Dancers are said to be ‘The window to the society’, it is their moral responsibility to show what is happening, what is not happening, what can be spoken or what cannot be spoken. Kathak exponent Aditi Mangaldas is one such artist who from the start of her illustrious dance career has been speaking of the unspoken and this time she has hit the nail on its head with her show Forbidden, which speaks of female sexual desires, a topic which is always suppressed, hidden and often disgraced in the world at large.
Sandip Soparrkar, Life & More, March 2023
Shattering glass ceilings, breaking boundaries and delivering path-breaking performances have defined the dance journey of Aditi Mangaldas. Instead of dwelling on past achievements or being satisfied with her incredible body of work, the forward-thinking Indian Kathak maestro is continuing to have a fearless approach. That is why her forthcoming show Forbidden will be one of this year’s great dance events.
Asjad Nazir, EasternEye UK, September 2023