Original Samba Dancer

Children is the center of life,
Where the heart of every parent lies,
All the effort and hardwork,
Are dedicated to the children.

Samba Mask Dance Of Cirebon

Children are so dynamic,
They roam the world without fear,
Nothing can stop them,
From going after what they want.

Samba Mask Dance, Childhood
They don’t pretend to be someone,
As they are what they are,

Samba Mask Dance

The presence of laughter, joy and happiness.
A gift from God for us.
[Cirebon 2014]

Black & White, Stage / Panggung / Performance

Samba: The Childhood Mask Dance Of Cirebon

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Upik The Panji Mask Dancer

Everybody must go through this stage,
Being born to the world,
Still pure without sin,
Everything is limited.

Panji Mask Dance

So do this mask character’s dance,
White resemblances a baby,
Movement is minimal,
Spirituality is the key.

[Cirebon 2014]

Panji Mask Dancer

Note:

This is from a photo trip organised by Focus Nusantara and Fujifilm Indonesia to Cirebon.

 

Black & White, Portrait

Panji: The First Character Of Cirebonese Mask Dance

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Waking early in the morning,
So you can have a nice weather,
Calm waters and nice wind,
Cloudy blue sky,
And a nice sun ray of the morning.
It is so nice to be in a boat,
At a beautiful lake,
Among fine people.
[Rawa Pening 2014]

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Morning At The Lake

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FIsherman Throw

Nothing is perfectly done at the beginning,

As people learn by doing,

The more practice and discipline,

The better the result will be.

This applies to all we do ..

[Rawa Pening 2014]

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Practicing The Throw

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The sun is brightly shining,
A new day has just begun,
A fresh start for all.
Be the best you can,
As time will not come back,
The past is gone.
Cast a net to catch the sun,
At least you will get some fish.
[Rawa Pening 2014]

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Catching The Sun

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The sky was clear,
The sun was bright,
Wind blows slowly,
As if the world stop,
So that we can enjoy,
The beauty of nature.
Be thankful for what you have!
[Rawa Pening, 2014]

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One Fine Morning

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The past is eternalized,
As we went through the gate,
With it’s structure of stone,
Prepared by people of the kingdom.
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Now we celebrate,
Building infrastructures for,
And by the people,
Of the country.

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But without the past,
We will not be at the present,
People with hope and spirit,
Build the future through learning.
[Ratu Boko 2013]

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The Gate

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