Serendipity Arts Festival returns to Goa, bigger and edgier

Mumbai, September 21, 2017: The second edition of the Serendipity Arts Festival (SAF 17) will be held along the banks of the river Mandovi in Panaji, Goa, December 15-22, 2017. This edition will feature over 70 art projects, including 40 projects that are commissioned specifically for the festival.

Theground-breaking multidisciplinary arts festival brings together visual,performing and culinary arts, curated by eminent artists and creativecollaborators, with the aim of “making the important interesting”. 

This year isall about scale and pushing boundaries – SAF 17 will be experimenting withsite, form and display. Along with a line-up of scintillating programmingspanning music, dance, theatre, visual arts, and culinary arts, this year’sedition is an unmissable spectacle of epic proportions. 

SAF 17 willfeature projects curated by some of the leading names in their respectivefields: Dinesh Khanna and Prashant Panjiar (Photography), Ranjit Hoskote andRiyas Komu (Visual Arts), Manu Chandra and Odette Mascarenhas (Culinary Arts),Sanjeev Bhargava and Tanushree Shankar (Dance), Lillete Dubey and AnuradhaKapur (Theatre) and Shubha Mudgal and Ranjit Barot (Music). 

The festivalwill address issues such as arts education, patronage culture,interdisciplinary discourse, and accessibility of the arts. This excitingprogram of exhibitions and performances will be augmented by spaces for socialand educational engagement. Practitioners and audiences will be able tointeract with the arts and with each other on several levels, in an immersivespace that seeks to create discursive opportunities, promote the exchanging ofideas, and inspire conversations about art as a means to shape publicconsciousness. 

In a markedchange from the inaugural edition, this year the programmes will be dispersedacross a mix of indoor and outdoor locations along the waterfront of Panaji.These venues range from historic Portuguese structures to modernist marvels,and include both indoor and outdoor spaces. 

Audienceswill get to engage with the arts in beautiful, carefully designed, immersiveand often-unconventional settings. Most venues will be within walking distanceof each other and the festival will provide transit/shuttle options. Urbaninterventions and public art projects will transform the city into a vibrantand open cultural space.

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