Savitha Sastry is an Indian dancer and choreographer best known as an exponent of Bharatanatyam. She is known to experiment with the format of traditional Bharatanatyam by using the techniques of Bharatanatyam to showcase theme based productions based on novel stories, not based on Indian mythology or religion. Her innovations have been described as ‘path breaking’ by critics, and she is considered to be a ‘renaissance architect’ of the dance form much as Rukmini Devi Arundale was in her times. Apart from stage productions, Savitha has also taken the art form to the digital media by creating dance films. Her latest film ‘Descent’ is the official selection at the prestigious Florence Film Festival, and has also been awarded the best music video at the Calcutta International Cult Film Festival, and at the TOP Shorts, Los Angeles.