BANGALOREMagical Alchemist will present Soul Cages - The Story Of Life, Death and Beyond by Savitha Sastry at Chowdiah Memorial Auditorium on February 11 at 7 pm. 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 Bharatanatyam.
The connoisseur of this art form will be enthralled by the sophistication and nuances employed in the presentation, while the uninitiated will fall in love with the art itself. A musical, a dance performance, a narrative — Soul Cages is vastly more than the sum of its parts.
Savitha is a leading exponent of Bharatanatyam, the dance form of Southern India that has its cultural roots in ancient history. She brings alive the classical tradition of Bharatanatyam with a creativity that imbues relevance and meaning to this art form in its current age. The dance journey of this illustrious artist commenced at the age of six under the guidance of Guru Mahalingam Pillai of the Raja Rajeshwari Dance Academy in Mumbai. Her debut performance was at the age of nine at the Asthika Samajam, Mumbai to an audience of over a thousand.
She continued her artistic endeavor under the tutelage of world renowned gurus Padmabhushan VP Dhananjayan, Shanta Dhananjayan and Padmashri Adyar K Laxman in Chennai. Savitha is deeply grounded in the Bharatanatyam tradition and her mission is to bring this art form to a wider audience without losing it’s aesthetic and cultural integrity.
As a solo dancer, Savitha is a pioneer in using the medium of Bharatanatyam to create new choreographies utilising narratives and stories that allow the viewer to be connected with the presentation every step of the way.
These special performances have reached out to new and diverse audiences around the globe, while the erudite have appreciated her initiative in using the age old tradition of Bharatanatyam in a novel and compelling manner. Savitha is known for enthralling audiences with performances that embody perfection in form and joy in expression, an intelligent fusion that comes from years of rigorous training, dedicated practice, and passion.