Nurtured in temples, princely courts and villages, Balinese dance has moved into the world podium, bringing pleasure to people from far-flung regions.
Balinese dance forms are indeed solemn and graceful. The town of Ubud in Bali is basically famous as a center for dance performances.
Whether they perform it for tourists or a temple ceremony spectacle one enjoys guaranteed access to dance performance every day in central Bali. Dance is inextricably related with Balinese religion flowing like blood in the veins of the inhabitants.
Bali dance performers are fully dedicated to the pleasure of Gods and also offer that entertainment quotient. Gambuh, wayang wong and topeng are basically dance dramas, Legong is the classical dance performed in the princely court, Gambuh is the oldest known dance drama in Bali. The wayang wong is a dance drama, a very interesting one where the dancers play the roles of shadow of puppets and dance their heart out.
Now commences the traditional Barong, a classic performance which depicts the fight between the good Barong (a lion-dog creature) and the evil Rangda (widow witch). To watch this scintillating performance one has to go to Batubulan.
Kecak Dance is a quick nonstop dance, performed without any music. According to legends, it is supposed to scare away evil spirits. Balinese dance forms are indeed appreciable for their lyrical grace. The performances douses one into the enchanting foot tapping dance terrene.