Friday, January 11, 2008

Temple Dancing


We were out for our nightly walk when we heard women singing coming from the Dattatreya Temple . The temple, which was built in 1427, has men singing to the gods most nights, so this was a special event. As we were watching the most energetic elderly women in Bhaktapur invited us to join in. The next thing you know, they have dragged Sandy up to dance with them. I made a short video, which is too dark, but the singing gives you a feel for the atmosphere ... really fun.
video

2 comments:

Claytonian said...

amusing awkwardness is what it is all about

steve said...

Yup...that and a husband who is quite good at positioning his wife for these sort of things.