Faculty Member

 

Sucheendranathan Puthen Kovilakam
Assistant Professor, Kathakali Dance
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Department
Rabindra Sangit, Dance and Drama

Qualification:
M A PERFORMING ARTS (Kathakali Acting)
Kerala Kalamandalam Deemed University, Kerala-2009

Contact Address:
Office Address: Assistant Professor, Kathakali Dance
Dept. Of RMDD, Sangit-Bhavana

Email:
suchi_pk84@yahoo.com

Phone numbers (mobile and/or landline):
Office: 03463-261473
Mobile: 09474693440, 09846124217

Teaching Experience:
• Kathakali Acting classes for foreign students, Kerala Kalamandalam Deemed University, Kerala, 2008-2009
• Internship in Kerala Kalamandalam Deemed University, Kathakali faculty for one year, 2010-2011

Research Experience:
M.A. Dissertation Kalladikodan Sampradayathinte Prasakthi (The Relevance of the Kalladikodan Style in Kathakali) Kerala Kalamandalam Deemed University, Kerala -009.

Awards and Honours:
• Junior Scholarship, CCRT, Govt. of India, for training in Bharatanatyam-1995 (partially utilized).
• First Rank, A.H.S.L.C Examination, Board of Examination Govt. of Kerala, 2001
• Senior Scholarship, Department of Culture, Govt.of India, for training in Kathakali acting, 2005-2007
• Achuta warier Award for Kathakali Acting,kalamandalam Deemed University, Kerala -2006
• Kadinamkulam. K. M. KrishnaVaidhyar Memorial Endowment for Kathakali acting, Kerala Kalamandalam Deemed University, Kerala -2006
• Kottakkal Krishnankutty Nair Endowment for Young Kathakali Actor, Kottakkal Natyasangham-2008
• Dr.K.N.Pisharodi Medal for Kathakali Acting, Kerala Kalamandalam Deemed University, Kerala -2008
• Kalamandalam Padmanabhan Nair Award for Cholliyattam, Kerala Kalamandalam Deemed University, Kerala - 2009
• Kottakkal Sivaraman Smaraka Award for Sthreevesham Navarasam Calicut,Kerala- 2011

Lecture Demonstrations:
• Kathakali Acting Lecdems for Higher Secondary School, Kolathur kerala - 2005.
• ‘Language of Mudras,’Lecdem at UGC National Seminar on visual Arts and Literature, S.N.College, Kannur kerala -2009
• ‘Kathakali Acting,’ Lecdem for foreign deginitaries at Poonthottam Ayurveda centre, Cherpulasseri, kerala - 2009, 2008 & 2007 (five lecdems in all)

Performances at Major venues/events:
IN INDIA
• Khajuraho Dance Festival with Kerala Kalamandalam - 2005 & 2007
• Nritya Pratibha Festival, Shillong - 2006
• Adishakti Theatre Laboratory, Pondichery - 2008
• Krishna Gana Sabha, Chennai with Kerala Kalamandalam - 2009
• Kalakshetra Chennai - 2009 & 2010
• Mahagami Gurukul Aurangabad & Punai - 2010
• Bhava Bhavanam- Kalakshetra Chennai - 2011
• Anaya, Purana Qila, New Delhi - 2011
• N C P A Mumbai - 2011
• Nritya prathibha Festival Visakhapatnam - 2011
• Kalaghoda festival Bombay February - 2012
• National Music association Cuttack February - 2012
• Celebrating the world of dance held in Darpana Ahmadabad - 2012
ABROAD
• Kathakali Festival Paris & South France - 2001
• Indian Festival Bhutan- 2003
• Indian Festival, Brussels & Paris (France) - 2006
• Thiranottam Dubai Kathakali Festival - 2008
• Mudra Festival Singapore - 2011

Theatre/Collaborative Works:
• Body and gesture training for actors, ROOT Theatre Group, for the production of Mudrarakshasam at the Inetrnational Theatre Festival of Kerala (ITFOK) Thrissur - 2009
• Choreography and performance of Kathakali segment in Saptha Arnavam, a collaborative performance feature of seven theatre forms for Mahatma Gandhi Mission Sangeetha Academy (MAHAGAMI), Aurangabad - 2010

Innovative Works:
• Choreography, systematization and cholliyattam of Prasurama Vijayam, an unperformed 19th century kathakali play by Kerala Varma Valiya Koyi Thampuran - 2009
• Versification, choreography, systematization and cholliyattam of Arjuna Vishada Yogam, a prose piece from Kutti Krishana Marar’s Bharata Paryatanam - 2009

Documentations:
• Performance in ‘ATTAPERUMA’ a documentary feature on Kathakali, produced by Ettumanoor Kannan-2005
• Perfomance & character role in’Minukku’ a documentary feature on late Kottakkal Sivaraman,directed by M.R.Rajan-2006