And as with all my lectures, we have been treated to performances of song and dance by special needs children. In Yogyakarta, however, they outdid themselves and I enjoyed some of the most spectacular performances you can imagine. Again, let me remind you all the children and young adults in these pictures are special needs children and all the performances were just as gorgeous and professional as they appear in the photos.

Our first were a group of girls doing a traditional Javanese dance.
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Then came the most delightful group of young dancers aged between five and eight:

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They were performing a traditional dance which looked to me very similar to the children's game I remember as 'London Bridge is Falling Down"

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Then came our next group of Javanese dancers.

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And another group:

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And during the breaks, we were entertained by a rock band who are all blind - here, being brought to the stage:
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Here in performance:
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