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Young Balinese male dancer steps back cautiously in warrior dance

Young Balinese male dancer steps back cautiously in warrior dance

A brightly costumed boy stands with outstretched arms and fingers in the Balinese warrior formation dance known as Baris. Here he is looking cautious and stepping back, probably in a moment of retreat.

This is a classically male style dance where boys or men carefully control their body positions and facial expressions to show caution, fierceness, and a startled response to dangers in the world.

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