REVIEWS & AWARDS

REVIEWS & AWARDS

  • “Jyotsna Vaideeswaran from USA enthralled the audience with her Bharatnatyam performance. She, performed Ardhanarishwar, which was followed by an Asthapadi from Jayadev’s Geeta Govinda.” Calcutta Telegraph, January 7 2012 http://www.epaper.telegraphindia.com/1120109/jsp/odisha/story_14980055.jsp

  • “Jyotsna’s strong execution of the footwork, consistent use of Araimandi ,beautiful layam and abhinayam elevated her to another level. “ Karthika Devi, Shaktinatyala,Narthaki.com

  • “Well learnt no-doubt, Jyotsna gave a Neat BharataNatyam performance” The HINDU, India’s National Newspaper

  • “Jyotsna performed an excerpt from a Papanasam Sivan’s varnam titled – ‘Karunai nee...’. Being a dancer myself, I believe, that the dance should reflect more the individual than the Bani/ Style. Even though Jyotsna was trained in the Kalakshetra Bani of dancing, her style of presentation was more individualistic .” YuvaBharathi, San Jose

  • “She dances with whole-hearted devotion to the art” Prof N.S Jayalakshmi, Kalakshetra

  • “Jyotsna I find is very talented, she has got grace, she has got Tala, she has got very good expressions” Smt. Leela Sekhar, International Dance Alliance, Chennai

Quotes from the Audience

  • “I came to your performance yesterday and just wanted to thank you for reminding me of the real beauty that can only be found in dance. I was inspired by your dedication and total involvement. I am also a Bharatnatyam, Kuchipudi and Kathak dancer. I was wondering if you offer any workshops in California or I will definitely make the effort to come and learn a piece from you at some time in the future. Please continue to perform for us here in Calgary I have had the chance to see you perform twice and would love to see you many more times.” Audience member/dancer at Ragamala Calgary Solo Dance Concert

  • “Your very poised presence and grace with which you performed both the Thillana and KanakaDasa padam thrilled my heart and others in the audience. The two items were an epitome of Bharata Natyam in its richest tradition.” Dr. Bharathi Venkatesan, Calgary, AB

  • “I had been to your recital at Seattle Center yesterday. It was a very beautiful rendition. You are one of the most graceful Bharatanatyam dancers I’ve witnessed. I’m a dancer myself and it was very inspiring to watch such a high quality performance. Congratulations and keep up the good work." Audience member/dancer at Utsav Seattle concerts

AWARDS

  • 2012 Best Performer Award from Sri Parthasarathy Swami Sabha, Chennai

  • 2012 Nritya Shiromani from Utkal Yuva Sanskrutik Sangh, Orissa

  • Awarded the 2010-2011 Indo-Shastri Arts Fellowship for Advanced studies in Bharatanatyam

  • Awarded the Bharat Kalachar Cultural Scholarship, Chennai, India

  • Award for “Bharatanatyam Full Margam Presentation”, by the Murugan Society of Alberta, Canada.

  • Award in recognition of “Excellence in Performance”, West Michigan Hindu Temple of Grand Rapids, Michigan

 

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