Kadek Dewi Aryani (Self)Millicent Cummings (Narrator)Christophe Hartke (Self)
This documentary highlights the life and culture of Kadek Dewi Aryani, a talented Balinese dancer and vocalist. It showcases the artist and her craft, with a strong focus on her cultural background - the ever important Hindu religion, almost forgotten Balinese traditions, and the strong bond with her family and her village. The first part, Dragonfly, introduces Kadek Dewi Aryani as a traditional Balinese dancer and describes the Hindu religion, showing its importance in every aspect of daily life and the performing arts. The segment covers Dewi in different stages of her life and explains how she got started as a dancer. The second part, Temple, highlights Dewi as a modern accomplished performing artist, but focuses specifically on her religious Hindu heritage. The segment centers around a three-week religious festival, Karya Sagung Dhirga Yusa Bhumi, which is celebrated in Bali every 50 years.