Yesterday was the 3-year-anniversary of my, my sister, and my cousin's Arangetram.
An arangetram is the culmination of many years of learning dance. It represents new learning in the area of dance and Indian culture. The student rises to a new level of performance, and moreover, develops the discipline to achieve a long term goal. As with any graduation, it is much more than a stamp of approval.
I began learning Bharatnatym in 1999 and graduated in 2007 after 8 years of dance. The Arangetram was the BEST thing I have ever done. It makes me feel like I have accomplished something major in life. And for this reason, Dance gives my life meaning and purpose and I love it.
Dance is my passion <3