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Kalakshetra

Kalakshetra Foundation, formerly simply Kalakshetra, is an arts and cultural academy dedicated to the preservation of traditional values in Indian art and crafts, especially in the field of Bharatanatyam dance and Gandharvaveda music.

A renowned training institute for the classical dances of India, this ‘Temple of Arts’ was founded by Rukmini Devi Arundale in 1936, to train and encourage young artists and to revive Bharatanatyam, the classical dance form of Tamil Nadu.