An online dance outreach program for children aimed at building exposure towards the different dance forms through specially curated sessions covering various topics related to Indian folk and classical dance.
Odissi Online Lecture Demonstration by Suprava Mishra
School: TM Hinduja National Sarvodaya High School, Mumbai
Telecast live on NCPA YouTube Page
Session is supported by Godrej Agrovet
Suprava Mishra is a renowned Odissi dancer, Guru, Choreographer, Writer and Film Maker. She started learning Odissi dance at the age of 6 and she has completed ‘Visharad’ and Masters(‘Alankar’) in Odissi dance from Gandharva Mahavidyalaya, Miraj. She had completed her Doctor of dance from Akhil Bhratiya Gujrat Vidyapith, Veraval. She was trained by eminent gurus of Odissi Dance like Padma Vibhusan Guru Shri Kelucharan Mahapatra & Guru Shri Shudhaker Sahu. As an Odissi dancer, Suprava has been able to imprint their combine legacy with her own dance persona. She is known for her refined sensibilities in presenting Abhinaya. She is a Graded artist of Doordarshan Kendra (DDK). She has performed more than 30 nos of Solo dance and Group performances in DDK Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Ahmedabad and Rajkot. Some of the important group performances for DDK are ‘Shri Krishna Rasalila’, ‘Shri Geet Govinda’, ’Nrityanjali’ based on earthquake, ‘Dasavatara’, “Vaishnaava Jana to tene re Kahiye….” & ‘Shree Radha’, Mohan se Mohan , Ranki Vav etc. At national level, she has performed at almost at the major classical like Khajuraho Dance Festival in 2020, Konark Festival in 2015, Uttardha Mohotstav 2011 and 2018 at Modhera Gujarat, Uttaradhikar Festival Bhopal 2019, Jaipur Jathis Festival 2019, Chakradhar Samaroh Raigarh 2018, Rajim Kumbh 2016 at Raipur, Orcha Mahotsav 2015 (Organised be Govt of M.P), Debadhara Festival (organised by Govt of Odisha2013), Kankariya Karnival 2009 to 2017 at Ahmedabad, ‘Geet Govinda’ festival at Dwarka (Govt of Gujarat), 4th Barabati Nrutyotsabaat Cuttack, Nrutya Mahotsava organised by Gujarat Sangeet Natak Academy, Acharya Brihaspati Sammelan organised by Sur Singar Samsad Mumbai etc. As a Choreographer, she has also endeavoured to create new space for the classical dance in the society. With renewed fervour she has attempted to push the frontiers of classical art & Indian literature to reach out new and especially young audiences. Suprava believes that dance must be linked to life and artist must use their unique position in society to make a difference to life and living.
Please note: The video will be available for a week post the live lecture/demonstration.