In 2011, Aishveryaa Nidhi worked on the Opera Australia production of Lakme bringing to the production a cultural specificity in gesture, costume, culture and character. Working with Opera Australia’s leading principal artists Emma Matthews and Dominica Matthews, Aishveryaa’s work was of an excellent standard. Her deep knowledge, her ability to impart and sensitivity to a performer’s needs and imagination were second to none. Her work with myself and the cast greatly enhanced the collective imagination of the production. I can’t recommend her more highly as a collaborator and expert in her field.
Abhinay School of Performing Arts has established itself as an inspiring institution for developing & enhancing skills of budding Indian actors, writers and directors and encouraging them to perform in Australian theatre world. It has not only opened the doors for these budding artists to learn and sharpen their skills, get connected with the main stream theatre production and popularise Indian theatre here but also created the channel for the Australian Play enthusiasts to explore the possibilities to perform in India.
Hats off to Aishverya Nidhi, President – Abhinay School of Performing Arts, for having the vision of connecting Indian and Australian theatre, opening doors for so many budding enthusiasts in this field, enriching their skills and taking Abhinay School to soaring heights thorough her sheer passion and hard work.
President, India Club
It was indeed a great pleasure watching your outstanding performance yesterday evening at Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur. The play “GANDHARI” is really very powerful & your vivid roles were presented in an effective manner & the audience was spelt bound till the end. The play goes on very well & I commend the way you played so many roles so beautifully. Once again my heartiest congratulations for remarkable performance & I wish you a very grand success in your future assignments & wish that you continue to accomplish your tasks so very well.
With lots of love & best wishes,
Member – State Planning Board (SPB), Govt. of Rajasthan,
Chairman – Working Group on Education, SPB,
Member – Rajeev Gandhi Mission on Population & Health, GoR,
Member – RAC, Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), MoEA, Govt. of India,
Adviser – IILM Academy of Higher Learning, Jaipur,
President – SID Rajasthan Chapter; National HRD Network, Jaipur Chapter &
International Centre for Economics of Non-violence & Sustainability (ICENS)
Dear Aishverya Nidhi and Abhinay team,
Through this letter I’d like to let you know that the plays presented by Abhinay Arts in the recent months were just fabulous and I have enjoyed most of them.I never thought that we have such talented actors, writers and directors. I would like to convey my deepest gratitude and appreciation of your work and others on your team.UIA is proud to be associated with your team and congratulate you for showcasing the skills, talent and touching upon the subjects with such an originality and thought provoking themes from the sub continent.
I’d like to reiterate my commitment from UIA to facilitate and help Abhinay to bring out and nurture the skills and talent of your team.
I hope that Abhinay would reach the heights of the performing arts in Australia and I would be following your activities more closely. I wish you all the success in your future endeavours.
I appreciate all your hard work.
Kind and best regards,
Abhinay School of Performing Arts put three plays into our festival this year: The Hostage, Waning Shadows and Rocky II and The Indian Bride. The quality of all of these plays was high and Abhinay are clearly passionate about putting on good theatre. Aishveryaa Nidhi has an amazing sense of community and really put in the extra mile to ensure the work was good, that people knew about their shows and that Short+Sweet was promoted as well as Abhinay. She managed to put on a good play after both of the cast members had to be replaced with only enough time to do two rehearsals. It was a pleasure working with Abhinay and I strongly encourage people to get involved with what they’re doing and enjoy sharing their passion and dedication.
Festival Director Short+Sweet Sydney 2012
I think it was a fantastic evening, with amazing performances. I and my students were well entertained. I am truly impressed with the kind of results your school is able to produce. This was a very good event and I am grateful for having been part of it.
Dr. Ursula Rao
Associate Professor of Anthropology and Sociology School of Social Sciences and International Studies University of New South Wales Sydney, NSW 2052 Australia
It was lovely to be part of such a worthwhile enterprise. I also hope we can collaborate on other projects in the future.
(Dr) Devleena Ghosh
Director, UTS-IOSARN (Indian Ocean and South Asia Research Network)
Regional Editor, South, West and Central Asia ,
Asian Studies Review Associate Professor, Social Inquiry Program
It was a really great pleasure, Aishveryaa. Congratulations for a fantastic achievement.
Very Warm Regards
Cultural Development Officer
Hurstville City Council
6 October 2011
Kia ora & Namaste Aish!
I wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed the afternoon of plays. I was blown away by the sheer talent & all round skills displayed.
I was so excited by the fresh ideas rather than merely the the usual “Bollywood” style dancing and music tracks that unfortunately still appear to be the normal accepted entertainment at South Asian Community Functions. In particular it was a joy to see home grown local work that was original, thought provoking, poignant and universal.
Abhinay is truely the nurturer and crucible of creativity in South Asian based communities in Sydney & beyond. Maybe I too will be able to take a more active part as I look forward to a future where Abhinay flourishes growing from strength to strength.
I appreciate all your hard work.
Once again Thank you!
Uma Kali Shakti