Nrityagram Dance Village is situated at a distance of
approximately 30 km from the city of Bangalore. Founded by Protima
Guari, one of the finest Odissi dancers of India, the village lies at
Hessarghatta, the rural district of Bangalore. Now under the management
of Ms. Lynne Fernandez, Nrityagram Dance Village was designed by the
Goan architect, Gerard Da Cunha. One of the unique features of the
village is its traditional gurukula style of teaching. Read on further
to know more about Nrityagram Dance Village near Bangalore, India.
Students from various parts of the world come to this village to get
trained in the various forms of Indian classical dances, like
Bharatnatyam, Odissi, Kuchipudi, etc. Apart from various courses in
classical dance, it also offers courses in allied subjects like music,
philosophy, painting, choreography, etc. Nrityagram Dance Village is
also know for its Vasantha Habba (the festival of spring), held every
year in the first week of February.
Music and Dance connoisseurs from all over the country come to
participate in this festival. Thus, Vasantha Habba also serves as the
perfect platform for the students as well as the common people to get in
touch with the best talents in the field of music and dance.