Sai Arts International presents
Sai  Nrityotsav 100
JSS Rangamandira, 5pm
Sept 1, 2017 Bangalore

July 31, 2017

Sai Arts International presents its landmark 100th edition of its monthly program Sai Nrityotsav.
The stellar lineup for SAI NRITYOTSAV 100 features The Dhananjayans (Bharatanatyam), Sunanda Nair (Mohiniattam), Sujata Mohapatra (Odissi) and Manju Bhargavee (Kuchipudi). There will also be an exhibition cum sales of dance books, jewellery, costumes etc.

The festival organizers meet: 3.30pm to 4.30pm
Inauguration: 5pm followed by performances
At: JSS Rangamandira, Jayanagar, Bangalore, 5pm
Admission only with invitation.



In 2009, Sai Venkatesh, Director, Sai Arts International, conceived a Monthly Dance Festival called ‘Sai Nrityotsav’ with a vision to promote talented artistes, promote our performing arts and thereby preserve our centuries old tradition. Our country has a rich pool of artistes and in a field where the supply is much more than the demand; many of them are left with minimum or no opportunities at all to showcase their talents. It is to cater to such dedicated artistes that Sai Nrityotsav was introduced, that guaranteed an ecosystem of genuine talents performing in good platforms.

Sai Nrityotsav, which is being conducted on the 1st of every month, now in its 9th year, is approaching a significant milestone of the 100th month and has featured many notable dancers of national and international fame. All the 8 Indian classical forms have been presented and in various forms including solo, duet, trio and wider group participations.

Every festival has a structured format where there are 5 slots of 30 minutes and the performances are rendered in continuous or spaced intervals. The performers have been provided with all the flexibility where they are allowed to use studio recorded music or live musicians accompanying them. Sai Nrityotsav through its 100-month journey has not been externally sponsored eliminating the need for carrying their names and logos on the banners. To ensure full attention from the audience, there have also been no chief guests, guests of honour etc. that at times tend to take away precious performance time.

The participants are awarded a certificate of participation and duly honoured with a small token of appreciation. Since the event is neither a sponsored event or supported by Grants or external funding there is no remuneration attached with the performances. However, in case of artistes traveling from outside Bangalore, their travel and logistics are usually taken care of by the organizers.  Sai Nrityotsav has proved to be a launch pad and a notable performance platform where hundreds of dancers have had their initial stage performance opportunity and have then gone on to achieve significant accomplishments.

The event has been completely managed by an able and high energy packed team of Sai Arts International, all of whom are professional artistes themselves. The media and press have been highly encouraging and their kind support in ensuring adequate publicity every month has ensured great audience.

Other noteworthy events conducted by Sai Arts International:
-National Dance Festival in December/January every year held at Bangalore, Chennai and other major cities
-World Dance Day celebrations on 29th of April every year, where artistes have even simultaneously performed across 10 different performance venues.
-Regular workshops on skills like abhinaya, nattuvangam, make up, technical aspects like lighting etc. to ensure a holistic approach to the field of performing arts.
-Honouring and recognizing upcoming artistes in significant platforms and encouraging artistes and promoting performances across multiple dance festivals in India.

About the core team of Sai Arts International:
Sai Venkatesh, aged 58, holds a Bachelors degree in Dance, Bharatanatyam, from the Bangalore University. He also holds a Diploma in Dance Choreography from Delhi under the tutelage of the acclaimed Dr. Maya Rao. He is a most sought after specialist in stage and light designing specifically for classical dance over the last three decades and has worked with all leading dancers of the country and abroad.

Dr. Suparna Venkatesh, aged 50, an accomplished dancer, holds a PhD in Dance from the Bangalore University where she is also a visiting faculty member in the Dance Department. Being the creative director at Sai Arts International, she is the chief dance tutor / choreographer and also trains the visually impaired artistes with her unique techniques.

Shweta Venkatesh, aged 23, is a Gold Medalist in M.A Dance (Bharatanatyam) from the Bangalore University. She is accomplished in both Bharatanatyam and Kathak having won number of significant awards and received notable recognitions to her credit.

The Sai Arts International team has traveled all over our country and abroad together with renowned dance troupes showcasing enthralling performances.

Contact:
Phone: 9844089035, (080) - 23374712
e-mail:  saivenkatesh@gmail.com