Bronze / 2016 / Press / Performing Arts

Shall we dance ?

  • Prize
    Bronze in Press/Performing Arts
  • Photographer
    JOHANES JOSHUA HERMAWAN

This dance is originally from Bali and called as "Tari Api". This dance usually performed with "Tari Kecak" or Kecak Dance. Usually, before the dance performed, the dancer asked permission and blessing from "Pedanda" which is the Hindu Priest in Bali. What basically happened after the blessing part, the Pendanda put "a Soul" inside the dancer. What makes it interesting, is the dancer is not controlling his body, instead it is "The Soul" who controlled the body and dancing on top of fire. This will make the dancer not feel any pain at all.

As a enthusiast photographer and cinematographer, i'm looking forward in this industry and become a "good" photographer also cinematographer, and by the way i'm still in this learning process to learn more about it.