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THERAPEUTIC VALUES OF INDIAN CLASSICAL DANCES

Smt. Kanaka Sudhakar has performed the unique research on
the Therapeutic and Beneficial Effects of Indian Classical dances on the
development of a girl child. After seven years of research under the guidance
of her late father in law, Shri L. Ramachandran, (A nature cure specialist
who had presided over technical session of the All India Nature Cure
Conference), Dr Raman Kapoor (accupressure specialist, Dr. Pasi (Child
Psychiatrist) etc. she came out with her first Book ‘ Indian Classical
Dances – The Therapeutic Advantages’ which was published by Sterling
Publishers in 1994, and released by the Sahitya Kala Parishad at the Triveni
Kala Sangam. Her work was lauded by all critics who praised it as3
outstanding. She gave many lecture demonstrations in cultural and education
institutions like IGNCA (twice), IIC, India Habitat Centre, Narada Gana
Sabha, Doordarshan, DTS, Hyderabad University, etc in schools like St.
Cecilias, Blue Bells, Bal Bharati School, at Mata Jai Kaur Public School for
Spic Macay with Shanta Sarabjeet Singh etc. She founded a new system
‘Yogic Aerobics – a system based on classical dance movements to benefit
the middle aged. She gave programs for the 1-hour live show on this system.
HRD Dept of Tourism and culture then awarded her Junior Fellowship
for further research in 2000. Under the guidance of Dr. Avinash Kulkarni
(Child Specialist), Dr. Sandhya Bose (From IGIPESS), Dr. S.K. Das (from
DHS) she worked with 18 students each of control group and experimental
group and competed her second part of the research taking 21 parameters.
She has dealt with both the short and long enduring benefits of the art. She
has given demonstrations all over Delhi –S.K.P., ICCR. IGNCA.
DOORDARSHAN, IIC INDIA HABITAT CENTRE ETC.
Her lecture demonstrations have been widely appreciated and covered
by all the leading newspapers and critics.
Smt Kanaka Sudhakar is now working on further research in the field of
Hormonal changes in a dancer learning Indian Classical dances. She has
formulated the Yogic Aerobics based on the nritta movements of Indian
Classical Dance for the benefit of Middle aged ladies.
Kanaka Sudhakar now performs with her senior disciples in group
innovative choreographies; She has named these presentations as RAAAS.
Some of her choreographies include, Laghu Varnam on the Dasavataras,
Group Pushpanjali in Raga Gowlai and Ragamalika, Ganesha stuti, Shiva
Thandavam, Swarsangam (on National Integration in Hindi) Tala Vadhya
Nritya Lahari, Nritya Maya.
She has recently released 2 DVDs . NRITTAM, an
understanding of Bharatanatyam adavus and YOGIC AEROBICS

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