|‘Shakuntala’ is dancer’s
dream come true and Archana in her performance was the audience’s dream
Brilliant Kathak artistry lived again, and
there was not one person in the audience who wasn't moved.
Her Abhinaya item - (Abhisarika and
Virahotkantitha) won the hearts of not only critics but also
She presented the most romantic part of
Shakuntala, the meeting of King Dushyant and Shakuntala at the Ashram of
Archana is not only a dancer but an
extremely creative artist, a choreographer with insight. In her dance,
there is always a new composition on a new subject.
Archana’s Kathak recital
was extremely attractive, with perfection in nrittya and abhinaya of par
excellence, her performance will be remembered for a long time.
from all schools of classical dance she metamorphises them into Kathak by
reason of her style .....Precise footwork, poise& charm made her
eminently watchable, especially her delivery of chakradaar &
Archana was all
excellence as the shy Shakuntala.
Subtle nuances of body movement and fast
footwork demonstrated with great skill & virtuosity.
On the stage she was transformed. She was a dancer
enjoying the performing art. She was an actress emoting the 'bhav' of the