This was the opening dance for Bintan Cultural Festival 2011, and it couldn’t be better. Performed by school-girls from Kijang, East Bintan, it was done in an almost perfect harmony among these young dancers. it was, by far, the best performance of the opening ceremony. And I’m totally in love with the whole outfit!
Sekapur Sirih is a welcoming dance in Riau, used to open events. At the end of the dance guests of honor are given sirih (betel) leaves to chew, as a token of hospitality.
You have seen them acting in front of the camera in my previous post. Now here they are in one of the early dance during the opening of Bintan Cultural Festival 2011 in Bintan Resorts, Indonesia.
The dance told a folklore story, alas I couldn’t get what it was (focusing on my camera focus I guess, as usual).
Dave, one of the MCs, added spice at the end of their performance.
Tall and tan and young and lovely…. But no, not from Ipanema, but from Tambelan Island, a few hours from Bintan. They came and joined the fleet of dancers for the Bintan Cultural Festival here in Bintan Resorts.
During the opening of the event, they were very popular by with crowd; people asked them to take picture together. I just watched from a distance and shot a few frames. Two of them apparently noticed my unusual white colour L lens and looked to my direction. Click-click, with Aperture priority f/4 set and AF point selection set to spot focus (my favorite).
Pardon my language, but I just couldn’t resist. I have seen many poses when people di all sorts of positions to get their best shot on something. This is by far the most interesting one. But hey, any position as long as we achieve our ultimate goal of producing good pictures is justified, right?!
Taken before the opening of Bintan Cultural Festival 2011 at Bintan Resorts Reservoir Park yesterday, he was one of the dancers for that event.
Zoom in up close and personal after the click on the image.