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After eight days of cultural extravaganza in Goa, Serendipity Arts Festival, an interdisciplinary arts festival, is all set for its Delhi edition.

The Delhi edition of the festival will include a crafts exhibition, photography exhibition, design installation, dance performances, storytelling session and a theater

performance. The first edition of Serendipity Arts Festival was held in Goa in December over 8 days. It was spread across 8 venues in Panaji, had 14 curators facilitating dialogues and 53 projects in various fields.

Schedule : 

Indian Crafts: Tradition and Expression

The exhibition Indian Crafts: Tradition and Expression, curated by Dr Jyotindra Jain (co-editor of Marg Publications, Mumbai) and Manjari Nirula (vice-president of World Crafts Council Asia-Pacific Region and the Crafts Council of India), intends to create a specific space for the crafts which will aim to exhibit, educate and revive the historic importance of these.

Photography exhibition

Samar S. Jodha’s Express/Aspire is a 11-day exhibition which is the outcome of a photography workshop that included 25 girls and boys from Auxillum School, Caranzalem, Goa, in the age group of 12 to 14, learning the basics of photography and making their own digital prints for submission

Chakraview – an installation by India Design Forum (IDF)

Chakraview, an installation by India Design Forum in collaboration with scenographer Sumant Jayakrishnan, is an installation which is uniquely Indian at its core and celebrates the Chakra, or a source of power, and a symbol of evolution and renewal. The Chakraview is a walk-in installation which has Jamdani and Ikatsilks hanging from the ceiling, hand-painted signs enclosed in circular hoops, and a black, shiny, reflective floor which mirrors the ceiling and the multiple chakras on it.

Sandhi, curated by Sanjeev Bhargava
Duration: 60mins –
April 6th: Amrita Lahiri, Kuchipudi dance + Sudha Raghuraman, 7 – 8 pm
April 7th: Ayona Bhaduri, Odissi + musician (will give you name), 7 – 8 pm
Sandhi, curated by Sanjeev Bhargava (the man behind festivals like Ananya Dance Festival, South Asian Band Festival, Udaipur World Music Festival and more ), is a collaboration between a classical dancer and a classical vocalist addresses a serious lacuna in the field of dance—the scarcity of creative dance music. The performers Ayona Bhaduri (Odissi), Bhuvanesh Komkali (Hindustani vocal), Srinibas Satapathy ( Flute)  , Amrita Lahiri (Kuchipudi) and Sudha Raghuraman (Carnatic vocal) present four productions which are a confluence of dance, music and literature.

Storytelling  – Eight moon project by Sahil Mukhia

Duration – 60min
Time –  7-8pm
Day – 14th April 2017

Koitso Salil Mukhia has been working to document the sacred traditions of tribal cultures of the Eastern Himalayas and retell vanishing stories. His effort over the last 15 years, both as a storyteller and traditional healer brings the lesser known traditions of tribal India before the mainstream.

Play – Dr. Khanna

Date – 15th April 2017
Time – 7-8pm
Written and Directed by Tom Alter
Cast: Divya Arora and Tom Alter

Through the course of the 45-minute appointment, psychiatrist Dr. Khanna challenges businessman Mr. Kohli’s perspective of his own problems, and the formal barriers between patient and doctor begin to melt into a camaraderie that the two begin to share.

 

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