In all countries I am familiar with dance begins at an early age, Indonesia is no exception. I can also readily admit that a night at the elementary school auditorium watching youngsters struggle was never high on my list of entertainment. But.

Tradition and precision is of the utmost importance here. The hand and body relay the story. The intricacy of dress from foot to headgear is nothing short of incredible and photo’s can’t do justice. It must take incredible time and energy not only to create but to care for the costuming. And it spans all ages, young to seemingly ancient have regaled us with their magic.