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Jakarta Post

‘Ramayana’ ballet breaks world records

  • Bambang Muryanto

    The Jakarta Post

Yogyakarta   /   Wed, October 17 2012   /  10:25 am

The Ramayana ballet regularly performed at the Hindu Prambanan Temple on the border of Yogyakarta and Central Java provinces has entered the Guinness World Records as the most continuously staged performance in the world as well as involving the most performers.

The recognition of the records was handed over on Monday evening by Guinness World Records’ client services director Lucia Sini Gagliesi to director of PT Taman Wisata Candi (TWC) Borobudur, Prambanan and Ratu Boko, Purnomo Siswoprasetjo, after the ballet performance at the Prambanan Temple, Yogyakarta.

“This is a new record category for Guinness World Records. When we received this idea it was fantastic and we wanted to monitor it,” Gagliesi said at the presentation.

The ballet performance that broke the record was the final part of the series called the “Api Suci” (Heavenly Fire) sequel.