"Welcoming dance from Sawah Lunto, Padang, West Sumatra - Indonesia. This photo taken from Sawah Lunto annual ceremony to celebrate its Birthday. As you can see, most traditional costume are using red and gold as their main color.
Gamelan orchestra Gamelan music is the most popular and important kind in Indonesia. Gamelan orchestras accompany all dances and dramas. Gamel means ‘to hammer’, and most of the instruments of a gamelan orchestra are struck with wooden mallets, padded sticks or hammers.The conductor of a gamelan orchestra is a drummer who is part of the orchestra.
Solo Dance in Watublapi, Flores Island - Indonesia. Flores dances in general are strong in leg movements. The lady is wearing small bells in her legs and ivory bracelets on her arms. She is wearing hand woven Watublapi Ikat on traditional design. The dance is told to be imitating the dance of an eagle high up in the sky surfing the wind. by Ng Sebastian
Barong is a lion-like creature and character in the mythology of Bali, Indonesia. He is the king of the spirits, leader of the hosts of good, and enemy of Rangda, the demon queen and mother of all spirit guarders in the mythological traditions of Bali. The battle between Barong and Rangda is featured in Barong dance to represent the eternal battle between good and evil.