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Sunday, 20 July 2014

MY VISIT TO INDONESIA (BALI), and dolls from BALI

I have recently arrived home from the beautiful ISLAND OF BALI. (I also visited the Island of LOMBOK so I will be listing dolls which I purchased from there, as soon as possible).

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)
BARONG DANCE:  The Barong is a large mythological creature like a lion, and the Barong dance is a story-telling dance about the fight between good and evil.
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 ORCHESTRA)
(THE BARONG - mythological creature)
 THE "MONKEY"
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THE KECAK DANCE
 THE FIRE DANCE
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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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ENJOY!
Carole
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