Prambanan Temple Kecamatan Prambanan, Jawa Tengah, Republic of Indonesia

Ramayana Ballet at Prambanan

It’s appropriate that with the ancient Prambanan Temple in the background, you are transported back to a time of demons, heroic animals and epic royal quests. It’s a mythical world illustrated through dance and music that is the setting for a love story centuries old.

The Ramayana Ballet is the most famous performance in the Indonesian city of Yogyakarta.

It’s a graceful and fluid spectacle that juxtaposes the grandeur of the large open air stage with the focused detail of the ballet choreography. The whole performance, with the backdrop of the temple, feels exotic and, at the same time intimate. The costumes, the expressions, and the songs draw you in.

You can see more of my photos on the blog: http://www.timetravelturtle.com/2013/03/ramayana-ballet-yogyakarta-indonesia/

Ramayana Ballet at Prambanan