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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Bali - Barong Dance

Barong is a traditional dance which is also a signature of Bali. It is actually a cultural dance for Balinese.

I talked to my tourist guide (supir) and he told me that Barong was actually exist and he heard that it is still exist. He also told me that Barong actually a human who transformed into ugly beast caused by the black magic in the martial art. If a human meet a Barong, the person will die because Barong will suck the human soul. That was what he told me even though you might find more answers about it from internet and wikipedia. You can get the whole story about this dance here.

So here are some pictures of the show. Sorry for bad quality pictures as I was late for the show, stomach ache earlier in the morning.


The Barong.

The fight.


The knife just could not go through them. Invulnerable. The kris-wielding dancers.


Overall, I enjoyed the show. I love this kind of cultural show so much. Stay tune for another cultural show that I watched in Bali :)

6 comments:

  1. I didn't get to watch this show last time I was in Bali! Maybe next time : )

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    1. You must watch this next time :) Kechak Dance was better than this, but this one has it's own style :) Love it.

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  2. have watched the Kechak Dance and this too. The masks rather scary at night

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    1. Haha, yes. I'd agree especially after listened to the tourist guide explanation.

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  3. You didn't join in the dance?

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    1. Haha no! It was hard to copy!

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