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INDONESIAN TEXTILES AS ART & MADE WIANTA’S BALI MAP
Monday, 13 Jul, 2009 – 16:20 | No Comment
INDONESIAN TEXTILES AS ART & MADE WIANTA’S BALI MAP

While the presence of Indonesian textiles in the collections of ethnography and natural history museums around the world will come as no surprise, their appearance in prestigious fine art museums, leads to the question of …

Your Opening Dose of Beauty: Bali Art Festival 2009 Part 2
Tuesday, 23 Jun, 2009 – 13:58 | No Comment
Your Opening Dose of Beauty: Bali Art Festival 2009 Part 2

Denpasar, Bali (ANTARA News – The Bali Art Festival (PKB) will feature at least 180 art shows during the time it is held from June 13 through July 12, a spokesman said.
Around 14,000 artists representing …

Indonesia tourist arrivals on the rise
Tuesday, 16 Jun, 2009 – 15:02 | No Comment
Indonesia tourist arrivals on the rise

Indonesia recorded a 1.35% increase in the number of foreign tourist arrivals between January and April of this year, state news agency Antara has reported.
According to data from the country’s Tourism and Culture Ministry, …

Your Opening Dose of Beauty: Bali Art Festival 2009 Part 1
Monday, 15 Jun, 2009 – 14:02 | No Comment
Your Opening Dose of Beauty: Bali Art Festival 2009 Part 1

As part of his tight campaign schedule, President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono is scheduled to open the annual Bali Arts Festival in Denpasar on June 13, 2009.
The month-long festival will feature 180 art performances from 12 …

Launching of Kerthagosa Restoration
Sunday, 31 May, 2009 – 16:43 | No Comment
Launching of Kerthagosa Restoration

The Embassy of Italy is proud to announce that in the evening of Saturday, May 30th, 2009, the Embassy of Italy – with the support of the Bupati of Klungkung, the Italian Institute of Culture, …

Enjoy Antique Semar Pagulingan Music this Full Moon
Thursday, 9 Apr, 2009 – 14:05 | One Comment
Enjoy Antique Semar Pagulingan Music this Full Moon

In Bali, full moon is an important event—an occasion to be celebrated, a time to rejoice and making beautiful offerings to the gods. On the tenth full moon, hundreds of temples celebrate their seven-monthly temple …

Another new arrival at the Elephant Safari Park, Taro-Bali
Thursday, 9 Apr, 2009 – 13:22 | No Comment
Another new arrival at the Elephant Safari Park, Taro-Bali

For the second time in 2 weeks another new baby elephant was successfully born at the Elephant Safari Park in Taro, Bali. He has been named Ganteng, which in Bali and Indonesian means …

The Grand Bhatara Turun Kabeh Ceremony
Friday, 3 Apr, 2009 – 10:01 | 2 Comments
The Grand Bhatara Turun Kabeh Ceremony

Thursday (4/9/09) which concurs with the full moon of the tenth month (Kadasa) of Balinese Caka calendar, the Grand Bhatara Turun Kabeh Ceremony (gods descend all together) will be held in Besakih, the mother temple …

Rare Balinese Court Music Showcased in Singapore!
Sunday, 29 Mar, 2009 – 5:08 | 2 Comments
Rare Balinese Court Music Showcased in Singapore!

Bali, some time in the 1700s—it’s evening and shadows flicker in the dim light of oil lamps hanging from the pavilions that enshroud a courtyard dotted with manicured shrubs, statues and caged birds. Most of …

The Peak of Grand Panca Bali Krama Ceremony
Saturday, 28 Mar, 2009 – 20:31 | One Comment
The Peak of Grand Panca Bali Krama Ceremony

On Wednesday (25/3/09) the peak of grand Panca Bali Krama ceremony was conducted on Bencingah (meeting sqaure) of Besakih Temple. The ceremony was conducted on the enclosed holy venue in the middle of the bancingah …

Hard Rock Hotel Bali received the 2008 Tax Award for the Best Tax Payer for 4 Star Hotels in Badung Regency
Monday, 9 Mar, 2009 – 15:31 | No Comment
Hard Rock Hotel Bali received the 2008 Tax Award for the Best Tax Payer for 4 Star Hotels in Badung Regency

Hard Rock Hotel Bali received the 2008 Tax Award for the Best Tax Payer for 4 Star Hotels in Badung Regency
Hard Rock Hotel Bali was honored by the DISPENDA Badung Regency on Monday, 2 March …

Music For Sri Tanjung : The Scent of Innocence Tactics of Innovation
Thursday, 5 Mar, 2009 – 10:33 | 3 Comments
Music For Sri Tanjung : The Scent of Innocence Tactics of Innovation

Essentially, music, or sound is untamed energy which is open to interpretation. However, through the formation of man’s culture and civilization, music has been given meaning, symbol, usage or function within the context of man’s …

The Story of Sri Tanjung Within The Performing Arts of Bali
Thursday, 5 Mar, 2009 – 10:23 | 2 Comments
The Story of Sri Tanjung Within The Performing Arts of Bali

In Bali, the arts have a major role in the teaching of moralistic and spiritual values. The arts are one of the three elements that guide us in reaching enlightenment. From a young age, the …

Sri Tanjung : Audience’s Guide
Thursday, 5 Mar, 2009 – 10:17 | One Comment
Sri Tanjung : Audience’s Guide

Opening Music
To begin the performance, we present a small musical composition created by adopting characteristics of the music performed on the gamelan slonding.
Scene 1
Nakula’s son Sida Paksa meditates in the forest.

The scene is accompanied by …

Sri Tanjung : The Women Who Purifies The World
Thursday, 5 Mar, 2009 – 10:10 | No Comment
Sri Tanjung : The Women Who Purifies The World

Almost every one of us desires holiness. It is like a lamp shining in the darkness of the night that guides our footsteps from going astray, so that we keep on the right path. Holiness …

Sri Tanjung : About Sri Tanjung
Thursday, 5 Mar, 2009 – 9:49 | 3 Comments
Sri Tanjung : About Sri Tanjung

The first traces of the story of a young woman named Sri Tanjung are found on stone reliefs at various archaeological sites around East Java which date to the Majapahit period. These are the Candi …

Sri Tanjung : Mulat Sarira as The Basic Concept
Thursday, 5 Mar, 2009 – 9:44 | One Comment
Sri Tanjung : Mulat Sarira as The Basic Concept

In facing the changes which continue to take place, we need to understand more deeply about the essence of our culture. This essence as the central idea will always influence the process of creativity which …

Sri Tanjung : Looking for Taksu Inbetween Tradition and Modernity
Thursday, 5 Mar, 2009 – 9:32 | No Comment
Sri Tanjung : Looking for Taksu Inbetween Tradition and Modernity

When we come face to face with a work of art, we often find ourselves in between tradition and modernity, two aspects which at first sight seems contrastive, although it is not so. Those who …

Sri Tanjung : Welcome Mayor of Denpasar
Wednesday, 4 Mar, 2009 – 18:48 | One Comment
Sri Tanjung : Welcome Mayor of Denpasar

WELCOME
The activities of the Arti Foundation, with its creative process based on the understanding of the essence of Balinese culture, to be reinterpreted and adapted in order to influence and strengthen the tradition of Bali, …

Sri Tanjung : Welcome
Wednesday, 4 Mar, 2009 – 18:43 | 4 Comments
Sri Tanjung : Welcome

Just days after leaving the Constitutional Court office, where I served as the court’s Justice for five years, I suddenly found myself involved in an ambiance that I had left years ago: the world of …

Sri Tanjung: The Scent of Innocence was Finally Staged
Saturday, 28 Feb, 2009 – 14:56 | 2 Comments
Sri Tanjung: The Scent of Innocence was Finally Staged

Sri Tanjung: The Scent of Innocence, the newly-created contemporary dance-drama was staged last night at Ksirarnawa building, Art Centre, Jl. Nusa Indah, Denpasar by dancers from Arti Foundation. This contemporary dance-drama was created by Gusti …

No Cremation Ceremony is Allowed
Monday, 16 Feb, 2009 – 14:39 | One Comment
No Cremation Ceremony is Allowed

The of grand ceremony Panca Bali Krama which is held once every ten years will be held on March 25, 2009. This grand ceremony will be conducted in Bali’s Mother Temple, Besakih Temple, in Karangasem …

Nico Vrielink And the Gekko was there too…
Wednesday, 4 Feb, 2009 – 14:07 | No Comment
Nico Vrielink  And the Gekko was there too…

Nico Vrielink is an esteemed painter born in 1958 in Reusel in the south part of the Netherlands. He was educated at an Academie of Art in Belgium to become a teacher. But teaching wasn’t …

Sri Tanjung : The Scent of Innocence
Sunday, 1 Feb, 2009 – 6:57 | One Comment
Sri Tanjung : The Scent of Innocence

My time has come,
If my blood is fragrant, it is proof that I am innocent.
These were the words of a young woman named Sri Tanjung before she was stabbed to death by her jealous …

Gajah Mada Town Festival
Wednesday, 31 Dec, 2008 – 9:43 | No Comment
Gajah Mada Town Festival

Recalling good memories of the past sometimes needs to be done. And Denpasar Municipality is presenting Denpasar community’s memory back through Gajah Mada Town Festival. Ten years ago, people of Denpasar crowded Gajah Mada …

Tenganan’s Neighboring Villages
Tuesday, 25 Nov, 2008 – 18:43 | One Comment
Tenganan’s Neighboring Villages

The village of Tenganan in Karangsem regency is indisputably the village with most preserved culture and nature in Bali. It’s popularity as been spread all over the globe but only visitors know the beauty of …

Keeping Balinese Language Alive
Monday, 24 Nov, 2008 – 16:47 | No Comment
Keeping Balinese Language Alive

The revival which is experienced by Balinese language in recent year is still considered not enough to fight degeneration of the popularity of Balinese language. Many Balinese agree that more and more Balinese using less …

Balinese and Tourist, Both Got Confuse to Choose
Saturday, 1 Nov, 2008 – 16:09 | 2 Comments
Balinese and Tourist, Both Got Confuse to Choose

Lately, Bali became a place where several international events were held. Two famous tourism areas, Kuta and Ubud were hosts of those events. Both of committee of Asian Beach Game (ABG) and Kuta Carnival …

The Opening of Nusa Dua Fiesta 2008
Sunday, 12 Oct, 2008 – 7:14 | No Comment
The Opening of Nusa Dua Fiesta 2008

From 10 to 14 October 2008, the Bali Tourism Development Corporation (BTDC) is again holding the annual Nusa Dua Fiesta at the Peninsula, Nusa Dua, Bali, the same venue that hosted the Climate Change conference …

Tumpek Krulut
Saturday, 4 Oct, 2008 – 0:00 | 2 Comments
Tumpek Krulut

Today, Balinese celebrate a holyday for musical instrument. Musical instruments are sacred items for the Balinese, and a special day, known as Tumpek Krulut is dedicated for all musical instruments, mask, and other tool for …

St. Regis Bali Resort, Nusa dua
Friday, 19 Sep, 2008 – 15:20 | 2 Comments
St. Regis Bali Resort, Nusa dua

Bali is a land of lush forests, tropical climate, and pristine beaches touched by the warm Indian Ocean. Volcanoes tower over the island landscape, rising above clouds and rice fields to form intricate patterns on …

Kuta Sidewalk Festival 2008
Sunday, 24 Aug, 2008 – 10:47 | One Comment
Kuta Sidewalk Festival 2008

Independence Day of a country is always celebrated in different ways. In Indonesia, people celebrate the Independence Day which fall on 17th of August by holding various events to entertain people. Climbing slippery pole to …

Makepung (Buffalo Race)
Thursday, 14 Aug, 2008 – 18:07 | No Comment
Makepung (Buffalo Race)

On Sunday, 10th August 2008, hundreds of people people thronged Babakan field, Kaliakah village, last Sunday. Some people screamed cheering when two couples of buffalo started to run. On the other side, the other …

Ubud’s Royal Cremation
Wednesday, 16 Jul, 2008 – 20:23 | One Comment
Ubud’s Royal Cremation

More than 15.000 people witnessed the royal cremation ceremony of the head of Ubud’s royal family. this grand cremation ceremony needed almost three months of preparation, hundreds of workers, exorbitant budget, and tons …

Jegog in Bali Art Festival
Thursday, 10 Jul, 2008 – 14:04 | One Comment
Jegog in Bali Art Festival

Jegog is Jembrana’s traditional musical instrument. This instrument consist several sizes of bamboo tubes that are lined up inside a wooden frame. The name of Jegog its self is taken from the biggest instrumental component …

Through the Eyes of Balinese High Priest:The Wedding in Hindu (Balinese) Religion
Saturday, 5 Jul, 2008 – 9:32 | One Comment
Through the Eyes of Balinese High Priest:The Wedding in Hindu (Balinese) Religion

Here is a good articles on wedding by Balinese high priest Sri Bhagawan Dwija Warsa Nawa Sandi from Buleleng regency, without further ado here is the words of Bhagawan Dwija
THE WEDDING IN HINDU (BALINESE) …

Ngelawang at Bali Art Festival
Wednesday, 2 Jul, 2008 – 18:01 | No Comment
Ngelawang at Bali Art Festival

On June 28th, at 10.00 in the morning Art Center was filled with visitors. Men-women, young-old, and native-foreigners seemed never want to blink their eyes as if they did not want to miss a thing …

Balinese Cultural Congress I: Do not Let Bali lose its Identity
Tuesday, 24 Jun, 2008 – 16:45 | One Comment
Balinese Cultural Congress I: Do not Let Bali lose its Identity

Many people agree that Bali has interesting culture and art. They love to see all the art and cultural products from the fine arts to the dance and from shadow puppet to traditional drama performance. …

Another Version of Pandanus War
Monday, 23 Jun, 2008 – 12:02 | 2 Comments
Another Version of Pandanus War

Makare-kare or war by using thorny pandanus leaves is not just belong to Tenganan Pagringsingan village; its sister village, Tenganan Dauh Tukad which located o the west side of crystal clear water on the south …

Bali Art Festival 2008
Friday, 13 Jun, 2008 – 16:04 | 4 Comments
Bali Art Festival 2008

Tomorrow, Saturday (6/14/08) Bali Art Festival, a month-long festival participated by all regencies in the province of Bali and from other provinces in Indonesia and several foreign participants, like USA, Korea, Japan, Australia, will be …