CHOREOGRAPHER | DANCER | TEACHER
Having danced professionally since 1998, Prosenjit Guy Kundu has been actively involved in the Underground Dance Scene for over 2 decades. Born in France, Prosenjit, who is of Bengali-Indian and French descent discovered the art of hip hop dancing in 1990, at the mere age of 15. Two years later at 17, he stumbled upon a D.C. house club by the name of Trax and fell in love with the energy and flow of house dance. On turning 18, he attended Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia, where he acquired a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Dance and Choreography. By day, he formally trained in the dance forms of Ballet, Modern, Jazz, Tap and African at VCU and by night was pursuing dance styles such as Breakdancing, House, Hip Hop, Popping and Locking at underground clubs. After his schooling, he moved to New York City to fuel his fervor for dance and mold his visions. Prosenjit began teaching workshops at studios throughout Manhattan while simultaneously working as a professional dancer.
Being Half Indian, Kundu always wanted to delve deeper into his roots and visit the homeland of his father and contribute socially through his love for Street & Club Dance Styles. Prosenjit moved to India with this vision in December, 2005 and was the very first individual to introduce and teach styles such as Breakdancing, House, Popping, Locking and Old School Hip Hop into the collective dance culture. He is accredited by the countries pioneering dancers in the above styles as being instrumental in kick starting what can now only be called a street dance phenomenon spreading in India. Kundu spent unpaid hours teaching kids and creating awareness about these forms even initializing the then unfamiliar idea of a "crew". The first ever b-boy crew Freak N Stylz consisted primarily of his original students. Kundu is well loved and respected by all the dancers in India for spending time in and out of India dedicating his time to consistently creating an underground dance scene. Kundu was also a judge on India's First Ever Street Dance Television Show called Footloose on Channel V. He is currently working on the "Dance Nomad Project" an effort by him to travel to different parts of India both cities and remote areas teaching and judging events as well as documenting the same.
Some of Prosenjit's credits include: AR Rahman The Journey Home World Tour 2010, Cirque Du Soleil Mosaic/One Drop Foundation 2009, Madonna ARK Charity Event 2007, World Cup Japan/ Korea 2002, The Love Guru, Deborah Cox US Tour 2002, KRS-One, Anastacia, Ashanti, Fantasia, Faith Evans, Rah Digga, Saturday Night Live, ABC Dance Fever, Microsoft Windows 8, Mumbai Indians, Nike, Bacardi, Garnier Fructis, 7up, Tic Tac, Rennie Harris Pure Movement, etc. Continuing to perfect his craft as a dancer, his teaching/dancing skills have taken him across the globe from countries like Spain, Netherlands, England, Germany, Italy to Korea, Taiwan, Malaysia, India, Canada and the United States showcasing his knowledge of underground styles. Currently he lives in India and has created a community called SyntheskillZ as a platform for his projects.