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Rithwik Foundation for Performing Arts

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India’s pioneer innovative music and dance organisation, driven towards nurturing up and coming performers. Our primary focus is on expanding the reach of Hindustani classical music, Carnatic music, semi-classical music like ghazals, sufi, and abhangas, as well as performing arts like Kathak, Bharatnatyam, Odissi, and other dance forms. We Curate Music Festivals & Baithaks. The raison d’etre of Rithwik Foundation for Performing Arts is to organise and curate music festivals and baithaks across the country, as well as internationally. We aim to implement such initiatives through a digital medium and channel content in a way that attracts youth to the music and dance culture.

What we do

eSwaranubhuti premiere show

RFPA, with its fierce determination not to let the cultural arts bow down to the restrictions of the pandemic, is proud to announce its inauguration of Sharada Rangamancha, our digital concert hall. We opened up the virtual doors of our digital platform to the world at large on 30th August, 9AM IST. Our premier digital show is eSwaranubhuti, a medley of songs and dance presented to you by Pt. Jayateerth Mevundi and Smt. Rujuta Soman, two maestros of their fields.

Sharada RangamanchaeSwaranubhuti

Our Flagship Events

We curate five flagship events that feature mesmerizing performances from the Maestros of the music & dance industry. RFPA is keen to to provide a platform to promote the upcoming talented performers and organize events that ignite a spark of interest among youth, towards our heritage and culture.

Our Partnership Events

Currently, we are partnered up with various organizations to bring to you nine special events to cherish the variety of our classical arts.

Event Based Support Provided By RFPA

RFPA provides support for special events organized bespoke for Indian traditions and festivals. This year, we planned and assisted two such festivals, which were appreciated by hundreds of people.

Guru in Residence Series

Art stays relevant only when it becomes easily accessible and enjoyable. But for some, music and dance is not just a tool for entertainment, but a viable career option. Being a country of the youth, there are countless budding minds looking to take the first step towards becoming artists. We believe shiksha should not become a hurdle for these rough-cut diamonds, but rather a sacred pathway to reaching their dreams.

In that vein, RFPA has established its Guru in Residence Series (Master Class series). It is a focused initiative started with the intention of training and shaping young students who have a passion for getting into the performing arts.

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Key Associations of Rithwik Foundation for Performing Arts

Shankar Mahadevan Academy

Shankar Mahadevan Academy

RFPA is associated with the Shankar Mahadevan Academy since 2018 and looks forward to working together in future. The Shankar Mahadevan Academy is now open at the Rithwik Foundation headquarters in Pune.

Rujuta Soman Cultural Academy

Rujuta Soman Cultural Academy

The Rujuta Soman Cultural Academy (division of RFPA since year 2019) was founded in the year 2000 by Smt. Rujuta Soman. The academy trains students of all ages from different cities in pure classical Kathak.

Pandit Jayateerth Mevundi

Swarateerth

Swarateerth, an initiative by Shri Jayateerth Mevundi, eminent vocalist of the Kirana Gharana was launched in 2010.  Swarateerth works to encourage the younger generation, especially those from economically weaker backgrounds, to provide opportunities to young artists to build their skills in complementary industries enabling them to continue their artistic pathways. It seeks to foster a vibrant art culture with an enriched sense of aesthetics.

Pancham Nishad

Pancham Nishad

RFPA, as a partner, has started supporting ‘Pratah Swar’ from the year 2020. The tagline says ‘’every concert, new artiste” and staying true to the words, this event has till now showcased various talented artistes through a total of 109 shows of ‘Pratah Swar’ till date.

Svarit

Svarit

Svarit, with the support of RFPA, celebrated the 10th year of its annual festival, Dinarang Smriti. This festival, which is held in the memory of the stalwart performer Pandit Dinkar Kaikini, celebrates his legacy through performances of living legends of Hindustani music. This year, the festival was held in three sessions at the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Chowpatty, Mumbai, receiving an overwhelming audience response on all days.

Join Our Community

Interested in Rithwik Foundation for Performing Arts? Become a part of our team! Currently we are open to collaborations from artists and volunteers, each collaboration packaged with lots of exciting opportunities. We also offer four types of special memberships, each with its own plethora of benefits.

Membership

Artist

Sponsor

Volunteer