40 shades of Bragha Bessell

As a part of my ongoing project documenting senior dance Gurus while they are at work teaching their craft, I had the opportunity to photograph Abhinaya exponent Bragha Bessell  during her workshop in the cosy and colorful basement of Ananya  in Malleswaram.  Typically I would like to limit the number of images in a blog post or a photoessay to ten , but doing so in this case would be a disservice to the seemingly endless emotive vocabulary of Ms. Bessell. Thanks to Nandini Mehta and Murali Mohan of Nadam Institute for organizing the event and for welcoming me to photograph the artist.