Saturday, December 29, 2012

Indonesia: Bali - Kecak dance

Kecak Dance, is a typical Balinese performing arts that was created in the 1930s and played mainly by men. This dance is performed by many (tens or more) male dancers who sat lined circle and with a certain rhythm called "cak" and raised both arms, depicting the story of Ramayana when Rama's line of apes help fight Ravana. However, Kecak from sanghyang ritual, the dancers dance traditions will be in unconscious condition, to communicate with God or the spirits of the ancestors and then convey their expectations to the community



The dancers were sitting in a circle is wearing plaid fabric like a chessboard their waist. Besides the dancers, there were other dancers who portray the characters of Ramayana as Rama, Shinta, Ravana, Hanuman and Sugriva.
 

Kecak dance songs taken from the ritual dances sanghyang. In addition, the instrument is not in use. Only used kincringan imposed on foot of dancers who portray the characters of Ramayana.

Around the 1930's Wayan modulus worked with German painter Walter Spies to create the Kecak Dance Trance and the tradition of the Ramayana story. Wayan modulus popularizing this dance around the world with his Balinese dance troupe.
 
Some place to performe Tari Kecak in Bali:Pura Taman Sari, Batu Bulan, Kesiman, Uluwatu, Tanah Lot, Pura Padang Kerta, Padang Tegal Kaja and Pura Batukaru.
 
 

 

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