Thursday, April 2, 2009

the Nusa Dua Fiesta 2008, part 2

Now that our family and I are in Bali, me for business and they for a holiday, time is becoming precious.

Don’t have much time except post some photographs I took of last year’s Nusa Dua Fiesta. Hopefully we’ll be able to catch some free performances while we are here!

Nusa Dua Fiesta dance
Young prepubescent girls often are the preferred performers in classical dances. It has something to do purity and innocence, of minds undiluted by carnal thoughts.

Nusa Dua Fiesta duo
I’ve seen teenage students practicing in dance schools and the posture training is rigid. These girls got the difficult poses right.

Sandiya Gita 3
Dance guilds are coed, but as in any culture, emphasis and stature always seem tob e awarded to the female.

Sandiya Gita 2
This Sandiya Gita dance relied on movement and song exchanges between the male and female dancers.

Sandiya Gita 1
The Sandiya Gita dance is a modern creation but using traditional articulations and expressions.

Sandiya Gita female gamelan
A female gamelan accompanied the Sandiya Gita presentation.

Tari Gebyar Duduk 4
The Tari Gebyar Duduk is dance primarily performed in the sitting or duduk position.

A solo dance, the Tari Gebyar Duduk relies on the skill of the dancer to keep the audience captivated.

the fan
Balinese dance is great theatre.

Also check Nusa Dua Fiesta 2008, part 1 for more photographs and stories.

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