Indonesian Crew Show

                                                               Monkey Dance

October 29, 2009

As always, this Indonesian Crew Show was wonderful.  Our favorite part of the show is the Saman Dance.  It involves incredible coordination, and every time we’ve seen it the dance has been done differently, mostly changes in the order the moves are done.  There are usually at least a dozen participants in the dance, and this one was a bit less effective because there were only 8 people.  The moves are such that they are more spectacular with more people.  Unfortunately we did not get any photos of the Saman dance.  This time we only really knew one participant, and that was Rahmat, the doorman, shown below (in the batik shirt) holding an instrument called the Angklung.  Each Anklung is of a different pitch, so a group or orchestra is required to play a tune, similar to a hand bell choir.  It was fun to hear them do “Blue Spanish Eyes” and “God Bless America”.  We enjoyed seeing both the familiar and the unfamiliar parts of the show.  The first dance they did reminded us of the ladies who were dancing on the pier when we arrived in Bali on the 2008 World Cruise.  It was pleasant to recall memories of Bali.  As always, we were glad we had stayed up to see the show and support the crew in their efforts.

                                                     Monkey Dance

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