From the Audience
Your performance par excellence has kept our members spell bound... the new dimension given to
"Andal" by you is still the "talk of the town". Hats off to you and your team!
Dr S. RANGARAJAN, President, Rotary Coimbatore Central
"Naachiyar" is indeed a piece of gem. Beautiful conception, evocative choreography and masterly
execution makes "Naachiyar" one of the outstanding production of our times. I can say no more.
VAIBHAV AREKAR, Lasya, Mumbai
It was such a pleasure to watch your performance at Aurangabad. Your fluid grace and mudras and
bhavanais were a treat to watch. It was the first time that I was seeing the use of a prop in a
Bharatanatyam dance (the conch that you used to describe Panchajanyam.)... I am eagerly
waiting to see you on stage again.
P S GANESH, Aurangabad
I immigrated to US around 1970 and since then I am stationed in US East coast. I have been
following your career since you started as Anchor woman in USA... I was at your very modern
presentation of Nachiar Andal Thiruppavai at T.Nagar (Chennai).
Let me congratulate you for the superb Dance Drama. Your novel approach of combining Hindu
Mythology with Modern American Drama will in my opinion be a sure hit with young American boys
who want to understand our Indian Dance but are afraid of asking or enjoying it. May be your novel
approach will open their Indian Cultural Window for them!!
SURY SUBBAN, New York, USA
I'm a Tamil expatriate living in London for the past 26 years (a primary school teacher by
profession). We made it a point to visit Chennai during the music season this year. Your dance
drama topped the list as our favourites (the reason being - it was MODERN, PURE and TRADITIONAL.
Above all it was in TAMIL!)
Your production NAACHIYAR took us to another world! We liked your approach - NEW but STILL
PURE. We are also feeling very happy to know that the well known artists like you are researching
the Sangam literature for new ideas. Inclusion of the artist Revathy on the dance stage was
another commendable idea!
Bharatnatyam as an ancient, wonderful art should not die and many many youngsters must be
encouraged to be your followers. You have to be the role model for them!
DHEIVA RAVICULAN, London, UK
It was a wonderful treat you provided us with your brilliant choreographic presentation of
Naachiyar... a delightful spiritual experience... You were able to portray the agony, the anger and
the ecstasy of Andal well supported by flawless movements through jathis.
I wish we have more and more people like you who render such great service to rich Alwar legacy.
It is also the fact that people like you are the new cultural ambassadors both within our wide
country and outside who can blend rich traditon with modern idiom.
Hema Raghavan, Principal, Gargi College, New Delhi
Congrats on your excellent performance on 20th. There were certain scenes that brought tears to
R S Ramkumar, Dancer, Chennai
Thanks for inviting us and thanks for a lovely show. The tale was unknown to me and it was very
emotional in parts. Loved the way the piece was influenced by kathakali- my most precious
moments. Urges me to work with you, direct parts of it, be in some, dancing with you.
Atul Kumar, Theatre Director, Mumbai