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Prambanan Ballet Indonesia

A recent trip for my first ever visit to Indonesia, took me to Prambanan near Yogyakarta, Java.
One of the best things I saw there was the Prambanan Ballet, not a conventional ballet, but Indonesian style.

For the first time in my life I paid for VIP seats and trust me there was no regrets!

The Ramayana Ballet is a beautiful art performance, amazing and hard to match. This show is able to unify the Javanese arts of dance, drama and music in one stage and one momentum to present the Ramayana story, the legendary epic of Walmiki written in Sanskrit.

The music is not the accompanying music from the actual play as there is much narrative and singing and the quality quite poor from recordings. Instead I have used a piece of Javanese music called Gamelan, which consist largely of several varieties of gongs and various sets of tuned metal instruments that are struck with mallets.[

Posted by TheJohnsons 23:22 Archived in Indonesia Tagged art people night architecture monument indonesia culture java yogyakarta temple religion history traditional travel statue green white dance building heritage music stone ballet old historical tourist religious tradition asia ancient tourism historic vintage outdoor landmark hinduism hindu symbol ramayana yogya prambanan classical stage background jogjakarta indonesian javanese jogja candi ijo

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