Balinese Show

Balinese dance is inseparable from religion. A small offering of food and flowers must precede even dances for tourists. Before performing, many dancers pray at their family shrines, appealing for holy "taksu" (inspiration) from the gods. In this rural tradition, the people say that peace and harmony depend on protection by the gods and ancestors. Dance in this context may fulfill a number of specific functions:

- As a channel for visiting gods or demonic gods, the dancers acting as a sort of living repository. These trance dances include the Sang Hyang Dedari, with little girls in trance, and the Sang Hyang Jaran, a fire dance.
- As a welcome for visiting gods, such as the pendet, rejang and sutri dances.
- As entertainment for visiting gods, such as the topeng and the wayang.

In some of these dances, the role of dancing is so important that it is actually the key to any meaning to be found in the ritual. In wayang performances, the puppeteer is often seen as the "priest" sanctifying the holy water.

As well as their use in religious ceremonies, dance and drama also have a strong religious content. It is often said that drama is the preferred medium through which the Balinese cultural tradition is transmitted. The episodes performed are usually related to the rites taking place; during a wedding one performs a wedding story; at a death ritual there is a visit to "hell" by the heroes. Clowns (penasar) comment in Balinese, peppering their jokes with religious and moral comments on stories whose narratives use Kawi (Old-Javanese).



Kecak Dance

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The Kecak is an unusual Balinese dance for a couple of reasons. It is unusual because it has no musical accompaniment like many other Indonesian dances do, the rhythm of the dance is produced by the chanting ‘monkey’ chorus. Instead, a troupe of over 150 bare-chested men serve as the chorus, making a wondrous cacophony of synchronized “chak-achak-achak” clicking sounds while swaying their bodies and waving their hands .From that chanting noise of “Cak-cak-cak”, then it gave the dance its name Kecak.The story line... [Details]

Barong and Keris Dance

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The Barong Dance is a powerful battle of good and evil. The dance is actually a battle. The Barong costume is sacred, imbued with the soul of the Barong. It performs a kind of exorcism every time it dances.The dance is, to us, an entertaining show; full of humor and action. To the Balinese, also, it is an entertaining show. In addition, it is an opportunity to keep the cosmos in balance. The Barong battles the evil Rangda.Barong and Keris Dance which is durated ... [Details]

Bali Nusa Dua Theatre

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Experience an unforgettable Bali Show Devdan "Treasure of the Archipelago"Devdan Show at Bali Nusa Dua Theatre is located in the center of Bali’s touristic area in the city of Nusa Dua . The theatre itself was built at the ex-amphitheater next to Bali Collection Shopping center, with a large range of restaurants.Devdan – treasure of the archipelago is a new stage performance "spectacular" in Bali; it is a high-energy visual tour of Indonesia's culture and diversity. This Bali show features a fusion of traditional Indonesian ... [Details]





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