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JAKARTA, Feb 8 – Traditional Sundanese dancers have been told by the Islamist West Java governor to cover up and cut down on their gyrating movements, in what appears to be a move to uphold the region’s reputation as an Islamic province.

They are the first group of artists to feel the impact of the strict anti-pornographic law which was passed last year and stipulates decent dressing and behaviour.

The move to get Jaipongan dancers to cover up is the latest in a push towards Islamic conservatism in Muslim-majority Indonesia, although the country is officially secular.

via West Java dancers told to gyrate less, cover more.

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