Friday, January 18, 2013

Balinese dancers

Theater and dance is an integral part of Balinese culture. Balinese dances are famous all over the world and the Balinese themselves take them very seriously. Birthdays, weddings, and temples festivals are all occasions for dramatic performances and dance is inextricably linked with the Balinese religion. The commercial performances for tourists that are today offered on a daily basis in several places of Bali do not have of course the same religious significance and atmosphere of a dance that is performed at a real temple festival.
Some of the different Balinese dances are Kecak, Barong, Kebyar duduk and Legong.

The girls on this postcards are Legong dancers, in legends Legong is the heavenly dance of divine nymphs. Of all classical Balinese dances, it remains the quintessence of femininity and grace. Girls from the age of five aspire to be selected to represent the community as Legong dancers.

Terima kasih Sara! 

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