In November 2010, I photographed a series of Barong dancers and musicians in Bali. You can find a collection of these images in the feature gallery, located on my homepage.
Like many traditional dances, this one tells a story of good and evil. Good prevails.
Like their wardrobe and makeup, the dance is a sublime display of intricate elements. From their feet and hands to their head positions and eye movements, Balinese dances are captivating. A Balinese orchestra, with Gamelans (a symbol-like percussion instrument ), accompanies the dancers and the procession.
I hope you enjoy the images.