Can an Indian plant born and nurtured in the cultural melting pot of Los Angeles grow to be such a Bharatanatyam delight, smiting the viewer speechless with the power and passion of the dance?….
Geography and distance have not dented the Indian in Mythili who is an uncommon aggregate of talent, commitment and presence with that precious ingredient of integrity, which burnishes her art with a special lustre. While describing her dance, one has to constantly rein in the unbridled praise threatening to run away…… it was the dancer’s inner fire that spoke. The strikingly bold stances, often appearing as frozen final moments just before the starting point (sama) of a tala cycle after electrifying movement, the chiselled beauty of the araimandi and the toe/heel kudittu-metta, all executed with such joy and passion sprang from the obvious fountain of youth and agility. But what of the interpretative skill where Mythili’s capacity for internalisation carried everyone on a magic carpet, the entire space charged with emotion, never allowed to be maudlin.
– The Hindu, New Delhi, March 2006