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Guru Preetha Ravindranath is a Bharatanatyam exponent who practices her art in ways that manifest her idea of art and society. A student of Kalakshetra & later Koothambalam (under Gurus Aravindan & Vasantha Aravindan), she is a visionary who encourages her students to reach higher purpose through strong fundamentals and creative endeavors. Her incorporation of everyday expressions in her abhinaya makes her choreography relevant and places the pieces in current context. She is a constant source of inspiration to her students and her employees. Preetha has 20 years of experience in professional and aesthetic make-up projects and assignments including print media (magazine cover shoots), television, film industry, fashion fraternity, social media and art/culture. Preetha is a successful entrepreneur based in Chennai.
Kalamandalam Udayakumar is an artist and guru par excellence with incredible expertise in Kathakali. He graduated from Kerala Kalamandalam and continues to teach at the Kathakali School, Cheruthuruthy, India. He is known for his red beard (chuvanthadi) characters and has choreographed modern plays in Kathakali such as oru pakshi katha.
Kalamandalam Prasanthi is a widely acclaimed artist of the Sanskrit theatrical art form Koodiyattam. She was trained by experienced gurus such as Kalamandalam Ramachakyar, Padmashri Sivan Namboothiri, and Kalamandalam Girijadevi. A 1st rank holder in BA Koodiyattam she has completed her MPhil and is pursuing a PhD. She was awarded Achyutha Kuruppu Endowment Mahakavi ONV Kuruppu Endowment, Nalanda Nruthya Nipuna Award, and Bharatham Yuva Puraskar. The choreography of Gandhari Vilapam based on Mahabharata Stree parvam and Gajendra Moksham from Srimad Bhagavatha Puranam remain her unique creations. She has choreographed and performed all sections of Sree Krishna Charithram. She has performed nationally and internationally including at the KKF Dubai, Delhi drama festival, Nalanda nrithyolsava, Ammanur Chacha Chakyar smaraka gurukulam, Ambalapuzha Nangiyar koothu Maholtsavam, and the Centre for Koodiyattam in Thripunithura.
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