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    Kecak Dance, Bali

    Kecak Dance performed at several places in the Province of Bali, among others: the Pura Luhur Uluwatu , Pecatu Village, Kuta District, Badung Regency; Batubulan village, Sukawati district, Gianyar regency, and in Hanuman Road, Ubud District, Gianyar Regency. Kecak Dance (Kecak Dance) is the creation of a famous Balinese dancer, I Wayan Limbak, and a German painter, Walter Spies, the 1930's. At first, these two artists fascinated by the ritual dance in which the dancers danced Sanghyang in spirit possessed conditions (trance).

    Sanghyang ritual itself is a Balinese ritual derived from pre-Hindu tradition in order to resist the plague. This ritual was later adopted by I Wayan Limbak and Walter Spies became a performing arts to the public for display in various countries in Europe under the Kecak Dance. Kecak Dance is played by a number of dancers (mostly men), between 50 to 150 people, with a duration of between 45-60 minutes. This dance Performers compose vocal instrument (a Cappella) with sound "cak, cak, cak ..." as he raised both arms to accompany the story of Ramayana epic into a story of this dance major. Therefore the spoken chorus dancers are considered similar to a monkey sound, then the foreign tourists often refer to this dance as "Mongkey Dance".

    Unlike other types of performing arts of Bali, Kecak Dance is unique because it does not rely on musical instrument to accompany the dance, but a chorus of dancers. The rhythm of sound "cak, cak, cak ..." arranged in such a way so as to produce an alloy that is very harmonious, interspersed with a few accents and other utterances. The dancers who rang the sound "cak, cak, cak ..." are usually bare-chested and wearing only cloth checkered like a chessboard that encircled their waists. While the figures of Rama, Sinta, Ravana, Hanuman, as well as general Sugriwa wear on the show ketoprak. In this dance, rhythmic sounds spoken by the dancers bring an aura of mystical enough for the audience. Especially after the Ramayana story in this dance is complete staged, joined by dance performances and Sanghyang Jaran Sanghyang Dedari which the dancers believed to be possessed by spirits, which are immune when dancing in the embers of the fire.

    Dance is a dance Sanghyang Dedari to expel evil spirits are staged by two girls who were virgins. While Sanghyang Jaran is a dance performed by men who possessed pranced like a horse's behavior and dancing in the embers of the fire. Because the hallmark of this Jaran Sanghyang Dance, Kecak Dance is also known as Kecak and Fire Dance (Kecak and Fire Dance). The final performances of this kind of bonus that can invite click amazed the audience. After the show, spectators are also welcome to take pictures with the dancers. Kecak dance is one of Balinese performing arts are on the agenda of the tourist destination. Many travel services provider and package tours that offer this performance agenda. Therefore, tourists who do not want trouble to use the services of travel tour that is widely available in Denpasar, capital of Bali Province. Travel service provider will usually offer a wide range of package tours, one of which is watching the Kecak Dance performances. However, if you want more flexibility with the agenda of the desired tourism, tourists just rent a car chartered by the calculated rental fee per day.

    In the city of Denpasar is also available a good variety of lodging inns, hotels, and hotels for tourists who need a place to stay. In addition, various food stalls, nightclubs, and souvenir shops are easily found in this city.
    If interested in a short course Kecak Dance, it can be followed at the Bali Arts Center Classical, in the village of Nyuh Kuning, Ubud District, Gianyar, Bali. The course for over an hour consists of exercises and practice Kecak Dance performances by the coaches who already experts. The participants are usually composed of domestic and foreign tourists. Course participants are not restricted to men only, but also for women.

    To get to the show locations, travelers can start the journey from Denpasar, capital of Bali Province by using public transport (taxi or chartered cars). If tourists want to watch this show at Pura Uluwatu Luhur, then the long journey that takes about half an hour. If you want to enjoy the show at the Village Batubulan, tourist trip takes 1 hour. Meanwhile, if you want to enjoy the Kecak Dance in Ubud, tourist trip takes about 1 hour.

    Source: bestindonesiaislands.com

    by lisa_nz (travelpod.com)

    by balkans2009 (travelpod.com)

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    Kecak Dance Video

    Video by: Ramakuta

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