“No sooner had [Aparna Ramaswamy] begun, than every moment seemed precise, specific, focused. From those sharply defined beginnings arose complexities both rapturous and profound.” (The New York Times)
“ Sthree expands the boundaries of Bharatanatyam by amplifying its supple gestures and sculpted shapes into a richly evocative dance drama. …the way in which these dancers alter the very textures of their bodies from moment to moment—they thicken, sharpen, attenuate, and refine the highly inflected vocabulary of Bharatanatyam—captures the protean spirit of the dance form.”(Dance Magazine)
“Yathra (Journey) traces the course of a day and, by implication, a life. Dance themes are iterated by successive performers with different inflections…the effect is movingly meditative. This is an excellent company” (The New York Times)
“Ihrah is a beautiful journey…In the solo ‘Gangashtakam,’ we witness how Aparna Ramaswamy’s lifelong commitment to the 2,000-year-old Bharatanatyam classical tradition has shaped her into an artist of the highest order.”(Minneapolis Star Tribune)
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