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The most captivating item was Bajikarvesh. In this number Darshana, the youngest of the Zaveri sisters was at her best. She maintained beautiful balance between Abhinaya and Krishna Tandav. All dances emended a sense of truth, a sincerity that is rare today.

TIMES OF INDIA, 20th September 1982


The Indian troupe, led by Darshana Jhaveri, one of four Jhaveri Sisters who dominate the scene of profession Manipuri dancing is in Jordan at the invitation of the Ministry of Calcutta.



The     lakshetra festival also presented the Manipuri Nartanalaya dancers (who are from Bombay, Calcutta, and Manipur) and the Jhaveri Sisters, Ranjana and Darshana, in traditional and innovative Manipuri numbers directed and choreographed by Guru Bipin Singh…….

Among the dancers, Darshana Jhaveri was notable in the Anangkashep for her restrained abhinaya or expressions.

JUNE 1990


The Jhaveri Sisters, under Guru Bipin Singh, were excellent. The colours of the Manipuri costumes, the softness of the style, the bols of the poong cholum were entertaining. What is particularly gratifying is that a new generation of Manipuri dances is also being prepared to take on the responsibility of keeping the dance style alive.

Indian Express
Bombay, June 18, 1992


“After a life time of devotion to the classical arts of Manipuri dance and music, you are undoubtedly accustomed to your role as pioneers ………. you will know that you have conquered the most demanding audience, sponsors and critics which this country can offer: Lincoln Center, Smithsonian, Washington Post, Village voice, Philadelphia Inquirer etc. all …….

On behalf of all the audiences who were enthralled by your artistry, I express my deepest gratitude for your generous and magnificent performances.

Jonathan Hollander
Artistic Director / Choreographer
Battery Dance Company
New York 13th October 1993


The Jhaveri Sisters were very informative and professional. Especially successful were the smaller groups and the Dance workshops. Events such as these are so vital to our understanding of how we all “work in the world of art.

Joan Phibbs
The Madeira School
Virginia 3rd October1993


What makes the Jhaveri Sisters Manipuri Troups remarkable is that its all-female composition in no way limits its repertory . ……… Mridang vadan was a rare opportunity to watch women play elaborate rhythms on double headed drums.

Elizabeth Zimmer
New York Times
September 1993


The Jhaveri Sisters Manipuri Dance troupe gave a jewel of a performance Saturday at the Freer Art Gallery of Art.

It gave Washingtontonians a chance to see a type of Indian dance not often presented in the country, the soft and flowing classical style from Manipur in Northeast India. The programme carefully balanced pure dance with Manipuri poem based works that artfully wove together mood, melody, rhythm and drama.

Pamela Squires
The Washington Post
21st September 1993
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