About ICHF

ICHF Background

ICHF is a non-profit organization whose vision is to promote intercultural awareness by providing a platform for the interaction between Indian and American cultures through workshops, presentations and performances. Its purpose is to stimulate an awareness of Indian arts and culture through education, training and promotion. ICHF has participated in, as well as organized, numerous Indian dance programs in dance styles ranging from Bharata Natyam to Kathak to folk dance. The organization has sponsored workshops and programs conducted by visiting artists of great repute from the Indian subcontinent.

Previous Activities

Since its inception in 1995, ICHF has staged several productions involving DFW youth such as Discover India, Festivals of India (in collaboration with Texas Instruments), Jain Exhibit at the Kimball Art Museum, Dance for the Planet, Dallas Morning News dance festivals, and participation in the City of Dallas's Neighborhood Touring Program. Some of the productions such as Jhankar and Virangana have been fundraisers benefiting DFW projects such as the DFW Hindu Temple and the Dallas Women's Museum.
ICHF board and committee members have also conducted lecture/demonstrations on Indian Dance Styles at Texas Women's University, SMU's TITAS UP-FRONT lecture series and the Addison Dance Council. Finally, in July 2003, the dance school associated with ICHF conducted a Dance and Diversity convention in San Antonio, Texas.


The general audience of ICHF's programs is the DFW Indian and American arts communities. Many of the programs that are participated in also involve promoting the arts and Indian culture through school programs to the youth of the DFW area.

Special Efforts

Most programs are promoted through a variety of ethnic and general sources to access as diverse of an audience as possible. Many of the ICHF programs have been attended and reviewed in the Arts section of the Dallas Morning News.



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