About Kalangan Foundation

Affiliated by Prayag Sangeet Samiti, Prayagraj

Kalangan Foundation is a non-governmental organization (NGO) dedicated to promoting and preserving the rich heritage of Indian art and culture. Established with the aim of providing opportunities for artistic expression, education, and awareness, we strive to create a nurturing environment that fosters creativity, talent, and personal growth.

Our Programs and Initiatives

  1. Kathak Dance Classes: At Kalangan Foundation, we offer comprehensive Kathak dance classes taught by highly skilled and experienced instructors. Kathak is one of the eight major classical dance forms of India, known for its intricate footwork, expressive gestures, and rhythmic patterns. Through our dance classes, we aim to nurture a love for this captivating art form, while also imparting technical expertise and a deep understanding of its cultural significance.
  2. Tabla Classes: Tabla, a pair of hand drums, is an integral part of Indian classical music. We provide tabla classes where students can learn the fundamentals of this percussive instrument. Our dedicated instructors guide students through the various techniques, rhythms, and compositions, helping them develop their skills and appreciate the intricate beauty of tabla playing.
  3. Vocal Classes: The power of Indian classical music lies in its soul-stirring melodies and intricate vocal techniques. At Kalangan Foundation, we offer vocal classes to help students explore and develop their singing abilities. From the basics of voice modulation and pitch control to the nuances of Indian classical ragas, our vocal classes provide a holistic learning experience for aspiring singers.

Community Engagement and Outreach

In addition to our classes, Kalangan Foundation actively engages with the community to promote awareness and appreciation for Indian art and culture. We organize workshops, performances, and cultural events to showcase the talents of our students and professional artists. These events serve as platforms for cultural exchange and provide opportunities for artists to connect with a wider audience.

Shalu Shrivastava

Kathak Exponent, Founder Cum President of Kalangan Foundation

Born in a musical family to explore the world of dance started to learn Kathak at the age of six. First Guru was Dr. Rashmi Rathore a senior disciple of her father Pt. Surendra Prasad Rathore of Lucknow Gharana. Later obtained this art from Ustaad Sarju Mohan s/o Ustaad Mohandas-ji who put the foundation of Jaipur Gharana (Kathak) in Bhopal (M.P.) with the great devotion and sincerity. read more…

Our Teachers

Kathak Teacher
She started learning kathak in Bhopal with prominent gurus of Lucknow and jaipur gharanas. In Delhi she learned kathak in kalashram under the guidance of pt. Birju Maharaj ji and vidushi saswati sen ji. She has done her masters in kathak ( nritya praveen ) from Prayag Sangeet samiti, Allahabad and Indira kala sangeet vishwavidyalaya kheragarh university .She performed all over in India and abroad at many prestigious stage. She received many awards like kalakan mani award, Nritya ratna National Award, kala Vikas satkar, kala Apranji Award, Young Achiever Award , life time achievement award, “Ustad Bismillah khan Kala ratna award “

Tabla Teacher
Mohit Raj is an Indian tabla player. He is the disciple of great tabla maestro Pandit Ram Kumar Mishra Ji. He has performed tabla solo and accompanied with dance and many instruments. Moreover, he has conducted many workshops to instruct young talents. Also, he has received several prestigious awards.

Vocal Teacher
Vipul Joshi is a young classical singer from India He is a prime disciple of Guru Sh Aashish Narayan Tripathi (Banaras Gharaana ) BA in music Ma in music (Indra Kalw Sangeet Vishwavidyalaye khairagarh persuing PhD in music He participated in many national competitions And in those I performed well and won Presently teaching at kalangan academy of music and dance. He has performed classical vocal and sing with dance and much more

Kathak Sarangi Accompanist
Shambhoo is a renowned Sarangi artist from Delhi, born in a family of musicians. He learned the art of Sarangi playing from his uncle and later strengthened his skills under the tutelage of his grandfather. With his practice, he has developed a unique style that makes his recitals a satisfying experience. Shambhoo has performed in various music conferences and concerts around the country and is recognized as a successful accompanist with renowned artists. He has also accompanied artists in Kathak workshops and performed at the Meghdut Auditorium.