Friday, February 19, 2016

THE LOVE STORY OF RAMAYANA AND SHINTA IN A DANCE DRAMA


7th February 2016 ~ If you come to Jogjakarta without watching the Ramayana Dance, it is like you go to Bali and miss the Kechak Dance. We were given the Ramayana Theatre and dinner package, under one roof. [The amphitheatre and the restaurant are actually in separate buildings.]






The show started at about 8:00 p.m. and the audience consisted of the locals and foreign tourists. It would be better for you to read the synopsis in the brochure before the show starts, but you can always google for it later. The show was accompanied by live Gamelan musicians and singers, and there was also a narrator at the beginning of the story. Unfortunately, it was quite difficult to understand the English he was using, either because it was heavily accented or the bad PA system.





















Photobomb: I am not related to any of the people on stage



Here is a short video recording of the dance drama for you to enjoy.


Read about the love story of Rama and Shinta HERE.