Balinese Tradional Dance

Among the many Barong Dance performances on the island, the Barong and Keris Dance of Batubulan remains unique due to its focus on the Kunti Seraya story, a play that has been performed since the 30’s. Essentially, the play is about how good triumphs over evil. This is generally the underlying theme in most Balinese performances, which through dance, music and drama aim to spread good moral teachings.

Start with the traditional music: Balinese gamelan.

The performers painting and decorating their faces with bright make up, and the intricate costumes hanging on the railings swaying in the wind, waiting for their time to shine. It takes a lot of time and energy to put such a performance together, which happens every day. Performers painting and decorating their faces with bright make up, and the intricate costumes hanging on the railings swaying in the wind, waiting for their time to shine. It takes a lot of time and energy to put such a performance together, which happens every day.

The play starts at 9.30 am, but if you arrive early you can mingle with the performers back stage. a good friend, a local in the area and a member of the dance troupe took me back stage to get a first hand look at the bustling preparations of a Balinese performance. #stellerid #bali #traditional #barong #indonesia Photo by me. Text by nowbali.co.id

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