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June/July 2015

Atlanta, GA - Chains
Jul 11, Sat, 2015 @ 4pm
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Joe Mack Wilson Auditorium
SPSU, Atlanta, GA
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Deeksha School of Performing Arts presents Chains: Love Stories of Shadows
Chains is a production that rips apart the masks we everyday people wear through our lives, exposing and exploring the real freedom of choice that our society accords to us. Following the ground-breaking successes of Savitha’s earlier productions, Chains takes a long hard look at a woman and her life. Is there room in a woman's life to do what she wants, or is her life a compromise of the expectations of her family and the society she lives in? Times have evolved, the parameters broadened, but there still exists a fence. Chains explores the dividing line between free will and compromise.

Miami - Workshop
Jul 7 - 9, 2015
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The Living Dolls Dance Factory
Coral Gables, Florida
6:30pm to 9pm
Cost: $180
To Register: Please call Alejandra at 516-758-5507 or email alemartica@aol.com

Introduction to Indian Classical Dance with Savitha Sastry: In this workshop you will learn the basics of this beautiful ancient soul-liberating dance art form, including mudras and facial expressions, and a short choreography to put into practice all together!


San jose - Master Classes
Jun 10-31, 2015

Please email savitha@savithasastry.com for registration.

Individual and group classes for dancers focussing on aspects of technique and choreography specifically related to expanding the horizons of traditional Bharathanatyam. Classes meet in the evenings on weekdays and Sundays in San Jose.

Denver, CO - Chains
Jun 6, Sat, 2015 @ 3pm
Preview of Curtain Raiser to Chains

SVCC, Colorado presents Chains: Love Stories of Shadows
Chains is a production that rips apart the masks we everyday people wear through our lives, exposing and exploring the real freedom of choice that our society accords to us. Following the ground-breaking successes of Savitha’s earlier productions, Chains takes a long hard look at a woman and her life. Is there room in a woman's life to do what she wants, or is her life a compromise of the expectations of her family and the society she lives in? Times have evolved, the parameters broadened, but there still exists a fence. Chains explores the dividing line between free will and compromise.

May 2015

Sacramento, CA - Chains
May 16, Sat, 2015 @ 6pm
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Harris Center Stage 2
10 College Pkwy, Folsom, CA
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SAHANA presents Chains: Love Stories of Shadows
Chains is a production that rips apart the masks we everyday people wear through our lives, exposing and exploring the real freedom of choice that our society accords to us. Following the ground-breaking successes of Savitha’s earlier productions, Chains takes a long hard look at a woman and her life. Is there room in a woman's life to do what she wants, or is her life a compromise of the expectations of her family and the society she lives in? Times have evolved, the parameters broadened, but there still exists a fence. Chains explores the dividing line between free will and compromise.

San Jose, CA - Chains
May 30, Sat, 2015 @ 6pm
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Montgomery Theater
2715 Market St, San Jose, CA
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Sangam Arts presents Chains: Love Stories of Shadows
Chains is a production that rips apart the masks we everyday people wear through our lives, exposing and exploring the real freedom of choice that our society accords to us. Following the ground-breaking successes of Savitha’s earlier productions, Chains takes a long hard look at a woman and her life. Is there room in a woman's life to do what she wants, or is her life a compromise of the expectations of her family and the society she lives in? Times have evolved, the parameters broadened, but there still exists a fence. Chains explores the dividing line between free will and compromise.

Bay Area, CA - In God's Country Workshop and Performance
May 22-30
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Please Email usha@sangamarts.com or admin@savithasastry.com to register

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Sangam Arts presents In God's Country (Curtain Raiser to Chains by Workshop Students at Montgomery Theater on May 30, Sat)
In God's Country is the latest presentation from Sai Shree Arts, choreographed and directed by the 'dancing story-teller' Savitha Sastry. This presentation, which shall be performed by students of Bharathanatyam registered for her workshop in the Bay Area, is a poignant and beautiful tale that offers a disarmingly simple insight into the complexities of life and living. With the charm of a fairy tale and the depth of ecumenical philosophy, In God's Country is a not-to-miss experience for all ages.

Denver, Colorado - In God's Country Workshop and Performance
May 31-June 6
Please Email savitha.denverworkshop@gmail.com to register

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SVCC Arts presents In God's Country (Curtain Raiser to Chains by Workshop Students at DL Parson's Theater on June 6th, Sat)
In God's Country is the latest presentation from Sai Shree Arts, choreographed and directed by the 'dancing story-teller' Savitha Sastry. This presentation, which shall be performed by students of Bharathanatyam registered for her workshop in the Bay Area, is a poignant and beautiful tale that offers a disarmingly simple insight into the complexities of life and living. With the charm of a fairy tale and the depth of ecumenical philosophy, In God's Country is a not-to-miss experience for all ages.

Apr 2015

Mumbai (Bandra) - Chains
Apr 10, Fri, 2015 @ 8:15pm
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St.Andrews Auditorium
St. Dominic Road, Bandra West
Mumbai
Free Admission. First Come First Served Seating.

Please email pr@savithasastry.com for passes.

Sai Shree Arts presents Chains: Love Stories of Shadows
Chains is a production that rips apart the masks we everyday people wear through our lives, exposing and exploring the real freedom of choice that our society accords to us. Following the ground-breaking successes of Savitha’s earlier productions, Chains takes a long hard look at a woman and her life. Is there room in a woman's life to do what she wants, or is her life a compromise of the expectations of her family and the society she lives in? Times have evolved, the parameters broadened, but there still exists a fence. Chains explores the dividing line between free will and compromise.

March 2015

China - Chains & Workshop
Mar 22-29, 2015
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Mumbai (Chembur) - Chains
Mar 14, Sat, 2015 @ 8pm
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Chembur Fine Arts
Fine Arts Chowk, R C Marg, Below Chembur Mono Rail Terminal,
Chembur
Free Admission. First Come First Served Seating. No passes required
Function to honour Women Achievers starts at 6:30pm. Chains performance begins at 8pm.

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Chembur Fine Arts Society presents Chains: Love Stories of Shadows for International Women's Day
Chains is a production that rips apart the masks we everyday people wear through our lives, exposing and exploring the real freedom of choice that our society accords to us. Following the ground-breaking successes of Savitha’s earlier productions, Chains takes a long hard look at a woman and her life. Is there room in a woman's life to do what she wants, or is her life a compromise of the expectations of her family and the society she lives in? Times have evolved, the parameters broadened, but there still exists a fence. Chains explores the dividing line between free will and compromise.

Bengaluru - Chains
Mar 7, Sat, 2015 @ 7pm
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Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan
43 Race Course Road
Bengaluru
Free Admission. First Come First Served Seating.

Please email pr@savithasastry.com for passes.

Sai Shree Arts presents Chains: Love Stories of Shadows
Chains is a production that rips apart the masks we everyday people wear through our lives, exposing and exploring the real freedom of choice that our society accords to us. Following the ground-breaking successes of Savitha’s earlier productions, Chains takes a long hard look at a woman and her life. Is there room in a woman's life to do what she wants, or is her life a compromise of the expectations of her family and the society she lives in? Times have evolved, the parameters broadened, but there still exists a fence. Chains explores the dividing line between free will and compromise.

Completed Shows

Chennai - Chains
Feb 27, Fri, 2015 @ 7pm
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Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan Auditorium
East Mada Street
Mylapore, Chennai
Free Admission. First Come First Served Seating.
Please email pr@savithasastry.com for passes

Sai Shree Arts presents Chains: Love Stories of Shadows
Chains is a production that rips apart the masks we everyday people wear through our lives, exposing and exploring the real freedom of choice that our society accords to us. Following the ground-breaking successes of Savitha’s earlier productions, Chains takes a long hard look at a woman and her life. Is there room in a woman's life to do what she wants, or is her life a compromise of the expectations of her family and the society she lives in? Times have evolved, the parameters broadened, but there still exists a fence. Chains explores the dividing line between free will and compromise.

Hyderabad - Chains
Feb 20, Fri, 2015 @ 7pm
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Ravindra Bharati Auditorium
Lakdikapul, Saifabad
Hyderabad
Free Admission. First Come First Served Seating.
Please email pr@savithasastry.com for passes

Sai Shree Arts in collaboration with Natyaswara, Hyderabad presents Chains: Love Stories of Shadows
Chains is a production that rips apart the masks we everyday people wear through our lives, exposing and exploring the real freedom of choice that our society accords to us. Following the ground-breaking successes of Savitha’s earlier productions, Chains takes a long hard look at a woman and her life. Is there room in a woman's life to do what she wants, or is her life a compromise of the expectations of her family and the society she lives in? Times have evolved, the parameters broadened, but there still exists a fence. Chains explores the dividing line between free will and compromise.

Navi Mumbai - Chains
Feb 7, Sat, 2015 @ 7pm
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Agri Koli Sanskriti Bhavan
Palm Beach Road, Sector 24
Nerul, Navi Mumbai
Free Admission. First Come First Served Seating.
Please email pr@savithasastry.com for passes

Sai Shree Arts presents Chains: Love Stories of Shadows
Chains is a production that rips apart the masks we everyday people wear through our lives, exposing and exploring the real freedom of choice that our society accords to us. Following the ground-breaking successes of Savitha’s earlier productions, Chains takes a long hard look at a woman and her life. Is there room in a woman's life to do what she wants, or is her life a compromise of the expectations of her family and the society she lives in? Times have evolved, the parameters broadened, but there still exists a fence. Chains explores the dividing line between free will and compromise.

Mumbai - Chains
Jan 31, Sat, 2015 @ 7pm
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Experimental Theatre
NCPA
Mumbai
Free Admission. First Come First Served Seating.
Passes will be given on Jan 31 starting at 6pm at the box office in NCPA.
Please email pr@savithasastry.com for details.

Sai Shree Arts in collaboration with NCPA, Mumbai presents Chains: Love Stories of Shadows
Chains is a production that rips apart the masks we everyday people wear through our lives, exposing and exploring the real freedom of choice that our society accords to us. Following the ground-breaking successes of Savitha’s earlier productions, Chains takes a long hard look at a woman and her life. Is there room in a woman's life to do what she wants, or is her life a compromise of the expectations of her family and the society she lives in? Times have evolved, the parameters broadened, but there still exists a fence. Chains explores the dividing line between free will and compromise.

South Africa - Yudh & Workshops
Dec 1 - Dec 5, 2014
Presented by Natya Bhakti Nilayam
New Jagannath Puri Temple
72, Pandora Street
Durban

Natya Bhakti Nilayam and ISKCON, Durban presents YUDH - Three perspectives, One Truth (2013) - Many a time in our life we see perfectly good and innocent people face hardships beyond belief. Innocent children fall victim to cruelty which leaves us wondering if there is any divine justice. In YUDH we focus on such an incident and look at it through three perspectives, those of humans, God, and Satan. Each perspective offers a logical end in itself. We can all go back with answers, all of them valid, but perhaps completely different. YUDH is not a story that ties in with any religion, nor does it refute any. What we have is a stimulating experience which is brought to life with a clarity that perhaps no classical art form can deliver as Bharathanatyam can!

Mumbai - Soul Cages
Nov 22, 2014 @ 7:50pm
Celebrate Bandra Festival
BandStand, Bandra
Mumbai

The Soul Cages is an artistic experience that captures the cycles of life and death as a journey, rather than an end in itself. This unique presentation is structured on the imagery and narrative of a story, told through the fluid grace of the classical Indian dance form of Bharathanatyam. This ballet speaks to the heart, thereby transcending the audience’s knowledge of Bharathanatyam, without ever compromising the aesthetics and classicism of this art form. At it’s core, the ‘Soul Cages’ brings to life, a deeply thought provoking philosophy by examining it through the eyes of mythological characters and ordinary people. Its strength lies in being able to project didactic theological values through the disarming simplicity of a child.

Ahmedabad - The Prophet
Nov 1, Sun 2014 @ 7pm
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JG Auditorium
JG School of Excellence, Sola
Ahmedabad
Hosted By ASIA

Please email pr@savithasastry.com for information.

Ahmedabad South India Association (ASIA) presents 'The Prophet' - In the darkness that enveloped a materialistic and angst filled world, she came as a saviour. She danced to the music of the Gods, and lived amongst the people as a beacon that would lead them to their salvation. But when the beacon burns to become a raging fire, who is the saviour, and who seeks deliverance? This is the story of a Prophet – of her destiny, her divinity and her doubt. ‘The Prophet’ is a production that carries within it an intensity that will leave the audience thinking about it for a very long time. The stunning audio visual accompaniments, the out-of-the-box musical score, and the achingly exquisite choreography and denouement of the presentation adds up to something far more than an evening of entertainment – it becomes an experience.

Vadodara - The Prophet
Oct 17, Fri 2014 @ 830pm
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CC Mehta Auditorium
MS University
Baroda
Hosted By Nrityodaya Charitable Trust

Please email pr@savithasastry.com for information.

Nrityodaya presents 'The Prophet' - In the darkness that enveloped a materialistic and angst filled world, she came as a saviour. She danced to the music of the Gods, and lived amongst the people as a beacon that would lead them to their salvation. But when the beacon burns to become a raging fire, who is the saviour, and who seeks deliverance? This is the story of a Prophet – of her destiny, her divinity and her doubt. ‘The Prophet’ is a production that carries within it an intensity that will leave the audience thinking about it for a very long time. The stunning audio visual accompaniments, the out-of-the-box musical score, and the achingly exquisite choreography and denouement of the presentation adds up to something far more than an evening of entertainment – it becomes an experience.

Surat - The Prophet
Oct 12, Sun 2014 @ 730pm
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K.V. Auditorium
KRIBHCO Township
Surat
Hosted By Arangu, Surat

Please email pr@savithasastry.com for information.

ICHF presents 'The Prophet' - In the darkness that enveloped a materialistic and angst filled world, she came as a saviour. She danced to the music of the Gods, and lived amongst the people as a beacon that would lead them to their salvation. But when the beacon burns to become a raging fire, who is the saviour, and who seeks deliverance? This is the story of a Prophet – of her destiny, her divinity and her doubt. ‘The Prophet’ is a production that carries within it an intensity that will leave the audience thinking about it for a very long time. The stunning audio visual accompaniments, the out-of-the-box musical score, and the achingly exquisite choreography and denouement of the presentation adds up to something far more than an evening of entertainment – it becomes an experience.

Mangalore - The Prophet
Sep 21, Fri 2014 @ 830pm
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Canara Girls High School Auditorium
Dongarkery
Mangalore
Hosted By Nrityaangan

Please email pr@savithasastry.com for information.

Nrtyaangan presents 'The Prophet' - In the darkness that enveloped a materialistic and angst filled world, she came as a saviour. She danced to the music of the Gods, and lived amongst the people as a beacon that would lead them to their salvation. But when the beacon burns to become a raging fire, who is the saviour, and who seeks deliverance? This is the story of a Prophet – of her destiny, her divinity and her doubt. ‘The Prophet’ is a production that carries within it an intensity that will leave the audience thinking about it for a very long time. The stunning audio visual accompaniments, the out-of-the-box musical score, and the achingly exquisite choreography and denouement of the presentation adds up to something far more than an evening of entertainment – it becomes an experience.

Mumbai - Yudh
Sep 14, Sun 2013 @ 6:30pm
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SM Shetty School Auditorium
Powai
Mumbai
Admission is FREE. Please email pr@savithasastry.com

YUDH - Three perspectives, One Truth (2013) - Many a time in our life we see perfectly good and innocent people face hardships beyond belief. Innocent children fall victim to cruelty which leaves us wondering if there is any divine justice. In YUDH we focus on such an incident and look at it through three perspectives, those of humans, God, and Satan. Each perspective offers a logical end in itself. We can all go back with answers, all of them valid, but perhaps completely different. YUDH is not a story that ties in with any religion, nor does it refute any. What we have is a stimulating experience which is brought to life with a clarity that perhaps no classical art form can deliver as Bharathanatyam can!

Dallas - The Prophet
Aug 10, Sun 2014 @ 4pm
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Dallas City Performance Hall
2520 Flora St
Dallas, Texas 75201
Hosted By Indian Cultural Heritage Foundation and Arathi School of Dance

Please email pr@savithasastry.com for information.

ICHF presents 'The Prophet' - In the darkness that enveloped a materialistic and angst filled world, she came as a saviour. She danced to the music of the Gods, and lived amongst the people as a beacon that would lead them to their salvation. But when the beacon burns to become a raging fire, who is the saviour, and who seeks deliverance? This is the story of a Prophet – of her destiny, her divinity and her doubt. ‘The Prophet’ is a production that carries within it an intensity that will leave the audience thinking about it for a very long time. The stunning audio visual accompaniments, the out-of-the-box musical score, and the achingly exquisite choreography and denouement of the presentation adds up to something far more than an evening of entertainment – it becomes an experience.

Dallas - Music Within - Training Workshop
July 26 - Aug 9, 2014 @ 630pm to 9pm
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Children Garden Montessori Academy
8565 Gratitude Trail, Plano, TX

Please email pr@savithasastry.com for details.
The Music Within” is an unforgettable and moving experience that strikes a chord in every heart with its simplicity in describing the profound; for themes of hope and love know no language or ethnicity. It presents an evening of perspectives - to hope from hopelessness, through the eyes of Mallika, the little princess who discovers music in everything, including silence. Stepping away from the conventional mythological tales usually expressed through Bharathanatyam, “The Music Within” dwells on a subject that touches contemporary lives through its universal message of hope and love, without ever compromising on the elegance and form of the traditional dance form.

'Music Within' has been staged as a solo dance theatre performance by Savitha Sastry in 2010 in India, Europe, Middle East, USA, and Australia and has been highly acclaimed for the power of its narration, the finesse of the danseuse and her art, and the simplicity with which a profound subject has been presented to the audience. 'Music Within' will be taught to workshop students and presented by them as the opening act to Savitha Sastry's performance on August 10th in Dallas.

San Jose - The Prophet
Jul 19, Sat 2014 @ 530pm
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Mexican Heritage Center Auditroium
1700 Alum Rock Ave
San Jose, CA
Hosted By Sangam Arts

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Sai Shree Arts and Sangam Arts present 'The Prophet' - In the darkness that enveloped a materialistic and angst filled world, she came as a saviour. She danced to the music of the Gods, and lived amongst the people as a beacon that would lead them to their salvation. But when the beacon burns to become a raging fire, who is the saviour, and who seeks deliverance? This is the story of a Prophet – of her destiny, her divinity and her doubt. ‘The Prophet’ is a production that carries within it an intensity that will leave the audience thinking about it for a very long time. The stunning audio visual accompaniments, the out-of-the-box musical score, and the achingly exquisite choreography and denouement of the presentation adds up to something far more than an evening of entertainment – it becomes an experience.

Cupertino - Music Within - Training Workshop
July 7 - July 19, 2014 @ 630pm to 930pm
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A unique two- week workshop by Savitha Sastry and an opportunity to perform her Music Within as the opening act to Prophet on July 19th at Mexican Heritage Plaza Theater.
Fee: $275 ($25 early bird discount through June 15)
Performers must purchase a minimum of 10 tickets which may be resold.
Participants will be given a roadmap to creating their own productions and the opportunity to perform Music Within (35 mins) on July 19th as the opening act to Savitha’s Prophet To maintain highest performance quality, Savitha will assign role that best suits the dancer’s ability and fit with the rest of the group. Participants must commit to attending at least 80% of lasses and rehearsals.

Venue: Cupertino (details will be emailed to registered participants)
Salt Lake City - Workshop in Bharathanatyam
July 4 - 6, 2014 @ 11am and 4pm

ICC presents 'The Perfect Dancer Workshop' at Salt Lake City, Utah.

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Two sessions being offered for intermediate and advanced level Bharathanatyam students/professionals. - Link to workshop content
Please email admin@savithasastry.com for registration.