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Aum Arts Dance Academy is established in 1995 by an odissi exponent  Suprava Mishra at Rajkot, Gujrat state of India.

Activities

  • Navaratri   Anusthan organiged by Bhaishri Ramesh Bhai Oza at Sandipani Ashram of Porbander - 2002.
  • Lecture demonstration at the All India Central School Teacher’s Conference, Central School, Rajkot - 2003.

·        Lecture demonstration at the famous Rajkumar College, Rajkot - 2003.

·        150 year celebration of Ramkrishna Ashram at S.N. K. School, Rajkot -2004.

·        Lecture demonstration at Kadhvibhai Virani kanya Vidyalaya, Rajkot -2004.

·        Lecture demonstration at Faculty of performing arts, M.S University, Varoda – 2004.

  • Aum Arts conducts regular batches from Prarambhik to Vishrad and the students get the degree from Akhil Bharatiya Gandharva Mandal, Mumbai, India.

  • It conducts Summer Workshops in May/Jun and Winter Workshop in Nov/Dec every year since 1995. Residential accommodation is provided on first come first serve basis.

  • The founder of Aum Arts, Suprava Mishra gives Lecture Demonstration for teacher and students conducted by C.C.R.T. New Delhi, India.

AchievementsDance Drama

  • Aum Arts conducted various dance shows:

  1. Glimpses of Indian Classical Dances - 1995

  2. Shiv Shakti Upasana - 1996

  3. A Journey Through Indian Classical Dances - 1997

  4. Dance Drama ‘Shri Geet Govinda’ - 1999

  5. Odissi An Introduction - 2000,

  6. Nrityanjali (A charity show for the Earth quake victims of Gujarat and donated Rs.25000/- to earthquake victims) - 2001 

  • Aum Arts conducted more than 100 Seminars, Lectures & Demonstrations in schools and colleges for development of classical dance and enrich knowledge of students about Indian heritage and culture.

  • Documentary was prepared on shortage of water and saving of water in collaboration with Saurastra Lok Munch Trust for creating awareness in rural are of India. Documentary was shown in southern and eastern part of India and widely appreciated by people of rural India in 1997.

  • Aum Arts also organised stage performances and theme based dance ballets for charity purpose for earthquake victims of Bhuj, Gujarat, India in 2001.

  • Organised Programme on 29th April 2002 to observed ‘World Dance Day’ and invited Guru Shri Ravindra Attibudhi (Mumbai, India) for programme and for Summer workshop of 15 Days from 28th April to 12th May 2002.

  • Special report about Aum Arts Dance Academy is taken by ‘Attadance’ in their year book 2001 regarding Charity Show organized on 2nd march 2002.

  • Ms. Dhairavi Anjariya student of Aum Arts Dance Academy got the first prize in state youth competition held at Rajkot and selected to represent Gujarat state in Rastriya Yuva Utsav which is organized from 12th Jan 2002 to 16th Jan 2002 at Hisar of Hariyana, India.

  • Aum Arts Dance Academy performed at Balashram Pobandar, India in the Diamond jubilee celebration, 2003.

  • Ms Aparna Chandarana, one of the students of AUM Arts Dance Academy became the first Odissi dancer to get the Kal ke Kalakar Award in 2004 organised by Gujarat sangget Natak Academy and she also represented Gujarat in Rastriya Yuva Mahotsav-2004 at Jamsedpur.

Suprava Mishra

- A rare combination of Performer, Teacher, Writer and Choreographer

A renowned exponent of Odissi dance, one of the seven classical dance styles of India, Suprava Mishra combines tradition with innovation, classicism with creativity and the ethnic with the contemporary.Suprava Mishra

Suprava Mishra has been learning Odissi dance from the age of 7. After the initial training from Guru Shri Raghunath Datta and Guru Shri Harihara Mohanty, she has taken advanced training from Padma Vibhusana Shri Kelucharan Mohapatra and Guru Shri Gangadhar Pradhan. She has been awarded Visharad in Odissi dance from Gandharva Mahavidyalaya Mandal,Mumbai, India and has given a number of performances all over India. She is equally adept at tandava, lasya and abhinaya.

In 1995, Suprava opened her own institution, Aum Arts Dance Academy, where she teaches her students the various styles of Odissi dance according to Akhil Bharatiya Gandharva Mandal syllabus. Aum Arts has already given several successful performances which are highly appreciated by both press and public.

Suprava also has an excellent academic record, with a M.S.C in Physics and M.B.A. in Marketing. At present she is working at Rajkot Telecommunication network, India.

Major performances

  • Door-darshan Kendra Cuttack as a child artist - 1979
  • Orissa Day Celebration at Cuttack organised by Orissa Government - 1984, 1985, 1987,1989,1990,1991
  •  Orissa Day Celebration at F.C.I. Talcher - 1986
  • All India Music Teacher’s Conference at Cuttack - 1980
  • Dance Drama –Shri Krishna Rasalila (1996), Shri Geet Govinda (1999), Nrityanjal (2001) at Door Darsan Kendra, Rajkot
  • Solo performances at Door Darsan Kendra, Ahmedabad,Cuttack,Rajkot& Bhubaneswar
  • Dance Drama ‘Dasavatar’ telecasted by Tara Channel
  • Represented Gujarat in Rastriya Yuva Utsav held at West Bengal(Calcutta) in 1996 and Gujarat(Ahmedabad)in 1997
  • Represent Gujarat & Orissa in All India Telecom Cultural meet at Hyderabad (1992), Delhi (1993), Calcutta(1995), Madras(1996) and awarded First & Second Prizes
  • Natya Mahotsava Ahmedabad conducted by Gujarat Sangeet Natak Academy -1996
  • Acharya Brihaspati Sammelan conducted by Sur Singar Samsad,Mumbai – 1999
  • Darpana Academy of performing Arts (solo and group performances) -1998 &1999
  • Silver Jublee Celebration at Punitachari Ashram, Junagarh - 2000
  • Mele Sur Mera Tumhara organised by Rajkot Municipal Corporation - 1992
  • Dance drama ‘Tatra Ramyashu Nayika’ based on literature of great poet Kalidas is presented at Adwet Foundation, Ahemdabad (2000). In this Dance drama six nayika is taken from Meghdutamm and Raghuvansam
  • Navaratri Anusthan organiged by Bhaishri Ramesh Bhai Oza at Sandipani Ashram of Porbander - 2002.
  • Lecture demonstration at the All India Central School Teacher’s Conference, Central School, Rajkot - 2003.
  • Lecture demonstration at the famous Rajkumar College, Rajkot - 2003.
  • 150 year celebration of Ramkrishna Ashram at S.N. K. School, Rajkot - 2004.
  • Lecture demonstration at Kadhvibhai Virani kanya Vidyalaya, Rajkot -2004.
  • Lecture demonstration at Faculty of performing arts, M.S University, Varoda – 2004.

Titles & Awards

First prize in National Youth Festival, Best Dancer Award from her School (1983), First prize in Odissi Dance competition from the Maitri Sarani in collaboration with U.S.S.R. (1983), Graded Artist of Door-darshan Kendra Cuttack&Ahmedabad.

Associations

Director of Aum Arts Dance Academy, Rendered service as a member in judges’ panel at Rastriya Yuva Utsav held at Gujarat (Ahmedabad) in 2000, Gives Lecture Demonstration for teacher and students conducted by C.C.R.T. New Delhi.

Articles

  • Role of art in human life – 1996
  • Origin of classical dance in India – 1998
  • Articles published about Nrutya and Lok sangeet in Sancharika Bi-Monthly Magazine regularly till 1999
  • History of Odissi dance and Mahari Nrutya with reference to Jagannath Culture – 2000
    The role of Indian Classical Dances in Education - published in Website www. artindia.net (2001)
  • Sringar Rasa in Odissi Dance in Global Era & 21st century – published inWeb-site www. artindia.net (2002)
  • Articles are published in news paper and also in the internet through www.narthaki.com, www.odissidance.com and www.artindia.net
  • Bhartiya Nrutya - A book on Odissi Dance in Hindi is published on 21st Decemeber 2004 at Cuttack, India.

This book has taken a shape after so many years of efforts. Suprava Mishra has tried to give a live approach to the subject in her book. She included the chapters like origin & History of Indian Dances, Origin of Natya, The epics of dance, Bhava & Rasa, Different types of Nayaka & Nayika, Information about seven classical Dances, Indian Auditorium, Folk dances of India, Chhou dance, Folk dances of Orissa, Duties of Artist etc. which can be useful in all type of classical dances. This book has the detail description of Odissi Dance like the The history & origin of Odissi Dance, Gotipua, Mahari, Music of Odissi, Music Instrument in odissi dance, poetry of odissi dance, literature of odissi dance, life sketch of some famous oriya poet, costume & make up of odissi dance, five part of odissi dance, Technique of odissi dance. The book includes hand gesture & its uses in abhinaya Darpana & Abhinaya Chandrika, foot movement, Standing poses ( Bhangi ), 108 Karana of South Indian temples, Tal which is used in odissi dance, Famous Gurus of odissi dance, Famous artist of odissi dance, eminent dance scholar & dance critics, The relation of temple Architecture of orissa with odissi dance. One of the special features of the book is it has 24 colour photographs and about 300 sketches. The book is hard bound and of 223 pages. Price of this book is Rs. 250/- which is very reasonable. So do buy the book and save our rich cultural heritage. This book is complete in every respect for the art lover of Indian classical dance. You can also help our younger generation to know about country’s background. If have any query about book write her by e-mail on supravamishra@yahoo.com and for purchase of book e-mail to pravinprakashanpvtltd@hotmail.com .
Book price in India:
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Opp. Municipal Corporation,
Labh Chambers, Dheber Road, RAJKOT-360001.
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Contact Address
Suprava Mishra
“Saubhagya”
13/2-B Income Tax Society,
Near Airport, Rajkot-360001, Gujarat, INDIA.
Tel - (91) 281 2477777(Res), (91) 281 2444422(Off)
Fax - (91) 281 2444112
E-mail: supravamishra@yahoo.com

 

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