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Barong Brutuk
Thursday, 29 Jun, 2006 – 9:53 | No Comment
Barong Brutuk

The main temple of Trunyan, Pura Pancering Jagat, is known locally as the ‘temple of the navel of the world’ and stands by an ancient banyan tree that is said to be over 1000 years …

Onggar-Onggar
Monday, 26 Jun, 2006 – 15:20 | No Comment
Onggar-Onggar

Onggar-onggar is the name of the traditional head-dress which is used for the Rejang Saput Karah Dance from the traditional village of Bungaya in Karangasem. Bungaya is one of the oldest villages in Bali. It …

At the Bali Arts Festival: On Two Types of Art Performance
Sunday, 21 May, 2006 – 12:29 | 5 Comments
At the Bali Arts Festival: On Two Types of Art Performance

On July 3, 2005, I saw at Taman Budaya, in Denpasar, two complete Ramayana stories, back to back. One was danced by a Yogyakarta group, and the other one — right after the first one, …

‘Sitarasmi’: A dancer’s journey to personal maturity
Friday, 19 May, 2006 – 15:40 | No Comment
‘Sitarasmi’: A dancer’s journey to personal maturity

Sitarasmi Mask Dance
Dancer : Ayu Bulantrisna Djelantik
Choreography : I Wayan Dibia and Bulantrisna
Masks : Ida Bagus Anom
Costume Designer : Harry Darsono
Costume crafter : I Md Redha
Gamelan Composer : Putu Putrawan
Synopsis:
This is newly created solo mask dance for woman, first …

Sacred Dances
Thursday, 18 May, 2006 – 14:11 | 2 Comments
Sacred Dances

There are several dances which are considered more sacred that others: Rejang, Pasutri, Mendet, Baris Gede and Topeng Pajegan. These are usually performed in the innermost courtyard (Jeroan) of temple. Part of what makes “sacred” …

Jauk Dance
Thursday, 18 May, 2006 – 12:23 | No Comment
Jauk Dance

A violent solo pantomime mask dance of a demonic warrior wearing a tall, pagoda like helmet.
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Tari Topeng Telek
Saturday, 6 May, 2006 – 10:39 | No Comment
Tari Topeng Telek

Telek dance is usually danced by four dancers wearing white masks dancing sweet style. It depicts the gods preparing themselves for the battle with the demons.
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Holy Cross Balinese Gamelan Orchestra to Hold Spring Concert
Friday, 28 Apr, 2006 – 15:03 | No Comment
Holy Cross Balinese Gamelan Orchestra to Hold Spring Concert

WORCESTER, Mass. * The Holy Cross departments of theatre and music will present the spring concert of their famed Balinese gamelan orchestra, Gamelan Gita Sari, under the directorship of visiting fellow in Balinese performing arts, …

An Evening of Contemporary Dance in Bali
Thursday, 27 Apr, 2006 – 14:12 | No Comment
An Evening of Contemporary Dance in Bali

Three Dancers – Three Traditions – One Vision at Nusa Dua Saturday, April 29, 2006.
On Stage – a long-awaited organization on Bali’s arts and culture scene dedicated to celebrating the diverse traditions of performing arts …

Bali To Hold First International Ramayana Festival
Wednesday, 26 Apr, 2006 – 14:06 | One Comment
Bali To Hold First International Ramayana Festival

Bali will hold the first International Ramayana Festival and invite a number of countries having similar Ramayana and Mahabharata epic to participate in the festival, a local official said on Wednesday.
“The festival …

Lila Cita Bali Tour 2006
Friday, 21 Apr, 2006 – 10:19 | No Comment
Lila Cita Bali Tour 2006

This year, Lila Cita has been invited to perform at the prestigious Bali Arts Festival. This festival, known locally as Pesta Kesenian Bali or PKB, is the biggest showcase of Balinese visual and performing arts …

Legong Bapang Saba
Wednesday, 12 Apr, 2006 – 13:23 | One Comment
Legong Bapang Saba

On Sunday night at 8 pm, I was privy to see one of the most amazing dance performances ever in Bali. Spearheaded by Didik Nini Thowok, a former student of Gung Raka Saba (one of …

Gamelan Sekar Jaya upcoming concerts in San Fransisco Bay Area
Tuesday, 11 Apr, 2006 – 15:30 | No Comment
Gamelan Sekar Jaya upcoming concerts in San Fransisco Bay Area

Date: Fri, 7 Apr 2006 13:25:40 -0700
From: Gamelan Sekar Jaya
Subject: GSJ upcoming concerts in SF Bay Area
Greetings list-friends,
Below is a revised list of our upcoming concerts. We’ve been having …

Legong Saba Style
Sunday, 9 Apr, 2006 – 20:00 | 4 Comments
Legong Saba Style

Location
Puri Taman Saba was nestled within Puri Saba compound. Since 1951 descendant of late I Gusti Gede Raka lived there. Arie Smit was also closed friends of late I Gusti Gede Raka that …

From The Grace of The Gamelan to The Pulse of The Underground: The Power and Passion of Music in Bali
Wednesday, 5 Apr, 2006 – 16:26 | 2 Comments
From The Grace of The Gamelan to The Pulse of The Underground: The Power and Passion of Music in Bali

A life without music would be unthinkable in Bali. Here music is woven into the very fabric of society, playing an essential role in ceremonies to mark the turning of the life cycle, to celebrate …

Baris Gede troupes
Tuesday, 4 Apr, 2006 – 8:20 | No Comment
Baris Gede troupes

Friends,
I happened to be in Batur two days ago where the Baris Gede troupes were rehearsing for the Purnama Kedasa festival happening next week. According to the dancers (and schedules can always change so be …

The Grace and Power of Balinese Dance and Drama
Saturday, 25 Mar, 2006 – 10:24 | No Comment
The Grace and Power of Balinese Dance and Drama

No visit to Bali can be called complete without witnessing at least one performance of the spectacular mix of grace and spirit, passion and power that is Balinese dance. Whether it is the delicate beauty …

Wayang : Balinese shadow puppets
Friday, 17 Feb, 2006 – 15:46 | No Comment
Wayang : Balinese shadow puppets

Wayang (shadow puppets)is an ancient form of story telling and often part of ritual ceremony. Wayang has been a part of Indonesian culture going back as far as 1500 B.C. There are many …