“Ashwini Ramaswamy owns the stage with her powerful creation, “Nocturne.’ Inspired by the dream-like mysteries of nighttime, the work drew upon poetry and a hint of entomology to transport audiences into a suspended realm where transcendent Bharatanatyam dance served as the vehicle for heart-filling enchantment.”
“Ashwini owns the stage with her powerful Bharatanatyam creation. 'Magic realism' is a technique often used in literature but Ashwini imports the concept into the dance world.”
"Aparna and her younger sister, Ashwini, respectively, have worked alongside their mother to maintain Indian cultural integrity while achieving global accessibility."
“Ms. Ramaswamy presents herself with a forthright simplicity, imbuing her refined, sculptural muscularity with a tranquility that contrasts with the springy exuberance of her feet.
“Ashwini is innovative not for the sake of trendiness but out of a sincere [even desperate] curiosity about what the art form can do.”
— Mallika Rao, freelance writer (The Atlantic, The New York Times, The New Yorker)