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SPOTLIGHT

MEET THE ARTIST
Name :

K B Madhusudhanan

Address : AF2, C37, Saravana Apartments Bajanai Koil Street, Besant Nagar
Mobile : 9840236746
E-mail : sudhan_1979@yahoo.com
Description :

DANCE TRAINING

Even as a child, K B Madhusudhanan was interested in dance. This led him to his first Bharatanatyam teacher, Mrs. Malarkodi. He later joined Kalakshetra College of Fine Arts in Chennai, where he developed his dance skills along with academics. On completing 5 years of training in Kalakshetra (1989-95), he obtained a certificate for having done a part time course in Bharatanatyam. Even at this stage, he was offered a part in ‘Purush: Expressions of Man’ presented by Arangham Trust in 1996 in which the top male dancers of India participated. This encouraged him to become a professional and he joined Kalakshetra as a full time student with a double promotion. After completing his diploma course in Bharatanatyam (1996-99), he started his career as a dancer.  

SKILLS

Apart from dance, Madhusudhanan is interested in furthering his skills in Indian martial arts and Tamil theatre and folk theatre forms. He continues to undergo training in Kalaripayattu and Silambam, the martial arts of Southern India, and attends theatre workshops conducted by various artists. He has great passion for acting and has had the opportunity to work with theatre personalities like Prasanna Ramaswamy. 

PERFORMANCES IN INDIA

-      Taken part in many Kalakshetra productions

-      Performed for Women Achievers Award (2013), Raj TV

-      Performed for ‘Tamizhsangam’ Tamil New Year (2013), Vijay TV

-      Performed in IDA Annual Festival of International Dance Alliance, every year (2002 to 2008)

-      Performed for IDA Annual Festival of International Dance Alliance (2011) with own choreography “Adhvay”

-      Working as a freelance artiste with renowned dancers -

Anita Ratnam, Lakshmi Vishwanathan, Saraswathi Sundaresan, Revathi Ramachandran, Ambika Buch, Sheejith Krishna, Avigna Dance Ensemble, Anusham Dance Ensemble and Anitha Guha, to name a few

-      Performances with Anita Ratnam and Arangham Dance Theatre

  • § Dance theatre productions Gajaanana, Adirohana, Ooma, Nachiyar, Suvvadu
  • § Soorya Festival, Kerala
  • § Coimbatore Perur Festival
  • § Sangeet Natak Akademi’s Uday Shankar Festival of Choreography, Kolkata
    • § Toured to Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Madurai, Hyderabad, Thiruvananthapuram

-      Performances with Avigna’s Dance Ensemble

  • § For music maestro Illayaraja’s ‘Thiruvasagam’ CD release function in 2006
    • § At ‘Chennai Sangamam’, a festival conducted by the Department of Tourism, Tamil Nadu every year from 2007 to 2010

-      Worked as freelance dancer with (late) Krishnaveni Lakshmanan. Performed with her troupe at Modhera Festival at Modhera Sun Temple, Vadodara, Surat and Ahmedabad for programs presented by Govt. of Gujarat

-       Spirit of Unity Concert for Universal Integration

-       Performed in a devotional songs album for ‘Poor Man Production’

PERFORMANCES OUTSIDE INDIA

-      Performed in London, UK for London International Arts Festival (2012) with Vipanchee

-      Performed at Cleveland, USA for Thyagaraja Aradhana festival (2012) a dance production ‘Murali Madhuri’ with Vipanchee

-      Performed at Singapore a dance ballet ‘Radha Now’ (2011)

-      Toured Reunion and Mauritius (2010) with ‘Iyarkai’, choreographed by Sheejith Krishna

-      South Asian Cultural Society with Arangham Dance Theatre, Kuwait (2008)

-      Participated at Gruezii Festival of India, Arangham Dance Theatre, Switzerland (2008)

-      Performed at Asian Businessman Awards with Shobhana’s dance group, Abu Dhabi (2007)

-      Dance drama ‘Sree Rama Katha’ with Mudra Dance Company, New Zealand (2006)

-      Toured USA and Canada for EKANTA SEETHA, a dance production for Cleveland Cultural Alliance directed by Bharata Kalanjali (2006)

-      Performed in ‘Marthyan’ with Sheejith Krishna for Malayalees Association, Kuwait (2005)

-      Toured USA and Canada for SILAPPADHIKARAM, a dance production for Cleveland Cultural Alliance directed by Avigna Dance Ensemble (2004)

-      Tamil Cultural Association, with Sukanya’s dance group, Dubai (2003)

-      Performed with T K Thiruchelvam in Ghana (West Africa) at Indian - Ghanian Cultural Relations, ICEC (2002)

-      Lakshmi Viswanathan’s BANYAN TREE dance drama for Indo - Lankan Cultural Relations, ICCR, Colombo and Kandy, Srilanka (2000)

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

-       Worked as a dance teacher in The Calibre, Chennai (Mrs.YGP’s group of schools) in 2007

-       Working as a dance teacher in Golden Gates Matr. Hr. Sec. School, Salem, 2008-09

CHOREOGRAPHY    

-       Director of ‘Athma Academy of Dance’, a performing group - choreographed several classical, contemporary, folk and movie sequences

-       Dance ballets ‘Thandavam’, ‘Panchamuki’

-       Choreographed for ‘Tamizhsangam’, a program for Vijay TV

-       Choreographed for CIFF (Chennai International Film Festival), December 2010

-       Colleges

  • § Inter-departmental competition for MOP Vaishnav College, Chennai (2003 & 2006)
  • § Inter-departmental competition for Sathyabama College, Chennai (2004)
  • § Choreographed for NCC meet, Stella Maris College, Chennai (2001)

-       Schools

  • § Inaugural function of auditorium, Golden Gates Mat.Hr.Sec.School, Salem
  • § Annual event of Sri Sankara School, Chennai
  • § Inter-house competition for Rosary Mat. School, Chennai

ACTING EXPERIENCE

Acted in Tamil movie ‘KONJAM KOFFEE KONJAM KADHAL’, directed by VENKY (yet to be released) - www.k4themovie.com

DISTINCTIONS

  • Awarded ‘YOUNG TALENTED ARTISTE’ by South Zone Cultural Centre, Thanjavur
  • Conferred the title ‘SATYA KALPANA PRAVEENA SUNDARAM’ by Anitha Guha’s Bharathanjali
  • ‘B’ Grade Artiste on Doordarshan television channel, Chennai (from 2008)
  • Judge German Hall ……. (2012)
  • Judge Margazhi something (2011)
  • Judge in an episode of Thaka Dimi Tha, Jaya TV (2008)
  • Judge for dance competition by Sampa School of Dance, Salem (2007)
  • Judge for Inter Departmental Competition for Ethiraj College, Chennai (2005)
  • Judge for a dance competition by Malayali Samajam, Chennai (2002)


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