The YUVA Festival

YUVA is a collaborative performance platform for young and talented Indian classical artists (dance and music), curated and presented by Silambam Houston. YUVA strives to catalyze collaboration and creativity among young upcoming artists in the Indian classical arts and to encourage them to 'find their artistic voice'. 

YUVA Artists, selected from among a pool of applicants, are given resources (protected space, time, and limited funding) to create new collaborative artistic works for presentation at the festival. They will showcase their original work alongside invited performers at The YUVA Festival.

YUVA 2019 will be held on September 7, 2019, at the Midtown Arts and Theater Center Houston (MATCH), and will feature young, talented, and creative Indian classical artists of various genres, including Bharatanatyam, Kathak, Odissi, Carnatic and Hindustani vocal, Carnatic and Western violin, and mridangam.

YUVA 2019 Artists

Maheswar Ajaykumar Houston, TX Mridangam
Prathiba Natesan Dallas, TX Bharatanatyam
Janani Ramachandran Dallas, TX Bharatanatyam
Anjana Ganesh Houston, TX Bharatanatyam
Akhil Gopakumar Nair Houston, TX Carnatic/Western violin
Sutikshna Veeravalli Naperville, IL Bharatanatyam, Carnatic vocal, composition
Athul Gopakumar Nair Houston, TX Carnatic/Western violin
Shreya Bandopadhyay Dallas, TX Kathak
Vaibhavi Mohan Phoenix, AZ Bharatanatyam, Carnatic vocal, musical theater
Diksha Rath Houston, TX Odissi
Vaibhavi Kulkarni San Francisco, CA Kathak

Please watch this space for the next application cycle, which will begin in early 2020.


Images from YUVA 2018