New Delhi, Dec 7 (PTI) From classical performances on a sunset cruise to witnessing the Harlem renaissance; from a modern retelling of Shikhandi to exploring the infinite culinary dimensions of brinjal, Serendipity Arts festival is back with art forms in all their glory.

With a massive network of Indian and international artists from across 70 genres and mediums, the second edition of the festival is all set to begin on December 15 along the banks of Mandovi river in Goa.

The uniqueness of the festival lies in the fact that unlike other festivals, it does not focus on a single art form.

Instead it brings together seven different forms of art — craft, music, theatre, culinary arts, visual arts and photography, to celebrate their individual identities.

“The festival is aimed at rebuilding and reviving India’s diverse and varied legacy of the arts,” organisers said.

Curating the projects for each form of art are renowned personalities like Manjari Nirula (craft), Shubha Mudgal (music), Lillete Dubey (theatre), Sanjeev Bhargava (Dance) and Manu Chandra (Food) among many others.

“We have galvanized the arts to gather more momentum than ever before,” Smriti Rajgarhia, Director, Serendipity Arts Festival said.

She added that the diverse culture and international audience of Goa made it the perfect destination for such a large display of the arts.

The festival will be hosted across 11 venues which are a mix of indoor and outdoor locations — Adil Shah Palace, Captain of the Port Jetty, Bento Miguel, PWD Complex, Children’s Park, Old GMC Complex, ESG, Kala Academy, DB Ground, Mandovi Promenade and Santa Monica Jetty.

For the convenience of visitors, the venues have been connected for surface transportation, to ensure maximum accessibility.

The eight day long festival will come to a close on December 22.

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