Nothing matched the technique, Choreographic, sensitivity and totality of vision of Guru Gangadhar Pradhan's Orissa Dance Academy presentation. Holding an overflowing audience to pin drop silence with the invocatory power of 'Dhyaye Suvarna Varna' Durga hymn in the mangalacharan were dancers Janhavi & Mmadhsusmita.
The Hindu, Dated- 26.10.2007
The repertory group of Orissa Dance Academy left the audience in a trance, yet nothing overstepped the bounds of delicate suggestive abhinaya, which revealed a truly matured group.
The Hindu, dated 07.03.2003
Orissa Dance Academy, danced to a timeless classic at Kennedy Centre, Washington D.C. the troupe demonstrated one of the best expositions of temple dances both in group & solo numbers.
India Post, dated 11.10.2002
The performing group of Orissa Dance Academy regaled the audience to the hilt. It was truly a paragon of art and artistry, which is rare to find these days.
India Journal, USA, dated 21.11.2002
"For a moment time stood still. The dancers of Orissa Dance Academy and the audience converged and came together in a ecstatic culmination of dance & music."
The New York Times
The movements were sensuous but done with maturity. The audience got involved in the spirituality and aesthetic display."
This Day, Nigeria
The performers of the Orissa Dance Academy were fired with verve and presented their numbers with vigor.
The Pioneer, dated 13.07.2001
Captivating abhinaya and team work marked Orissa Dance Academy's performance at Rabindra Sadan on the eve of Utkal Divas. Bright, smiling faces skillfully displayed all the abhinaya aspects. Maintained good control & confidence throughout recital.
The Telegraph, Calcutta, dated. 17.12.1999
The Orissa Dance Academy needs to be congratulated and supported in its stalwart effort to clear Odissi's cobwebs from public perception.
The Pioneer, dated 16.04.1998
The open air auditorium came alive with jingle of ghunghuru mingling with symphony of musical instruments under the moonlit sky. This replica of Natya Shala of the famous Konark temple offers the kind of ambience for the connoisseurs and the art lovers to savour the exotic fare for five days of festival.
The Rashtriya Sahara, April, 1996