Portrait of a Legong dancer, Bali, Indonesia, Southeast Asia, Asia  by Gavin Hellier for Stocksy United

Portrait of a Legong dancer, Bali, Indonesia, Southeast Asia, Asia

Balinese dances are a very ancient dance tradition that is a part of the religious and artistic expression among the Balinese people, native to Bali island, Indonesia. Balinese dance is dynamic, angular and intensely expressive. The Balinese dancers express the story of dance-drama through the whole bodily gestures; fingers, hands and body gestures to head and eyes movements. There is a great richness of dance forms and styles in Bali; and particularly notable are those ritualistic dance dramas which involve Rangda, the witch and the great beast Barong. Most of dances in Bali are connected to Hindu rituals
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