Screened at over 25 film festivals, this award-winning documentary paints the portrait of Nrityagram, an idyllic dance village near Bangalore, India that centers around the Indian dance style, Odissi. Founder Protima Bedi institutionalized classical Indian dance by creating Nrityagram, a “gurukul” where students could dance and live with their master guru. There, the internationally renowned Nrityagram Dance Ensemble was born and continues to expand on Bedi’s legacy, pushing boundaries of Indian dance and sharing it with the world.
Directed by Nan Melville, 2010, U.S., 24 min, documentary, English.
Photo credit: Courtesy Nrityagram: For the Love of Dance