The Djanger Dance
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A djanger dance performance features rows of singing girls, weaving patterns with their hands. The word djanger means humming, and the name of the dance comes from the hummed or murmured background surrounding the entranced girl dancers. The central figure here is performing a scene from a Balinese dance drama based on Hindu mythology. The elaborate headdresses are modifications of traditional Balinese wedding and funerary headdresses worn in religious ceremonies.

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