A Blazing Performance!

[written & complied by KopiOkaya]

This series of images was taken during our F.U.N. is ONE!: ‘Kalaa Utsavam Indian Festival of Arts‘ Stage & Performing Arts Photography Outing at Esplanade Outdoor Theatre on 21st November 2009.

The main challenge of this F.U.N. outing was to properly capture the spectacular fire breathing stunt. Thanks to FujiFilm’s SuperCCD and high dynamic range, our members were able to grab the most astonishing fire images.

From Aakaar Puppet Theatre of India

Swaagat! (Welcome) – Folk Traditions of Rajasthan!

The pieces of Swaagat Samaroh is performed to welcome guests from across the world and introduces audiences to one of Rajasthan’s most spectacular forms of traditional puppetry.

A colourfully attired dummy horse (kachhi ghori) dancer escorts guests to their seats and then begins a fantastic celebration in the form of a play. Performances include the kachi ghori, body puppets, life-sized puppets, mask puppets and the famed traditional string puppets. The artistes performed to the music by percussionists and harmonium player, accompanied by voices of singers and story-teller.

Welcome to Rajasthan!

Click image to enlarge.

[photo: Sgsoonhoe] Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro

[photo: Sgsoonhoe] Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro

[photo: Sgsoonhoe] Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro

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[photo: Bluffname] Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro

[photo: Bluffname] Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro

[photo: Bluffname] Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro

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[photo: KopiOkaya] Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro

[photo: KopiOkaya] Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro

[photo: KopiOkaya] Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro

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