Dancers wearing the Bidayuh national costume. I shall assume that she is a Bidayuh as the women from this nation are renowned for their beauty. The Bidayuh account for 8.4% of Sarawak’s population. They were formerly known as the Land Dyaks.
The dance this graceful beauty participated in is usually performed after the harvest season as a form of entertainment for guests at the longhouse.
The photo was taken in a "living village" not far from Kuching in which many tribal longhouses were built and where one can see traditional food, drink, tools, crafts being prepared and customs reenacted.
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emka (96304) 2012-07-05 23:31
hi Klaudio, The title gives justice to this dancer - she is beautiful and gracious. Nice view of the woman in eyecatching red scarf. probably touristy place but interesting and nice.
ourania (44926) 2012-07-06 3:49
you've captured the graceful movement of the dancer and her beautiful face from a great angle. The diagonal produced by her elegant movement doesn't hide her partners in the background. I like very much the sharpness and luminosity that distinguish her superbly from the upper background. Well done and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely weekend,
Afsanehbagheri (3228) 2012-07-06 8:46
Picture clarity is excellent with good lighting.
Congratulations and best wishes
batalay (38773) 2012-07-06 22:19
You've reminded me of a group of dancers on a stage in Phuket that I saw two years ago. There was also one beautiful young woman who imbued her work with grace. This is a beautiful shot but could use some Bidayu musical accompaniment,
jhm (152152) 2012-07-07 1:32
The movement and clothing of the lady are very nice photographed.
With a high quality and sharpness.
You shows us a very good image.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
abmdsudi (53565) 2012-07-07 21:30
This picture is a good contributuon to TE. A great example of decisive moment here, an interesting dance being shown, a second earlier or a second later might give a different result. Spot on crop with main the dancer strategically located filling much of the frame well frozen as they make a spectacular display of colors and gentle movements. Their energy is intense and the look of concentration on the faces really make the shot and thanks to the natural lighting and shooting angle. I also feel that this has given more detail to the costumes and looks pleasant to the eyes. Great atmosphere, Well taken shot and your note adds value to the picture!. Congrats, TFS
Nasy (124) 2012-07-09 7:57
It's amazing how variant the traditional dances are around the world!I like that the Bidayuh in the center, and men I guess are making a circle around her.
The make-up and cloth coloring is so lively and fresh.
mirosu (16129) 2012-07-15 6:16
This is a crazy good artwork, beauty of the ellegant dancing in great details. Excellently composed with very tasteful color contrast. The perfrct light add some more +++. Very well mastered photo.
amaryllis (36879) 2012-07-29 0:07
une belle capture en mouvement de ces danseurs et de la grâce comme tu le précises de cette jeune femme et dans leurs costumes très colorés; une lumière bien gérée pour l'ensemble