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sorry but that’s the worst bharatanatyam i’ve seen in my entire fucking life. like damn…zero passion in it. and uhh that might be the most awful aramandi i’ve ever seen. 

i need to pray that shiva erases this experience from my brain because that poor aramandi and that AWFUL travesty she calls dancing will haunt me in my sleep this is scarier than chandramukhi


It speaks a lot about the rasika who can appreciate a dancer’s sincerity. There’s a certain passion an adult has to have for weekly Bharatanatyam class, in addition to a full time job and other commitments. You clearly can’t recognize a dancer’s earnest effort. Her guru was proud enough of her to post this video on his YouTube channel.

The tags infuriate me though: “#at least chandramukhi was a phenomenal dancer #this is just white mediocrity pining for some attention and compliments #please quit bharatanatyam and go back to awkwardly gyrating at coachella this hurts my soul too mcuh”

Your negativity has no place in Bharatanatyam. Do not defile our art with your ridiculous pc tumblr slactivism. Go back to ranting about bindi appropriation.

OMG What is happening!!!!

I mean come on,

she is trying and if she is dedicated she will get better

(this video was uploaded 5 years ago, who know what type of dancer she is now) :) 

whatwoulddianearbusdo:

Today I had the pleasure of photographing the Jathiswara School of Dance and Music’s sixth annual recital. Upon receiving my assignment, I had no idea what I was getting into - other than an “Indian Dance,” as marked by the slug on my assignment. I did some research and still wasn’t quite sure what awaited me. 
But I was so happily surprised with what I found. 
I was surrounded by beautiful colors and even classic Indian music. The young ladies performing the traditional dance were so talented and so sweet. I was so taken with the beauty of it all, I immediately texted my boyfriend saying, “Let’s go to India!!” It is now on our to-do-list. 
I am so grateful to have be able to capture part of the beauty and tradition that is Bharathanatyam. I cannot wait to experience it once again. 
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whatwoulddianearbusdo:

Today I had the pleasure of photographing the Jathiswara School of Dance and Music’s sixth annual recital. Upon receiving my assignment, I had no idea what I was getting into - other than an “Indian Dance,” as marked by the slug on my assignment. I did some research and still wasn’t quite sure what awaited me. 
But I was so happily surprised with what I found. 
I was surrounded by beautiful colors and even classic Indian music. The young ladies performing the traditional dance were so talented and so sweet. I was so taken with the beauty of it all, I immediately texted my boyfriend saying, “Let’s go to India!!” It is now on our to-do-list. 
I am so grateful to have be able to capture part of the beauty and tradition that is Bharathanatyam. I cannot wait to experience it once again. 
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whatwoulddianearbusdo:

Today I had the pleasure of photographing the Jathiswara School of Dance and Music’s sixth annual recital. Upon receiving my assignment, I had no idea what I was getting into - other than an “Indian Dance,” as marked by the slug on my assignment. I did some research and still wasn’t quite sure what awaited me. 
But I was so happily surprised with what I found. 
I was surrounded by beautiful colors and even classic Indian music. The young ladies performing the traditional dance were so talented and so sweet. I was so taken with the beauty of it all, I immediately texted my boyfriend saying, “Let’s go to India!!” It is now on our to-do-list. 
I am so grateful to have be able to capture part of the beauty and tradition that is Bharathanatyam. I cannot wait to experience it once again. 
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whatwoulddianearbusdo:

Today I had the pleasure of photographing the Jathiswara School of Dance and Music’s sixth annual recital. Upon receiving my assignment, I had no idea what I was getting into - other than an “Indian Dance,” as marked by the slug on my assignment. I did some research and still wasn’t quite sure what awaited me. 

But I was so happily surprised with what I found. 

I was surrounded by beautiful colors and even classic Indian music. The young ladies performing the traditional dance were so talented and so sweet. I was so taken with the beauty of it all, I immediately texted my boyfriend saying, “Let’s go to India!!” It is now on our to-do-list. 

I am so grateful to have be able to capture part of the beauty and tradition that is Bharathanatyam. I cannot wait to experience it once again. 

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