mystics dance and chant during a weekly Sufi religious ceremony at the
tomb of Sheikh Hamed al-Nil, a 19th-century Sufi leader of the Qadiri
Sufi order, in Khartoum's twin city of Omdurman on Friday. (AFP/Ashraf
Dancers perform the Banceuy Spirit Performance to mark International Dance Day at the Banceuy Prison Monument in Bandung, West Java, on Tuesday. International Dance Day is commemorated every April 29. (Antara/Agus Bebeng)
Markus Mardius, Contributor, Ketapang, West Kalimantan | Thu, 03/19/2015 7:13 AM
In the rapoh ritual, the skulls and bones of the dead are moved from one
final resting place to another. It is rarely done — perhaps once in a
hundred years, according to those who live in Tanjung Maju, about a
seven-hour drive from Pontianak.
Nedi Putra AW, Contributor, Malang, East Java | Thu, 03/19/2015 6:53 AM
There’s a small community of Hindus in Glanggang in Malang, East Java, getting ready to observe Nyepi, or the Hindu Day of Silence, on Saturday by making giant ogoh-ogoh effigies. Even their mostly Muslim neighbors are getting in on the act.
Yuliasri Perdani, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta | Tue, 03/17/2015 6:30 AM
The Padneçwara dance company brought back the old-fashioned grace and
wit of Javanese theater wayang orang in its Ciptoning performance at the
Jakarta Playhouse (Gedung Kesenian Jakarta) on Friday, coinciding with
the dance troupe’s anniversary.