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" Mukherjee is a polished exponent of grafting oriental and occidental forms together to make a coherent whole. When I witness his work, I always experience cultural divisions disappearing into thin air and can see a vocabulary that is at one with the complex music but bearing the characteristics of bharatanatyam, ballet and contemporary dance quite seamlessly. This is a rare achievement and his greatest gift as a choreographer."

Mike Dixon, Dance Europe,October 2011

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"Unbelievable, emotional, out of the box and very special. There is nothing Ash cannot do, perfect."

Jermaine Jackson, Move Like Michael Jackson

BBC 3

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“Mukherjee’s solos are works of art. There is no greater Indian dancer in Great Britain. 

The speed with which he moves across the floor and the fluency of his poetic arms are for anyone who wishes to appreciate outstanding dancing.”

Mike Dixon, Dance Europe, March 2009

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"Dancer Ash Mukherjee more than justifies his extended role. He is a sinewy jangle of energy and nerves, his dancing stretched by extreme angles and speed. He glitters in the pure Bharatanatyam sequences.

  Judith Mackrell, The Guardian, April 16, 2007

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"Prodigiously Talented"

Donald Hutera, February 2010. The Place , Resolution! Review

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"Ash Mukherjee is a perfect case of discipline meets creativity with a kind of magic that few seem to possess."

Jim Warboy, Producer, DJ, Promoter, January 2011.

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"The elegant Ash Mukherjee, perhaps the only balletic and bharatanatyam danseur noble."

Graham Watts, Ballet.com, 2007

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"Mukherjee and his collaborators have identified an unoccupied niche in an overcrowded dance marketplace and they are filling it with an incomparable cocktail of talents leading to the consequent promise of a burgeoning future brimful of intriguing creativity."

 Graham Watts, Ballet.com, February 2010

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"Emotional, cerebral and just amazing. Michael would have been mersmerised."

 LaVelle Smith Junior, Bob Fosse Life Time Achievement Award winning choreographer to Michael Jackson,  BBC 3, December 2009

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 "A remarkable, lithe performer but also a man of the theatre."

Mike Dixon, Dance Europe, 2009

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" Ash is a star and is very brave to bring his unique and innovative style to TV screens, and is one of the nicest guys in the show." 

 

Mark Summers, Casting Director, Judge BBC 3, December 2009

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 "Superb, every last move has been thought of. Flawless.I am a huge fan."

 Jamelia, pop star, judge, BBC 3, december 2009

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“A recent Critics’ Circle nominee, Mukherjee was terrific in the 2006 The Place Prize-winning dance ‘Quick!’. A classically trained Indian dancer with a keen appreciation of popular culture, he could bring new meaning to the notion of artistic fusion.” 

 Donald Hutera, Time Out, London’s Rising Talent, July 2008

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“Many stars of today's modern dance scene have launched their careers at this annual New Year Resolution Festival, now in its twentieth year. These include Maliphant, McGregor, Baldwin, Bonachela, Shechter and I could name many more. To this list, in due course, I suspect we may add Ash Mukherjee. Already nominated for a Critics' Circle Spotlight Award, he graced the recent Awards Ceremony with his own neo-classical Bharatanatyam solo, now followed by his half-hour dance theatre debut entitled 'The Meeting Place." 

Graham Watts, Ballet.com review, 10th February, 2009

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"Its like being in a disco with Nijinsky!"

 Holly Penfield, Boyz Magazine June 2006

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“There are no doubts about the ability of the exceptionally talented Ash Mukherjee, who presents a true fusion of classical Indian dance and western sensibility in his work The Meeting Place. ”

 Mina Vadon, The Place, Resolution! 2009 Review, 9th February, 2009

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“Ash Mukherjee titillates, tantalises and bewitches us together with his star-studded cast. He blows apart any notion that bharatanatyam is frigid or old-fashioned in his mixing of both the traditional Indian dance and western contemporary. Super-sensuous but fiercely precise in his articulation of step and gesture, Mukherjee’s The Meeting Place is an aural and visual feast, and the place to be.” 

Josephine Leask, The Place, Resolution! 2009 Review, 9th February, 2009

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"Behind the many faces of Ash Mukherjee, there's really only one man in the mirror. It's just that he moves with ease between many different frames: classical and popular dance, stage and television, high art and commercial culture."

Sanjoy Roy, Pulse magazine, Summer 2010


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