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CASA JOAO FRANCISCO

SADHANA DELLARTE
























SADHANA DELLARTE

CENTRE FOR RESEARCH AND CO-EXISTENCE
OF THE ARTS, MUSIC AND CULTURES



Casa Joao Francisco
Bhuttem Bhat, Merces Road, Bardez 403005, Goa, India
sadhanacentregoa@gmail.com

Contact: 7972805286
CENTRE FOR RESEARCH AND CO-EXISTENCE
OF THE ARTS, MUSIC AND CULTURES
SADHANA is a init iative of the OLD GOA MUSIC SOCIETY





W HAT IS S ADH ANA
W HAT W E D O


Sadhana is a space where we seek to develop the contemplative Our commitment to the Arts and Music education, creation,

mission of man on an unexplored horizon of the search for the transcendent, research and cultural awareness has led us to establish this project with the
through the practice of the arts; Sadhana is, therefore, a space to recreate idea of re-consecrating the arts as a strong via medium for human spiritual
ourselves in the beauty of God. Years of active and meditative practice of the worship. To this end, we take on the onus of providing proper Arts
arts and education have awakened, in those who have created this Centre, Education and Research programmes, to offer artistes, musicians and
the certainty that this project can contribute decisively to the difficult task of students the possibility of worshipping existence with the beauty of their
"socialization" of the contemplation and practice of the arts as a vehicle to practice, always in connection with the ancient Indian and Western art
access the transcendental.
traditions.


Sadhana aims to be a space where the search for the deeper self Our Centre will also be a space where intercultural and inter-

materializes in the practice and study of the arts, music and cultures, in religious artistic dialogue can help us re-understand our own traditions and
gratitude and trust, and in a deep experience of beauty that comes from the faith, to embrace diversity with tolerance and comprehension. Our Research
simple act of an artistic existence. Life cannot be reduced to the ordinary, to and Co-existence Centre will offer various activities such as workshops,
mundane daily occurrences. Art, which exists outside time and space, is that classes & master classes, concerts and lectures in the areas of sacred music,
extraordinary reality that leads us to assume that being human means living theology, history, dance and the arts, and will host permanent and itinerant
the extraordinary everyday. artistes. It will also be the headquarters of several projects for Music and the

Arts in Goa.

Sadhanas concept encompasses the classical formula expressed by

the early Christian monks, which is also present in the meditative practices of CHAIRS AND LABORATORIES SADHANA
India: Or a et labor a (pray an d wo rk) - by being "contemplative in
v FINE ARTS LAB
action", man creates the extraordinary in stillness and silence.
v WESTERN MUSIC LAB

v INDIAN MUSIC CHAIR
Sadhana is a realm where this difficult synthesis of action and
v INTERCULTURAL AND INTER-RELIGIOUS ARTISTIC DIALOGUES CHAIR
contemplation, creation and interpretation of the arts, music and cultures
v DANCE AND MOVEMENT LAB
takes place to create a new human experience of the extraordinary.

v GOAN TRADITIONAL AND FADO MUSIC LAB


v CHORAL MUSIC CHAIR
Sdhana (Sanskrit word) literally "a means of accomplishing something", is an ego-
v POETRY & LITERATURE LAB
transcending spiritual practice. It includes a variety of disciplines in Hindu, Buddhist, Jain and
v CONTEMPORARY ARTS AND NEW TECHNOLOGIES CHAIR
Sikh traditions that are followed in order to achieve various spiritual or ritual objectives.








CO-EXISTENCE THROUGH THE ARTS


SADHANA DE LLAR TE
In addition to bringing together a world-class staff of artistes, musicians and CENTRE FOR RESEARCH AND CO-EXISTENCE

researchers, we support a thriving community of local artistes; Sadhana is a platform OF THE ARTS, MUSIC AND CULTURES

dedicated to creating an artistic and intellectual research environment that will benefit

from the links and connections across these artistes and researchers.



We will harness the artistic research and the concept of practice-as-research. The term

'practice as research' encompasses the highly nuanced and individualised ways of

engaging with practice in relation to research and the plethora of terms that refer to

PERFORMANCE ROOM 2
4.80 X 7.50

such research (practice-led research, practice-based research etc.).


PERFORMANCE ROOM 3/ BED SPACE BED SPACE


LIBRARY 3.4 X 2.0 3.4 X 2.0
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Our operating principles: BED SPACE


3.4 X 2.5 STUDY
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COURTYARD

v Examine what constitutes practice as research and the forms it may take, in LIBRARY STUDIO


4.80 X 3.50 3.70 X 3.96

LIVING CUM DINING

order to work towards a critically grounded and expanded understanding of


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UP

what output may mean.


FOYER

v Foster a constructive practice as research culture underpinned by excellence


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5.60 X 3.88 BED SPACE


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3.4 X 2.14

and impact rather than metrics, including the possibilities and limitations of
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SPACE

these terms. 3.68 X


2.35 TOILET
2.1 X 2.35
UP OFFICE CARE
5.60 X 4.34

v Develop appropriate languages and frameworks to conceptualise and


TAKER
2.52X 5.67


2.65 X 2.63
UTILITY

UTILITY

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UTLITY

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UTLITY

articulate practice as research in its many forms, placing such research and its
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UTLITY


EXISTING
WELL

associated output on par with more traditional modes of research and


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dissemination.
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UTLITY

STUDIO
SPACE

v Make visible the narratives, practices and methodologies present within


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UP

different arts, and develop mechanisms to support researchers in all



disciplines and career stages to further enhance and frame practice as

research.

v Shape local research strategies that meaningfully reflect the richness, value

and diversity of practice as research, as well as contribute to wider debates

concerning practice as research beyond Universities, Colleges and Art Centres.






SUPPORT SADHANA


How to Contribute
General Donations to the Sadhana Education and Research Arts Programmes.

The mission of the Sadhana Education and Artistic Programme is to support


and enhance the creativity of artistes and students by providing uninterrupted time for
work, reflection, and collegial interaction in a setting of great natural and social beauty.
You can help us to fulfil this mission by making a tax-deductible donation to the
Programme. Through your contribution, you will personally advance our efforts to
provide all arts and music education and research access to children, young students,
The creation of something new is not and local artistes. In this beautiful heritage setting, students and artistes will be able to
accomplished by the intellect but by concentrate on learning, research and the creation of new work to profit every strata of
the play instinct acting from inner society.
necessity. The creative mind and soul
Any donation helps us to provide living quarters, studio space, meals, local
plays with the object it loves. transportation and professional assistance - free of charge - towards our different social and
educational projects. Higher levels of support include the Partnership Programme, which
comprises Fellowships, Founder Partnerships and Individual Annual Membership. All Partnerships
for the current year are recognized in our newsletter and on the Programmes web site.

* An Annual Fellow ship Partner ship provides 50% support to any of the Art Chair
Programmes of the Centre. Individuals, foundations, groups or businesses can establish an
Annual Fellowship Partnership with a tax-deductible contribution of 3 lakh or more. Annual
Fellowships are named for the contributor or at the contributors discretion.

* An Annual Founder's Partner ship provides complete support to any of the Art Chair
Programmes of the Centre. Individuals, foundations, groups or businesses can establish an
CENTRE FOR RESEARCH AND CO-EXISTENCE Annual Founders Partnership with a tax-deductible contribution of 7 lakh or more. Annual
OF THE ARTS, MUSIC AND CULTURES Founder Partnerships are named for the contributor or at the contributors discretion.

In addition to any cash contributions (Membership or Partnerships), there are several other ways to
support the Sadhana Programme. The donation could be fully tax-deductible at the appreciated value of the
stock at the time of the transfer. Contact your broker and the Executive Director of the Sadhana Programme.
We also welcome art books, film videos and other gifts of property, such as computers, printers, software,
cameras, furniture, and household items.

Please call the Sadhana Programme office for more information.