At Silambam Houston, 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.
Founded by Dr. Lavanya Rajagopalan in 2002, Silambam Houston began as a non-profit Indian classical dance academy, specializing in the dance form Bharatanatyam. The organization’s dedication to providing comprehensive arts education and exceptional arts programming for its students has only grown over the years, as has its vision for the future. Today, Silambam Houston provides community arts education programs, outreach classes and workshops, and Company performances in three different forms of Indian classical dance – Bharatanatyam, Kathak, and Kuchipudi.
The ancient language of the Indian classical dance is 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.
We believe in passing on the rich and ancient artistic heritage of India in its most pristine form, through classes at our Arts Academy. We also believe in harnessing the immense versatility of Indian arts to connect with diverse audiences, through our unique Dance Company productions. And, we believe in educating audiences and enriching communities through our workshops, demonstrations, master classes, and other Outreach activities.
Learn more at www.silambamhouston.org