The moon is born on a sweet sky
With a calm sea breeze at the shore
And the crickets play a symphony on the hills
And we shall dance under it
It is wonderful how I celebrate you and myself
Just by gazing up and we saw stars and signs
We predict the unpredictable such as age
We count our steps as if we dance
With dance we travel to the past
With reality, we move forward as if the moon crawls to sunrise
Photographer Yan Palapa will launch “Ni Ketut Arini: Candra Metu”, his photobook of a Bali’s living dance legend, Ni Ketut Arini.
Yan Palapa’s photographs in the book capture Ni Ketut Arini in the act of performing Candra Metu (Moonrise) dance, a now rarely performed Balinese classic dance.
The photobook launch is part of a special appreciation event for Ni Ketut Arini. The event, “Candra Metu: When the Moon Rises”, will be held at the Maya Sanur Resort & Spa, Bali, on Saturday, 25 January.
In addition to the book launch, the event consists of photography exhibition by Yan Palapa, seated dinner in the ballroom of Maya Sanur, poetry reading, fashion show, Balinese dance performance, and special performance by Ni Ketut Arini.
Priced at IDR 500.000 per person, tickets to the event are available online or at Maya Sanur Resort & Spa, Bali. For details and online tickets: www.townscript.com/e/candrametu. NAWABALI
Photos by Yan Palapa
Poem by Ayu Winastri