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Madhusri Raj Sethuraman
January 14, 2014: Mylapore Talk
In Harmony with Each Other: Splendid show by Mom (Madhusri) and daughter (Shilpa).
January 5, 2013: Dinamalar
The combination of Jathis provided by Madhusri and the beats of the Mridangam brought out the best in the dancer.
October 2009: Thendral
Madhusri’s choreography was a fascinating blend of tradition and novelty that thrilled the audience.
March 2005: Daily Iowan, on Ideal king dance ballet
Dancing fit for a King .
March 2004: Indian Express
Madhusri is a mature dancer with clear
movements and sharp facial expressions. The varnam in
saptharagamalika offered full scope to Madhusri and her daughter to
showcase their talents in an effervescent manner.
January 7, 2001: News Today
Madhusri Raj Sethuraman and her daughter baby Shilpasri
two talented artists danced their way into the hearts of the
audience at Varsidhi Vinayakar Temple.
July 23, 2000: Dina Malar
performed the nattuvanagam effectively and effortlessly for Shilpa's
June 20, 1996:
Her style and maturity of approach was
magnificent. Her rhythm acumen which matches any sequence with ease
and poise and the flowing beauty of her adavus make her a dancer to
reckon with and thus outshine many dancers of today. Madhusri left
the feeling that her performance of that evening was quite packed
June 14, 1996: The
The clear stamp of Kamala, especially in the
deer like leaps, swift swirling around and the kitathakatarikitathom
could be seen in Madhusri throughout…
March 28, 1990: The Daily Iowan
While Jessica Tandy and Daniel were receiving an
Oscar, a performance of award winning caliber by Madhusri captivated
the audience at Mac Bride Auditorium …
March 18, 1988: Evening News
Madhusri's laya, taal, movements, footwork, hastas,
postures and abhinaya have such an aura of spontaneity about them
that the dance appears to be an innate and inseparable part of her
personality. The smoothness and ease with which she strikes the most
statuesque of postures gives them a sheen of delicacy and softness
not come across in other dancers. The toast of the whole performance
was the thillana in raag Kedar in Rupak taal. The Jathis(footwork)
had a fluency of fast moving mountain brook, the movements precise
and perfect yet with an aura of sweetness and delicacy, the karnas
as exquisite as the sculpture of the Chidambaram temple could have
been carved out, yet effortless in their execution…
March 18, 1988: The Statesman
Both in aspects of pure dance abhinaya, she was
convincing. Her footwork and corresponding adavus were both precise
November 3, 1987:
“Enna Naan Saidu Vitten” was done so well
that she brought Baby Krishna before our eyes…
July 8, 1985: The Hindustan Times
Her dance is quite tensile, graceful, yet adequately
powerful befitting the essence of the form….
June 29, 1985: The Statesman
Madhusri revealed a keen sense of both abhinaya and
rhythmic prowess in her tightly rendered varnam.
January 26, 1985: Indian Express
The aura of sobriety and self containment her dance
engendered was striking. The nritta sequence were terse and explicit
and were performed well.
By this performance, Madhusri proved
that she is an excellent dancer and brought kudos for her master…
May 1984: Amudha Surabhi
Madhusri danced vivaciously. Her long lovely fingers
showed the mudras beautifully…
1983: Indian Express
The footwork was nimble and
powerful- in fact the vital force and the animation of her “nritta”
was considerable and had instant impact…