Nrityagram Dance Ensemble at Bucknell
The Nrityagram Dance Ensemble is an Indian dance group that incorporates mythology and the epics, Sanskrit, yoga, meditation and the martial arts. Although steeped in and dedicated to ancient practice, Nrityagram dancers are also at the forefront carrying Indian dance into the twenty-first century.
The Nrityagram Dance Ensemble is regarded worldwide as one of the foremost dance companies of India. With exceptional synchronicity, compelling physicality and emotional honesty, the Nrityagram Dance Ensemble has earned national and international acclaim for its ability to redefine both dance and theatre, to create and communicate with powerful imagery and captivating dance.
At Nrityagram dance village, dance is a way of life. Following an impossible dream, the founder, Protima Gauri converted ten acres of farmland into an ideal setting for the study, practice and teaching of classical Indian dance. It is a creative space where dancers, musicians and choreographers live together, sharing their skills and developing their art. The dancers study yoga, meditation, the martial arts as well as Sanskrit, mythology, and literature.
The outside world, too, is an integral part of Nrityagram. Choreographers, movement specialists, sculptors, painters, writers, musicians and theatre people from all over the world frequently visit the village to perform and give workshops and seminars on their art.