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Shall We Dance

Ram Krishnamani

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Sensing Visual Karanas

An Introduction 

Bharatanatyam communicates through a finely crafted language of gestures, expressions, and rhythmic patterns, providing a canvas where stories, emotions, and spiritual concepts come to life. The "mudras" or hand gestures, the
intricate footwork, and the expressive "abhinaya" create a nuanced narrative, where each movement is laden with significance, transforming the dance floor into a vibrant canvas of storytelling.

As you delve deeper into the pages of this book, you will find yourself traversing through a landscape enriched with tradition, spirituality, and artistic excellence. Bharatanatyam, with its rich heritage and multifaceted narrative, invites you to explore an art form that speaks a universal language, a language of rhythm, beauty, and divine connection.

May this book become a window to the enchanting world of Bharatanatyam, guiding you to appreciate the depth, elegance, and spiritual richness that embodies this ancient dance form.

Let the journey of exploring Bharatanatyam through these pages be as captivating and enriching as witnessing a live performance, where every gesture narrates a story and every rhythm resonates with the heartbeat of a tradition steeped in grace and spirituality.

Welcome to the world of Bharatanatyam, where every dance is a prayer, and every movement is a poem in motion.

About the Author

Ram Krishnamani is an accomplished Accounting and Finance-Technology Consulting professional with 20+ years of consulting and industry experience.

An ardent supporter of social causes Ram volunteers in Walk for Charity – Cancer Society, and educating underprivileged Girl Children in Asia. He also works very closely with the Board Members of for global fundraising activities and active volunteer for educational activities

Ram is also a history and culture enthusiast and has been engaged in serious academic research, orienting his work in producing a coffee table book with authentic and passionate contribution to arouse interest for Indian Classical Dance in a holistic way. 

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"The intent of authoring this book is to provide readers with a richer, more immersive learning experience, ensuring the vibrant and dynamic tradition of Bharatanatyam continues to inspire and educate generations to come. By fostering both the preservation and evolution of this dance form, a new book would be a welcome addition to the ever-growing corpus of Bharatanatyam literature, acting as a bridge between the ancient and the modern, the traditional and the innovative."

~Ram Krishnamani


Chennai City


Chennai City

February 25, 2024

Mumbai India


Mumbai India

March 01, 2024

Bangalore City


Bangalore City

March 03, 2024

Urban Landscape


Urban Landscape

March 09, 2024


Captured during the launch event of Shall We Dance
on February 25, 2024 in Chennai, Tamil Nadu

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