From Zero to Eternity:
a unique dance production … a spirit of collaboration, a challenge to do something
unique and a quest for the unknown.
- Subhajit Banerjee
The Statesman, Kolkata
Preview, 20 September 2003
It reaches beyond
the broad classification of choreography as part of dance terminology. Instead,
its various performative aspects including space designing using pure dance
movements, elements of deign, spatial elements during performances including
stage, décor, lights, sound, costume, colour, choreography and theatrical
elements are explored in its totality.
- The Telegraph, Calcutta
Preview, 26 September 2003
the interpretation of the concept of the pancha maha bhuta, through the idiom
of dance …The handling of the theme is largely non-conventional in terms of
traditional Kathak. There has been very little use of poetry, apart from a
few Sanskrit verses and a song by Tagore, giving it a new idea-gesture relationship.
The dancers have experimented luxuriously with stage props, lights, western music, Indian percussive instruments, silence and sound. The dancing body too is seen searching for new forms. At every point, there has been a conscious effort to retain the abstractness of the concept rather than trying to formulate it.
The dancers handle this challenge competently.
- Vandana Alase Hazra
The Telegraph, Calcutta
3 October 2003
A Show that Blended
Kathak with Modern Dance Forms: The dancers traversed the physical and metaphysical
worlds, along with the factual and the mythical. Though the choreography was
based on Kathak, the dancers did not limit themselves to this form. Foraying
interestingly into balletic movements (though one did not fail to recognise
the elegant north Indian style in the fluid hand movements, precise pirouettes
and energetic footwork), the theme was treated through many different modes
The choreography sought to delve into the forms of Kathak and re-emerged with movements that were startlingly modern and experimental.
It was almost as if the essence of the form was extracted and blended with the flexibility of ballet to arrive at movements that were graceful and evocative at the same time.
- Kathakali Jana
The Hindustan Times, Calcutta
9 October 2003
an evening of grace
and deft movements … the effect was mesmerising
- The Time of India, Calcutta
29 September 2003