Friday, May 8, 2009

Fire Dance in Ubud, Bali

Don't get excited. I'm not writing up the Malaysia/Indonesia trip yet. I AM, however, putting up a video I took while there. One night in Bali we stopped off at Ubud, a nice, inland town surrounded by rice paddies. While there, aside from eating, shopping and taking massages, we went to a traditional story-telling dance show.

The dance started with the retelling of the Rama story, but finished with this amazing "trance dance". The dancer wears a horse around his waist and walks through, around and kicks flaming coconut husks. Thought this might whet your appetite for more: