SAF 2020 x You is a digital initiative by Serendipity Arts Festival bringing a range of multi-disciplinary experiences, from a cross section of the arts
Serendipity Arts Festival is launching a new digital experience for all those who are braving the pandemic in quarantine and living in lockdown. SAF 2020 x You, a digital initiative, starting from the 25th of April, will be evenly spread across 5 - 6 days and will be hosted on the different social media platforms of the festival, supported by a new, specially designed webpage.
The new webpage will carry the essential details about the daily offerings of this digital collaborative festival. The virtual festival will be bringing a range of multi-disciplinary experiences, from a cross section of the arts in the form of archived and aggregated content from the past and present. The offerings will see a diverse mix of content presented through webinars, performances, readings and workshops.
People can expect to be a part of special sessions by the likes of Bikram Ghose, tabla virtuoso and percussionist, Ranjit Barot, drummer & percussionist and curator of the music discipline from the Serendipity Arts Festival 2016, Sneha Khanwalkar, music director and curator to the Serendipity Arts Festival.
Still from Instagram Live of Ranjit Barot on Day 1 of SAF 2020 x You
Along with messages and special presentations by notable artists and curators who have been associated with the Serendipity Arts Foundation & Festival 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 Arundhati Nag, actress, theater personality and curator, will do special readings and storytelling sessions for children from fables and children’s literature. The programming will also include several workshops on theatre, music and culinary arts for everyone to participate in and rejoice from the comfort of their homes.
Speaking about SAF 2020 x You, Mr. Sunil Kant Munjal, Founder Patron, Serendipity Arts Foundation, said, “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 brings us together and helps us stay connected. SAF 2020 x YOU 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. We hope this will brighten your day and give you reason for joy.”
The official hashtag of the digital festival would be #SAFeFestival, and its daily programming 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.
Still from the video of Shadow Play curated by Anurupa Roy for Serendipity Arts Festival 2019
The content put up in these brackets would be shared by the partners and affiliates, past and present curators and artists from previous editions, along with a combination of popular content available from public sources, with due credit to the publisher.
Speaking about the initiative Ms. Smriti Rajgarhia, Director, Foundation and Festival mentioned, “At Serendipity Arts Foundation, we have been inspired by the resilience and strength of the arts community, in offering kindness, hope and faith through the arts to the wider public, even as we collectively experience these strenuous times. We would like to thank the arts community for their efforts in keeping the arts alive and roaring, through this rough patch and bring some comfort to people.”
For more information and the daily schedule please visit the Serendipity Arts Festival website