"Kasturi springs into the air and whirls through the space with joy"
"Clear articulation...sharp focus and perfectly enunciated gestures...a multilayered examination of...identity"
"Engaging and powerful - our audience were entranced. Divya & Devi are mistresses of their art... seeing Bharat Natyam performed with a live musician is a rare and transformative experience"
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.
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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Yuva Kala Bharathi
Natya Kala Priya
Yuva Kala Vipanchee
Kalaimani (highest Tamilnadu state award)- Nrithya Kala Sironmani
Vani Kala Sudhakara
Natya Kalai Vani
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)