Good morning ladies and gentlemen in this blessing day, I would like to share an information about one of unique traditional dance in Bali. This dance called Kecak Dance. Have you even heard about thus dance before? Kecak dance is really popular in Bali, and I recommended to you if you would like to watch this dance on your vacation in Bali you may go to Uluwatu temple, or Ubud palace to find this dance.
Kecak was originally a trance ritual accompanied by male chorus. In the 1930s, Walter Spies, a German painter and musician, became deeply interested in the ritual while living in Bali. He adapted it as a drama, based on the Hindu Ramayana and including dance, intended for performance before Western tourist audiences. Kecak was really popular traditional dance in Bali and being one of the tourist attraction until now.
This is an example of what James Clifford describes as part of the “modern art-culture system”in which, “the West or the central power adopts, transforms, and consumes non-Western or peripheral cultural elements, while making ‘art,’ which was once embedded in the culture as a whole, into a separate entity.”Spies worked with Wayan Limbak, who popularized the dance by arranging for performances by Balinese groups touring internationally. These tours have helped make the kecak internationally known.
Uluwatu Kecak Dance
Uluwatu Temple is one of tourist destination that available in Bali. Standing on the cliff top and facing the width blue Indian ocean, absolutely make this Temple has realy beautiful sunset view. That being one of interesting point for this temple. Watching a unique Kecak dance while watching the wonderful sunset view from this Hindu’s Temple going to be one of best tour in Bali.
To watch this Balinese dance you may book a tour to Uluwatu Temple from local travel agent or just rent a car or motor bike in Bali. This temple is about 45 minutes riding from Ngurah Rai International Airport. The access to this Temple is really easy, so don’t worry if you would like to watch Kecak dance in Uluwatu Temple or just for having tour in Uluwatu Temple.
Well guys that’s a bit information about this traditional dance from Bali. If you would like to come to Bali don’t forget to find this wonderful traditional dance from Bali.