Our arrival at the concert site.
Our first view of the concert hall with a stage crammed with instruments.
We were the first ones there but the seating area soon filled up.
The instruments used. Some of them are "kettle bells" struck by a mallet.
Those in front are almost like ORFF instruments. There are gongs, Angklungs...
...a percussionist, a string
instrument of some kind.
The player also played "clarinet", and sang with the puppeteer.
One puppeteer works this performance.
It's a fancy dress version of Punch and Judy with about 6 puppets.
It's a traditional story that we didn't understand, but the ending was quite violent...LOL! T
he puppeteer did voices and did the older clarinet player...
Four boys on "horses" began the procession of many many performers. . .
Young men performing with large Angklung
followed by a procession of dancers in colourful costumes
It all seems chaotic but really, they all moved in precision
performing traditional dances
The little sultan arrives on a palanquin.
Not sure if he was a regular as a woman, possibly his mother,
ran onto the stage twice to give him treats. LOL!
Two young girls performed a dance of agility.
Then they went to the edge of the stage and put on masks that were hidden under the red scarves. . .
. . . a slight difference from the sweet little faces before the masks!
. . .
Such colourful costumes
Indonesian horn player. This is an older performer. He also sang parts for the puppet show
The "lead" marimba player - hands faster than the eyes could follow.
The "marimba" player was very good.
He is backed by a bass player, drummer, percussionist, and the angklung.
The performers range from 6, 7 - 18.
Fascinating how they move their bodies like disjointed parts,
almost as if a puppeteer were moving their arms and legs.
There are so many dances, and each dancer did a few minutes.
The moves are so familiar from travelogues we've seen on TV.
PHOTOS FROM A TRAIN
Bandung To Yogyakarata
INDONESIA INTRO CONTENTS
Part of the
Hillman Travel Adventures
Bill and Sue-On Hillman