Rukmini Devi Arundale was an Indian theosophist, dancer and choreographer of the Indian classical dance form of Bharatnatyam... she is also considered the most important revivalist of the Indian classical dance form of Bharatnatyam from its original ‘sadhir’ style, prevalent amongst the temple dancers, Devadasis and also worked for the re-establishment of traditional Indian arts and crafts.

Rukmini Devi Arundale was an Indian theosophist, dancer and choreographer of the Indian classical dance form of Bharatnatyam... she is also considered the most important revivalist of the Indian classical dance form of Bharatnatyam from its original ‘sadhir’ style, prevalent amongst the temple dancers, Devadasis and also worked for the re-establishment of traditional Indian arts and crafts.

Rukmini Devi Arundale was an Indian theosophist, dancer and choreographer of the Indian classical dance form of Bharatnatyam... she is also considered the most important revivalist of the Indian classical dance form of Bharatnatyam from its original ‘sadhir’ style, prevalent amongst the temple dancers, Devadasis and also worked for the re-establishment of traditional Indian arts and crafts.

Rukmini Devi Arundale was an Indian theosophist, dancer and choreographer of the Indian classical dance form of Bharatnatyam... she is also considered the most important revivalist of the Indian classical dance form of Bharatnatyam from its original ‘sadhir’ style, prevalent amongst the temple dancers, Devadasis and also worked for the re-establishment of traditional Indian arts and crafts.

life magazine photo of Indian dancer

Dance; To move with measured steps, or to a musical accompaniment; to go through, either alone or in company with others, with a regulated succession of movements, (commonly) to the sound of music; to trip or leap rhythmically.

‘Remembering Rukmini Devi’ is a dance festival organized by Kalakshetra in memory of Rukmini Devi, its founder.     www.margazhi.org/remembering-rukmini-devi/

‘Remembering Rukmini Devi’ is a dance festival organized by Kalakshetra in memory of Rukmini Devi, its founder. www.margazhi.org/remembering-rukmini-devi/

Fig. 3 : Rukmini Devi, la première danseuse brahmane de Bharatanatyam.

Fig. 3 : Rukmini Devi, la première danseuse brahmane de Bharatanatyam.

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