Aditi Mangaldas, now 59, draws on her deep experience of Kathak dance in a performance-lecture on words in kathak (the term itself comes from the word for “story”). She shows how the dancing body can bring a story to life, how words are at play in the mind of the performer, and how rhythm – traditionally learned through a system of vocal syllables – can tell its own tales through footwork, accent, and gesture. Sanjoy Roy, The Guardian, UK, 2019

A powerhouse of energy, she (Aditi Mangaldas) unleashed her impeccable chakkars covering the stage and pat coming on the sam, that had the audience eating out of her hands. Aditi has given traditional Kathak a new look with imagination and sophistication, giving thought on how to enhance its formal beauty. Sunil Kothari,, 2019

The first word that comes to mind when I try to describe Aditi Mangaldas Dance Company’s Inter_rupted is “rapture”. Uplifting and incredibly spiritual, the performance surpasses all my expectations and I leave Esplanade -Theatres on the Bay in a daze. The dancing brings about vivid imagery, one after another in quick succession, and they bring me along this journey with their use of contemporary dance that is inspired by kathak. Teo Dawn, Five Lines, Singapore, 2019

The celebrated Kathak dancer Aditi Mangaldas, whose prowess in breaking the barriers of convention and pushing her classical form to ever new heights of imagination, has now become the stuff of a legend. That she is immersed in the eternal Krishna came through with great conviction and her impact was total on the audience. Utpal K Banarjee,, Kolkata, 2019

Renowned choreographer, performer, and artiste Aditi Mangaldas is known as much for her mesmerising recitals as for her innovation and introduction of newer perspectives into the vocabulary of the traditional Kathak repertoire. With a career spanning over four decades; her grace, technique, and attention to detail makes the Kathak dancer one of the most distinguished performers of the classical form. Aishwarya Sahasrabudhe, First Post Mumbai, Mumbai, 2019

Lakhia’s most celebrated student, the internationally renowned Aditi Mangaldas, proved herself worthy of the many awards and titles to her name. Her choice of rich and varying costumes, her elegant footwork and her lucid expressiveness led the audience seamlessly through the seasons, Varsha, Sharad, and Hemant. A product of great collaborators, with music by Shubha Mudgal who also worked on the research, lyrics from Kalidas’ Ritusamhara, and by Hitomaro, Dr. Jeevan Pani as well as Haiku poems and the interpretation on stage by Aditi, the seasons came alive. Sathya Saran, Outlook Mumbai, Mumbai, 2019

A powerful and aesthetic dance performance with unusual and enthralling images, highlighted by impressive light effects. Von Monika Klein,, Leverkusen, Germany, Mar. 2019

“Once again she impresses by her solo performance full of virtuosity, but her dance conveys much more: pride, passion, happiness, tenderness, concentration, musicality, and tremendous delight in expressing herself through dance. She is joined by her troupe for a great celebration, which turns into a stunning finale of suggestive power. The audience is quickly drawn into this mesmerizing dynamism. After a brief moment of silence the guests from India are celebrated with thundering applause.” Manfred Herker,, SCHWEINFURT, Germany, Mar. 2019

The dancers are moving in an atmosphere which makes the audience shudder. The symbiosis which is portrayed between an environment as a whole and age old traditional Indian and contemporary dance styles is as mesmerizing as it is scary. The audience follows the happenings on the stage with bated breath………. pleased about the beautiful finale to this unusual performance applauds enthusiastically. Von Renate Zährl ,, Villingen-Schwenningen, Germany, Mar. 2019

Exciting as well as demanding since the dynamism of attractive solo performances and the virtuosity of the dance troupe are only one side of their performance. The other side is the decoding of a complex choreography comprising symbolism, music, songs, light, and stage design…………….. The performance of the dancers is outstanding and speaks without any concrete reference. .…. What remains is a long look at an unknown culture, full of riddles, beauty and abysses. A long round of applause for an extraordinary dance performance. Von Rainer Sliepen Wolfenbuttel, Germany, Mar. 2019

"Among Kathak dancers Aditi stands out for her explorations using various themes, weaving the technique of Kathak in a seamless manner. As a noted critic has summed up: 'Aditi's dance form Kathak is centuries old, but her sensibility is as modern as today. She has astonishing technical skills; yet her dance is more than that. It is movement as a series of answers to questions posed by her inquiring mind…. Her expression ranges from wonderment to bliss. Her dance demonstrates what it means to be utterly free in body, mind and spirit to explore the world.' I endorse it……..Aditi has made a breakthrough…." Dr. Sunil Kothari,, Feb. 2019