões, Casa Basilo Dias) An historic exhibition featuring 25 brilliant Goa-based artists under the age of 40 years, who first came together in June at the...

  • CONNECTING REALITIES - A SYMPOSIUM ON THEATRE AND ITS REALITIES (Day 1)

    Image: Photograph by Umeed Mistry. __________________________________ A theatre that stands in close relationship to real events in the...

  • CONNECTING REALITIES - A SYMPOSIUM ON THEATRE AND ITS REALITIES (Day 2)

    Image: Photograph by Umeed Mistry. __________________________________ A theatre that stands in close relationship to real events in the...

  • CONNECTING REALITIES - A SYMPOSIUM ON THEATRE AND ITS REALITIES (Day 3)

    Image: Photograph by Umeed Mistry. __________________________________ A theatre that stands in close relationship to real events in the...