The endless metaphysical battle between good and evil is symbolically re-enacted time and time again by two weird characters, Barong and Rangda, who by their very perfomances, reinforce the magic power of the village and restore the balance between good and evil. Read more » Barong and Rangda
Under the initiative of the Governor of Bali, since 1978, the annual Bali Art Festival takes place from the middle of June – July, lasting one month. The main aim of the Festival is for preserving the art and culture of Bali. Read more » Bali Art Festival
The Sanghyang is a divine force that enters the body of the entranced dancer. The Sanghyang song beseeches the spirit to descend from the heavens.
In Sanghyang Dedari (the dance of the angels), tiny girls who have never danced before are able to give accomplished perfomances of the Legong, whilst in Sanghyang Jaran (the horse dance), the man prance, snort, and canter unflinchingly over red hot coals. Read more » Sanghyang
A perfomance of Arja Balinese Folk Opera can hold an entire village engrossed from late evening until nearly sunrise. Love stories drawn from the classic of the ancients kingdoms of Java are re-enact with all the tragicomedy and romantic ingredients guaranteed to appeal to audiences. Read more » Arja & Drama Gong
The Wayang show normally consists of small 4-pieces orchestra, which provides the musical accompaniment around 60 puppets carved out of flat pieces of water buffalo hide and the Dalang, or puppet master. Read more » Wayang Kulit
In Bali, no temple festival or ceremony is complete without entertainment for the gods, attending guests, and the local people. Temple anniversaries are occasions for all night drama and dance perfomance, with different types of entertainment each concecutive night, sometimes lasting until morning. Read more » Music and Dance
A dance of war, the Baris is strongly masculine, and yet also displays a strong sensitivity in the many moods and expression displayed within the one dance. The Baris Gede, the sacred dance perfomed usually during ceremonies, consist of ten or more elegently dressed warrior with distinctive triangular white headdresses bearing weapons; either spears, spiked shields, or swords. Read more » Baris