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2016 / KUDA LUMPING / Java Timur, Indonesia / Curated by Sampang Agung Centre for Performing Arts - Part of Pelem International Festival

JavaneseJaran Kepang / Jathilan

MalayKuda Kepang


Traditional Javanese dance depicting a group of horsemen. Dancers "ride" horses made from woven bamboo and decorated with colorful paints and cloth.When the "possessed" dancer is performing the dance in trance conditions, he can display unusual abilities, such as eating glass and resistance to the effects of whipping or hot coals. Although the dance is native to JavaIndonesia, it also performed by Javanese communities in SurinameMalaysia and Singapore.

Photography by Nazir Azhari and A'ari Kusuma

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