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'Serendipity Fest is a people's festival'

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We are aiming at bringing back the magic of art into the mundane realities of life, by making the festival-experiential, inclusive, accessible,...

The fourth edition of Serendipity Arts Festival, held annually in Goa, will be a people's festival, aiming at "bringing back the magic of art into the mundane realities of life", industrialist and founder patron Sunil Kant Munjal said on Monday.

The multidisciplinary festival also announced its curatorial panel last week.

"We are aiming at bringing back the magic of art into the mundane realities of life, by making the festival-experiential, inclusive, accessible, experimental and educational.

"It is a people's festival which has been working towards breaking the exclusivity and broaden the footprint of art & culture in the region," Munjal said.

"We look forward to hosting a more immersive, experimental and inclusive festival in 2019, and we'll stress on the enhancement of the festival's qualitative aspect," Serendipity Arts Festival Director Smriti Rajgarhia said.

Its 2019 curatorial lineup will have Aneesh Pradhan and Sneha Khanwalkar (Music), Leela Samson and Mayuri Upadhya (Dance), Atul Kumar and Arundhati Nag (Theatre), Rahul Akerkar and Prahlad Sukhtankar (Culinary Arts), and Rahaab Allana and Ravi Agarwal (Photography).

It will also have Dr Jyotindra Jain and Sudarshan Shetty as curators for Visual Arts, and Pramod KG for Craft.

Additionally, special projects will be curated by HH Art Spaces, St+art India Foundation, Vishal K Dar, Vidya Shivadas, Anurupa Roy and Nancy Adajania, among others.

The festival, with its special focus on the contemporary arts of South Asia, will take place during December 15-22 in Panaji.

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