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"Kathak at its best.  Vaishali Trivedi, the kathak dancer proved once again the truth, of thinking dancer in the classical traditions being the best bet for the future of the art form...Captivating dancer, she has not only imbibed the aesthetic sensibility from the guru, but also has the imagination to carry the dance beyond the frontiers of classroom.  She revealed her class right from the electric entrance with chakkars ending in the stance she took up, before unleashing the surprise of her greatest asset, a honeyed rich voice.  Not a single person in the audience was unmoved by the appeal in her singing... In the nritta part, the dancer exultantly played with teentaal.  What was more, it was a rhythm with character to it the dancer provided, the exercise never being allowed to become a mere mechanistic exhibition... The dancer revealed the ability for making movement a personal statement.  There was a veiled sensuality, far more potent than superficial prettiness and it gives Vaishali's dance a mystery and allure all its own."

   - Leela Venkataraman, The Hindu

“On second night, Vaishali Trivedi in Half Circle showed that her encounters with different styles of dancing and music have fused in a seamless manner. Hip-hop, Contemporary, Flamenco had strong Kathak roots. She sang heart wrenching song, moved on to movements, with gifted dancers including Prashant Shah, at times using silence in passages which were most effective. Dancers entered from right wing crossed stage to left wing formed groups, moved in circles forming interesting variations. Music from Vivaldi to Pop played a crucial part in stirring various emotions. A mature dancer and a choreographer Vaishali’s growth is most impressive.”
   - Dr. Sunil Kothari, The Hindu

"The second evening opened with the melodious singing (“Saiyan nikas gaye, main na ladi thi…”) by the versatile dancer Vaishali Trivedi, who choreographed Half Circle, building bridges between music, from Vivaldi to pop, creating links between virtuosity and its emotional impact, danced by eight talented dancers."
    - Manjari Sinha, The Statesman

An attempt at thinking different from the usual, but sticking to the idiom of Kathak were seen in Vaishali Trivedi’s ‘Half Circle’. Set to Vivaldi’s famous Four Seasons, the piece explored a musical idea through movement.
     - Vijay Sai,  Narthaki

"One of Lakhia’s most promising disciples  Vaishali Trivedi showcased Half Circle with her fellow dancers  portraying her journey to build bridges and create links through her encounters with different styles of dance, which included Kathak, which has become a part and parcel of her being, hip hop, flamenco and contemporary styles.

The screen opened with the stage in a kind of semi-darkness, with Vaishali singing in a strain reminiscent of her journey in Kathak. The entry and exit of dancers in brisk style signified travel. This was followed by a joyful breaking into dance in solos, duets and group. It was a visual pleasure. For her creative work."
   - Tapati Chodhurie ,The Statesman

“It was a delight of scintillating dance when Indian Cultural Centre presented Kathak concert by Vaishali Trivedi at Qatar National Theatre.  She mixed her performance with innovative variations.  She interspersed the highly rhythmic dance with interpretations and explanations for th benefit of the uninitiated.  The audience appreciated her every effort with resounding applause.”
   - Gulf Times

“First rate kathak recital by Vaishali Trivedi…Such a gifted artist for proscenium stage.  Vaishali had only to take her opening position on the IIC stage for one to know that a great treat was in store for the rasika.  She sings superbly…”
   -Shanta Serbjeet Singh, The Hindustani Times

"Vaishali Trivedi’s choreography of ‘Half Circle’ carried subtle sensibilities on space management coming from her interactions, during her sojourns abroad with western dance styles like Hip Hop, Contemporary and Flamenco. Music from Vivaldi to Pop along with Vaishali’s own expertise in singing with body movement in Kathak style with no ghungroos or virtuoaity punches aimed at estabishing links between movement, body and emotions, and what makes the body move. The flute music in Bharavi, boy and girl dancing to pipe melody, the compulsive percussion bits and the whole group coming togather in a cluster at the end had an impact. Though the logic in the choreography could not be fully grasped, the quality of dancing could not be faulted, the two window like square frames on either side of the rear, perhaps a ploy to see that the single dancer on wide performance space was not lost."
   - Leela Venkataraman, Nartanam.

“One of the highlights of the evening was the solo by accomplished Vaishali Trivedi.  She made the audience sit up when she sang in a soulful manner... She was extremely good in the pure dance-portions too, but the most winsome part of her performance was the abhinaya item."
     -Susheela Misra, The Hindu

“Kathak at it's best. "Princess of Promise" as I would like to think of her, Vaishali Trivedi proved once again the truth, of the thinking dancer in the classical traditions being the best bet for the future of the art form...She revealed her class right fro the electric entrance with chakkars ending inthe stance she took up, before unleashing the surprise of her greatest asset, a honeyed rich voice.  There was a veiled sensuality, far more potent than superficial prettiness and it gave Vaishali's dance a mystery and allure all of its own."
   - Leela Venkataraman, The Hindu.

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"Kathak at its best.  Vaishali Trivedi, the kathak dancer proved once again the truth, of thinking dancer in the classical traditions being the best bet for the future of the art form...Captivating dancer, she has not only imbibed the aesthetic sensibility from the guru, but also has the imagination to carry the dance beyond the frontiers of classroom.  She revealed her class right from the electric entrance with chakkars ending in the stance she took up, before unleashing the surprise of her greatest asset, a honeyed rich voice.  Not a single person in the audience was unmoved by the appeal in her singing... In the nritta part, the dancer exultantly played with teentaal.  What was more, it was a rhythm with character to it the dancer provided, the exercise never being allowed to become a mere mechanistic exhibition... The dancer revealed the ability for making movement a personal statement.  There was a veiled sensuality, far more potent than superficial prettiness and it gives Vaishali's dance a mystery and allure all its own."
   - Leela Venkataraman, The Hindu

“On second night, Vaishali Trivedi in Half Circle showed that her encounters with different styles of dancing and music have fused in a seamless manner. Hip-hop, Contemporary, Flamenco had strong Kathak roots. She sang heart wrenching song, moved on to movements, with gifted dancers including Prashant Shah, at times using silence in passages which were most effective. Dancers entered from right wing crossed stage to left wing formed groups, moved in circles forming interesting variations. Music from Vivaldi to Pop played a crucial part in stirring various emotions. A mature dancer and a choreographer Vaishali’s growth is most impressive.”

   - Dr. Sunil Kothari, The Hindu

"The second evening opened with the melodious singing (“Saiyan nikas gaye, main na ladi thi…”) by the versatile dancer Vaishali Trivedi, who choreographed Half Circle, building bridges between music, from Vivaldi to pop, creating links between virtuosity and its emotional impact, danced by eight talented dancers."
    - Manjari Sinha, The Statesman

An attempt at thinking different from the usual, but sticking to the idiom of Kathak were seen in Vaishali Trivedi’s ‘Half Circle’. Set to Vivaldi’s famous Four Seasons, the piece explored a musical idea through movement.
     - Vijay Sai,  Narthaki

"One of Lakhia’s most promising disciples  Vaishali Trivedi showcased Half Circle with her fellow dancers  portraying her journey to build bridges and create links through her encounters with different styles of dance, which included Kathak, which has become a part and parcel of her being, hip hop, flamenco and contemporary styles.

The screen opened with the stage in a kind of semi-darkness, with Vaishali singing in a strain reminiscent of her journey in Kathak. The entry and exit of dancers in brisk style signified travel. This was followed by a joyful breaking into dance in solos, duets and group. It was a visual pleasure. For her creative work."
   - Tapati Chodhurie ,The Statesman

“It was a delight of scintillating dance when Indian Cultural Centre presented Kathak concert by Vaishali Trivedi at Qatar National Theatre.  She mixed her performance with innovative variations.  She interspersed the highly rhythmic dance with interpretations and explanations for th benefit of the uninitiated.  The audience appreciated her every effort with resounding applause.”
   - Gulf Times

“First rate kathak recital by Vaishali Trivedi…Such a gifted artist for proscenium stage.  Vaishali had only to take her opening position on the IIC stage for one to know that a great treat was in store for the rasika.  She sings superbly…”
   -Shanta Serbjeet Singh, The Hindustani Times

"Vaishali Trivedi’s choreography of ‘Half Circle’ carried subtle sensibilities on space management coming from her interactions, during her sojourns abroad with western dance styles like Hip Hop, Contemporary and Flamenco. Music from Vivaldi to Pop along with Vaishali’s own expertise in singing with body movement in Kathak style with no ghungroos or virtuoaity punches aimed at estabishing links between movement, body and emotions, and what makes the body move. The flute music in Bharavi, boy and girl dancing to pipe melody, the compulsive percussion bits and the whole group coming togather in a cluster at the end had an impact. Though the logic in the choreography could not be fully grasped, the quality of dancing could not be faulted, the two window like square frames on either side of the rear, perhaps a ploy to see that the single dancer on wide performance space was not lost."
   - Leela Venkataraman, Nartanam.

“One of the highlights of the evening was the solo by accomplished Vaishali Trivedi.  She made the audience sit up when she sang in a soulful manner... She was extremely good in the pure dance-portions too, but the most winsome part of her performance was the abhinaya item."
     -Susheela Misra, The Hindu

“Kathak at it's best. "Princess of Promise" as I would like to think of her, Vaishali Trivedi proved once again the truth, of the thinking dancer in the classical traditions being the best bet for the future of the art form...She revealed her class right fro the electric entrance with chakkars ending inthe stance she took up, before unleashing the surprise of her greatest asset, a honeyed rich voice.  There was a veiled sensuality, far more potent than superficial prettiness and it gave Vaishali's dance a mystery and allure all of its own."
   - Leela Venkataraman, The Hindu.

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“On second night, Vaishali Trivedi in Half Circle showed that her encounters with different styles of dancing and music have fused in a seamless manner. Hip-hop, Contemporary, Flamenco had strong Kathak roots. She sang heart wrenching song, moved on to movements, with gifted dancers including Prashant Shah, at times using silence in passages which were most effective. Dancers entered from right wing crossed stage to left wing formed groups, moved in circles forming interesting variations. Music from Vivaldi to Pop played a crucial part in stirring various emotions. A mature dancer and a choreographer Vaishali’s growth is most impressive.”

   - Dr. Sunil Kothari, The Hindu

"One of Lakhia’s most promising disciples  Vaishali Trivedi showcased Half Circle with her fellow dancers  portraying her journey to build bridges and create links through her encounters with different styles of dance, which included Kathak, which has become a part and parcel of her being, hip hop, flamenco and contemporary styles.

The screen opened with the stage in a kind of semi-darkness, with Vaishali singing in a strain reminiscent of her journey in Kathak. The entry and exit of dancers in brisk style signified travel. This was followed by a joyful breaking into dance in solos, duets and group. It was a visual pleasure. For her creative work."
   - Tapati Chodhurie ,The Statesman

"Kathak at its best.  Vaishali Trivedi, the kathak dancer proved once again the truth, of thinking dancer in the classical traditions being the best bet for the future of the art form...Captivating dancer, she has not only imbibed the aesthetic sensibility from the guru, but also has the imagination to carry the dance beyond the frontiers of classroom.  She revealed her class right from the electric entrance with chakkars ending in the stance she took up, before unleashing the surprise of her greatest asset, a honeyed rich voice.  Not a single person in the audience was unmoved by the appeal in her singing... In the nritta part, the dancer exultantly played with teentaal.  What was more, it was a rhythm with character to it the dancer provided, the exercise never being allowed to become a mere mechanistic exhibition... The dancer revealed the ability for making movement a personal statement.  There was a veiled sensuality, far more potent than superficial prettiness and it gives Vaishali's dance a mystery and allure all its own."
   - Leela Venkataraman, The Hindu

"The second evening opened with the melodious singing (“Saiyan nikas gaye, main na ladi thi…”) by the versatile dancer Vaishali Trivedi, who choreographed Half Circle, building bridges between music, from Vivaldi to pop, creating links between virtuosity and its emotional impact, danced by eight talented dancers."
    - Manjari Sinha, The Statesman

An attempt at thinking different from the usual, but sticking to the idiom of Kathak were seen in Vaishali Trivedi’s ‘Half Circle’. Set to Vivaldi’s famous Four Seasons, the piece explored a musical idea through movement.
     - Vijay Sai,  Narthaki

“It was a delight of scintillating dance when Indian Cultural Centre presented Kathak concert by Vaishali Trivedi at Qatar National Theatre.  She mixed her performance with innovative variations.  She interspersed the highly rhythmic dance with interpretations and explanations for th benefit of the uninitiated.  The audience appreciated her every effort with resounding applause.”
   - Gulf Times

“First rate kathak recital by Vaishali Trivedi…Such a gifted artist for proscenium stage.  Vaishali had only to take her opening position on the IIC stage for one to know that a great treat was in store for the rasika.  She sings superbly…”
   -Shanta Serbjeet Singh, The Hindustani Times

"Vaishali Trivedi’s choreography of ‘Half Circle’ carried subtle sensibilities on space management coming from her interactions, during her sojourns abroad with western dance styles like Hip Hop, Contemporary and Flamenco. Music from Vivaldi to Pop along with Vaishali’s own expertise in singing with body movement in Kathak style with no ghungroos or virtuoaity punches aimed at estabishing links between movement, body and emotions, and what makes the body move. The flute music in Bharavi, boy and girl dancing to pipe melody, the compulsive percussion bits and the whole group coming togather in a cluster at the end had an impact. Though the logic in the choreography could not be fully grasped, the quality of dancing could not be faulted, the two window like square frames on either side of the rear, perhaps a ploy to see that the single dancer on wide performance space was not lost."
   - Leela Venkataraman, Nartanam.

“One of the highlights of the evening was the solo by accomplished Vaishali Trivedi.  She made the audience sit up when she sang in a soulful manner... She was extremely good in the pure dance-portions too, but the most winsome part of her performance was the abhinaya item."
     -Susheela Misra, The Hindu

“Kathak at it's best. "Princess of Promise" as I would like to think of her, Vaishali Trivedi proved once again the truth, of the thinking dancer in the classical traditions being the best bet for the future of the art form...She revealed her class right fro the electric entrance with chakkars ending inthe stance she took up, before unleashing the surprise of her greatest asset, a honeyed rich voice.  There was a veiled sensuality, far more potent than superficial prettiness and it gave Vaishali's dance a mystery and allure all of its own."
   - Leela Venkataraman, The Hindu.

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