Birds of Paradise

Bali Dances - Birds of Paradise

Nyoman Sumerti

The title of this Balinese dance originates from Birds of Paradise comes from which live in West Papua, Indonesia’s easternmost province.
At the start the male is flying about carefree until he is joined by a female and they start courting together. One movement is unique to Cendrawasih, namely a sideways hopping step, which is distinctive of the gait of the bird itself.