So I saw this piece and HAD to share it, as dancing is a major part of my own life.
"Twenty years ago, large sections of Hesarghatta, on the outskirts of Bangalore, was a forest infested with snakes. It was in this hostile territory that the vivacious Odissi dancer Protima Bedi decided to establish her dance village, Nrityagram. It followed the principles of the ancient gurukul system of learning. Dance was a way of life at this village." - Gaurima’s dream blossoms