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An Afternoon with Nova

Meet 15 year old Nova, who kindly agreed to let me photograph her in a traditional Balinese dance (pendet) costume. The pendet is one of the sacred dances traditionally performed in the jeroan (inner temple). The pendet is a dance of welcome for the gods, and is danced by a group of girls or women, each wearing ordinary traditional dress (as opposed to a special dance costume) and carrying an offering in her right hand. Pendet is widely taught to girls in Bali today and contains many essential elements of Balinese dance.

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November 21, 2010 - 9:17 pm

Arif - Bo,
Thanks again for taking the time to comment. I am glad you liked Nova, she was wonderful to work with and was very comfortable with the camera. If you ever go to Bali, let me know and I will introduce her to you.
Take care,

November 12, 2010 - 2:15 pm

Bo - Arif,

What a winning smile, great series and portrait of a beautiful young dancer. thank you for sharing this series.


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