Friday, November 17, 2006
In the village of Binoh within the district of Badung on the island of Bali there lived a young Legong dancer by the name of Reena. Reena possessed a singular beauty which left all in the village awestruck. Each performance began with offerings bestowed before her. The gamelan orchestra would slowly begin playing, but Reena remained stoic, kneeling, without expression. Only her fingers moved. Then her eyes. Her neck bent. Gradually, she came alive. A story would unfold. With fluid movements Reena evoked the divine nymph.