“Kalakshetra is an institution not merely for the development of art. It exists in order that youth may be educated, not to become artists alone, but to have the right attitude to life, the right attitude to art, in order that they may be of great service to our country.” – Rukmini Devi (1904-1986)
Founded in 1936, by the Indian visionary, Rukmini Devi Arundale and her husband, George Arundale, Kalakshetra is a unique institute. Moreover, the Indian dancer, Rukmini Devi dreamt of imparting ‘the true spirit of art to the young generation’.
The Kalakshetra Foundation sits in a 100 Acre plot in Chennai, the capital city of Tamil Nadu. Today, this Indian arts and culture institution is one of the best in the country. In fact, they have a very unique way of approaching students with academics.
Also, in 1993, the Government of India declared the Kalakshetra Foundation as an ‘Institution of National Importance’.
The Indian arts and culture institution offers courses in dance, music and visual arts. Moreover, they have extremely dedicated teachers for passionate students. Additionally, Kalakshetra Foundation offers part-time and evening courses.
In fact, just being in the campus of this Indian arts and culture institution itself is magical. With giant trees and aesthetic classrooms, the place will surely bring out the creativity in a person.
So, if you are an artist or desire to enrich your artistic knowledge you must surely visit this amazing place.
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Source credits: Wikipedia, www.kalakshetra.in