Bharatanatyam by Sushmitha Suresh
January 9, 2021 –
Seeking the ultimate
A Bharatanatyam presentation by Smt. Sushmitha Suresh
A student of the Kirans of Bangalore, Sushmitha Suresh started her career in dance at the tender age of four under the tutelage of eminent Gurus Sri Kiran Subramanyam and Smt. Sandhya Kiran. She is successful as a beautiful and technically sound dancer and has evolved to become an artiste who induces her work with critical thought.
Being a senior performer of the Rasika Arts Ensemble, Suresh has performed extensively at several prestigious festivals all over the country. Having completed her Arrangetram (graduation in Dance) in 2010, her love for Bharatanatyam took to her to several heights, allowing her to perform at prestigious festivals. She has had the opportunity to perform at the Ananya Dance Festival – Purana Qila in Delhi, Narada Gana Sabha – Chennai, Udupi Utsava, Mangalore, Shilparamam, Kittappa Pillai Memorial Yuva Nrityotsava, Articulate festival, Sai Nrityotsav, Moodabidri, Kinkini Nrithyotsava, ICCR, Purandarotsava, Nirantharam, Sammilana, Samarpana, Arpana, Nrityaarpana, Nritya Sankeertanam, Rasikaarpana, Bhava Sankramana, Sharanagati in Bangalore. She was a part of the latest productions, 'Maanini’ and ‘Saravana Bhava'. She has represented her educational institutions – M.E.S. Kishora Kendra, Mount Carmel College and Jain University as the cultural head and won several competitions at state and nationals.
Suresh has been awarded the Best Student award from Rasika Arts Academy in 2004 and in 2015. She is a free lancer and has worked with several artists and dance groups like the Aayana Dance Company, Nritarutya in the ‘Make in India production’ and Raadha Kalpa, being one of the dancers of 'The Dark Lord' choreographed by Rukmini Vijayakumar, ‘Shastram’ a unique production combining Film, Theatre and Indian classical dance by Ghirija Jeyaraj staged at Perth, Australia. Suresh recently founded Vivartana - the art studio, where she aims at imparting her knowledge of Bharatanatyam to her students and taking our traditional arts forward to the generations to come. She delighted audiences in Fort Myers in 2018 for Raaga as well as at the FGCU, International Students Night.