Says Deepak "Without the rhythm of our
heart beats we would all be dead.
Without rhythm art itself would be dead"
. These words appear to be the guiding
force of Deepak's artistic existence.
Deepak shows tremendous command over "taala"
and has won critical acclaim for
rendering "nritta" (pure non expressive
dance). "Deepak impressed by his nritta
and abhinaya. His varnam in
Karaharapriya "Ram neeve" was a first
rate tribute to the king of Ayodhya. The
jathi sequences came off with resounding
ease and precision, the mastery of the
tala itself a delight to watch.
i.e. Bhavayami Gopala
Balam took the mood of
even further. The sahaj manner in which
this tall, well built man lowered
himself to take the child Gopala by the
fingers or played pranks with him as the
Gopis was out of ordinary.
- Shanta Sarbejeet Singh in The
Hindustan Times, New Delhi.
"In the representational item....
A Kannoda pada.... Deepak took the
spectators to another realm of
Krishna Leela.... Tears rolled down his eyes, he
collapsed with ardent devotion and
submission.... Wonderment, happiness and
a host of other emotions engulfed his
face. But ultimately only one, bhakti,
- Times of India, Mumbai.
These words of critical acclaim convey
the picture of perfect technique, deep
understanding of the theoretical facet
of dance and native brilliance of Deepak
as a performer.