A troupe of "dirty dancing" girls has the otherwise sleepy town of Pekalongan hot and bothered.
Pekalongan in Central Java, not only known for its batik industry it seems, played host to the sexy "Angel Dance" team, a troupe of four young women who move about acrobatically on stage in all sorts of interesting and frankly mesmerising directions, apparently for the purposes of promoting a brand of cigarettes.
Gaggle of sexy dancers milling about.
Critics complain that the sexy dancing was done in an open arena, the Kajen Alun-alun (city square), clearly visible to anyone and everyone, including lots of children, and right in front of the Kajen Grand Mosque, and that the act went on without any policemen or public order officers doing anything, except watching. l6
The second half of this news report has plenty of the Angel Dancers.
Qirom, a Partai Amanat Nasional (PAN) member of the local parliament says Pekalongan is known as "Kota Santri", and so this sort of thing isn't appropriate.
Others murmur that the lack of any reaction from the government may have something to do with the cigarette company connection.
The presenters of the Angel Dance girls say however the sexy dancing wasn't planned, but was an impromptu expression of high spirits by the girls, perhaps at the insistence of the thousands of spectators. l6