National Geographic : 1939 Mar
BALI, GEM OF THE NETHERLANDS INDIES I ianonal veograpnic society ioaacnrome rnotograpn Dy iviaynara Uwen Williams TOO OLD FOR CLASSICAL DANCING AT 14, SHE STARS IN BALINESE "SWING" Most famous of dances on this small East Indies isle is the legong, or feast ceremonial, but the girls may not perform its delicate movements after they are 12 or 13. This young woman plays the part of a prince in the Djanger, a sort of musical comedy based on mythology (Plates V and VII). Jazz rhythm crept in about 20 years ago and the steps have grown quite modern. Fresh flowers embellish the head dress of gilded buffalo hide. A white beauty spot shines between darkened eyes.