Samskriti's mission and vision are one and the same - to be an effective cultural conduit between the East and the West and increase appreciation and understanding among Houston audiences of the diverse performing arts of India, classical, folk and contemporary, through presentations of performances by renowned professional artists from India as well as practitioners of the art forms within the US. Samskriti also presents cross cultural performances by artists from different countries in juxtaposition with Indian artists.
Samskriti, as our organization is popularly known, in North America as well as in other countries, believes in presenting programs of exceptional quality, whether they be dance, music or theater. "Don Quixote" by Sahradaya Foundation (India), "The Durga Project" (Battery Dance Company, NY), "The Living Tree" (Cleveland Cultural Alliance), "Go to your room, Mother!" (EnActe Arts, California), "Krishna: Love Re-invented" (Sutra Dance Foundation, Malaysia), are only a few samples of the diverse artistic fare we offer to Houston audiences. In addition, we also present "Incredible India" and "Bollywood Blast" at the Miller Outdoor Theatre. Our Board is governed by a dedicated group of volunteers deeply interested in preserving, propagating and promoting the arts. We agree with Agnes de Mille that "everything passes; art alone, enduring, stays to us".