Nrityagram - A Unique Indian Dance Village

Nrityagram - A Unique Indian Dance Village
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$79
Duration: 5 hours
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Description

Nrityagram, with its wonderful ambience and ethnic look, is a unique dance village located about 20 miles away from Bangalore. The village was conceptualized by Protima Gauri Bedi, a prominent Indian dancer. Her idea was to develop a village devoted to teaching dance. In the age old “gurukul” tradition, where students and teachers live together here. Not only are Nrityagram’s dance ensembles popular, but the beauty of the village and the use of nature in its construction have made a visit to Nrityagram a memorable experience. The village was designed by Gerard Da Cunha, a well-known Indian architect. The open spaces, greenery and the mud buildings give Nrityagram a rural look.

Highlights

  • Dance training
  • Interact with students
  • Concept of shared living
  • Unique beauty of the village

You will be escorted from your hotel in Bangalore in your air-conditioned vehicle to Nrityagram. On arrival in the village you will be met by your guide, who will show you this residential dance school. The guide will explain to you the school concept and the philosophy behind educating young people in this form. You will view the unique beauty of the village and the space it occupies.

Nrityagram has gained international acclaim as the first modern and exclusive Gurukul (residential school) for Indian Classical Dances. Designed by Gerard Da Cunha, the ethnic dance village offers training in Indian classical dance forms such as Odissi, Bharatnatyam, Kathak and others. Following the ancient guru-shishya ( teacher-student) tradition, students look after and care for their Guru (teacher) by growing fruit and vegetables on the land, cooking, cleaning and performing dance recitals. At Nrityagram, the institution fulfills the role of the Guru - as protector and as someone who makes available knowledge and experience.

Along with the intensive dance training, the students learn Indian Literature, mythology, poetry, Sanskrit, music, aesthetics and other subjects. Regular workshops are conducted. Since 1996, Nrityagram dance troupes have given performances across the globe.

Nrityagram, with its wonderful ambience and ethnic look, is a unique dance village located about 20 miles away from Bangalore. The village was conceptualized by Protima Gauri Bedi, a prominent Indian dancer. Her idea was to develop a village devoted to teaching dance. In the age old “gurukul” tradition, where students and teachers live together here. Not only are Nrityagram’s dance ensembles popular, but the beauty of the village and the use of nature in its construction have made a visit to Nrityagram a memorable experience. The village was designed by Gerard Da Cunha, a well-known Indian architect. The open spaces, greenery and the mud buildings give Nrityagram a rural look.

Highlights

  • Dance training
  • Interact with students
  • Concept of shared living
  • Unique beauty of the village