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'Jaipong' dance becomes latest victim of pornography law

  • Abdul Khalik

    The Jakarta Post

JAKARTA | Sat, February 7 2009 | 09:03 am
'Jaipong' dance becomes latest victim of pornography law Erotic no more: A dancer performs Jaipong, a Sundanese folk dance, during a traditional festival in Gunung Halimun, West Java, in this 2008 file photo. (JP/J. Adiguna) (JP/J. Adiguna)

PREMIUM The controversial pornography law has been blasted for targeting cultural heritage, after West Java Governor Ahmad Heryawan used it as a legal basis to forbid Jaipong dancers from wearing "sexy" costumes and executing "provocative" dance moves. The West Java administration's ban has prompted severe criticism from artists and legislators who blast it as a move to curb the...