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Classical Indian Dancers by nanmelville Classical Indian Dancers by nanmelville
Bijayini and Surupa Sen in classical Indian Odissi dance, New York tour.

Part of the Nrityagram: For the Love of Dance Project

Nan Melville lost her heart to Nrityagram ( when she visited it at the invitation of the late Protima Bedi. She was so enchanted by the dancers, and the concept of a village-school devoted to dance, that she decided to make a documentary film about the Nrityagram Dance Village and Ensemble. She has traveled to India three times to film life in the dance village, and research archival materials.

Her mission is to capture for posterity the story of the dance village and the dancers, and how they promote and develop the classical Indian Odissi dance form. Dance institutions in India are still very reliant on individuals for financial and cultural support, and the documentary “Nrityagram: For the Love of Dance” will be used to promote awareness of Nrityagram, and as a tool to assist Lynne Fernandez, Executive Director, with fundraising for the school.

By purchasing this item you contribute to the continued success of Nrityagram. Thank you!

To learn more about the project, visit
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thandav Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Professional General Artist
awesomely cool shot
PeppermintStrawberry Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Very beautiful. I have always been fond of classical Indian dances. =) I will definitely look up this documentary.
Nameda Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2009  Professional General Artist
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