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Asmita Kar Mahapatra


Asmita Mahapatra is the daughter of Guru Shri Chitaranjan Acharya and began learning Odissi from an early age of 5 with exposures to the style of renowned Gurus. She has started her stage performance from 1986 at the age of 10 and participated in many cultural programmes. She has widely performed along with her father. She has performed in many important seminars, workshops and festivals arranged by State and National Sangeet Natak Academy and Habitat World, New Delhi. She is widely accompanying her father in each of their Jugalandi presentations. At present she is continuing her Training with Renowned Odissi dancer Smt. Madhavi Mudgal.

Academic Qualifications
M.A in Pol. Science under Utkal University in 2000
M.A /Ratna in Hindi in 1997 under Wardha University.

Professional Qualification
Post Graduate Diploma in Tourism and Travelling Management in 1997 under Utkal University.

Cultural Qualification
M.A in Odissi Dance in 1996 under Pracheen Kala Kendra, Chandigarh.

Projects

Classical Dances of India and their contribution to the promotion of Tourism.

Present field of work
Working with Her father(Guru) in his research work for enrichment of Odissi dance style. Look after the Delhi branch of "The Legacy Of Art". Takeing further Odissi Lession from Padhmashree Madhavi Mudgal.

Experimental Items
Nrutt hastas,Bhumi charis and Akas charis from Natya Shastra with an individual presentation in Odissi style.

”The Bramhanda”(space) in Odissi style. Music by Zakir Hussain.

”The Breath of Life” in Odissi style. Music by Pt.Hariprasad Chaurasiya.



For more information regarding Asmita Mahapatra and her father, please visit their website

Asmita Mahapatra can be contacted at asmi_mahapatra@yahoo.com

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