Aarti Saikia


ART is in aARTi

Aarti believes her Art is a blessing; a blessing to share. She believes in the power of Creative Expressions to bring about bold changes in perspective, thus creating a progressive path towards artistic awareness. Creative Expressions provides a platform to nurture the Creative Arts, to build on innovative artistic projects in order to initiate sustainable conversations in society. Creative Expressions redefines the potential of Creative Sustainability as an interdisciplinary approach to finding new artistic orthodoxies.

About Aarti

Aarti Saikia is known to be Bangkok's only Indian Ballerina, who has not only embraced ballet but has also brought innovation to the arts. Aarti is a multi-faceted professional - Creative Expressions Artist - a Poet and Writer, a Dancer and Choreographer, Visual and Performance Artist, and a Mindful Healing Practitioner. She passionately endeavors to work towards Sustainable Creative Arts. Aarti's artistic journey spans over three decades. She has trained, and continues her learning in several dance styles including Classical Indian, Classical Ballet, Spanish Flamenco and Contemporary Choreography. Her passion for dance as an authentic art form was instilled in her at the prestigious 'Kalakshetra Foundation', Academy of dance and culture in the Southern Indian city of Chennai. It is at this foundation school that Aarti first stepped into the world of the Classical Indian dance form Bharatnatyam, at the young age of 6. For Aarti language is a "dance between words". She has embraced her self-penned poetry as a stylized form of creative expression. Gradually, she started exploring her poetic lines through dance, and has developed various artistic concepts of "Poetry in Motion". Aarti has a Master's Degree in Political Science and a Post Graduate Diploma specialization in International Human Rights, Humanitarian and Refugee Laws. She started her professional career leading the Women's Development Programme in leprosy colonies in India. Aarti has been a professional at the United Nations -UNHCR in India and FAO in Italy- working on aspects of Sustainable Livelihoods and Social Development. As Producer and Director of International Theatre Production "SoulVilla", Aarti has staged two successful cultural shows at the Alliance Francaise Auditorium in Bangkok, in January and April 2017. She is the Artistic Curator of several creative and performance-based events in Thailand. Aarti actively engages in bringing expressive poetry and creative dance to all. She designs special workshop sessions on "Creative Learning and Skills Development" for children and adults by integrating Mindful techniques towards holistic well-being. She has collaborated with various educational and learning institutions to develop Mindful Creative Practices. Aarti knows that she is Perfectly Imperfect.




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