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"Roshni" – a name that resonates not just in the mind but also touches the heart. As a devoted Kathak dancer, I have long held Sonia ji in the highest regard and was fortunate to learn from her at DanceXchange. What struck me most profoundly was the ability of "Roshni" to convey the intricate art of Kathak in a beautifully simplistic manner. It bridged the gap between performer and audience, making the music and rhythms relatable and engaging.

The presence of the legendary Sarvarji added another layer of brilliance to the performance. With bold and rhythmic patterns deeply rooted in tradition, "Roshni" transcended the boundaries of time and space, offering an experience that was both awe-inspiring and thought-provoking.

Sonia ji's artistry, honed through years of dedication, shone through every graceful movement. Her guidance during DanceXchange was a privilege, and her passion for Kathak was infectious, inspiring all of us students to delve deeper into this beautiful art form. Her ability to simplify the complexities of Kathak, while maintaining its essence, was a true testament to her mastery.

The performance, "Roshni," was a testament to the enduring beauty and depth of Kathak. It was a journey that not only showcased the rich heritage of this classical dance but also breathed new life into it. The audience, including Kathak enthusiasts and newcomers alike, were taken on an unforgettable voyage of rhythm and emotion.

In summary, "Roshni" was more than just a performance; it was an artistic masterpiece, a bridge between tradition and contemporary expression, and an inspiration to all who witnessed it. This dance transcended the stage, leaving a lasting imprint on the hearts and minds of all fortunate enough to be present, embodying the true essence of Kathak – a dance that illuminates".

Siya Kalsekar