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Cirebonese Mask Dance and Gamelan

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Cirebonese Mask Dance and Gamelan

Traditional mask dances are a vibrant, living tradition in West Java, Indonesia and the Cirebonese mask dance style is known for its vitality, startling energy, stamina and spirit. Dhalang Rasinah is a maestro of Indramayu mask dance (Topeng Indramayu) and at the age of 75 she has great passion and energy to dance. In this tradition the mask is sacred and is believed to possess mystical powers.  Fifteen performers take part in this prestigious Asian Music Circuit tour.