Serendipity Arts Festival Launches a New Digital Experience: SAF 2020 x You Amidst COVID-19

Entertainment | April 29, 2020 | Press Release

Serendipity Arts Festival launched 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, started on April 25th evenly spread across 5 - 6 days and hosted on the different social media platforms of the Festival, supported by a new, specially designed webpage. 

The new webpage carries the essential details about the daily offerings of this digital collaborative festival. The virtual festival brings 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 see a diverse mix of the content presented through webinars, performances, readings, and workshops. 

Festival has special sessions by the likes of Bickram Ghosh, 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. 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 also packages 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 also includes several workshops on theater, music, and culinary arts for everyone to participate in and rejoice from the comfort of their homes. 

Speaking about SAF 2020 x You, Sunil Kant Munjal, Founder Patron, Serendipity Arts Foundation, said, “Over the years, Serendipity Arts Festival has become known as a people’s 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 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 a reason for joy.” 

The official hashtag of the digital festival is #SAFeFestival, and its daily programming is 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. 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. 

 

Serendipity Arts Festival launched a new digital experience for all those who are braving the pandemic in quarantine and living in lockdown.

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