Ram Gopal’s Commonwealth School of Dances – Advertisement

Series nameRam Gopal: 1960 - 1969

In March – April 1963, Ram Gopal placed an advertisement in The Dancing Times, for his ‘Commonwealth School of Pakistani, Ceylonese and Indian Dances’. This digitised advertisement is a photocopy of the original, and features an image of Ram Gopal in the centre of the page in full costume. The page also highlights the patrons of Ram Gopal’s Dance School, who included Dame Alicia Markova, the Maharajah of Jaipur, and artist Felix Topolski. Ram Gopal placed a number of advertisements for the establishment of classical dance schools; however none of these ever came to fruition.

Date of Creation / Publication1963
CreatorThe Dancing Times
Associated Person/ OrganisationGopal, Ram
Collection and Reference NumberRam Gopal Collection (GB 2661 RGL)
Catalogue NumberRGL/DEC/1960/5
CopyrightThe Creator and/ or associated person or organisation where applicable
Access to originalsThe originals are located with Ann David, academic researcher and friend of Ram Gopal, and with Pam Cullen, Executor of the Ram Gopal Estate.
Series notesThis grouping showcases several advertisements for Ram Gopal's school of dancing. Photographs and flyers from the 1960s are also featured.
Collection notesThe digitised material in the Ram Gopal Collection dates back to 1938 and includes black and white as well as colour photographs, several flyers and extracts from books including Ram Gopal's autobiography. The items also include newspaper articles, images of dance costumes, slides, advertisements and performance programmes.