Monday, March 23, 2009

Blue Monday #26: Pot Heads


"Fire Dancers"
Cary, NC - October 2008 (Click to embiggen)

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Clever title aside, this performance at the Cary Diwali Festival 2008 was pretty amazing to watch. I wish I'd been closer so I could have gotten a better shot of these dancers. You can't tell it from the photo, but those pots on their heads actually had something burning in them. I'd like to think that the entire pot wasn't full of lamp oil or some other kind of fuel because one wrong step could turn that into a really ugly scene if that were the case.Violence Unsilenced
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22 comments:

ROSIDAH said...

Very talented dancers in beautiful dresses! Have a great week, Mojo :)

Shadow said...

very sharp, the title and the picture... well done!

Robin said...

I love the movement in this shot, it really brings that riotous color to life. I can almost hear the music playing.

And of course the title is a clear winner ;-). You are truly the king of puns.

Tricia said...

I got nervous just thinking about the possibilities. What lovely clothes they are wearing, but I would think they add to the difficulty.

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Smilingsal said...

Cute title, and the picture is a good one, considering that there is movement and you're taking it from the audience. Thanks for sharing. Happy Blue Monday.

Pagan Sphinx said...

You managed to capture the movement of the dresses. That's my favorite part of this photo. The colors must have been outstanding in real time. Would love to see them in daylight.

Have a good week.

Tink *~*~* said...

I bet that's quite a sight in person. I would be very nervous for them!

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Elizabeth said...

What a great cultural picture!

Eaton Bennett said...

Beautiful colors! The whole photo is a palette of color and I almost expect the photo to move...the suggestion of movement is very strong. :))

Asha said...

They keep earthen lamps inside to dance, very common in India with dancers balancing the "pot" for classical dances. Sometimes, they balance the little lamps (diyas)on their bare hands to dance! :)

Very colorful photo.

June said...

That must have been something to see in the flesh!

Daryl said...

Oh this is so good ...

Artist Unplugged said...

Nice photo....love all the colors and action going on in there. Good your back from vaca.....ha! It's because you had that beach photo that looked like Gulf Shores, that's why I thought you were on vacation.

lisaschaos said...

At first I thought they were figurines. How cool that they are people! I bet that takes lots and lots of practice!

Bryan said...

Nicely captured. I love how the dancer's faces exude concentration. Well, except for the one in the back right. She's just having fun.

Lynda said...

Beautiful colors!

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

Happy Blue Monday ~ Susan

me said...

What a beautiful shot. Love the colors...once I stopped chuckling. I of course was expecting to see lobster and spaghetti pots...

Chandy said...

Beautiful ladies! Happy Monday!

Mary said...

Lovely ladies! Happy Blue Monday! Mary :O)

Happy To Be said...

Great BLUR Monday post...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Indrani said...

Such a lovely post, Mojo and I just loved Bryan's comment. :)