Lovely morning take Bali Drivers to watch traditional and sacred Barong Dance at Batubulan village
Barong Bali Dance, one of the dance arts that develops on the island of the Gods and is a tourist attraction that is really love by all tourist. Performed every morning in the village of Batubulan, Gianyar and became the most popular art attraction by foreign and domestic tourists. But originally the Barong dance was perform only during Temple festival, but now as part of tourist attraction, its special perform for tourist.
The location is also strategically located on tourist itineraries from Kuta to Ubud and Kintamani. So your holiday is not only just watching the beauty of tourist attractions, but you also need to see the art of Balinese which is create by talented artist.
Tourists who take part in a tour in Bali with Kintamani tour packages, then the first stop is to Batubulan village to watch the Barong Dance. Batubulan itself is an art village that presents a variety of works of art, in addition to the appreciation of Barong dance, as well as sculptures, especially the work of sculptors, local residents produce stone sculpture from many kind of stone such as from limestone, sandstone, volcanic stone and concrete.
The works of art are lined up along the shops along the Batubulan main street and also you can find some wood antique stuff, most of the buyer is business tourist who live in Bali, but some tourist on holiday also love this business.
The art performance of Balinese Barong Dance is an ancestral cultural heritage in Pre-Hindu times, in Barong dance it describes a battle between Barong which symbolizes virtue and Rangda which symbolizes falsehood. In this performance, the antics of a number of volunteers are complemented and interact with the audience, so that they can present attractive art and convey moral messages to each audience.
The most popular place for staging the Balinese Barong dance in Bali is at the village of Batubulan, as so enthusiastic tourists to watch the Barong dance, then emerge some others stage that can present this dance, such as Suwung Barong Stage, Waribang Barong stage and in Batubulan Its elf we have some stage to watch this show.
Barong is a figure of four-legged animal, in Bali itself is known to have several Barong genres such as Barong Gajah, Asu (dog), Bangkal (pig), Barong Ket. And what is displayed in the village of Batubulan is the type of Barong Ket dance (Keket), has costumes and dance treats that are more complete than other types of Barong. The costumes generally combine the shapes of tigers, lions and oxen, on their bodies they are thickly feathered with ornaments from mirrors.
The form of Barong
This Barong dance costume is played by 2 dancers known as the Saluk interpreter and interpreter Bapang, who are able to display compact and dynamic movements, the front dancer plays the front foot and Barong head while the defender plays the legs and tail. so that it presents the beauty of dance that makes the audience amazed, coupled with interesting stories, the spectacle of this tour is able to provide a valuable holiday experience.
Barong dance is a sacred dance, which is also the root of Balinese culture inherited from ancient times, the process of making tapel (masks) of Barong, by choosing materials from haunted places that have mystical power, and choosing a good day in its manufacture, so as to produce works of art quality and has a thick magical aura. But now this dance is also performed for entertainment dance as can be witnessed every day in Batubulan village, but even though it is still entertainment with its magical elements as the show also start with small ritual to make its Aura alive.
The Balinese Barong dance, accompanied by Balinese music called gamelan, a number of classical musical instruments such as Bethel and Gong kebyar accompany the dance. At the opening moment of this dance, an ape with an agile and humorous movement that accompanies Barong, making funny moves that invite the laughter of the audience, the elements of comedy are very attached to this performance, as well as mythological and illustrate the battle of virtue and falsehood.
The figure of Rangda
Instead of figure of Rangda and Barong, in the performance there was also the figure of Celuluk who was Rangda’s subordinate, the figure of an ape which was a beast, and interestingly enough was a keris dance, a number of players with unsheathed kris, stuck the ends of their kris into their bodies in a trance, it’s quite tense.
This Barong dance in Batubulan Bali, which lasts for one hour, starts at 9:30-10.30 am, so if you schedule to join the Kintamani tour where one of the agendas visits Batubulan to witness the Barong Dance performance, please be ready 10 minutes before the show start. At this time, we start the tour from Kuta around 08.00 as the traffic also bit slow as all the tourist bus will going to same show.
After the Barong Dance performance, you can take pictures with the dancer, prepare your camera to capture the tourist experience in Bali. If you want to visit here, in addition to joining the tour package, you can also rent our Bali cab, along with experienced private Bali drivers from us.
How much is the ticket of Barong Dance?
The entrance ticket for the Barong dance in the Bali Batubulan is Rp 100,000/person, if you are interested in watching this dance and have not booked a tour package, you can direct your driver to visit one of the stage at Batubulan village, if you are less interested with dance show, then you can continue your visit to other tourism Object such as Batuan Balinese House compound, Tegenungan Waterfall, Goa Gajah elephant Cave temple, Tirta Empul Tampak Siring, Kintamani and Ubud.
The diversity of art culture in Bali is indeed an attraction for tourists, the results of our artwork include painting, sculpture, silversmith, hand weaving and dance. With this show performance, make tourists not get bored with just enjoy the view of the beach, Lake, mountains or terraced rice fields.
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