Review: New York Times:
The festival itself, which runs from Monday to Feb. 2, starts at the Mark Morris Dance Center in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, with an evening of films of Indian dance featuring the premiere of “Nrityagram: For the Love of Dance,” directed and produced by Nan Melville.
Nrityagram was built in India in recent years as a dance village by Protima Bedi, a vivid socialite who changed her life when she became an enthusiast for the Odissi genre of Indian dance. Yes, a dance village! Fabulous idea; glorious — though modest and practical — fact. Many intelligent points are made, and much of the dance footage, not least during the closing credits, is spellbinding. I wanted the film to be twice as long. (Alistair Macaulay, NYT 24 Jan. 2010)