In the Press 

Dance Magazine (2021)
“If I didn’t study and love the music of the art form as deeply as the movement, I’d be extracting its heart and soul.”
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Asian Age (2019)
“Though fusion, various dance forms are now trending in every nook and cranny. While, maintaining authenticity of the forms often poses a challenge, Speak has made its mark, touching many hearts.”
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Times of India (2019)
“Dance aficionados in the city witnessed an interesting combination, as the two dance forms collaborated to feature rhythm, poetry, storytelling, music and dance.” 
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ODC Dance Stories (2018)
“…the three senior disciples of the late Pandit Chitresh Das are nevertheless also at work challenging traditional representations of women in Indian culture and empowering female voices through Kathak dance.”
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Brown Girl Magazine (2017)
“Rachna is on a mission to spread the knowledge on Kathak that was given to her by her Guruji and to help create an infrastructure for the arts so people can have the opportunity to pursue it fully.”
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Ballet to the People (2014)
“…Nivas radiated power and grace.” 
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San Francisco Chronicle (2013)
“Nivas’ choreography interwove girlish lyricism and sophisticated syncopation. Nivas’ Meerabai was by turns glamorous and writhing – and just as commanding was Nivas’ contemptuous swagger as the displeased husband.”
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San Francisco Chronicle (2012)
“But those senior artists were outshone by Rachna Nivas as the queen. Charismatic, and resplendent in purple velvet and jewels, she poured emotion from every economical, natural gesture. And at the end, when she wailed over the lifeless body of her husband, Nivas channeled the sorrow of a lost nation.”
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DanceTabs (2012)
“Rachna Nivas as the queen….particularly stood out”
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San Jose Mercury News
Chitresh Das Dance Company rehearses for the Fall Free for All

India West (2011)

“Rachna Nivas presented a gripping performance as the incensed Kaikeyi..”
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