Governing board of the Kalakshetra Foundation

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  • May 24, 2021
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Governing board of the Kalakshetra Foundation

Part of: GS Prelims and GS – I – Culture 

In news

  • The Central government nominated 12 eminent artistes and musicians as members of the governing board of the Kalakshetra Foundation.

Important value additions 

  • Kalakshetra Foundation is an arts and cultural academy. 
  • It is dedicated to the preservation of traditional values in Indian art and crafts, especially in the field of Bharatanatyam dance and Gandharvaveda music.
  • It is based in Chennai.
  • Founded in: 1936 
  • Founded by: Rukmini Devi Arundale and her husband George Arundale.
  • In 1994, an Act of the Parliament of India recognised the Kalakshetra Foundation as an “Institute of National Importance.”
  • The Kalakshetra style of Bharatanatyam developed by Rukmini Devi Arundale is noted for its angular, straight, ballet-like kinesthetics, and its avoidance of Recakas and of the uninhibited throw (Ksepa) of the limbs.

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