“We felt privileged at Trestle Arts Base to welcome Divya and Devi to our theatre ... Divya is an engaging and powerful dancer and Devi has the most mellifluous and enchanting voice. Our audience were entranced by their performance and a number of audience members commented on how spiritual the evening felt. Divya and Devi work together with such sensitivity and professionalism. We felt so safe in their hands and yet also so thrilled at their duets; it is clear they share years of experience and are mistresses of their art, but at the same time they are open to improvisation and finding new moments in their collaborative work. Seeing Bharat Natyam performed with a live musician is a rare and transformative experience - see them together if you can as this is something really special!"
Divya is a recipient of Fellowship from Government of India, Department of culture.
ICCR (Indian Council for Cultural Relations) empanelled artist
“A” Graded artist of Doordarshan (television network of the Govt. of India)
Yuva Kala Bharathi
Natya Kala Priya
Yuva Kala Vipanchee
Kalaimani (highest Tamilnadu state award)- Nrithya Kala Sironmani
Vani Kala Sudhakara
Natya Kalai Vani
The two pieces, Darshan and Now Here, are contrasting in their presentation, conceptualization and aesthetics, the common thread amongst them is the solid classical bharatanatyam foundation vividly articulated in both the pieces.
TIMES OF INDIA
Divya Kasturi was a picture of confidence in her Kathak mode.
THE HINDU, INDIA
Gradually, the stage space morphs into a geographical and emotional map.
Projected images of city life are a backdrop to movement that blends traditional southeast Asian dance with contemporary vocabulary ... She performs with clear articulation, a sharp focus and perfectly enunciated gestures.
Kasturi has perfectly mastered her craft and, besides investigating the nature of identity through personal memories, imposed and chosen attitudes.
CONFLUENCE , UK
Repetition and development worked well as a method for exploring memory and the piece was structurally secure.
THE PLACE - RESOLUTION REVIEW
Divya Kasturi is undeniably, one of the better accomplished dancers among her contemporaries today.
THE NEW INDIAN EXPRESS
With the rapid footwork and butterfly hands of her chosen form, Kasturi took us through a series of “movement memories”.
Divya offered an insight into the vibrant traditions and new directions in South Asian dance.
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