Incredible India: Cultural Connections

Amazing as it may seem, dances from around the world share some features with classical and folk dances from India! An Indian dance has chameleonic ability to blend itself to music form any country, and adapt stories from other lands and make them Indian, too!

Incredible India 2019, presented by Samskriti, will showcase these extraordinary aspects of Indian dance and theatre through Forest of Fantasy, an imaginary journey into a surreal forest where animals behave like humans, nothing is as it appears, and everything is topsy turvy.

Folk tales from India and Africa unfold through Indian, African, and Middle Eastern rhythms and musical genres, different dance forms, and unusual costumes.

A program meant for the whole family, Forest of Fantasy carries a beautiful message about saving our environment and respecting Nature. This completely original production told in English features choreography by Samskriti’s Artistic Director Rathna Kumar, music by Sandeep Kumrouth and Maha Krishnan, and story concept, costume, and lighting design by India’s Seetha Ratnakar.

This is a ticketed event for the covered seating area. Free tickets are available (4 per person over age 16 while they last) at the Miller Outdoor Theatre box office the day of the performance between the hours of 10:30 AM-1:00 PM. If tickets remain at 1:00 PM, the box office will re-open one hour before show time to distribute the remaining tickets. As always, open seating on the hill. The shows goes on rain or shine.


Produced by Indian Performing Arts – Samskriti

Saturday, April 20, 2019
8:15 pm (2h)