Surakarta

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 -
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 -

Solo, evening/night (because here night comes almost with the darkness, after 6pm), heavy heavy rain…the moment when I’ve decided to act more and more like a local and to drive barefoot :)! I loved it especially to feel the still warm pavement with my feet! I feel that here people are more rooted and connected […]

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April 14, 2015 -

A warm Happy Easter/ Selamat Pascal/ Paste Fericit from Indonesia where are +4h than Romania. Although here is a tiny orthodox.minority, in Solo there is an orthodox church, one of the 16 from Java island and the Father is dressed in batik priest clothes, the traditional Indonesian fabrik. Hristos a Inviat!‪ #happy #easter #indonesia #solo […]

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April 12, 2015 -

Be aware: in front of our house grew a night market! If you want to eat weird, colorful and tasty food or to have some fun just come! Here you can find everything: entertainments for all the tastes: driving colorful cars, fishing, catching fish with your bare hands competition, exploring the neighbourhood by train, buying […]

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April 9, 2015 -

Today I had a.really productive day and I have finished the waxing and paining process for my first batik. Although I knew it, I had to experience.on my skinn that batik is like a meditation: if your inner mood is good and balanced you will be productive. If not, as it happened to me last […]

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April 8, 2015 -