"Meenakshi belongs to a league of highly exalted performers. She makes you forget time and space with her art. To reach this level of sublimity, it takes a lot of investment from the dancer and the rasika. Very few can help transcend this binary and show how the dancer becomes the dance itself. " Veejay Sai - Narthaki.com
Meenakshi Srinivasan is a Bharatanatyam dancer based in Chennai, India.
Meenakshi's individual approach, technique and creativity are characterized by a distinctive sensuous geometry; as quoted by the press she is, "a dancer who embodies both sensitive and playful qualities through a dynamic presence on stage."
As a dancer, choreographer, Meenakshi's ability is versatile with both the purity and sanctity of the traditional repertoire as well as her own individual skill and approach to contemporary themes using the language of Bharatanatyam. Her strength relies on her ability to co-relate the different disciplines of the art and she has worked with various artists – composers, musicians, scholars and writers on new choreographic works.
"Meenakshi has established a reputation for sincerity and expertise with her performances around the world." Internationally she has presented notable performances at prestigious venues in Europe, Singapore, Canada and Malaysia. In India she is featured at many acclaimed festivals across the country.
A dedicated artist with a "warm generous stage presence", critics have acclaimed, "To see sensuousness combined with abject geometric precision is to watch the dance of Meenakshi. While she is able to inject in her dance an energy that does not seem labored, she also brings to her chosen items an inner power that moves the artist to the core taking the audience along."
Meenakshi is an empanelled artist with the Indian Council for Cultural Relation's reference panel of artistes. She has been awarded the Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar for the year 2011 by the Sangeet Natak Akademi, the National Academy of Music, Dance and Drama, New Delhi. She has also been conferred the titles Natya Kala Vipanchee and the Natya Kala Dharshini.
Meenakshi currently resides in Chennai and pursues her art with passionate precision and devotion that defines her approach to retain the purity of the great art. She is also an accomplished Architect and is a principal at Calm Studio.