Dance Of The Cosmos – An Original Silambam Houston Presentation at the Miller Outdoor Theater

April 28, 2022officeArt object

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Dance Of The Cosmos – an original Silambam Houston presentation at the Miller Outdoor Theater

Houston, TX – The Silambam Houston Dance Company will be back at the Miller Outdoor Theater on June 3, 2022, with an original production titled ‘Dance of the Cosmos’ – a thematic presentation that celebrates the powerful imagery of Shiva, the Cosmic Dancer in Indian mythology, through four different Indian classical dance forms – grounded Bharatanatyam, fluid Odissi, dramatic Kuchipudi, and dynamic Kathak – which intertwine to represent the dance of destruction and of creation, the duality of man and woman, and each of the five elements (air, earth, water, fire, and ether) that are encompassed within Shiva’s being. 

Conceptualized and directed by Lavanya Rajagopalan, the production also includes choreography by Kalpana Subbarao (Director of Kathak, Silambam Houston), Supradipta Datta (Artistic Director, Kalaangan and Director of Odissi, Silambam Houston), and Kavya Mathukumalli (Director of Kuchipudi, Silambam Houston). The original music score is composed and directed by Abhishek Balakrishnan, and performed by senior dancers from the Silambam Houston Dance Company and Kalaangan.

This performance is made possible by a grant from the Miller Theater Advisory Board. Silambam Houston programming is supported by funding from from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Texas Commission on the Arts, the City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance, the BIPOC Arts Network and Fund, and Dance Source Houston.

More information and tickets are available at
https://www.milleroutdoortheatre.com/performance/dance-of-the-cosmos-produced-by-silambam-houston/

About Silambam Houston:

Now in its 20th year, Silambam is Houston’s premiere nonprofit Indian classical arts organization. Silambam’s artistic programming is a unique blend of high-quality arts education, outreach, performance, and presentation that enriches communities through cross-cultural exchange. The organization recently constructed a brand-new performing arts center in Pearland, TX, for its community classes and arts programs. Designed to convert from classroom/studio space to a small-sized black-box theater, the Center is equipped with theatrical lighting, sound, and soft goods, as well as raised seating. 

In addition to its programs in Pearland, Silambam also holds arts education programs in the Houston Heights area, and regularly presents both community outreach and performance programming at venues across Houston, including the Children’s Museum, K-12 schools, libraries, the Midtown Arts and Theater Center Houston (which also houses its administrative office), and Miller Outdoor Theater.

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