Dancing Into STEM! Video Series released! 

August 27, 2021 

PRESS RELEASE 

Dancing Into STEM! Video Series released! 

Houston, TX – Silambam Houston has released a unique video series, entitled ‘Dancing Into STEM’. 

This series, produced and presented by Silambam Houston, and funded by a grant from the Texas Commis sion on the Arts, uses Indian classical dance, music, and rhythm to explore concepts in Science, Technology,  Engineering, and Math (STEM).  

Dancing into STEM is conceptualized, scripted and choreographed by Dr. Lavanya Rajagopalan, with input  from STEM and arts educators in the Clear Creek and Houston Independent School Districts (Dr. Laura Mack ay and Mr. Craig Hauschildt). The videos are narrated and performed by the dancers of the Silambam Hous ton Dance Company.  

The project is fully funded, and the videos are freely available to Houston-area educators, schools, districts,  STEM programs, and parents. The videos can be accessed at this website: 

https://www.silambamhouston.org/dancing-into-stem

From modest beginnings in 2002, Silambam has grown into Houston’s premiere nonprofit Indian classical arts  organization, with about 150 enrolled students, 11 faculty members, seven classical Indian art forms taught  and performed, a sought-after professional dance company, and K-12 and community outreach programs for  various demographics, including underprivileged/disadvantaged communities. Silambam’s artistic program ming is a unique blend of high-quality arts education, outreach, performance, and presentation that enriches  communities through cross-cultural exchange. Due to explosive growth particularly in the last few years, the  organization recently constructed a brand-new performing arts center in Pearland, TX, for its community  classes in Pearland. 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 Hous ton, including the Children’s Museum, K-12 schools, Midtown Arts and Theater Center Houston (which also  houses its administrative office), and Miller Outdoor Theater.

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