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Vaibhav Arekar captured the spirit of the Narmada through telling metaphor. A strong dancer whose Bharatanatyam movements have an amplitude and largeness, Vaibhav with his theatre background is very expressive.
Leela Venkataraman, The Hindu, Chennai.

Arekar casts a spell. Vaibhav revealed immense virtuosity in delineating a rere Swathi Tirunal composition. He almost enacted a one-man ballet. The impact was there for everyone to see.
Subbudu,The Sunday Statesman, Delhi

The audience went away with something equally rich – an impeccable presentation of Bharata Natyam, danced to expressive classical music, accompanied by evocative narration! At the tail end, they were even prodded into sparing a thought for today’s dammed up Narmada.
Shanta Gokhale, Mumbai Mirror

I was spellbound by “Narmade Har Har”. Fantastic dancing, superb energy and distinct choreography. _ Jhelum Paranjape

Mukti” is absolutely engaging and evocative. The intensity of dance reminded me of Kelu Babu’s ‘Kevat’.
Daksha Mashruwala

Cultural Recognition

Awarded the Junior Research Fellowship by University Grants Commission- New Delhi, Vaibhav is the recipient of Govt. of India Scholarship for young dancers and Shri Nageshwarao scholarship from University of Mumbai for standing first in the faculty of Fine Arts for the Bachelor’s Degree.

Vaibhav has been awarded ‘Singar Mani’ by Sur Singar Samsad (1992) and has been nominated for Pandit Jasraj Awards for Excellence in Dance (1998). Vaibhav’s choreography for ‘Sangeet Giribala’ was nominated for the Mahindra Excellence in Theatre Awards(2007).

YATRA: International Dance Day Festival

Vaibhav has co-founded in 2002 an annual national dance festival- YATRA which is a genuine effort to bring together various dance styles, voices, visions of innovative choreographers to celebrate the eternal relation between the artiste and the art.

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