I have also added some photos of Bali, including the Barong and Kekac dancing.
BALI is such a beautiful and colourful island and is famous for it's dancing. I was fortunate to see a performance of the famous Barong dancing, a very colourful dance which was performed outdoors, and also a performance of the Kecak and Fire dance which was performed outdoors at the Temple of Uluwatu, at the same time, being able to see a fantastic sunset.
INDONESIA (Bali) - Barong dancer
Website Id: (Asia - Indonesia (Bali) - 006)
INDONESIA (Bali) - Dancer
(Website Id: Asia - Indonesia (Bali) - 007
INDONESIA (Bali) - (Wayang-Golek puppets)
(Website Id: Asia - Indonesia (Bali) - 008)
KECAK DANCE: The Kecak dance is a unique dance which is not accompanied by an orchestra, but by a choir of seventy men. It has it's origin in an old ritual dance, "Sanghyang" or "Trance" dance. In the Sanghyang dance a person in a state of trance communicates with the deities or ancestors. Using the dancers as a medium, the deities or ancestors convey their wishes. In the 1930's the old Indian epic Ramayana was included into the dance.
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PHOTOS FROM BALI
THE BARONG DANCE
(THE BARONG - mythological creature)
THE KECAK DANCE
THE FIRE DANCE
SOME INTRICATE WOOD CARVINGS
A RELIGIOUS PROCESSION
(at the Ulan Danu Temple)
THE FAMOUS FLOATING TEMPLE
PART OF THE ROYAL PROCESSION
(in the grounds of Ulan Danu Temple)
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