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Let's see some dance pictures from around the world. Please post your own!
I will start with Javanese dancers.
If you like the pictures, please come to Solo and make your own! The 29th of April there will be a big festival in Solo (Central Java) in the framework of World Dance Day: Solo Menari (Solo is dancing). You will be able to see dances in several places: (1) the main street, Jalan Slamet Riyadi; (2) Sriwedari amusement park; (3) ISI (Music and Art Academy); Mangkunegaran Palace and possibly also at SMKI (Art High School).
Pictures: no permission needed, just go ahead!
One can fly to Solo from Jakarta (many flights daily) and from Singapore with Silk Air (thrice weekly).
#1062 400D, 1/60 5.6 ISO200 85mm (EFS17-85) 7-12-2007. Young dancer at a Baptist church event (Easter) where the story of Joseph was told in a dance performance.
#1078 50D, 1/125 2.8 ISO200, 85mm EF85mm 21-3-2009 Two clowns (panakawan): Garèng and Pétruk. Wayang Orang Bharata, (Bharata Dance Theatre) in Jakarta. The clowns are very able dancers!
#1498 5D3, 1/400 6.2 ISO2000 99mm EF24-105 12-1-2013 The shorts, Bharata in Jakarta.
#1531: 5D3 1/125 5.5 ISO2000 105mm EF24-105 22-12-2013 Cakil and Arjuna. Cakil is a demon, who tries to prevent Arjuna from entering the forest. (Wayang Orang Bharata, (Bharata Dance Theatre) in Jakarta)
#5395R: 50D 1/50 5.6 ISO1600 85mm EFS17-85 29-4-2011 Emi, a dancer from Banyumas, who asked me to join. I politely refused, as I am not a good dancer, but I used the opportunity to make a portrait. (ISI, during Solo Menari Festival).
#5485: 50D 1/50 7.1 ISO1600 85mm EFS-17-85 Neneng, teacher and dancer from the Mangkunegaran court sings a tembang, a classical Javanese poem. (ISI, during Solo Menari Festival).