Category

Talent

Area

Art Level Qualification



Kanaka Sudhakar  (10222)

Information

Gender : female
Age : 45
Qualification : D.Pharm, M.A English, Dip. in French

 

Contact Me

Location : India, Delhi, New delhi.
Email : kanaka@sunaina.org
Address : WZ-121, Street No-13 Krishna Park, New Delhi-110018
Contact No : 919212771660
Alternate No : 919910943766

 

About Me

Smt Kanaka Sudhakar is a disciple in Bharatanatyam of the Dhananjayans Madras and Late Guru Sadasivan and a disciple of Seetha Nagajyothi in Kuchipudi She has learnt the art form of Bharatanatyam for eight years and higher intensive training from the Dhananjayans. She is also a qualified Pharmacist working in the Delhi Administration Dispensary. As the daughter in law of Dr. Late L. Ramachandran, she is also a keen follower of Nature cure methods. She has also done her M.A. in English Literature from Madurai Kamaraj University and Diploma in French from Delhi University. She established NRITYABHARATI, an institute for Bharatanatyam and Kuchipudi in 1985.
 
 With a few gaps when her two children were born, she has had as her sole aim the propagation of the classical dance forms of India to the masses where talent abounds. She is also the Founder President of SUNAINA ‚??Society for the Upliftment of National Arts of India, which was established in 1994 and which has now three wings/- NRITYABHARATI (DANCER TRAINING WING), Kala Khoj (research section and BMSCAC (educational wing).
 
 24 students of Nrityabharati have performed their Arangetram under Smt. Kanaka Sudhakar, and are now budding into full-fledged artistes. She has upto now personally trained more than 500 students to perfect and understand the nuances of this art form. She trains students to master the art form from every aspect like performance, teaching, theory and music. Her students have won prizes.

Achievements & Mile Stones

RESEARCH: Smt. Kanaka Sudhakar has performed the unique research on the Therapeutic and Beneficial Effects of Indian Classical dances on the development of a child. After seven years of research under the guidance of her late father in law, Shri L. Ramachandran, (A nature cure specialist who had presided over technical session of the All India Nature Cure Conference), Dr Raman Kapoor (acupressure specialist, Dr. Pasi (Child Psychiatrist) etc. she came out with her first Book ‚??Indian Classical Dances ‚?? The Therapeutic Advantages‚?? which was published by Sterling Publishers in 1994, and released by the Sahitya Kala Parishad at the Triveni Kala Sangam. Her work was lauded by all critics who praised it as outstanding. She gave many lecture demonstrations in cultural and education institutions like IGNCA, IIC, India Habitat Centre, Narada Gana Sabha, Doordarshan, DTS, Hyderabad University, etc in schools like St. Cecilias, Blue Bells, Bal Bharati School, at Mata Jai Kaur Public School, for Spic Macay etc. She found a new system ‚??Yogic Aerobics ‚?? a system based on classical dance movements to benefit the middle aged. She gave programs for the 1 hour live show on this system.

Honors and Awards

HRD Dept of Tourism and culture then awarded her Junior Fellowship for further research in 2000. Under the guidance of Dr. Avinash Kulkarni (Child Specialist), Dr. Sandhya Bose (From IGIPESS), Dr. S.K. Das (from DHS) she worked with 18 students each of control group and experimental group and completed her second part of the research taking 21 parameters.
Her research work encompasses all the systems of the body the muscular, nervous, brain, foot acupressure, circulatory system, respiratory system, body dynamics, Yogic elements, mental caliber‚??s etc and their relation to the rigorous classical dance training. She has dealt with both the short and long enduring benefits of the art. She has given demonstrations all over Delhi ‚??S.K.P, ICCR, IGNCA, Doordarshan, IIC, India Habitat Centre etc. Her lecture demonstrations have been widely appreciated and covered by all the leading newspapers and critics.
Smt Kanaka Sudhakar is now working on further research in the field of Hormonal changes in a dancer learning Indian Classical dances. She has formulated the Yogic Aerobics based on the Nritta movements of Indian Classical Dance for the benefit of Middle aged ladies.

Kanaka Sudhakar now performs with her senior disciples in group innovative choreographies. Some of her choreographies include, Laghu Varnam on the Dasavataras, Group Pushpanjali in Raga Gowlai and Ragamalika, Ganesha stuti, Shiva Thandavam, Swarsangam (on National Integration in Hindi) Tala Vadhya Nritya Lahari.