Incoming Cultural Delegations

Incoming Troupes

Since the inception of ICCR, the Incoming Cultural Delegations work has been its integral part and pertains to the promotion of foreign cultural presentations in the country --- both within the ambit of India's Cultural Exchange Programmes with different countries and outside it.

CULTURAL TROUPES FROM ABROAD

The visiting cultural groups that are hosted by the Council are, for the most part, covered under the respective CEP and is on the basis of reciprocity. In order to meet its primary mandate to create international understanding through culture, the Council showcases performances by foreign cultural troupes so that the people of India get to see and appreciate cultures from across the globe. During the past six decades, the ICCR has organized thousands of cultural events, including cultural weeks and Festivals dedicated to a specific country, region or even a continent.
Click on the year to see the list of an international cultural group that performed in India.

2010-11
2011-12
2012-13
2013-14
2014-15
2015-16
2016-17
2017-18

FESTIVALS IN INDIA

In addition, major Festivals are also organized where several events are held simultaneously at various venues in the country. The Council had organized -Year of Russia in India, the Arab League Cultural Festival, the South Asia Fusion Band Festival, Bonjour India, Festival of France in India, and the Festival of China in India, apart from the Africa Festival and the International Dance Festival are a few to name. Click here to get the details of the Festival:-

2010-2011

  1. 2-day Africa Festival in May, 2010
  2. 3-day International dance Festival by foreign Nations in August, 2010
  3. International Shadow Play/Puppeteers in August, 2010
  4. Foreign troupes performed in Commonwealth Games in October, 2010
  5. Delhi International Arts Festival in December, 2010
  6. South Asian Band Festival in December, 2010
  7. Tradition of Sufism in February, 2011
  8. ASEAN countries in March, 2011

2011-2012

  1. International Jazz Festival, in April, 2011
  2. 2nd International Dance Festival, in October, 2011
  3. Delhi International Arts Festival, in October/ November 2011
  4. Film Festival (DIAF), in November 2011
  5. Buddhist International Performing Arts Festival, 28 November-1 December 2011
  6. South Asian Band Festival, 2-4 December 2011
  7. Egyptian Cultural Week, 28 January-3 February 2012
  8. Sufi Festival, 6-8 February 2012
  9. 2nd Delhi International Jazz Festival,16-18 March 2012

2012-2013

  1. Festival of Latin American Music & Dance, 7-9 April 2012
  2. Africa Festival Programme, 18 -19 June 2012
  3. 3rd International Dance Festival, 8- 10 October 2012
  4. Days of Russian Culture in India, 25 October-2 November 2012
  5. Delhi International Arts Festival, 24 October -11 November 2012
  6. South Asian Band Festival, 7-9 December 2012
  7. India-ASEAN Gala Event, 13-31 December 2012
  8. Sufi Festival, 6-8 February 2013
  9. International Surajkund Crafts Mela, 6-15 February 2013
  10. World Percussion Festival, 15 February-14 March 2013
  11. 3rd Delhi International Jazz Festival, 14-19 March 2013

2013-2014

  1. 4th International Dance & Music Festival-2013
  2. 7th South Asian Bands Festival -2013(Agency work on behalf of MEA)
  3. 4th International Sufi Festival 2014
  4. 4th Delhi International Jazz Festival 28- 30 March, 2014

2014-2015

  1. 5th World Flute Festival (Krishna Prerna Charitable Trust) in August, 2014
  2. Begum Akhtar Centenary celebrations, New Delhi from 10-12 October, 2014
  3. 1st International Folk Dance & Music Festival during 13-15 October, 2014
  4. 5th International Dance & Music Festival during 28-30 October, 2014
  5. 8th Delhi International Arts Festival 2014 from 31st October to 7th Nov. 2014
  6. 8th South Asian bands Festival held at Purana Qila during 7-9 Nov, 2014
  7. 2nd World Percussion Festival from 21-23 November, 2014
  8. Russian Cultural Festival in India from 5th Nov. to 22nd Dec., 2014

2015-2016

  1. 6th World Flute Festival ( Krishna Prerna Charitable Trust) from 11-13 September, 2015
  2. 2nd International Folk Dance & Music Festival from 16-18 October, 2015
  3. Delhi International Arts Festival from 16 - 31 October, 2015
  4. India Africa Forum Summit from 24 October - 5 November, 2015
  5. 2nd International Bhakti Festival from 7-9 December, 2015
  6. 6th International Dance and Music Festival from 18-20 January 2016
  7. International Qawwali Festival “Taali Ho”( Krishna Prerna Charitable Trust) from 13 - 14 February 2016.
  8. 3rd World Percussion Festival ( Krishna Prerna Charitable Trust) from 5 - 6 March 2016
  9. International Contemporary Dance from 29 - 31 March 2016.

2016-2017

  1. Singhast Mahakumbh Mela in Ujjain from22 April to 21st May, 2016
  2. 7th Raas Rang Flute Festival from 21-25 September, 2016
  3. 6th Delhi International Jazz Festival from 24-26 September, 2016
  4. 2nd International Ramayana Festival from 10-11 October, 2016
  5. 3rd International Bhakti Festival in November, 2016
  6. 10th Delhi International Arts Festival held from 12-27 November, 2016
  7. 3rd International Folk Dance and Music Festival from 28-30 November, 2016
  8. 7th International Dance & Music Festival from 13-15 January, 2017
  9. Contemporary Dance on 28-29 March, 2017
  10. 7th International Dance & Music Festival from 13-15 January, 2017

2017-2018

  1. Africa FestivaL from 25-26 May, 2017
  2. 3rd International Ramayana Festival from 11-13 September 2017
  3. 7th International JAZZ Festival from 23-25 September, 2017
  4. 4th International Folk Dance and Music Festival from 9-11 October, 2017
  5. 11th Delhi International Arts Festival from 10 - 25 November, 2017
  6. 2nd Latin America Festival from 22-23 November, 2017
  7. 8th International Dance and Music Festival from 13-15 January, 2018
  8. Ramayana Festival by ASEAN countries from 20-24 January, 2018
  9. Girmitiya Cultural Festival on 7th February, 2018

With all these events, the people of the country get to witness performances from across the world and thereby enhance their understanding of foreign cultures.

OTHER EVENTS ORGANIZED BY ICCR IN INDIA

In addition, the Council implements cultural projects on behalf of the Ministry of External Affairs, Ministry of Culture and other Ministries/Departments, as part of its work as the cultural agency of the Government of India. The ICCR also handles requests received from various non-governmental organizations in Delhi/National Capital Territory and facilitates the performance of good artiste from its panel for their functions. The Council also extends financial support to organization engaged in various cultural activities.

HORIZON SERIES

The Council also organizes monthly 'Horizon Series', performances in each of its Regional Offices within the country in India.