Talatum, a circus-style theatre production at Serendipity Arts Festival Goa 2016

The Serendipity Arts festival is an 8-day immersive experience into art and culture, curated by 14 thinking heads from across the country. The first edition is being hosted in Goa from December 18 to December 23. Aiming to fundamentally alter the ways of promoting creative skills in India, this festival has played heavily with experimentation. As a result, a brand new platform has been created for the youngsters and other enthusiasts to come together, learn and engage. The festival showcases an amalgamation of several art forms with a major focus on visual, performing & culinary arts.

A massive line-up of more than 100 fascinating activities from 7 contrast disciplines are enough to give major breakthrough to a novel initiative like this. And, with a whopping 40 commissioned projects from 33 local and international artists, it is sure to be a treat to your eyes and soul. Spread across a 1.8 km stretch along the river Mandovi, the festival has cast a spell on the Panjim city with its breathtaking installations at 7 different locations.  

An Interpretation of Shakespeare’s last play, ‘The Tempest’

Among the other events at the festival, Talatum is a spectacular production put up by the Curators- Anuradha Kapur & Lillete Dubey and Director Abhilash Pillai as an initiative to revive the dying theatre arts. It is a modern interpretation of William Shakespeare’s last play, ‘The Tempest’, staged in the form of a circus act. This series will explore non-verbal elements such as trapeze, clowning, scenography, aerial arts, AV elements, digital projections, physical theatre etc which are not found in a normal stage play.

A special emphasis is  laid on the Keralite dance form called Theyyam (a ritual form of worship) because Thalassery in Kannur was the capital of Indian circus back during its zenith. The whole act is multilingual with a blend of English, Malayalam, Sanskrit, Hindi and Khasi (indigenous tribe) in its dialogues.

Talatum has started out with just two shows per day from 20th December at Serendipity Arts Festival Goa 2016, but they plan to take the show across the country and become a travelling theatre project in the future. Talatum has hired professional talent to deliver this one of a kind experience with perfection to its audience and hence it becomes the only programme whose entry is chargeable at the festival.

Witness this dynamic yet innovative theatre act at Serendipity Arts Festival by booking the tickets from BookMyShow. Hurry! Because such an opportunity is not worth missing.

Dates: 20th – 23rd December
Show Timings: 6 pm to 7.30 pm & 8.30 pm to 10 pm
Venue: SAG Grounds, Campal – Evoque