One of the most important events in a young bharatanatyam dancer’s life is presenting a full-length program. The arangetram (standard bharatanatyam repertoire).

The photographer is the one who will capture all of the important moments of that eventful day. Taking pictures of the dancer getting ready in anticipation for her performance is challenging as not to interfere with her pre-show routines.

When the dancer finally begins her recital, it is an exciting moment for the audience as well as the family members. As she dances across the stage in her precise movements, Dinesh and I have the pleasure of capturing the moments. With my background in bharatanatyam and Dinesh’s keen eye, it is easy to create beautiful pictures that people can enjoy for years to come.

We have had the pleasure of taking pictures for many of the bay area’s arangetrams, and look forward to many more in the years to come.

About the author