The Legong Dance hr
The Legong dance is performed exclusively by young girls, and is noteworthy for the artistic beauty of its harmonious interplay of movement and gamelan music. The single girl dancing to the accompaniment of the gamelan ensemble was part of a performance at a ceremony to honor the President of the State of East Indonesia, the Balinese nobleman Tjokorde Gde Rake Sukawati. East Indonesia, a Dutch creation established in December 1946, remained in existence with Sukawati as its head until the formation of a unified Indonesian state in May 1950.

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