Signed Realist Painting of a Mother and Daughter from Bali, "Learning the Serimpi Dance"
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A mother teaches her daughter the ways of the traditional Serimpi dance, making elegant gestures with a sash tied around her waist. Reflecting on Javanese cultural practices, Ida Ratna Ningrum paints the pair with realism. The Serimpi dance is a ritualized performance associated with the royal courts, emphasizing the elegance of refined movements. Says Ida, "There's so much benefit in dancing for everyone, as the movements are identical to exercise and aerobics, which keeps us healthy. Other than that, dancing represents our culture and tradition, which we need to conserve."