I wasn’t sure what to expect when Edmond’s School of Bharatnatyam & Indian Folk Dance called me to photograph their big event, but I was in for a treat with the bright colors, beautiful people and dances. I made over 1300 photos of the event for them, but here are my two personal favorites. I just love how the long, slow shutter speed shows the motion of the dancers and their dresses.
If you’re interested in learning more about this beautiful art, check out the Arpan School on the book of faces. Special thanks to Nishita (the most accomplished dancer I know, and the school’s instructor) for hiring us to photograph your event, even though we’d never photographed Indian folk dance before. =)
They started with the kids’ dances and then moved onto the older kids and even adults.
If you attended the recital and are looking for more photos, give Nishita or the Arpan School a call. We delivered the photos to them yesterday and she will be making them available to the students and families. Hope to see y’all again soon!