Spirit of Legong Series LE


  • Artist: ManButur Suantara
  • Medium: archival giclee print
  • Subject Matter: Legong, Dance, Woman, Dancer, Bali
  • Type: Photography
  • Edition: of 25


Spirit of Legong Series LE by ManButur Suantara.

My memories of the Legong dance.. growing up I see a lot of paintings of a dancer in costume. I tried to create a photograph of the dance that is like a painting.. but still has the spirit and movement of the dance..

ManButur had hoped to capture this dance like the age old paintings of his memories. They were paintings of dancers in a static pose. He wished to create photographs like that of the painting but one that captured the spirit of the dance. The Spirit of Legong, a dance of Bali.

Without technical acumen, this does not happen. At least no so beautifully. His images capture the rhythm, they capture the graceful movements, the dramatic and controlled facial expressions. They somehow show the varying tempos of the Legong.

Spirit of Legong LE displays the lyrical poetic beauty of ManButur Suantara’ fine art photography. Explore Collections at Sawidji Studio.

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ManButur Suantara is a Fine Art Photographer. An artist, teacher and mentor in the Industry for over a decade his contributions into the many genres of photography is vast. His love for Nature does not only inspire his art but also his environmental and wildlife documentation projects. Considerable in scope and dedication as his way of giving back to Mother Nature.

Born in Amlapura, a small town in the east part of Bali Island. ManButur Suantara is a freelance photographer with a strong passion for Landscape Photography. For years now he has explored Nature scapes through extensive travel.

Besides Landscape Photography, Nyoman has been for many years active in different areas of Commercial Photography as well. A veteran of several genres including architectural, food, events as well as macro photography.

Bali is Nyoman’s home base. With its rich natural beauty and culture. Providing Nyoman with ample themes in which his Landscape and Cultural Photography can truly be seen for its artistic depth.


A Legong Rhapsody, a Dance Through Time.

Additional information

Weight 1 kg
Dimensions 594 × 42 cm
Spirit of Legong



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