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Debamitra Sengupta, eminent Odissi exponent from India, a senior disciple of Late Padmavibhushan Guru Kelu Charan Mahapatra, has been appreciated both as a performer and choreographer in the field of classical Odissi dance in the country and abroad for the last couple of decades.
Debamitra is an empanelled artist of ICCR – Ministry of External Affairs, EZCC – Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India, Doordarshan, and Pracheen Kala Kendra, Chandigarh, recipient of Production Grant from Ministry of Culture, Government of India and blessed to have been bestowed with the honour of 'Aasthana Vidushi' from the 33rd Acharya of Shakatapuram, Shrividya Peetam, Karnataka for her characteristic soulful renditions.
Besides performing in several prestigious programs all over India, Debamitra presented Odissi recital in prominent places of North America (Seattle, San Francisco, Atlanta, Boston, New York & Washington D.C.) and her group choreographies at recent tours to Myanmar (under Ministry of External Affairs, Govt. of India) and Bangladesh (under Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India) enthralled distinguished audiences all along.
Debamitra is also well known for grooming new talents, teaching is indeed her forte. Debamitra is the founder director of her Odissi dance institution ‘Kolkata Mayur Lalit Dance Academy’ (since November 1, 2004) where she imparts lessons on techniques and nuances of this sublime Odissi dance form. Since March 2007 a branch of Kolkata Mayur Lalit is running successfully in Alipurduar, North Bengal.
Her keen interest in choreography has led her to experiment with unique forms like Padabali Kirtan, Classics from Bengali Literature, Rabindra Sahitya – thus she created innovative movements and choreographed several fascinating productions in Odissi Style like – Raas Lila, Meghnad Badh, Chitrangada, Shyama, Shapmochan, Shakti Roop, Hridi Brindabaney which were widely applauded.
Debamitra has received Production Grants from Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India for her unique choreography of Odissi Dance Ballet ‘Raas Lila’ based on Padabali Kirtan and ‘Shyama’ composed innovatively in Odissi Style.
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