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Kalakshetra Dance School

Thiruvanmiyur, Chennai (Madras), India
+91 44 2452 4057
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This institution was established to resurrect the traditional dance forms of the country from adulteration by modern techniques, Kalakshetra has been around since 1936. Many subtle nuances existed in the making of this institution — a symbol of uprising against the British, commitment to theosophy and creation of a strong identity for Indian classical dance forms. The suburban institution offers events that are open to public. It also provides dance classes and a platform for research and studies about traditional Indian dances.
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Thiruvanmiyur, Chennai (Madras), India
Thiruvanmiyur, Chennai (Madras), India
+91 44 2452 4057
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Reviewed 24 June 2017

Kalakshethra is one of the best dance schools I have visited till date. Stepping into the campus, you feel like you are in a compltely different world. Dance, Music, Art hugged with nature all around. Everyone around is very helping and it is a beautiful...More

1  Thank Pooja A
Reviewed 24 April 2017

I have been here to attend Reciprocity fest. The place speaks of the heritage of Chennai. The big banyan tree with Pillayar sitting underneath it is a typical example. Simply being in this place give you inner peace and energy. The choice of stalls put...More

Thank Nishanthini B
Reviewed 6 March 2017

This dance school in the midst of nature is a wonderful place chosen by Rukmini Devi to open a school for dance and music. Like Shantiniketan in West Bengal created by Rabindra Nath Tagore, Rukmini Devi created this open air environment for the children to...More

1  Thank khuku
Reviewed 6 March 2017

We went to see 'Siri Purandaradasa' a Kalakshetra production a few days back. The whole atmosphere was full of life and energy. The dance drama was very good . It brought back the enchanting memories of yesteryears when Smt. Rumini Devi was at the helm...More

1  Thank sumathisridhar2016
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

We visited Kalakshetra in mid February and had a good experience. My husband and I were traveling with my American parents who both have backgrounds in music and really enjoyed it. The website posts visiting hours and their reasonable fee but the particular page is...More

2  Thank peacespiral
Reviewed 7 January 2017

This is a must visit place if you are in Chennai. Fantastic environment in which Indian Classical is taught. Numerous classrooms there so while you roam around the campus you can hear music and dance from all around you. Literally takes you to the era...More

Thank gargamit100
Reviewed 24 June 2016

Of all Chennai this is my favorite place. I visited because I am interested in the life of the Kalakshetra founder, Rukmini Devi and saw rehearsal there and I was so impressed.

Thank Erica M
Reviewed 30 September 2015

I went this place. This school is basically for dance lovers. I saw one show of their practice. If you are lucky then you can enjoy their show. I was lucky. If you have time then go with family. Kids enjoy a lot over here.

Thank garhwaliya
Reviewed 5 March 2015

This place brings fond memories and absolute bliss each time i visit. It is one place chennai can boast about. Must visit for anyone who loves music, art and dance.

5  Thank RahulMattackal
Reviewed 8 August 2014 via mobile

The work done to preserve traditional arts at this institution is commendable, and walking around, the atmosphere is inspiring. We tried to book a time where we were allowed to come in as visitors to look around, but it was really difficult to arrange, as...More

8  Thank P B
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