A five-day festival on Indian classical dance forms would be held in Chennai from February 25 to commemorate the birth anniversary of Kalakshetra founder Rukmini Devi.
The event, ‘Remembering Rukmini Devi’, to be organised by the Kalakshetra Foundation, would have performances in seven different classical dance forms from across the country.
InKo Centre in association with Arts Council Korea, Kalakshetra Foundation and Lalit Kala Akademi, is delighted to present a unique Indo-Korean Ceramic residency project that will bring together 12 ceramic artists – 6 each from India and Korea – in a 4 week residency in Chennai. The residency at Kalakshetra Foundation from 12 January to 12 February 2012 will be followed by an Indo-Korean Ceramic Exhibition at Lalit Kala Akademi, Chennai from 14-23 February 2012. Read the rest of this entry
A vital center of training and performance, the institution has produced and molded generations of acclaimed artists in a distinctive style. Since its establishment in the early 20th century, Kalakshetra has had stalwart musicians and dancers on its faculty. It provides a holistic education in arts amidst a serene and inspiring natural environment cultivating a spirit of reverence. The faculty comprises of many experts who have studied here and cherish the ideals of this institution. Some of India’s most revered artistes are among its alumni.
Kalakshetra focuses on bharatanatyam, carnatic vocal and instrumental music, the visual arts, traditional crafts and textile design, textual heritage, aesthetics, history and philosophy. The director, Leela Samson, a student of Rukmini Devi, continues to be a performer and teacher of this tradition. She and her staff consider themselves as links in a living chain, and commit themselves to preserving and sharing the purity and beauty of the arts in every possible form.