After seeing a guru performing Odissi Indian dance, Flamboyant Bombay socialite Protima Bedi gave up everything to became a dancer. In 1988, she built the groundbreaking Nrityagram Dance Village near Bangalore, a place where "nothing exists, except dance." These beautiful dancers are her legacy.
"A place where nothing exists, except dance." A profile of Odissi dance haven Nrityagram.
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"Nrityagram was built in India in recent years as a dance village by Protima Bedi, a vivid socialite who changed her life when she became an enthusiast for the Odissi genre of Indian dance. Yes, a dance village! Fabulous idea; glorious — though modest and practical — fact. Many intelligent points are made, and much of the dance footage, not least during the closing credits, is spellbinding. I wanted the film to be twice as long." -- NY Times Review