Ballet Shri Ram has Cross Cultural Appeal

3,000 performances around the globe – in Houston for the first time ever


 HOUSTON: After eight years of negotiations, the Indo-American Association (IAA) is delighted to bring the Ballet Shri Ram by Shriram Bhartiya Kalakendra (Delhi) to Houston on November 8 at Jones Hall. Ballet Shri Ram is based on India’s epic RAMAYAN, a story that exemplifies the triumph of good over evil and explores the struggles of each of us as we try to follow the dictates of conscience, to do the right thing. The message of RAMAYAN transcends India; it is relevant to all people, all times, and all cultures.

 The Ballet Shri Ram tells this story using soul-touching music and dazzling choreography. From scene to scene, the lighting, dance and colors saturate the senses and immerse the audience in a tale of gods and demons, kings and queens, war and retribution, and of love, duty, and honor. The audience will take away a touch of the essence of India wrapped in a thrilling visual spectacle.

 The Indo-American Association (IAA) brings culturally unique performances to Greater Houston and uses Theater District venues to make them accessible to everyone. During the past five decades, Ballet Shri Ram has been performed more than 3,000 times around the globe to high acclaim—but never before in Houston.

 “It will appeal to anyone who appreciates good music, great dance, and a well-crafted story with a moral message,” said Dr. Hari Dayal, IAA’s Executive Director. “It is the ultimate synergy of arts and spirituality presented with professional perfection that comes with more than 3,000 performances. We are confident the ballet will appeal to a wide spectrum of the cross-cultural audience of greater Houston.”

 All lovers of the arts are invited to come to the performance and share this unique experience. It is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity! Tickets are available at, and group discounts are accessible by calling 281-648-0422. The Ballet Shri Ram is presented in collaboration with Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston, and IAA’s entire performance season is generously supported by the City of Houston through the Houston Arts Alliance.