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Our Valued Partners, Patrons, and Sponsors

A tabulation of various Individuals, Government Organisations, Ministries, and Industrial Houses who have been a part of Shriram Bharatiya Kala Kendra’s journey is stated as under:

Our Partners

Our Valued Patrons

  1. Chhaya Shriram
  2. Shriram Pistons and Ring Ltd.
  3. Mawana Sugars
  4. Usha International Ltd.
  5. Charat Ram Foundation
  6. Zafira Trust

Our Valued Sponsors

  1. Honourable President of India
  2. Indian Council for Cultural Relations
  3. Ayodhya Shodh Sansthan – Government of Uttar Pradesh
  4. Ramayan Mela – Chitrakoot – Uttar Pradesh
  5. Himachal Pradesh Government – Department of Culture
  6. Uttarakhand Government – Department of Culture
  7. Rajasthan Government – Department of Tourism
  8. Government of Haryana
  1. Sangeet Natak Akademi – Ministry of Culture, Government of India
  2. NSD Bharat Rang Mahotsav – Ministry of Culture, Government of India
  3. Delhi Government
  4. Taj Mahotsav Samiti – Agra
  5. North Zone Cultural Centre
  6. DLF Ltd.
  7. PHD Welfare Association
  8. Dabur India

A tabulation of various Individuals, Government Organisations, Ministries, and Industrial Houses who have been a part of Shriram Bharatiya Kala Kendra’s journey is stated as under:

Our Partners

Our Valued Patrons

  1. Chhaya Shriram
  2. Shriram Pistons and Ring Ltd.
  3. Mawana Sugars
  4. Usha International Ltd.
  5. Charat Ram Foundation
  6. Zafira Trust

Our Valued Sponsors

  1. Honourable President of India
  2. Indian Council for Cultural Relations
  3. Ayodhya Shodh Sansthan – Government of Uttar Pradesh
  4. Ramayan Mela – Chitrakoot – Uttar Pradesh
  5. Himachal Pradesh Government – Department of Culture
  6. Uttarakhand Government – Department of Culture
  7. Rajasthan Government – Department of Tourism
  8. Government of Haryana
  1. Sangeet Natak Akademi – Ministry of Culture, Government of India
  2. NSD Bharat Rang Mahotsav – Ministry of Culture, Government of India
  3. Delhi Government
  4. Taj Mahotsav Samiti – Agra
  5. North Zone Cultural Centre
  6. DLF Ltd.
  7. PHD Welfare Association
  8. Dabur India

With the increase in spiritual, religious, and holistic well-being in the post-COVID period, a vast cross-section of society has grown much more empathetic. They have also gravitated to cultural shows & programmes to meet their recreational and knowledge interests in physical and digital formats.

Shriram Bharatiya Kala Kendra, which has been in operation for 70 years, continues to organise and fulfil these societal needs. With a sustained and uninterrupted run of all its activities and for its long-term viability, the 'Kendra' is proposing to upgrade its College of Music & Dance, professionalising the 'Kendra Dance Company' and establishing an Archival Resource Centre.

For achieving the above-mentioned goals and objectives, financial support would be essential. The salient features of some programmes which require aid are stated herewith:

Development of Kendra's College of Music & Dance

Though the Kendra began its journey on the eve of India’s Independence in 1947, its entry into the field of imparting quality education in Classical Dance and Music took place from 1952 onwards. Over the decades, the Kendra has produced thousands of students who have become eminent performers and teachers in their own right, both in India and abroad. The Kendra’s Diploma and Certificate courses are widely sought after and are a passport both for higher education as well as employment.

The Kendra has had the privilege of drawing upon exceptional faculty over the years, who are reputed and celebrated in their respective fields. The Indian Council for Cultural Relation (ICCR) of the Government of India recognises Kendra's College as an eminent institution and provides scholarships to students from several overseas countries to study classical dance and music at the Kendra.

Notwithstanding these past achievements, the Kendra now feels that the time has come for a substantial upgradation of its facilities. Towards this end, the Kendra is planning to undertake the following initiatives:

  1. To raise the teaching standards of the various courses being offered at the College by inducting talented Gurus where needed and by increasing the number of classes to reduce the teacher-student ratio.
  2. To give Fellowships and Scholarships to deserving students, especially from socially-deprived sections of society, to enable them to take up Performing Arts as a profession.
  3. To develop web-based courses in different disciplines for the benefit of the Indian diaspora in various parts of the world. This would be accompanied by appropriate transmission facilities.
  4. To conduct regular series of short workshops by eminent dancers and musicians to motivate and guide students who are keen to enhance their skills. This programme will be applicable to the Advanced Courses.
  5. To invite eminent overseas artists from the United Kingdom, South Asia and South-East Asia, such as The Akram Khan Dance Company, Sri Lanka’s Kandyan Dance and Indonesia’s Balinese Dance for conducting short-term courses and workshops.

In general, the attempt would be to raise the level of the College so that it can emerge as the finest teaching institution in the country, imparting training in Indian Classical Dance & Music. This will also result in a significant increase in self-employment as well as job opportunities in schools/colleges and other institutions for students who pass out from the Kendra.

Kendra Dance Company

One of the principal activities of the Kendra, almost from the date of its inception, has been the staging of dance-dramas essentially based on the country’s rich folklore and its epics. During the past six decades, the Kendra has presented over 40 productions, including the iconic 'Ramlila', currently being presented as 'Shri Ram', 'Krishna Leela' currently being presented as 'Shri Krishna' and a host of other productions such as 'Meera', 'Karna', 'Abhimanyu', 'Durga' etc. An important factor which binds all these productions together is the unique choreographic style that the Kendra has developed along with a sophisticated system of themes, music composition, craftwork, costume design, stage décor etc.

Till now, the Kendra’s repertory consisted of a set of permanent artists supplemented from time to time with short-term contract artists. The training was essentially restricted to teaching the artists to put up the next forthcoming show. Though the Kendra’s current training system has enabled it to mount excellent productions, the management now feels that the time has come for a drastic overhaul with the introduction of a holistic training schedule.

With this end in view, the Kendra’s Dance Drama/Ballet Unit was re-named 'Kendra Dance Company (KDC). Advertisements were released on social media and applications were received from full-time male and female dancers. Recruitment of dancers was thereafter carried out based on auditio's conducted at the campus.

It is now proposed to devise a training programme with the following objectives:

1. Train the newly recruited troupe in several Indian Dance styles; train them in Kendra's unique dance style; this would include courses in technique, improvisation, and composition.

2. Provide inputs to dancers in allied fields such as costume-making, craft-work, set design, lighting, and sound design.

3. Integrate teachers' training programmes within the course to train quality dance teachers for schools, colleges, etc.

It would thus be observed that apart from building up a highly trained repertory capable of putting up world-class shows, the programme would also turn out dancers equipped to seek gainful employment in other dance troupes, schools, etc

Archival and Resource Centre For Learning & Research

The Kendra has a vast repository of recorded Music Tapes, Video Tapes, Films, and Photographs, some of them dating back to almost 60-70 years. Many of the recordings are invaluable and do not probably exist with any other organisation. It would not be wrong to say that they represent the heritage of the country. The Kendra has been involved, over the past couple of years, in digitising some of this material. However, the work needs to be taken up more systematically and aggressively. A brief inventory of the range of archival material is as follows:

1. Photographs from the mid-40s of performances of classical dancers and musicians, ballets, and dance-dramas in all formats, from print to digital.

2. A large collection of recordings of Classical Indian Music, both vocal and instrumental, of the biggest names in the field in analogue and digital mediums. The majority of recordings are of concerts at Kendra’s iconic Shankarlal Music Festival.

3. Videos in all formats of recordings of almost 40 productions of Kendra Dance Company since the 1960s. The video collection also includes concerts and interviews of eminent classical dancers and musicians.

4. A vast collection of press coverage of dance works, music concerts, posters, correspondence, brochures, production scripts, and rare books.

The Kendra has already been in the process of digitising the above but seeks to upgrade the process systematically. As such, the Kendra seeks support for the following:

  1. Setting up a high-end recording studio and data processing unit to be used for in-house recordings and data processing for archival purposes.
  2. Digitise the entire music and video collection, and systematically catalogue and process entire digital data for educational purposes.
  3. Develop a dedicated archive of the collection with the help of professionals for public listening, viewing, and research purposes.
  4. Integrate the archive with the teaching processes of Kendra Dance Company and College of Music & Dance.
  5. Set up listening and viewing stations at the Kendra which would be open to students as well as the public in general.

As mentioned above, the archival material available at the Kendra is a part of the country’s national heritage. No effort should be spared in the vital effort of digitising and preserving this material for access by the current and future generations.

WE INVITE LIKE-MINDED CENTRAL & STATE GOVERNMENT MINISTRIES & ORGANISATIONS, CORPORATES, INDIVIDUALS, FOUNDATIONS, TRUSTS AND OTHERS WHO ARE WILLING TO ENGAGE WITH SHRIRAM BHARATIYA KALA KENDRA BY OFFERING THEIR SUPPORT. THIS JOINT CAUSE WILL ENABLE A MORE COMPREHENSIVE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY AND WILL AID IN THE CONTINUOUS DEVELOPMENT OF INDIA'S CULTURE AND HERITAGE.

It is requested to kindly fill in the Interest Form. We will revert immediately. For further queries, you may also email at contact@sbkk.in or call on 9811023996/882684920

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