This dancer is performing the Cendrawasih bird dance This Bali dance depicts the courtship of a bird of paradise in the mating season. Cendrawasih, also called "The Dancing Bird", lives in the hinter land of West Irian (Indonesia) and is well known to the people because of his beautiful rainbow colored feathers.This dance is a "whole" person dance with complex eye and hand movements. A Google search for "Bali Cendrawasih dance" will turn up lots of hits for this intricate dance, e.g. video.
2010 International Festival
October 2, 2010
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