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Close-up view of colorfully painted water puppets performing in Hanoi
Close-up view of colorfully painted water puppets performing in Hanoi
This close-up view shows painted wooden puppets appearing to walk across a water surface at a performance in Hanoi. One high status character in the procession rides a wooden horse while the others carry his flag or guard his possessions. Vietnam's unique...
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Dancer wears golden deer costume in Ramayana performance at Yogyakarta
Dancer wears golden deer costume in Ramayana performance at Yogyakarta
A Javanese dancer wears a golden deer costume in a Ramayana performance at Yogyakarta in July 1986. The dancer's eyes are visible through an oval window opening cut into the neck of the deer costume. The dancer's arms and legs form the four legs of the deer....
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Demon disguised as old man in Javanese Ramayana dance at Yogyakarta
Demon disguised as old man in Javanese Ramayana dance at Yogyakarta
The demon king Ravana disguises himself as an old man in a Javanese dance performance of the Ramayana at Yogyakarta, Indonesia, in July 1986. Two dancers are used to represent the chronological transformation of the demon who arrives to trick Rama's unsuspecting...
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Demon Ravana and eagle king Sadayu battle in dance performance at Yogyakarta
Demon Ravana and eagle king Sadayu battle in dance performance at Yogyakarta
The demon king Ravana and the eagle king Sadayu battle in a dance performance at Yogyakarta in July 1986. Here Sadayu's outstretched right wing hits the back of Ravana who, while standing hunched after the blow, swings his sword across his own chest back toward...
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The eagle king
In The Ramayana, page 2.10
A dancer costumed as the eagle king Sadayu stands tall and flaps his wings in a performance at Yogyakarta in July 1986. The dancer's feathered costume is a textured blue fabric with a painted wooden head and gold crown. The carved bird head has wide round...
By Lorraine Aragon.
Eagle king Sadayu flapping wings in dance performance at Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Eagle king Sadayu flapping wings in dance performance at Yogyakarta, Indonesia
A dancer costumed as the eagle king Sadayu stands tall and flaps his wings in a performance at Yogyakarta in July 1986. The dancer's feathered costume is a textured blue fabric with a painted wooden head and gold crown. The carved bird head has wide round...
Format: image/photograph
Eagle king Sadayu wounded in battle in dance performance at Yogyakarta
Eagle king Sadayu wounded in battle in dance performance at Yogyakarta
The eagle king Sadayu is wounded in battle. The Javanese dancer in a bright blue bird costume lies on the floor in a dance performance at Yogyakarta in July 1986. The costume includes a carved, blue painted bird head with a god crown, and a full-body costume...
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The hunt
In The Ramayana, page 2.8
A Javanese dancer playing Rama pursues another dancer wearing the costume of a golden deer in a performance at Yogyakarta in July 1986. A Javanese dancer wears a golden deer costume in a Ramayana performance at Yogyakarta in July 1986. The dancer's eyes are...
By Lorraine Aragon.
Javanese Rama dancer pursues golden deer in performance at Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Javanese Rama dancer pursues golden deer in performance at Yogyakarta, Indonesia
A Javanese dancer playing Rama pursues another dancer wearing the costume of a golden deer in a performance at Yogyakarta in July 1986. Here Rama walks with his arrow drawn across his bow while the deer, really a demon sent to lure him away from Sita, is seen...
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Rama and Sita in wooden puppet performance of Ramayana at Yogyakarta
Rama and Sita in wooden puppet performance of Ramayana at Yogyakarta
Rama and Sita figures converse in the foreground during a wooden puppet performance of the Ramayana at Yogyakarta in July 1986. A third puppet listens in the background at right. The faces of the wooden puppets are carefully painted, and the bodies are dressed...
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The Ramayana
The Hindu epic The Ramayana is retold through the mural, painting, and dance of Southeast Asia.
Format: book (multiple pages)
Sadayu gives Sita's ring to Rama and Laksman in dance performance at Yogyakarta
Sadayu gives Sita's ring to Rama and Laksman in dance performance at Yogyakarta
The eagle king Sadayu gives Sita's ring to Rama and Laksman in a dance performance at Yogyakarta in July 1986. In this dance, Sadayu approaches Rama and Laksman on the ground as he has been mortally wounded. Rama and Laksman kneel and bow at the same height...
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Vietnamese water puppet show- female solo
Vietnamese water puppetry is a unique folk art that originated a thousand years ago during the Ly dynasty. Villagers in the Red River delta and other rice-growing regions in Northern Vietnam staged water puppet performances to celebrate the end of the rice...
Format: audio
Vietnamese water puppet show: Finale
Vietnamese water puppetry is a unique folk art that originated a thousand years ago during the Ly dynasty. Villagers in the Red River delta and other rice-growing regions in Northern Vietnam staged water puppet performances to celebrate the end of the rice...
Format: audio
Vietnamese water puppet show: Fireworks and chorus
Vietnamese water puppetry is a unique folk art that originated a thousand years ago during the Ly dynasty. Villagers in the Red River delta and other rice-growing regions in Northern Vietnam staged water puppet performances to celebrate the end of the rice...
Format: audio
Vietnamese water puppet show: History
Vietnamese water puppetry is a unique folk art that originated a thousand years ago during the Ly dynasty. Villagers in the Red River delta and other rice-growing regions in Northern Vietnam staged water puppet performances to celebrate the end of the rice...
Format: audio
Vietnamese water puppet show: Instrumental prelude
Vietnamese water puppetry is a unique folk art that originated a thousand years ago during the the Ly dynasty. Villagers in the Red River delta and other rice-growing regions in Northern Vietnam staged water puppet performances to celebrate the end of the...
Format: audio
Vietnamese water puppet show: Lullaby
Vietnamese water puppetry is a unique folk art that originated a thousand years ago during the Ly dynasty. Villagers in the Red River delta and other rice-growing regions in Northern Vietnam staged water puppet performances to celebrate the end of the rice...
Format: audio
A water puppet appears near lily pads at a performance in Hanoi
A water puppet appears near lily pads at a performance in Hanoi
A single water puppet appears splashing in a spotlight near lily pads at a performance in Hanoi. Behind the puppet is the screen concealing the puppeteers. Above the puppet is the cloth-decorated platform where the musicians sit. Vietnam's unique water puppet...
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Winged Ravana carries off Sita in dance performance at Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Winged Ravana carries off Sita in dance performance at Yogyakarta, Indonesia
A winged demon king Ravana carries off Sita in a dance performance at Yogyakarta in July 1986. The kidnapping is shown here from behind with the Ravana dancer on tip toes taking off in flight, while the Sita dancer holds on delicately to the back of Ravana's...
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