Debamitra Sengupta, internationally acclaimed Odissi exponent, has been appreciated both as a performer and choreographer in the field of classical Odissi dance in the country and abroad for the last three decades.
Debamitra is an ‘A’ Grade Artist of Doordarshan Prasar Bharati, empanelled artist of ICCR – Ministry of External Affairs, Govt. of India, also empanelled artist of EZCC – Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India, and Pracheen Kala Kendra, Chandigarh, recipient of Production Grant from Ministry of Culture, Govt of India, and also enlisted artist of Spic Macay.
Her Nimble footwork – dexterous. Her sinewy movements – sculpturesque and graceful. Her mesmerising ‘abhinaya’ transports the audience to her make-believe world of Radha-Krishna or Chandi.
Since more than the last two decades Odissi Exponent Debamitra Sengupta creates such sheer magic with her very own characteristic performances and enthralls the connoisseurs, as well as the masses all along ranging globally – be it her performances at the notable festivals and programmes in her home state, West Bengal, or at the prominent venues of the capital, New Delhi, down south at Coimbatore, significant performances at the United States in different cities including India Arts & Heritage Society, Seattle, very prestigious performance at the National Theatre, Yangon during the recently concluded performance tour of Myanmar under the ICCR, Ministry of External Affairs, Govt. of India with the key essence of strengthening relationship between the neighbouring countries through art and culture.
A passionate Odissi learner and wannabe Geologist Debamitra joined a workshop by the late Padmabibhushan Kelucharan Mohapatra in the year 1988 and was so enamoured by the maestro that she took the most vital decision of her life to be a professional classical dancer. So she left her post graduation and pursued her training under the renowned Guru, started visiting and staying at his Cuttack residence. Though her association with Smt. Sutapa Talukdar who initiated her into the world of Odissi was there all along.