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Annie Wolle, www.eyeondance.org

“The choreography was an impressive blending of the strength inherent in the technical aspects of the form and the exuberant... View Article

Annie Wolle, www.eyeondance.org

“The choreography was an impressive blending of the strength inherent in the technical aspects of the form and the exuberant emotions that exist in the stories being told…Her [Sonali Skandan] charisma on stage permeated every piece and drew the eyes of the audience as she shifted her gaze in conjunction with the movement.” -Mayura:Blue Peacock, Chen Dance Center 2014

nytheatre.com

"Skandan's sharp control and stunning speed culminate in ecstasy….Skandan's choreography here has a follow-through of motion that is somehow natural yet tense with the pull of mystery."

Swarupa Infinite Form, NY International Fringe Festival 2011

nytheatre.com

“Skandan’s sharp control and stunning speed culminate in ecstasy….Skandan’s choreography here has a follow-through of motion that is somehow natural yet tense with the pull of mystery.”

Swarupa Infinite Form, NY International Fringe Festival 2011

Robert Johnson, NJ Star Ledger

"In 'Swarupa: Infinite Form,' the Indian dancer Sonali Skandan rises above the pull-and-tug of history…Skandan and her dancers are never less than correct."

Swarupa Infinite Form, NY International Fringe Festival 2011

Robert Johnson, NJ Star Ledger

“In ‘Swarupa: Infinite Form,’ the Indian dancer Sonali Skandan rises above the pull-and-tug of history…Skandan and her dancers are never less than correct.”

Swarupa Infinite Form, NY International Fringe Festival 2011

Ethan Kanfer, California Literary Review

"Life After Fringe: Two Dance Companies to Watch "Two of this year's most impressive pieces came from companies specializing in narrative dance, and their energy, discipline and passion bodes well for the future. Choreographer Sonali Skandan pays close attention to the details (wherein God resides, according to the old adage). Small, subtle movements are as much a part of the story as the large angular and sinuous shapes created by colorfully clad limbs in motion. Eye gestures, smiles of irony, and wistful tilts of the head make the movements of the cosmos visible on a human scale."

Swarupa Infinite Form, NY International Fringe Fetsival 2011

Ethan Kanfer, California Literary Review

“Life After Fringe: Two Dance Companies to Watch “Two of this year’s most impressive pieces came from companies specializing in narrative dance, and their energy, discipline and passion bodes well for the future. Choreographer Sonali Skandan pays close attention to the details (wherein God resides, according to the old adage). Small, subtle movements are as much a part of the story as the large angular and sinuous shapes created by colorfully clad limbs in motion. Eye gestures, smiles of irony, and wistful tilts of the head make the movements of the cosmos visible on a human scale.”

Swarupa Infinite Form, NY International Fringe Fetsival 2011

Ranjani Saigal, www.lokvani.com

"The entire event was a well choreographed production and showcased the artists in a unique manner…kudos to the artists for creating something new and beautiful without compromising the quality of the art."

Urban Kutcheri, Cambridge Multicultural Arts Center 2007

Ranjani Saigal, www.lokvani.com

“The entire event was a well choreographed production and showcased the artists in a unique manner…kudos to the artists for creating something new and beautiful without compromising the quality of the art.”

Urban Kutcheri, Cambridge Multicultural Arts Center 2007