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Peaking Behind the Mask by Hilde Pols - Conversations from the Brink
Watching a Balinese dancer can be foreign, even odd. The movement and posture seem angular and unnatural, the masks and outfit disconcerting, the vocals and characterization over the top. What seems odd even sometimes funny, is a high art to the Balinese, who start training very young. Little boys and girls as young as five …