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Kalakshetra Dance School

Thiruvanmiyur, Chennai (Madras), India
+91-44-24524057
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Type: Classes/Workshops, Performances
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: This institution was established to resurrect the traditional dance forms of the country from adulteration by modern techniques, Kalakshetra has been... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Klang, Selangor, Malaysia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

Only Indian are dominate the place . Foreign students are been threaten and badly given pressure by some teachers ,till some of them left the collage . Poor foreign students cant open their mouth due to mental pressure by teachers. Their come here to learn the art and bring the culture to their country but some of the teacher are... More

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Caserta, Italy
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

Most of them has written about good. But there are few negatives of Kalakshretra. 1. Harassing the opposite sexuals. 2. Ragging 3. most of the students who are staying in hostel are drunkards 4. This institute is for Indian culture but the culture is not only dance, They are teaching dance but not indian culture. I love India and indian... More

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Chennai (Madras), India
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013

Kalakshetra is a cultural academy dedicated to the preservation of traditional values in Indian art, especially in the field of Bharatanatyam dance and Gandharvaveda music. The academy was founded in January 1936 by Rukmini Devi Arundale. Under Arundale's guidance the institution achieved national and international recognition for its unique style and perfection. In 1962, Kalakshetra moved to a new campus... More

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Chennai
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136 reviews 136 reviews
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68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

A place where the ancient cultural arts and danceform of India is preserved and promoted. A place to see the legends in action. A place for any visitor of Chennai to visit.. Amazing place.

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Chennai
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

A must visit school of dance and music in Chennai for the serenity and the vast quietness best suited for music and dance!

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delhi
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8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

many people spoke about this place, but we have not experienced such before.A dance school in India system. Beautiful, grace and tradition.Special

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Bangalore, India
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2012

A must see for any culture lover on a visit to Chennai, and we went during the December concert season for a violin concert, and again to visit the grounds and hoping to see the dancers at rehearsals as so many visitors recommended... The concert space was beautiful and it was our favorite event of the season, but when we... More

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Bangalore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2012

By the beach. Beautiful dancers all around. Best time to visit is in Dec when they have their annual festival. Booked out well in advance so try to get it as soon as you can.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012

the biggest dance school in India.. its an ancient place.. many non Indains are also interested in learning this art

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2012

Schooled here. Beautiful times and the hostel food still makes me salivate, after 20 odd years. Every single thing mesmerizes this place. 5 Stars!!

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