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Sunita Menon [Bharatnatyam Exponent]

Sunita Menon's single minded pursuit began at the age of seven. She is a double diploma holder in Bharatnatyam in Pandanallur and Kalakshetra styles. Sunita, a graduate from Delhi University, was introduced to the art by Guru Sujata Dinesh at Rukmini Devi Lalit Kala Kendra. She has completed her senior diploma in Bharatnatyam with distinction from Prayag Sangeet Samiti, Allahabad. Sunita had received a scholarship from the Ministry of Culture, Government of India. During these period she has given solo performances as well as taken part in various group presentations.

To perfect the art form, Sunita Joined Shriram Bharatiya Kala Kendra under the tutelage of Guru Justin McCarthy, an American born now Indian citizen, and has completed the PG Diploma course in Kalakshetra Style with highest marks. She has danced the lead female role in virtually all Justin McCarthy's dance drama productions. She played Andal in the 'Mystic Bride', Shakuntala in 'Abhigyanashakuntalam' and the pivotal role of the Devadasi in 'Kshetrayya' and also danced in two masterpieces of Justin McCarthy, Matvilasam and Bhagwadikukam. These are all staged at Kamani Auditorium at Delhi as part of the Annual Ballet Festival.

As a Bharatanatyam dancer, Sunita is known for her fine dedication of this classical art form. She is particularly known for her abhinaya, clarity of line and strong rhythmic command of the idiom. Sunita has performed in many competitions, festivals and recitals viz. Udaya Shankar Festival at Guwahati in 2007; All India Dance and Music Festival organized by Panachikkadu Dakshina Mookambika Temple, Kerala in 2006; Ananya Festival at Purana Quila at Delhi; At Sidharth Vidhya Peetom, Vijayawada; India International Centre, Delhi; India Habitat Centre, Delhi; The Attic, Delhi; All India Music and Dance Competitions conducted by Sangeetayan ; Prathibha Utsavs' Conducted by the North Central Zone Cultural Centre, Allahabad. Presently, Sunita is specializing and performing Bharatanatyam under her Guru - Justin McCarthy and teaching Bharatanatyam under the banner of 'Kaladharppanam' at Delhi.

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