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

This year is allabout scale and pushing boundaries – SAF 17 will be experimenting with site,form and display. Along with a line-up of scintillating programming spanningmusic, dance, theatre, visual arts, and culinary arts, this year’s edition isan unmissable spectacle of epic proportions.


SAF 17 will featureprojects curated by some of the leading names in their respective fields:Dinesh Khanna and Prashant Panjiar (Photography), Ranjit Hoskote and Riyas Komu(Visual Arts), Manu Chandra and Odette Mascarenhas (Culinary Arts), SanjeevBhargava and Tanushree Shankar (Dance), Lillete Dubey and Anuradha Kapur(Theatre) and Shubha Mudgal and Ranjit Barot (Music).


The festival willaddress issues such as arts education, patronage culture, interdisciplinarydiscourse, and accessibility of the arts. This exciting program of exhibitionsand performances will be augmented by spaces for social and educationalengagement. Practitioners and audiences will be able to interact with the artsand with each other on several levels, in an immersive space that seeks tocreate discursive opportunities, promote the exchanging of ideas, and inspireconversations about art as a means to shape public consciousness.


In a marked changefrom the inaugural edition, this year the programmes will be dispersed across amix of indoor and outdoor locations along the waterfront of Panaji. Thesevenues range from historic Portuguese structures to modernist marvels, andinclude both indoor and outdoor spaces. Audiences will get to engage with thearts in beautiful, carefully designed, immersive and often-unconventionalsettings. Most venues will be within walking distance of each other and thefestival will provide transit/shuttle options. Urban interventions and publicart projects will transform the city into a vibrant and open cultural space.


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