Governing board of the Kalakshetra Foundation
Part of: GS Prelims and GS – I – Culture
- 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.