THE HINDU FRIDAY REVIEW 5/12/2000
Keiko showed promising talent in her chosen path.
Keiko revealed fine spirit in her performance,attending to
both nritta and abhinaya with equal care and enthsiasm.
Keiko's depiction of the form and glories of deity
were appearing. Keiko's confident approach to dancing on the plate was impressive.
THE INDIAN EXPRESS 5/14/2000
She displayed great scope expressing lucid abhinaya.
Keiko danced with mellifluous ease on the brass plate to perfect talam.
THE HINDU FRIDAY REVIEW 1/21/2005
What made this item stand out was the effervescent
quality Keiko brought to it along with the bhava
that was both touching and realistic.
THE NEW SUNDAY EXPRESS 2/8/2004
Certainly, Keiko Watanabe's Kuchipudi performance
was marked with deep commitment to the art form,
above all ,a joyful spirit that pervaded through the recital .
THE HINDU FRIDAY REVIEW 1/10/2013
Four students -- Shobha Korambil, Keiko Watanabe, Padmavani Mosalikanti and Amrita Lahiri – showcased pure nritta sequences and followed it up with the signature tarangam style of brass plates; this item was a genuine effort presented with originality.