Garba night in Anand was prelude to the wedding of Hina and Hiten Patel who graciously allowed me to participate in their wedding. A garba is a visually moving experience and an interesting challenge for a cinematographer. This circular dance becomes progressively complicated in sequence and it was difficult to coordinate with while operating a steadicam.
Garba is a distinctively Gujarati dance. Here it is performed in a circular movement around an image of the Goddess Shakti. Both sides of the family are present on this festive night.