Velakali performance | Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple, Trivandrum, Kerala, India | 2013
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NIce photo. What is Velakali performance?
Great capture of his concentration!
Beautiful Culture capture:)
Nice capture! Great colours!
Wonderful as always Joshi!
a very different style to those others of yours I’ve seen – I love his look of concentration
Through your picture you shows us fine culture. Thanx.
Hug from me, Marie
Nice, love the colors in it.
Very colorful. I wonder what the pose means.
Wonderful Joshi! Fabulous capture with such rich color. Blessings, Robyn
Wonderful capture, excellent details.
Velakali is a martial arts related dance. With those considerations, it’s easiest to say that it’s similar — not exact, to Capoeira which is a West African martial art originally incorporating dance as a means to disguise its tactical application during the the slave trade. These dance aspects fundamentally differentiate them from Southeast Asian martial arts like kung fu and Karate which heavily rely on patterned drills call ch’uan and kata that are often mistaken for dances by laymen but are not.
What a cool experience to shoot this, Joshi. Looks like a very lively and exciting event.
Feels gr8 to get a peek into that dance form that had almost gone extinct. Thanks for bringing it for the lesser fortunate ones like me who were not there to see it being performed after maybe forty years or so…yeah and the more i see the greedier i become wanting to see more.
Great colors! Excellent!;)
Nice clear shot, lovely pose, with all the vibrancy of India!
An interesting photo; the colors and feeling are captivating.
great shot. you never know what you may capture during such occasions.
I have never even heard of it, forget seeing!! When does this happen usually?
I love the vibrance of this image. The man is obviously concentrating hard to make sure he doesn’t miss. Are there always celebrations going on where you live/photograph?
perfect portrait as always.
I can feel his dedication to what they’re doing… wonderful shot.
Expression captured beautifully
Fantastic as always!
Colorful … the necklace is beautiful.
JD,Interesting act beautifully captured.
Yeah, nice shot!
Wonderful capture Joshi !!
Love the colour and ceremony in this Joshi!
Great capture , like the colors and the guy looking up to the right
BE ENCOURAGED! BE BLESSED!
Nice Capture joshi Love the bright colors too.
Fantastic shot. He is fully involved.
Thanks for including the link for more information about the Velakali performance. The pageantry must be stunning to see. This photo captures the dynamic of it. Nice work, Joshi.
Great timing! Fantastic capture…
Nice shot. He seems engrossed.
Beautiful street shot and so colourful!
Another Great Capture !
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