Music Meleti Educator Puspita Mishra
Ms. Puspita Mishra
Puspita Mishra, a fair spritely damsel is Odisha's pride in the indigenous Odissi dance which has now assumed an international status. Her devotion to this complex form of dance and choreographic intricacies is something spectacular and ingenious. Being widely acclaimed in the State and outside, Puspita emerges as a rare artist who blends rhythmic grace and symphony in her dance that keeps the audience in thrall. The spectator is led to believe that Puspita in her dance is veritably an animated sculpture on the walls of Konark temple that set the rhythm, melody and tenderness in one composite tune. Her intricate footwork, her graceful karanas and charis, her hand gestures and mudras, besides the expression of her eyes simply usher the viewer into a world of beauty in gay abandon. She has Mastered Odissi dance from the age of 3 years since 1974 under the able guidance of Padmashree Guru Pankaj charan Das.
Three of her students are now B grade artist of Bhubaneswar DDK, Two students have got Sr scholarship from the Ministry of Culture. recent performances include an invitation by Pt Birju Maharaj to Basant Mahotsav at Kamani auditorium, New Delhi, Other important festivals include IITF, Suraj Kund Mela.Apna Utsav, Narada gana Sabha, Puri Beach Festival , Ghungroo Festival. International kite festival Mamallapuram dance festival Gandhi Jayanti Celebrations for Baal Bhavan, India festival in Indonesia, Srilanka, Lisbon, Castello Branco. Porto , Tomar. and Goa kala Akademi,Performances for Central Sangeet Natak Akademi, SNA of Karnataka, SNA of West Bengal,SNA Odisha and SNA Assam, Horizon series by ICCR and demo lectures by India international Rural Cultural centre. She attended as a visiting faculty to Lisbon University on Odissi dance.