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by Mariah Steele
photographs by Ganesh Ramachandran

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Jyoti, who studies the Indian classical dance form Bharatanayam, prepares for her solo graduation performance: her Arangetram. But as the big day approaches, she finds herself anxious and afraid. What will happen when she ascends the stage? Stunning photographs bring life to this gratifying story of a young person's artistic achievement.

JUVENILE FICTION / Performing Arts / Dance

ISBN: 978-1-941830-22-2 (print; hardcover)
ISBN: 978-1-941830-81-9 (print; softcover)
ISBN: 978-1-941830-82-6 (digital)

LCCN: 2015957119

38 pages; illustrated

Author's Biography

Mariah Steele, named a “rising talent” in the arts by The Boston Globe in 2013, is the Choreographer and Artistic Director of Quicksilver Dance, a modern dance company based in Boston and San Francisco. She studied Bharatanatyam in Sri Lanka as part of her anthropology thesis at Princeton University, and continues to share her love of world dance cultures with students of all ages.

Photographer's Biography

Ganesh Ramachandran’s photographs celebrate and cherish the joy of human connections. Building on the narrative power of photography, Ganesh’s work begins where soulful images start relating to each other to tell personal stories. His Guru-Shishya series of world-renowned dancers teaching in their studios was exhibited as a solo show in Kalaa Utsavam 2013, the Indian Festival of Arts in Singapore.


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