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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.

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,
Arif

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.

Bo