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Pandit Ram Gopal (1912-2003), Dancer, choreographer and teacher

Sitter in 14 portraits
Dancer, choreographer and teacher. The pioneer of classical Indian dance in this country, Ram Gopal was born in Bangalore, and initially trained in the classical Indian dance style of Kathakali. After the War he starred in a number of Hollywood epics made on location, such as The Purple Plain (1954), and William Dieterle's Elephant Walk (1954), for which he had also choreographed the dance sequences. After a series of successful world tours he settled in this country in 1954 in London, where he still lives. In the 1960s Gopal was a partner of Alicia Markova, having appeared with her at the Prince's Theatre in 1960, in a duet - Radha-Krishna - choreographed by him, which transferred to the Edinburgh Festival later that year.

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6812

Pandit Ram Gopal

by Feliks Topolski
watercolour, gouache and silkscreen on paper, circa 1972
NPG 6812

x132088

Pandit Ram Gopal

by Cecil Beaton
modern bromide print, 1944
NPG x132088

Ax39650

Pandit Ram Gopal

by Francis Goodman
bromide contact print, 1946
NPG Ax39650

Ax39651

Pandit Ram Gopal

by Francis Goodman
bromide contact print, 1946
NPG Ax39651

Ax39652

Pandit Ram Gopal

by Francis Goodman
bromide contact print, 1946
NPG Ax39652

Ax39653

Pandit Ram Gopal

by Francis Goodman
bromide contact print, 1946
NPG Ax39653

Ax39654

Pandit Ram Gopal

by Francis Goodman
bromide contact print, 1946
NPG Ax39654

Ax39655

Pandit Ram Gopal

by Francis Goodman
bromide contact print, 1946
NPG Ax39655

Ax39656

Pandit Ram Gopal

by Francis Goodman
bromide contact print, 1946
NPG Ax39656

x128613

Pandit Ram Gopal

by George Hurrell
cream-toned bromide print on board, 1948
NPG x128613

x128614

Pandit Ram Gopal

by George Hurrell
cream-toned bromide print, 1948
NPG x128614

x128615

Pandit Ram Gopal

by George Hurrell
cream-toned glossy bromide print, 1948
NPG x128615

x128646

Pandit Ram Gopal

by George Hurrell
cream-toned bromide print, 1948
NPG x128646

x195276

Pandit Ram Gopal

by Francis Goodman
2 1/4 inch square film negative, 1946
NPG x195276