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Bali and Beyond . . . Trance Dance!

Bali and Beyond . . . Trance Dance!

Watch this to the end to see what the men do when they’re in a trance. I got a chance to see this rare Javanese dance performed in rural villages and accompanied by gamelan music. Dancers are calling the spirits to possess them.  When a dancer is possessed, he no longer performs regular dancing, but […]

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A Sultan’s Palace in Java and a puppet artist.

A Sultan’s Palace in Java and a puppet artist.

Regal school girls practice English with Marybeth Bond, the Gutsy Traveler. School girls, market, artist making shadow puppets. Shopping, handicrafts, etc.

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