Tourism and Dance: A Visit to Kalakshetra Classical Dance School

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Tour description

This 5-hours of a private tour intends to give you an experience of the local art of Chennai. You will visit Kalakshetra, an insititution for classical dance, music and art where you can observe rehearsals and interact with students. You will also visit the Crafts Center and the kalamkari or pen work unit where you can see the making of handloom sarees and textile printing. You will be accompanied by a private English speaking guide and a fully air conditioned vehicle.

Visit: Xenia Cities, Bengaluru, Bangalore District, KarnatakaThe experience of a city is never complete till you interact with the people who live there. In order to give you a wholesome and enriching experience, we will take you to visit Kalakshetra, a pioneering institution for classical dance, music, and fine art. You will be introduced to Dasi Attam (more popularly called Bharatnatyam), a dance form traditionally practised by temple dancers.You will see and interact with students learning classical music and dance, and see rehearsals in the Koothambalam Theatre (the traditional theatre of Kerala temples). The experience ends with a visit to the Crafts Center and the Kalamkari Unit. Here you will see traditional handloom saris in silk and cotton, and witness the local art of Kalamkari which involves making pen paintings on textiles using vegetable or natural dyes.

What's included

  • Driver/guide
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned private vehicle
  • Bottled water

What's not included

  • Gratuities
  • Camera Fees