The Serendipity Arts Foundation, a multi-arts organisation that hosts a well-attended arts festival in the Goan capital annually, has launched a virtual festival that starts Saturday.
Evenly spread across five days and hosted on the festival’s social media platforms, the initiative titled ‘SAF 2020 x You’ will feature a mix of multi-disciplinary experiences from a cross-section of the arts.
People can expect to be a part of special sessions by the likes of tabla virtuoso and percussionist Bickram Ghosh, drummer and Percussionist Ranjit Barot, and music director and SAF curator Sneha Khanwalkar, along with messages and special presentations by notable artists and curators associated with SAF like Vidya Shivadas, Rahaab Allana, Ravi Agarwal, Veeranganakumari Solanki, Anuja Ghosalkar, Niketan Sharma, Astad Deboo and many more.
Much like the annual festival, the digital experience will also package elements for people of all ages. Ranga Shankara Theater, envisioned by actress andtheatre personality Arundhati Nag, will do special readings and storytelling sessionsfrom fables and children’s literature. It will also include several workshops on theatre, music and culinary arts for people to participate in and rejoice from the comfort of their homes.
“Over the years, Serendipity Arts Festival has become known as a peoples’ festival. We wholeheartedly support creative inclusion and have worked hard these past few years to remove the hurdles and barriers that exist between the arts and people. At a time when people across all nations are hurting, and lives have been disrupted, the arts bring us together and help us stay connected. (This initiative) celebrates the human spirit, the ability to support each other and to come out on top of any crisis with the human spirit and humanity intact,” Sunil Kant Munjal, Founder Patron, Serendipity Arts Foundation, said in a statement.
The online festival would be offered through the digital platforms of the Serendipity Arts Festival. Both the aggregated and original content is bracketed into four segments namely Exhibitions, Performances, Workshops and Readings/Resources.