Remembering Rugmini Devi Festival, Kalakshethra, Chennai.

‘Remembering Rukmini Devi Festival’, the dance-music festival is held annually in memory of Rukmini Devi Arundale, the legendry Bharatanatyam artist and founder, of Kalakshetra, Chennai (India). The festival organised by Kalakshethra Foundation is held in the month of February every year.

This year ‘Remembering Rukmini Devi Festival 2017’ will be conducted from 26 February to 02 March 2017 at Rukmini Arangam, Kalakshetra, Thiruvanmiyur, Chennai, Tamil Nadu.
The schedule:

26 Feb:
05:30 pm: Inauguration
06.00 pm: Indian premier of Sarasvatī Antarvāhinī by Kalakshetra Foundation

27 Feb:
06.00 pm: Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore’s dance drama Chithrangada in Odissi.
Directed and Choregraphed by Padmashri awardee Ranjana Gauhar
07.30 pm: Nadroop presents Krishna – The Liberator , conceived & choreographed by Smt. Shama Bhate

28 Feb:
06.00 pm: Siri Purandara by Kalakshetra Foundation

01 Mar:
06.00 pm: Koormavatharam by Kalakshetra Foundation

02 Mar:
06.00 pm: Carnatic Vocal Recital by T M Krishna
Violin: H N Bhaskar
Mridangam: N Manoj Siva
Khanjira: Sunil Kumar

Kalakshetra, known as Kalakshetra Foundation, is an autonomous body under Ministry of Culture, Government of India. The institution at Chennai founded by the vibrant visionary Rukmini Devi Arundale is a centre for artistic endeavour. It is a vital centre for the study and performance of fine arts, envisioned and designed with the style and proportion of Indian aesthetics. (

Rukmini Devi Arundale, (1904-1986 ) a pioneering dancer and choreographer, was born in Madurai, Tamil Nadu. She established Kalakshetra, an academy of dance, music and arts, with a vision to preserve and promote Indian art and culture.  She was honored with many national and international awards, including the Padma Bhushan (1956) and Sangeet Natak Akademi (1957) award.

Remembering Rukmini Devi Festival

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