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Bali: Art, Ritual, Performance – Feb 25-Sep, 2011 Asia Art Museum
Monday, 7 Feb, 2011 – 9:16 | One Comment
Bali: Art, Ritual, Performance – Feb 25-Sep, 2011 Asia Art Museum

A European observer in Bali near the end of the nineteenth century described a ritual in which a palanquin was carried to the ocean. It was, he said, “a very fine sight”:
In front …

Rengganis: The Symphony of Silence
Wednesday, 25 Nov, 2009 – 7:25 | 2 Comments
Rengganis: The Symphony of Silence

One of many unique art performances that can be found in Buleleng is Rengganis. Rengganis is similar to acapella in Western country but Rengganis is not imitation of musical instruments but rather imitation of various …

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 …

On Bali’s Arts and Crafts
Monday, 9 Feb, 2009 – 16:20 | One Comment
On Bali’s Arts and Crafts

There is probably no place in the world with such a high density of craftsmen and artisans in Bali. You name it and you can find it here woodcarving, stone carving, bone and ivory carving, …

Female Gamelan Group
Monday, 30 Jun, 2008 – 16:05 | No Comment
Female Gamelan Group

When the gong kebyar composition first appeared in Northern Bali with the avant-garde villages such as Bungkulan, Jagaraga and villages at its vicinity in 1915, No one ever dreamed that this genre of Balinese gamelan …

Fate of Kulkul
Thursday, 26 Jun, 2008 – 20:15 | One Comment
Fate of Kulkul

Before we proceed to the fate of kulkul, in present days, it is better to shed some light on what the kulkul is. Kulkul is Balinese wooden slit gong. It is made of long, hollowed-out …

Tenganan’s Ferris Wheel
Saturday, 14 Jun, 2008 – 13:48 | One Comment
Tenganan’s Ferris Wheel

Annual Usaba Sambah Festival (a grand festival which is held in the fifth month of Tenganan’s traditional calendar) in Tenganan Pangrisingan village is not just offers the well-known adrenaline-rising ritual such as makare-karean (a duel …

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 …

Art of Bali
Thursday, 15 Nov, 2007 – 17:02 | No Comment
Art of Bali

“Balinese art is an indispensable part of Balinese religion, culture and life.”
“Art is identical with religion, art creativity is a performance of the religious teaching” this quotation indicates the unity of art and religion in …

The Fate of Folktales
Tuesday, 6 Nov, 2007 – 16:50 | 2 Comments
The Fate of Folktales

When I was a child, my mother, my grandmother or sometimes my father told me bedtime stories occasionally. The stories were Balinese traditional folktales with their cheeky monkey or greedy dog, arrogant king or funny …

Alam Puri Resort & Art Museum Bali
Monday, 22 Oct, 2007 – 11:32 | No Comment
Alam Puri Resort & Art Museum Bali

Alam Puri Resort & Art Museum, Denpasar – Bali, is located on a private Balinese estate, amongst the lush rice terraces of the Bali’s highlands. If you desire all conveniences of a 5 star resort …

Birthday Celebration for Puppets
Saturday, 20 Oct, 2007 – 11:53 | One Comment
Birthday Celebration for Puppets

Today, 10/20/07, Balinese-Hindu followers celebrate the birthday of the puppet, the sacred Tumpek Wayang day. The Tumpek Wayang takes its name from the name of week of its occasion. It is in the 27th week …

The Second Day of Classical Dance and Drama Performance
Monday, 1 Oct, 2007 – 17:39 | 4 Comments
The Second Day of Classical Dance and Drama Performance

The second day of Classical Dance and Drama Performances (28/9/2007) was full to rim with various rare performances, from primitive and mystic Sanghyang Memedi trance dance to highly refined Legong Sudarsana, from grotesque and weird …

The Dance of Rangda
Friday, 7 Sep, 2007 – 17:09 | 3 Comments
The Dance of Rangda

Out of hundreds Balinese dances maybe the dance of Rangda is the only dance that does not need a great technical ability of dancing, it needs only a courage and high confidence on the spirit …

Red Light for Legong
Saturday, 25 Aug, 2007 – 14:36 | One Comment
Red Light for Legong

Guruh Sukarno Putra, dancer and choreographer expressed his fear on the extinction of some legong style in a press release of Mengenang Sang Guru Dance Performance on Thursday, 8/23/07, in Peliatan Ubud. The son of …

Art and Religion
Wednesday, 4 Jul, 2007 – 17:39 | No Comment
Art and Religion

In Bali, dances, dances dramas and music are almost as indispensable part of a sacrificial ritual as the offering itself. Like an extravagantly supplemented canang offering, they are offered to the gods at home and …

Venue of Bali Arts Festival
Thursday, 14 Jun, 2007 – 16:19 | No Comment
Venue of Bali Arts Festival

Bali Art Festival will soon begin; this festivities and feasts of art and culture will last for a month long in a sprawling five hectares complex of Art Center (Taman Werdhi). This Art Center complex, …

The Origin of Legong
Tuesday, 8 May, 2007 – 11:11 | 2 Comments
The Origin of Legong

The classical legong is first mentioned in the lontar (palm leave manuscript), which deals with King Dewa Agung Jambe from Gel-Gel. This King has three sons, the first was named Sri Aji Wirya Sirikan, who …

Gambuh: Ancestor of Balinese Dances
Monday, 30 Apr, 2007 – 15:14 | 2 Comments
Gambuh: Ancestor of Balinese Dances

Gambuh, a classic dance drama that now is in the edge of extinction, is considered as the ancestor of all Balinese dances. All dance-technique originates in its movement, all scales and melodies from its peculiar …

The Java-Bali Fusion Stormed Singapore
Monday, 19 Feb, 2007 – 15:13 | 3 Comments
The Java-Bali Fusion Stormed Singapore

A thousand spectators crowded the Esplanade Theater Singapore to witness the performance of a new contemporary dance, that produced by fusion of sacred Bedaya Ketawang dance, and mystical Legong Calonarang. The calm and meditative moves …

Gamelan in Balinese Life
Thursday, 25 Jan, 2007 – 17:24 | 3 Comments
Gamelan in Balinese Life

Gamelan in Balinese life has many essential functions; the gamelan’s primary function is to assist in the myriad of ceremonies required during each 210-day cycle of the Balinese Pawukon cycle, as well as those involved …

Med Medan
Wednesday, 20 Dec, 2006 – 4:00 | 2 Comments
Med Medan

Med Medan
Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Banjar Kaja, Desa Adat Sesetan, located in Jalan Raya Sesetan after Jalan Diponegoro. It was afternoon about 03.00 pm; the road was closed by Pecalang. It was tradition a day after …

Ogoh Ogoh
Monday, 18 Dec, 2006 – 4:00 | 3 Comments
Ogoh Ogoh

Nyepi day is approaching, traditionally on the evening prior to Nyepi the local communities carry Ogoh Ogoh (giant monster effigies) around the streets in a noisy parade with gongs …

Bali Annual Events 2006
Friday, 20 Oct, 2006 – 9:50 | One Comment
Bali Annual Events 2006

See for more information http://baliwww.com/event/

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November
Galungan Holiday

Galungan holiday, commemorated as the victory day of Dharma (virtue) upon Adharma (evil) accodring to the old historyof ancient Bali.
This daythe entire island is brightened with vestivities and …

Walter Spies – More Story
Saturday, 17 Jun, 2006 – 12:13 | No Comment
Walter Spies – More Story

Walter Spies was born September 15, 1895 in Moscow as the son of a German diplomat. He grew up in an intellectual and art-minded environment. As a child he already had a great interest in …

Walter Spies at 111
Friday, 16 Jun, 2006 – 10:24 | One Comment
Walter Spies at 111

Exhibition of Rare Photos By and About Walter Spies Throught August 8, 2006 at Ubud’s ARMA Museum.
Sponsored by The Spies Family Foundation of Germany, Walter Spies 1895 – 2006 is the result of careful research …

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 …

Museums in Bali
Wednesday, 15 Feb, 2006 – 17:14 | 4 Comments
Museums in Bali

MUSEUM BALI
Address : Mayor Wisnu Street,Denpasar
Opening Hours : Sundays-Thursday: 08.00-15.00, Fridays 08.00-12.30, Saturdays and public holidays closed
Facilities : Exhibitions and bookshop
MUSEUM PURI LUKISAN
Address : Jl. Raya Ubud, Bali
Opening hours :09.00-17.00 dailly
Facilities : Exhibitions and bookshop
NEKA …