Blow pipe tribesman in Sarawak, Malaysia

Gawaii dancer with blowpipe
Both images: Blowpipe dancer in Sarawak

I’m working on some really low light photography at the moment. It’s for part of the series of dance travel pieces due for Dance Today. As we didn’t have much time when we visited, we met this gentleman in a tourist Long House in a Tourist Village, a strange collection of cultures deliberately put together to represent all the local tribes and histories rather than just one where we received a kind of crash course on Gawai (harvest) and the cultures of nearby tribes. Not to be sneered at, as it was for tourists and well used this one had shared showers and electricity which I am assured is far from normal.

Gawaii performer with blowpipe
Both images: Gawaii dancer with blowpipe