An eternal devotee of Bharatanatyam, Vidhya Subramanian is known for her
refined elegance and "the total internalization of emotive energy". Her
choreography combines great discipline, knowledge of space and time,
exquisite control and total immersion in her subject.
Favored by "an entrancing stage presence", she recognizes the immensity
of a stage, the worldview it offers her and the power of transformation
that she could effect. Lauded thus, "Her dance was a powerful and sustained love-pact between the dancer and her material", Vidhya is able to delve deep and introspect to perform breathtaking representations of conceptual themes.
Trained in the Vazhuvoor style by eminent Gurus S.K. Rajarathnam and
abhinaya exponent Smt. Kalanidhi Narayanan, Vidhya's performances have
stood out as a beacon to discerning audiences. The New York Times
honors her with the words, "...her portrayal of the love between Radha and Krishna had the internal glow of felt emotion" while the Times of India commends, "The rich grace in 'adavus' and striking sense of the aesthetic made her recital memorable."
As a teacher and artistic director, her intense involvement has been the
reason for the evolution of many students and ensemble works. With a
Masters degree in theater arts, she has been involved in theatre and
film as another creative outlet to her immense talent.
"Within seconds of her entering the stage, she convinced the
connoisseur that her talent belongs to the uncommon category. She went
through the highly stylized movements of Bharatanatyam with a delicate
touch of artistry that made them all look easy and natural." – The Hindu
"It seemed as if an Apsara had descended from the heavens and
brought down with her the magnificence of Bharatanatyam from the gods to
the delight of humans. "- Nation, Nairobi