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22 May 2019, 00:32 HRS IST
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  • Serendipity festival announces list of 33 global artists

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13:42 HRS IST

New Delhi, Nov 11 (PTI) Serendipity arts festival is all ready to showcase the works of over 30 global artists.

The eight-day-long festival, starting 16th December in Goa, has an eclectic mix of artists from South Asia and European countries.

With a host of events up for display, Virgina Zanetti from Italy and Uriel Barthelemi will be seen introducing the audience to the new concept of immersive art.

International artists like Roa, Escif and Nemo, will be there to lend a flavour of street art to the festival which will also see performances by Spanish Flamenco artists Jose Bolita, Paquito Gonzalees; Billy Chang, Alasendra Seutin and Subhash Viman.

"Instead of simply showcasing arts from around the world our international projects involve these artists truly engaging with our unique cultural context of the Subcontinent," says Preeta Singh, Festival Director.

Talking about artists from neighbouring countries like Nepal, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh taking part in the festival; Preeta says, "Kabi Raj Lama, Sussiman Nirmalavassan and Jeanno Gaussi among others have worked through the year to create the diverse range of artworks for the festival."

Touted as a "long-term cultural project", the festival will be displaying performances titled 'The Young Subcontinent', 'A Tale of Two Cities', 'Lucid Dreams', 'Open Site', 'Satrangi', 'Karavaan' among others.

"The audience will witness over 40 exciting projects celebrating the diversity in art with a special focus on music, dance, theatre, crafts, visual arts, culinary arts and photography," she added.

Taking place at the 1.8 km stretch along river Mandovi at a mix of indoor and outdoor locations, the six venues of the festival range from historic Portuguese structures to modernist marvels.

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