Forging Global Connections
At Silambam, we seek to increase the appreciation and understanding of Indian artistic traditions across cultural boundaries, through comprehensive arts education, outreach, and exceptional arts programming, and by creating opportunities for young artistes to develop, perform, and collaborate.
The ancient language of the Indian classical arts forms the bedrock of Silambam's programming. The intricate footwork, sculpturesque poses, captivating facial and body language, and breathtaking costumes of our classical dance forms go hand in hand with the beautiful melodic and percussive elements of our classical music styles.
Learn more about the origins of Silambam Houston, and about our founder, Dr. Lavanya Rajagopalan, here.
And we believe in educating audiences and enriching communities through workshops, demonstrations, master classes, and other Outreach activities.
News and Events
Registration for 2019-2020: Our new dance year begins on August 9! Registrations are now open - please click here to register.
Our Kuchipudi lessons by Nilamani Venisetty are now in the Shadowcreek neighborhood in Pearland!
RASA 2019, our popular annual summer intensive, is a wrap! The focus of this year’s intensive was on baani-s (styles) of Bharatanatyam and other Indian classical dance forms, as well as thalam, jathi composition, and choreography, with a dash of Western dance styles added in! See highlights here.
YUVA 2019, staged on September 7, 2019, brought together twelve rising artists from across the US for an evening of collaborative Indian classical music and dance works. Stay tuned for highlights.
Our biannual student showcase, Pragati Maarga, was held on June 23, 2019, with ~100 Silambam students performing various Indian classical art forms (Bharatanatyam, Kathak, Kuchipudi, nattuvangam, Indian classical vocal and violin).