There are days when you come across certain moments during performances that get etched in your memory. Continuing with my earlier post , published 4 months back to be precise, here comes my second lot of pictures from the archives.
Some are recent and some are years back and yet put together in a collage , they speak a story of their own..!!
Captured this shot while shooting an Odissi dance recital by one of the students of Aratrika . Actually this was pre-recital shot and amidst all the chaos of the stage being setup and the green room, I noticed this lone flower lying on the stage in the spotlight. Nothing philosopical about the picture and yet I feel drawn to this shot but at a loss of words.
Ohh by the way, for those of who are wondering why the title of the post…well the only song I could remember when I saw the flower was Sasural genda phool….cannot stop humming now…lol.. :-))
For all you curious music lovers, who have no clue about this son…here’s the link for you
P.S : Genda phool = Marigold flower
Ever since I remember, Dance has been an integral part of my life. It is my solace to everything else around me and yet it has kept me tied to the realities of life as well. From being a performer to capturing other artistes through my lens has been an amazing journey. Infact, my experiences behind the lens has added to my experience in front of it.
Here, I have posted a few pics from an elegant and classical dance form of Eastern India – Odissi. These I found in my archives when I was searching for a particular pose and I knew I had to post them. There were hundreds of shots but I clearly knew my favorites….lot more are in pipeline…so keep watching this space 🙂
Dance ….my tryst with Divinity…..
Lighting the Diya
Decked up Diya…. Curtains down…..Performers Ready….the Bell rings and the stage is set for the show to Begin…!!!
Clicked this one on my IPhone 6 and was surprised that it turned out good given the lights weren’t so bright.
#diya #stage #curtainsdown #lightingthelamp #dance #minutesbeforetheshow
2 days back…29th April 2016 to be precise it was International Dance Day and this week’s Photo Challenge is about Admiration….so when you add up the two, the only person I could think of was my dance idol , my Guru – Smt Nivedita Mukherjee aka Shampadi for me…
Thanks Di for being a part of my life…blessed to be your student!!
Watching her perform was a delight for the entire audience…her innocent yet expressive face described each emotion with so much grace that it was hard to believe that she is just a kid!!
Going through my archives, I came across this shot of my dearest friend Kavya taken during her Mancha pravesh….
Submission to the Divine
The last stance of “Moksha” as a finale to the dance recital and how elegantly it summarizes the whole concept of Submission.
Totally love it !!!
Fusion of arts ….
Recently on a trip to Malaysia, we had this opportunity to experience the local dance forms and the local cuisine too 😛
In short, the performances were mind-blowing …. such a rich culture and heritage … reminded me of my country, India.