Kalakshetra literally means a holy place of arts (Kala : Arts, Kshetra : Field or Holy place). Deriving inspiration from this noble ideal, Kalakshetra was established, in the words of Rukmini Devi, “with the sole purpose of resuscitating in modern India recognition of the priceless artistic traditions of our country and of imparting to the young the true spirit of Art, devoid of vulgarity and commercialism.”

Nrityangana – Rukmini Devi’s Birthday Celebration will be taking place at Kalakshetra, Chennai, from the 25th – 27th February 2012. Details about the program can be viewed here.