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Review Excerpts with Links

2013 Dance Fest India, New York
“Ms. Bhaduri …. is a quite extraordinary technician. Tiny details of individual fingers, extended or clenched, became absorbing in her performance; different rhythms, alertly shown, made her mere walk riveting.”
- ALASTAIR MACAULAY, THE NEW YORK TIMES, July 1, 2013


2013 Raindrops Festival, Mumbai
“She has a sensuous frame, typical Nrityagram stamp, be it costumes, sculpturesque poses, strong footwork in keeping with mardala playing and with beatific pleasant smiling expressions revealing her inner joy of dancing…”
DR. SUNIL KOTHARI, NARTHAKI.COM, July 27, 2013


2012 World Dance Day Celebration, New Delhi
“The lasya-soaked dancer's nritta to the Charukesi music by Debashish was enhanced in appeal by the bhav-replete enjoyment in uttering the ukkuta-s and mardal playing by Bhudhana Swain with Rajendra Kumar Swain providing vocal support and Srinibasa Satpathy on the melodious flute.”
IN WORD AND DEED – LEELA VENKATRAMAN, THE HINDU, May 18, 2012

“She seems to be completely immersed in dancing and is bound to go places. She has a stage worthy presence and performs with abandon. The striking feature is the element of sensuousness.”
DR. SUNIL KOTHARI, NARTHAKI.COM, May 7, 2012

2011 Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan Annual Festival, Chennai

“Young, confident, vibrant, graceful and expressive, are some adjectives one might use to describe Odissi dancer Ayona Bhaduri.”
A TWIN TREAT – RUPA SRIKANTH, THE HINDU, December 28, 2011


“She took the audience to great heights with her abhinaya completely soaked in shringara-bhakthi. This presentation can be termed as a perfect blend of teamwork with superb musicians highlighting every aspect of the dance.”
- G S RAJAN, ARTSCAPE ONLINE MAGAZINE, January 2012


2011 Sangeet Natak Akademi’s Nritya Pratibha Festival, Vishakhapatnam
“Ayona's poise and self assured ease spoke of the excellent training at Nrityagram…” - MADHAVI PURANAM, THE HINDU, April 14, 2011


“Exhibiting aesthetically well coordinated angikabhinaya, she was empathetically entertaining.”
- A. RAMALINGA SHASTRY, THE HINDU, April 14, 2011


“Ayona Bhaduri was splendid in her Odissi performance. After the traditional Mangalacharan, she brought to life Surpanakha, built the intensity and tempo with her transformation into the character.”
- B VENKAT, NARTHAKI.COM, June 3, 2011


2011 Dhwani Pehchaan Series, New Delhi
“Trained by Bijayini Satpathy and Surupa Sen, Ayona Bhaduri, a delightful Odissi dancer now working with Sharmila Biswas……But nothing could beat the “Katha Shoorpanakha” where the layers of Prafulla Kumar's music, Sharmila's dramatic choreography and Ayona's dance combined to fine artistic results.”
IDEAS IN MOVEMENT - LEELA VENKATRAMAN, THE HINDU, April 22, 2011


2010 Nakshatra Festival, NCPA, Mumbai
“Having come from Nrityagram, Ayona has trained under Bijayani Satpathy and Surupa Sen who are one of the most distinguished dancers in Odissi in today’s times and also under Sharmila Biswas of Kolkata.” - IPSITA PANIGRAHI, THE ASIAN AGE, October 7, 2010


2010 Udaya Raaga Festival, Bhubaneswar

“The concluding part of the evening was easily the best presentation of the two day festival and the dancer Ayona Bhaduri was, by far, the outstanding artiste. She excelled in all aspects of dancing - grace of movement, clarity of mudras, good rhythm sense, miming of a high order, a smooth transition from one movement to another, good stamina - all of which revealed a complete understanding of dance and excellent preparation.” - RATIKANT MAHAPATRA, NARTHAKI.COM, April 10, 2010


2010 Monsoon Festival, IIC, New Delhi
“Excellent understanding of stage space and choreography where varying hand movements complementing through similarity and contrast created aesthetic lines and designs in space along with the body silhouettes — making every moment look uniquely different from the usual.” MONSOON MOODS – LEELA VENKATRAMAN, THE HINDU, July 8, 2010


EXCERPTS FROM INTERVIEWS with LINKS

‘IT TAKES A LIFETIME TO EVEN BEGIN TO UNDERSTAND ITS NUANCES’
Interview in The Statesman, Kolkata by Aparajit Chakraborty, June 29 2013
“Bhaduri was always keen on academics but her parents persuaded her to join Nrityagram and opt for dancing as a career. Now based in Kolkata, she worked with leading choreographer Sharmila Biswas as a senior repertory dancer and administrator at her institution, Odissi Vision & Movement Centre and is currently a soloist.”


LIFE SCIENCE
Interview in The Hindu, New Delhi by Anjana Rajan, December 23, 2011
“It is not often one sees a dance ensemble and remembers one of its individual dancers with clarity. But Odissi dancer Ayona Bhaduri has a combination of stage presence and excellence of technique that allows her to stand out in a crowd.”


CONQUERING HEARTS
Profile in The Hindu by Shyamhari Chakra, April 14, 2010
“Like a dark horse she came, performed and conquered hearts in the heartland of Odissi. She was Ayona Bhaduri, a young and brilliant Odissi dancer from neighbouring West Bengal who emerged as the most mature dancer in the recently concluded Udayaraga national festival for young Odissi soloists in Bhubaneswar.”