Dancer and choreographer Savitha Sastry released the short film Colors: White on YouTube. The short film is the second part of the Colors Trilogy and uses dance as a form of narrative. The short film is choreographed and performed by Sastry.
Colors: White was written and directed by Savitha Sastry’s husband AK Srikanth. The first part of the trilogy Colors: Green was released in September 2020. The trilogy is based on the colours of the Indian flag and explores the ideals each colour represents. Sastry said that Colors: Green focused on prosperity and freedom and Colors: White focused on peace and truth. The upcoming Colors: Saffron is set to release in 2021 and will be the final part of the trilogy.
Who Is Savitha Sastry?
- Savitha Sastry is a dancer and choreographer who is a Bharatanatya exponent. She is known for using Bharatanatyam to showcase production based on novel stories instead of mythology or religion.
- Sastry began working on theme-based productions by 2009. Some of her productions include Soul Cages, Chains: Love Stories of Shadows, and Music Within.
- Her productions are based on short stories written by her AK Srikanth. The soundtrack for her productions is composed by Rajkumar Bharati.
- Sastry and Srikanth have been releasing their productions for free on digital platforms since 2018. The Descent was the first short film they released and was awarded several awards.
- In 2020, Savitha Sastry released the first film of the Colors Trilogy, Colors: Green. The short film choreographed and performed by Sastry was nominated for 12 awards across film festivals and won two of them.
- Sastry released the second film in the trilogy, Colors: White in April 2021. She described it as her “autobiography”. The film follows her journey from being a traditional Bharatanatyam dancer to someone who merged contemporary dance with traditional.
- Sastry’s Colors: White received several nominations at film festivals and has won two awards so far.