rejoicing the vedic arts and contemporary India

Rhythm Society

'Rhythm Society' is a Dehradun based non-benefit, non-government organization for performing arts which was founded by Kathak Danseuse Ms. Namrata Rai and registered under society act in year 2009.

Rhythm Society under the aegis of its artistic director - the world renowned Tabla Maestro and Music Composer, Pt. Udhai Mazumdar, every year holds “Smriti” in memory of Late Dr. Madhukar Anand. This four days Indian classical Music and Dance festival in New Delhi and Dehradun is a gateway for rejoicing the Vedic arts and contemporary India, where the aim is to spread Indian classical performing arts amongst the general masses. Rhythm society is been continuously working for a better understanding of our diverse cultural heritage and keeping them alive.

Rhythm Society also has its teaching centers in Dehradun and New Delhi for the propagation of Indian classical performing arts where time-to-time Maestros of their own field impart their musical experience with the budding students of the society.

Rhythm Society also has its teaching centers in Dehradun and New Delhi for the propagation of Indian classical performing arts where time-to-time Maestros of their own field impart their musical experience with the budding students of the society.

LATE DR. MADHUKAR ANAND

Born in Patna on April 14, 1964. Late Dr. Madhukar Anand, son of Shri Balram Lal, an eminent Kathak dancer of the post war period. This was apparent when he intently observed his father conducting classes on Kathak with his students. Sensing his innate talent his father as his first Guru initiated him into the dance form in 1972.

He undertook training in Kathak Kendra, New Delhi, under the traditional Guru Sishya Parampara, for four years. He was also the disciple of the Padmabibhushan Pandit Kishan Maharaj. Acharya Anupam Rai was also one of his mentors.

He was an A grade artist from Doordarshan, Delhi in 1992. Also an empanelment artist of Indian Council for Cultural Relations. His first international performance was in Spain, in 1992, where he performed in tandem with the Flamenco dancers, in Madrid. The art critic of ABC, a noted Spanish magazine, described it as “Unico Spectaculo”. The Federation of Indo- American Associations of Northern California felicitated him with certificate of appreciation for being “an outstanding cultural ambassador of India”, in the field of Kathak dancing, in 1993.

His galaxy of performances have been applauded in USA, Switzerland, various countries in Europe including Germany, Italy, Spain, Britain, besides Japan, Mauritius, France, Russia, Harare, Botswana, Ethiopia and Zambia.

VISION & MISSION

VISION

  1. Conservation and restoration of the indigenous cultural wealth through music and dance.
  2. Create conditions for cultures to flourish and to interact freely in a mutually beneficial manner.
  3. Promote music & dance as an important vehicle for development of young people, in well devised formats.
  4. To construe appreciation for Indian classical music and dance amongst young minds.
  5. To bring to the forefront unsung genres of music and the practitioners.

MISSION

  1. Initiate periodical/ annual projects.
  2. Develop modules to create path breaking platforms, both international and within India.
  3. Engage governments and institutes, for active participation.
  4. Work closely with other NGOs, Companies and Brands of similar interests.
  5. Create platform for indigenous/ethnic performing arts and artists to flourish.

PROJECTS

Rhythm Society thrives on its annual festival “Smriti”, apart from workshops and teaching in the cities of Dehradun and Delhi. “Smriti” accentuates bringing both upcoming and maestros together in same platform to gain maximum value for the both, touching upon the core idea of attracting new generations to experience the cultural wealth and its progressive settings.

“Smriti” seeks to conserve and promote an awareness of our rich Indian classical Music & Dance and to facilitate an awareness of the deeper and subtler values towards our diverse cultural heritage. This two-day festival will be seeing an amalgamation of Maestros of Indian Classical Music as well as talented younger generation Musicians and Dancers.

This four-day festival is a tribute to Late Dr. Madhukar Anand, who was since many years living in Dehradun & Delhi contributing towards Indian Classical Dance and Music. “Smriti” is a blend of country’s eminent maestros with the vibrancy of exceptional young talents who the society believes are going to be the Maestros of coming years.

MEDIA & DOWNLOADS

SUPPORT US

Here is an opportunity to be part of revival of our cultural wealth in Indian Performing Arts. We will appreciate your support for the cause. Please send your donations in Cheque/ DD in favour of
RHYTHM SOCIETY
to our New Delhi office
D-102, MAHAJAN SHREE APARTMENTS,
PLOT 13, SECTOR 23, DWARKA, NEW DELHI - 110 075

OUR SPONSORS

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21/22, OLD SURVEY ROAD,
DEHRADUN, UTTARAKHAND - 248 001


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D-102, MAHAJAN SHREE APARTMENTS,
PLOT 13, SECTOR 23, DWARKA, NEW DELHI - 110 075

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