Java

ganesha-hand-made-batik

I feel so grateful to have learned batik, the Indonesian traditional handicraft, painting on cloth art. Today I have just finished this one, with Ganesha on it. It is already dyed once in a mahon natural colour made from the skin of the tree. #batik #indonesian #traditional #handicraft #art #ganesha #hindu #indonesia #straightahead #totheeast #gostraightaheaddotcom

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July 7, 2015 -

If you visit Yogyakarta, the cultural city of Indonesia, located in central Java, I recommend to visit Ullen Sentalu Museum. Looking like a small magical labyrinth, this is the place where you can learn many interesting things about the Indonesian culture, especially the one of the twin cities Yogyakarta and Surakarta. You are allowed to […]

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July 6, 2015 -

Mount Merapi (2913m), the Fire Mountain in Indonesian, is the most active volcano in Indonesia. The Javanese believe that the Earth is not only populated by human beings, but also by spirits (makhluk halus). Villages near Merapi believe that one of the palaces used by the rulers of the spirit kingdom lies inside Merapi. This […]

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July 1, 2015 -

Balinese dance – tari gabor, for our ending program ceremony #grateful #balinese #dance #tari #gabor #indonesia #straightahead #totheeast #gostraightaheaddotcom

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June 3, 2015 -

Being trapped by the rain (although I thought the rainy season is over) in the big pendopo near the art university campus leads to a personal concert of bonang* by the security man. *The bonang is a musical instrument used in the Javanese gamelan. It is a collection of small gongs placed horizontally onto strings […]

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May 31, 2015 -
hindu-ceremony

Hindu ceremony #rituals #hindu #ceremony #temple #bali #island of #god #straightahead #totheeast #gostraightahead

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May 29, 2015 -
indian-puppet-shadow-show

Yesterday I got the chance to see an Indian shadow puppet show – Togalu Gombeyaata. I was very curious to see how it is after seeing performances of wayang kulit, the traditional Indonesian shadow puppet. The first difference which I could see was that the puppets were human-sized and there were more puppeteers manipulating them. […]

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May 28, 2015 -
hindu-temple-rehearsal

The best way to start the day is with a dance rehearsal right in a Hindu temple! #grateful #morning #balinese #dance #hindu #temple #indonesia #straightahead #totheeast #gostraightahead

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May 19, 2015 -

Yesterday was the World Dance Day and it was also celebrated in Solo, the cultural city of central Java, Indonesia. Traditional dances and contemporary dances accompanied with mainly live music were performed all over the city. It is amazing how many different styles of dance exist here in Indonesia! Together with my colleagues, I have […]

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April 30, 2015 -
hindu-temple-performance

Saturday we were invited to perform balinese dance in a ceremony from a hindu temple and the balinese gamelan orchestra will play also. I am very grateful to take place in such a spiritual event and that I will listen the balinese gamelan right in the hindu temple although we will be in Solo! Photo […]

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April 29, 2015 -

Preparation for World Dance Day‬. #art #institute #surakarta #world #dance #day #indonesia #straightahead #totheeast #gostraightahead

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April 27, 2015 -
solo-driving

Photo by: Jade Flahive-Gilbert #haha #friends #are #watching #over #solo #indonesia #straightahead #totheeast #gostraightahead

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April 27, 2015 -
morning-lawu-montain

I like to wake up in the morning, to go on the roof and to be surprised if i will have a mountain view or not :). For me, mountains are very important because i like to hike and to be up there in silence so when i had to take the decision if to come […]

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April 27, 2015 -
contemporary-batik-dance

Contemporary batik dance by cantik ibu for celebrating the women rights national hero Raden Ajeng Kartini. #ceremony #national #hero #women #rights #kartini#136th #day #surakarta #indonesia #straightahead#totheeast #gostraightahead

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April 21, 2015 -

From the backstage ;). We will perform soon balinese dance! #tari #bali #art #institute #surakarta #indonesia #straightahead #totheeast

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April 15, 2015 -