- The Indian Express
Bangalore raised and London based, Anvi is a multi discipinary artist captivated in equal measure by the passions demanded by dance, visual arts and the realms of literature. She is the recipient of the Exceptional Talent Endorsement by Arts Council England in 2017 and lives and works in London since then. Anvi has rapidly carved a niche for herself in the contemporary art scene.
A dynamic, versatile artist blending the original with the wisdom and wealth of the traditional, her artistic oeuvre continues to evolve along a rich and compelling path.
Having danced her first lead role in the classical dance ballet 'Vasavi Vaibhava' at age 16, she continued to perform extensively for over 5 years with her Guru. After her critically acclaimed debut as a soloist in 2008, she has been featured in several National and International dance festivals across India, China, USA, UK, and Bhutan, winning rave reviews among critics and connoisseurs alike.
As a creative dancer she is heavily influenced by the nuances and aesthetics of Classical ballet in which she has trained intensively with Yana Lewis (Bangalore) and Royal Academy of Dance (London); and her solo choreographic works and productions reflect this commendable approach. She is particularly recognized for her unique quality of movement, subtle evocative emotive abilities, grace and rhythmic command. She is an A - Grade artist of Doordarshan and has won awards including 'Natya Sri', 'Nrithya Jyothi', and the National award of 'Nrithya Bhushana'.
Anvi cherishes the intense 15 years as a performing dancer and is forever indebted to her Gurus Sri Kiran Subramanyam and Smt. Sandhya Kiran, Smt. Shubha Dhananjay, and Smt. Vasundhara Kumar.
PHOTO CREDITS - B.R Shankar (Bangalore), Shandilya Srivatsa (Bangalore), Color Frames (Bangalore), Anthony Soltani Photography (London), Parul Sharma (Delhi).
INDIAN EXPRESS DECCAN HERALD
'Endowed with an excellent stage personality and presence, appropriate facial expressions, razor sharp precision in Nritta and Laya, Anvi's exposition was a connoisseur's delight'
'Her poise and footwork stole the show. As she performed each step with equal clarity, the audience could not help applaud her'