KNOW THE BALINESE TRADITONAL DANCES
Besides of its nature, Bali is also famous for its traditional cultures and arts, one of them is Traditional Dance. Bali has variety of Traditional Dances that are used for various purposes such as religious ceremonies, welcoming guests, and also on art performances. Below will be explained 4 Balinese Traditional Dances.
1. PENDET DANCE
At first, Pendet Dance was used to welcoming the Gods who come to Earth at Religious Ceremonies. But now Pendet Dance is also used to welcome guests and invitations at an event. Pendet Dance is usually performed by young girls while carrying a bowl containing flower petals that are thrown several times while dancing.
2. PANJI SEMIRANG DANCE
Played by a woman, Panji Semirang Dance tell a stories of a princess named Galuh Candrakirana, she’s disguises as a knight and went to Battlefield after losing her husband. She is also changed her name to Raden Panji.
3. CONDONG DANCE
Condong Dance is a Balinese classic Dance describes a King’s Servant. This dance has a long duration and also very difficult to be demonstrated due to its complicated movements. Condong Dance usually performed as a preface to Legong Dance and accompanied by the Semar Pangulingan style of gamelan.
4. KECAK DANCE
Kecak Dance is a Balinese Traditional Dance that is very popular among local people and tourists. Many tourists who going to Bali want to see Kecak Dance. Kecak Dance tells the story of Ramayana who get help from the Apes to fight Rahwana. Kecak dance is played by dozens of men who sit in a circle. The song used in Kecak Dance is taken from the Sanghyang Dance ritual which is a traditional dance where the dancer communicates with god or ancestral spirit which then conveys the hopes to the society and its done in unconscious condition.