CHARACTER FORMATION IN DIFFERENT CULTURES: TRANCE AND DANCE IN BALI (1952)
The witch, with her trademark hairy legs, long nails and pendulous breasts, is angered by the king's refusal to marry her daughter, so sends forth her disciples to spread plague. There emissary of the king fails to kill her, and is turned into a dragon. The followers of the dragon are thrown into a deep trance by the witch, revived by the dragon into a somnambulistic state, and turn their knives violently against themselves without any apparent harm. The performance ends with ceremonies for bringing the actors out of trance.