An accomplished Bharatanatyam performance is a unified graceful expression of Nritta, Nritya and Natya.
Whenever I dance I feel I connect with the very core of my soul, it is my way of connecting to the divine.

– Nrityabhushan Amruta Jagam

Yasmat panchendriya pritih bhavet cha |
dukkha vismrith sada soukhyakaram tattu nrityam ||
(That which pleases all the five senses, makes one forget misery and provides pleasure at all times is Nritya) – Samgitopanishad V-2