Friday 2nd 4pm – 5 pm
(note change of time)
ZOOM meeting: Zoom ID will be posted on whatsapp and emailed one day prior to the meeting.
Nrityagram – The Abode of Dance
Stepping into Nrityagram, you discover a sensorium of red mud, birdsong, and jacaranda blossoms. Tucked away on the outskirts of Bangalore, this lush ten- acre Village of Dance was founded by Protima Gauri Bedi. It is an abode of gurus and their disciples, and has nurtured the internationally renowned Nrityagram Dance Ensemble for almost 30 years.
Nrityagram's celebrated Artistic Director Surupa Sen will be your guide, and from the temple to the Gurukula, she will introduce you to this exemplary community dedicated to dance. And you too will understand why dancer Mark Morris deems Nrityagram his favourite place in the whole wide world.
Nrityagram is home to Odissi, one of the world's oldest dance forms that emerged from the temple sculptures of Eastern India. In the sanctum, the practice arena, you will hear little known stories and see visually stunning digital excerpts of dance by Surupa Sen and Pavithra Reddy, hailed by the New York Times as “among the world's greatest dancers” .
Later you can converse with Surupa Sen, Pavithra Reddy, and the dancers of Nrityagram in real-time.
Come, the dance of gods beckons.