Mataprasad Mishra

Mataprasad Mishra was born in the holy city of Varanasi in 1968; he belongs to one of the Mishra families known for its long line of lineage in the North Indian classical music tradition. 
When he was six years old, he took discipleship under two eminent Banaras Gharana musicians to train in Kathak and in tabla: Alkhnanda Devi to learn Kathak and Pandit Panchu Maharaj to study tabla.  

At the age of 15, he embarked on his professional career as a Kathak dancer and has performed throughout the following cities in India: Varanasi, Delhi, Bombay, Calcutta, Lucknow, Agra, Allahabad, Kanpur, Jhansi, Bhopal, Bokaro, Patna, Asansol, Jaipur, Gorakhpur and Punjab. Since 1994, he has performed in many international festivals and has taught numerous workshops throughout Europe, the United States and Japan. His dynamic dancing style has captivated audiences of all ages around the world.

Performances throughout India 
-       Sankat Mochan Sangit Saamaroh, Varanasi, 1982, 1986, 1987, 1992
-       Ma Vindhyavashini Jayanti, Vindhyachal, 1984
-       Kal ke Kalakar Sangit Sammelan, Bombay, 1986
-       Youth Festival(Association of Indian Universities), Calcutta, 1993
-       Sarad Chandrika Kathak Kendra, Delhi, 1995
-       Kathak Samaroh U.P. Sangit Natak Academy, Lucknow, 1995
-       Shivranjan Sangit Mahotsav, Bombay, 1996
-       Ganga Mahotsav- 2003
-       National Indian Classical Music, Dehradun, 2004
-       Delhi Kathak Mahotsav, 2005
-       Kathak Utsav, Jalandhar,(Punjab), 2007
-       Ganga Seva Nidhi, Varanasi, 2008
-       Kathak Mahotsava, Delhi, 2011

Deep dipvauli Mahatsav, Banaras, India (2011)

Performing at Kathak Mahotsava Festival in Delhi, India (2011)
With Ravi shankar Mishra 

Performances around the world
-       Tablao flamenco "Casa Patas", Madrid, Spain
-       Casa de la Juventud, Alcobendas, Madrid, Spain
-       International Festival of Dance and Percussion"El ritmo vital'Madrid, Spain
-       International Festival "Fete de la Diversite", Geneva, Switzerland
-       Hindu Association of Geneva, Switzerland
-       International Festival "De Oriente al Mediterranco" Granada Spain
-       International Festival "Fete de la Musique", Geneva, Switzerland
-       International Festival "Nuits d Orient", Geneva, Switzerland
-       International Festival 2 Congreso Pastrana, Arte, Musica mistica" Pastrana, Spain
-       Sala Suristan, Madrid, Spain
-       Dance Drama "Draupadi" Theatre Les Montreurs d' Images, Geneva, Switzerland
-       Indian music festival “Sangeet Meela” Gifu, Japan
-       Performance in Greece
-       Maison de Quartier de Champel, Geneva, Switzerland
-       Roxy and La Komedy, Prague, Czech Republic
-       Performance in Israel
-       Performance in Switzerland & France.
-       “India Lucia” Indian-Spanish International music festival, Essaouria, Maroc
-       Performance in United States, San Francicco
Performing at Sangeet Mela, Indian Music Festival in Gifu, Japan (2008)

Performing as a Tabla player at Sangeet Mela, Indian Music Festival,
in Gifu, Japan (2009) 

Performing as a Tabla player at IndiaLucia International Indian-Spanish Festival, In Essaouria, Maroc (2010)

Teaching experiences (Work shop)
-       International Music Ashram, Varanasi, 1987-95
-       Kathak dance workshop during the Festival "El ritmo vital" Madrid, Spain, July 1994
-       Kathak dance workshop in "Conservatoire Populaire de Musique", Geneva, Switzerland, July 1995
-       Kathak dance workshop in "Centro de investigaciones Etnologicas AngelGanivet", Granada, Spain, March 1996                                                         
-       Kathak Dance Course in the Studio "Theatre Les Montreurs d'Images, Geneva. Switzerland, July, 1996
-       Kathak Dance in Academia de Arte Flamenco Amor de Dio, Madrid, Spain, August 1996

-       Shrinagar Mani (Dance) by Sur Shrinagar Sansad, Bombay, 1986
-       Kala Praakash Puraskar (Dance) by Kala Prakash, Varanasi, 1988
-       ]All India Radio:Ist prize in tabla ,"B" Grade, by All India Radio, 1992
-       All India Radio: "B" high grade in tabla by All India Radio, 1994

Academic data
-      Master of Arts in Sociology (1994), Vidhyapith University,Varanasi
-      Praveen Kathaka dance (1989), Prayag Sangit Samiti, Allahabad
-      Prabhakar in Tabla (1985), Prayag Sangiy Samiti, Allahabad
-      Martand in Kathk dance (1992), Hindi,Sahitya Sammelan,Allahabad
-      Martand in Tabla (1993), Hindi Sahitya Sammelan, Allahabad

Mataprasad Mishra and his son Rudra Shankar with Birju Maharaj, 
Kathak dance Workshop in Banaras (2011)
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