"Nehru uses Kuchipudi, the deliciously graceful yet rhythmically pungent South Indian classical form, as the expressive base from which she urges her eight dancers onto an epic and expressive quest. “Navarasa" blended both traditional and contemporary elements in a fully realized evening.”
"The Kalanidhi combination of bright energy, full-bodied sweetness and rapid precision; its wealth of multidirectional focus, physical detail and expressive nuance: the abundant spectacle of its groupings and geometries; its multilayered connection to its music; the beautiful pliancy of the spine; the vitality of the feet and arms: these make for a rare amalgam of prime dance virtues."
“American-based Kalanidhi troupe took the audience by storm. I’ve never seen such a polished, professional display of Kuchipudi before. I was blown away. The attention to detail was impeccable.”
“The polished, ...Kalanidhi ensemble injected kuchipudi into Felicien David’s 1862 opera Lalla Roukh...featuring fanning fingers and angled limbs, and kaleidoscopic circles of young women skimming the floor and springing like gazelles.”