Indian born dance artist Saju Hari’s starting point in dance was the South Indian martial art Kalarippayattu. After Electronics Engineering studies Saju followed his passion for dance, started training and performing in the city of Bangalore, India.
Since moving to London, Saju collaborated with several artists including Shobana Jeyasingh Dance Company, Fabulous Beasts Dance Theater, Akram Khan Dance Company, Sasha Waltz and Guests. Saju currently is in creation with physical theatre company Gecko in the UK as well as working with Vedanza Luxembourg.
As a choreographer Saju created several works including site specific choreographies for Palace Acropolis theatre (Prague), Luftschloss Cobenzl castle (Vienna) and choreographic works commissioned by the Royal Opera House London’s ROH2. In 2016 Saju created ‘Breaking Joint’ which was funded by the Arts council UK. Recently his installation work ‘Impulses of Distraction’ was premiered at The Place theatre in London which explored the themes of right to silence in public space. Enjoying a variety of roles in the field of contemporary dance Saju was a dramaturge for the ‘out of the system’ programme, part of the Dance Umbrella Festival 2019 in London and have appeared in the dance adaptation of the film A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, directed by Jacqui Morris and choreographed by Russel Maliphant.
Saju taught masterclasses and intensives for several dance companies and educational institutions including for disabled and behaviourally challenged groups. In 2008 Saju created ‘In the thick of it’ a specially commissioned show for schools exploring the themes of bullying and playground politics. Saju taught masterclass at the Impulstanz workshop festival in Vienna.