AboutMadhur

Madhur Gupta embodies the refined grace and delicately intricate elegance of the highly lyrical art of Odissi dance. His journey into the transcendental world of classical dance and music began at a fairly early age.

Beginning his initial training in Kathak with great gurus like Padma Vibhushan Pt. Birju Maharaj, he was strongly drawn towards Odissi under Guru Madhavi Mudgal. After being trained in the fundamentals by Padma Shri Madhavi Mudgal at Gandharva Mahavidyalaya and a galaxy of star gurus at Rudrakshya Foundation in Orissa, Madhur is currently in advanced training under the renowned danseuse, Guru Sharon Lowen in New Delhi.

Maintaining the soft lilting quality of Padma Vibhushan Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra’s style of Odissi, Madhur has an equal command over the strong rhythmic footwork and the art of subtle abhinaya.

Besides training under his Gurus and being a Graded Artist of Doordarshan, Madhur has also been actively teaching, performing and conducting workshops. Few of his major performances include ‘Shringara’, Premier at Roseate House (New Delhi), Sanskriti Foundation (New Delhi), ‘Tantu’, Premier at India International Centre (New Delhi), Kalidas Samaroh (Bhopal), Natarajothsava(Mysore), Nritya Natarajothsava (Hyderabad), Indradhanush Dilli (New Delhi), Lalit Group’s Shiv Vivaha (Khajuraho), Spic Macay (Kanpur tour & Delhi NCR) and more, as a soloist and with his Gurus.

Guru's Speak

Padma Bhushan Guru Raja Reddy

Padma Bhushan Guru Raja Reddy

Our natyam needs both dedication and sadhana, both of which Madhur has. He also has a very beautiful presence on stage.. god bless him...

Padmashri Guru Madhavi Mudgal

Padmashri Guru Madhavi Mudgal

There is enough talent in him. His feel for abhinaya and conveying power is very very good.. and that is so rare...

Guru Sharon Lowen

Guru Sharon Lowen

Half of one’s riyaz is one’s intellectual and spiritual development along with technique and I believe Madhur has the ability to grow further as an artist with his sort of dedication...

Critics Speak

Manjari Sinha, The Statesman

A graceful dancer with a slender body, Madhur attracts, first of all, with his personable stage presence.

He regaled the audience with his captivating dance that had lyrical grace, flawless technique, emotional abhinaya & of course arresting stage presence.

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Ranee Kumar, The Hindu

Madhur showcased the eye description to the line, ‘tamaru sara sarasiruha lochana’ in varied ways in a squatting posture which was really beautiful as also the abhinaya at ‘Maragatha. To Madhur's credit, it must be admitted that he mimed such mixed feelings convincingly with artistic restraint.

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The Pioneer

There is natyam, nadanam and abhinayam in Madhur Gupta. With a perfect amalgamation of bhavas and sleek body movements, the dancer would make his peers jealous.

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India Today

The echoes of "Go, Madhava! Go, Keshava!" reverberated as the grief of a forlorn Radha questioning Krishna's absence the previous night was enacted by Odissi dancer Madhur Gupta leaving the audience overwhelmed with empathy.

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Shveta Arora, Kala Upasana

Madhur was able to bring out beautifully the expressions of goddess Parvati as she looks at Shiv and feels the emotions of love, and as she turns around and sees Shiv instead of seeing her own reflection. He has very expressive eyes. His costume too was very aesthetic, with a dupatta tied to the waist. For each piece, he would change the colour of the dupatta.

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