Come celebrate with us this Special Day of learning, cooking, dancing and eating in the unique environment of Arcosanti. Our Special guest & Teacher Guru Sanchita Bhattacharya will be sharing her many skills throughout the day; a morning Culinary Workshop, an afternoon Dance Workshop followed by a delicious dinner and divine performance, guests will experience the most intricate flavors of India! Known as the "Cultural Ambassador of India," Guru Sanchita Bhattacharya is a specialist in Odissi, classical dance from East India. The essence of Odissi dancing lies not only in the sculptured postures, the intricacies of body movement and foot work and lyrical grace, but in the depiction of a higher spirituality, making it a soul-stirring experience. Bhattacharya is known for her ability to mesmerize the audience into a higher spiritual trance through her breathtaking and unparalleled repertoire. The New York Times has noted "her dance has been described as perfection." Bhattacharya is also an Odissi lecturer and orator, a choreographer with creative originality, and a social activist. Her projects and choreography all speak of social, humanitarian, and women-oriented issues. She is the founder of Sanchita Odissi Dance Foundation in Kolkata (India ) and in the USA (Raleigh-Durham) where talim (training) is given in Odissi dancing.