"Sattriya dance, which has been given classical state, is yet a fledging, growing at a fast rate. The stances of the form have been neatly presented by Meenakshi."
"Meenakshi was grace personified as she went through the Nritta covering all the three cycles of speed that is mandatory to classical dance. The Anjali mudra (namaste as a greeting) to footwork gave her dance a quaint charm. The incorporation of Putana Vadh was undertaken with great artistic detailing of how the demonic woman hatches many a wicked plan to kill the infant Krishna before finally deciding to transform herself into a matronly soft woman offering to nurse the baby. Her eye expressions spoke eloquent as she portrayed the role of the wicked demon."
"...Meenakshi thus showcased her full command on both the Nritta or Pure dance and Abhinaya, the expressional part of Sattriya dance. The graceful dancer convinced the discerning audience of her abundant talent and ample potentials.."
"...Meenakshi Medhi, originally from Guwahati, now residing in Delhi, a student of Late Adhyapak Jibanjit Dutta and Adhyapak Haricharan Bhuyan Borbayan displayed complete mastery over all aspects of her dance form, both Nritta and Abhinaya. Her performance depicting the ‘Prakriti’, comprised of Sali Naas by Mahapurush Madhavdev (Tal Suta Tal, Thukoni Tal) in the beginning followed by slokabinaya for ‘Sarata Sashanka kara’ (Rag Sareng). The finale of her performance depicting the destruction of Putana and Bakasura was flawlessly executed, with effortlessly graceful movements and outstanding abhinaya. Sattriya was probably presented for the first time in Madurai by Kalai Koodam Academy of performing Arts Trust. The 600 people gathered in the auditorium (it was packed!!) were certainly watching Sattriya dance for the very first time and were thoroughly captivated by Meenakshi. Her composure, confidence and effortless way of transforming from one character to another were the highlights of her performance."
"... Meenakshi Medhi brought a welcome change through the Sattriya Dance. Ramavandana, Slokabhinaya and Dashawathara- were performed by her. With beautiful customary dress and soft but impressive footwork, Sattriya attracted the attention of the house.."
".......and Meenakshi Medhi, two disciples from Guru Jibanjt Dutta’s Natan Sattriya Academy, in their duet performance in male costumes offered a prayer to Lord Krishna with shloka Sundargopalam urvanamalam describing Krishna’s beauty. The dramatic presentation from ‘Ajamila Upakhyana’ had poignant moments, when on his deathbed, Ajamila calls his son whose name is Narayana, addressing him aloud “Narayana…Narayana…” and Lord Vishnu comes to save him from the clutches of Yama, god of death. Though the events were performed in quick succession, the abhinaya was intense."
"..the Sattriya is a dance form that is now slowly emerging as a classical dance due to its expressive and 'nritta' components. Meenakshi with her extremly expressive eyes and vigorous movements showed the Dashavatara and engrossed the audience."
It was really wonderful. watched your performance very intently and found you to be profound in your movements and expressions. you are a very talented artist. Best wishes.
"....your performance was amazing! Watching you, I got multiple waves of goosebumps! I've never seen a performance of Sattriya before and I loved every minute of it."
"Dear Meenakshi, it was nice to have you for workshop demonstrations in Kota as part of SPICMACAY initiative. You worked very well with the children & this representation will bring a lot of new outlook in your dance. Keep working for yourself & try to emerge in happiness of performing."
"This is the very first time I have seen a Sattriya dance recital. In fact, this is the first time ever I have heard about it as well. And I must applaud your performance. It took me to another world. Your dance moves,facial expressions were absolutely mesmerizing. In fact, the entire performance was absolutely graceful. One could feel the devotion that emanated from your dance recital. It was pure and so delightful, that I was almost in tears many a times. May God bless you always. Thank you and I am so glad I am here today and could see your world."
"Meenakshi, bohot sundar Nritya kiya aapne, nice expressions, bhavpurna nritya. Good wishes."
"Your performance at Navodit organized by EZCC, Kolkata was outstanding and technically sound. You are an young talented artist and I hope you will shine shine in the near future."
. ".....Your dance recital was very smooth, sweet and graceful. There was no inertia at all in any posture. Transition from one movement to another was perfect and flawless. All steps were performed very nicely. I am sure you will grow up to be a great danseuse of India in future."
"Excellent, fantastic. Wish you all success. We are all proud of you."
"A very talented and promising young dancer. May God bless you."