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Barong Dance



Bali is a beautiful tropical island. You can enjoy the nature, food, art and culture. So, don’t forget to attend a great Balinese performance. The Barong Dance is one of the Balinese beautiful dances, funny plus actions and very attractive.

"Lord of the forest" and magical protector of Balinese villages, the Barong is a mythical, shaggy half-dog, half-lion creature,awith long mane, fantastic fangs, and bulging eyes. It is propelled by two men who maneuver the costume with whimsical and mischievous movements to express its fun-loving nature.

Barong's opponent is Rangda, the evil witch who rules over the spirits of Darkness.

The Barong dance epitomizes the eternal struggle between good and evil. The fight of Barong and Rangda is also a topic of traditional narratives performed in temples and takes various forms. The Barong will snap its jaws at the gamelan, prancearound a bit, and enjoy the acclaim of its supporters - a group of kris-wielding men. Then ferocious Rangda will then appear lolling her long tongue, baring her threatening fangs, her neck draped with human entrails...not a pretty sight.



The duel begins. Each opponent tries to overcome the other with magical powers but when things do not look too good for the Barong, supporters will lunge at Rangda with krises to weaken or stall her. In retaliation, Rangda would put them all into a trance with her mystical powers and make them stab themselves with their weapons.

Fortunately, the Barong possesses magic that is strong enough to cast a spell on the krises from harming the men. This part be the highlight of the dance; the gamelan rings madly and intensely as the men rush back and forth waving their krises in frenzy, sometimes even rolling on the ground in a desperate attempt to stab themselves.

Often, there seems to be a plot to terrify the audience in the front row! Eventually, Rangda will retire, defeated. And once again, good will reign over evil. See the magic of Bali now. Book your hotel and ticket to your travel agent. Have fun in Bali.

10 comments:

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a.digs said...

Just stopping by to say hello. Bali looks incredible! I have got to visit!

Rebecca said...

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Rebecca said...

WOW!! You've a really good Blogsite. Bali seems to be a nice land. I think my next holiday will be Bali. Many good wishes from Rebecca. Keep on blogging :-))

sazzy said...

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Paulo Campos Jr said...

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case30y said...

Looks like paradise for sure........


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ChinkyGirLMeL said...

hello. thanks for the comment you posted on my page. Bali is really beautiful. Great blog you have on here. Will definitely try to go there sometime this year. That place is so full of culture. Love it.