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Savitha Sastry: Featured at Gait to the Spirit

By Julye Huggins
Savitha Sastry Bharatanatyam Performance

Coming up in Vancouver, the third annual festival celebrating classical dance of India entitled Gait to the Spirit will be presented by Mandala Arts and Culture, October 26th through 29th. On the roster, artists include American odissi dancer Shalini Patnaik, UK kathak dancer Aakash Odedra, Canadian bharatanatyam dancer Malavika Santhosh and Indian American bharatanatyam dancer Savitha Sastry. This video highlights Sastry’s invocatory work Pushpanjali.Sastry in particular will be offering a master workshop, coming from a teaching background as the artistic director of Sai Shree Arts. According to her website, her school in New Delhi endeavours to teach and present bharatanatyam by exploring and stretching the boundaries of classical dance, “thereby redefining the ‘classical’ and charting new course for future generations to follow.”
Learn more:Savitha SastryMandala Arts and Culture

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