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LEGONG DANCE

This dance tells a story of princess Rangkesari being held captive by King Lakesmi. Rangkesari’s brother, prince Daha, gathers an army to rescue his sister. The Legong is a very classical and grateful dance, always performed by prepubescent girls, who can be as young as eight or nine years old. ] Puri Saren, Ubud: Monday ...

MAHABARATA DANCE

] Teges Village, Ubud: Thursday, 7.30 pm

RAMAYANA BALLET

Basically, this dance tells the same story as the ‘Kecak’ but without the monkey ensemble. However, a dramatic Gamelan musical accompaniment steps in to enliven the performance which is full of interesting characters, including kings, princes and princesses, different gods and even clowns. ] Puri Saren, Ubud: Tuesday, 7.30 pm

SANGHYANG JARAN DANCE

The Sanghyang dance originally developed to drive out evil spirits from a village. There are different forms, but all involve putting dancers into a trance through the use of chanting, incense and prayers. Inhabited by either demonic or heavenly spirits, the entranced dancers interact with the audience, dancing like nymphs or animals, some may even ...

TOPENG DANCE

A mask dance where the dancers have to imitate the character represented by the masks they wear. These can be single or group performances of up to 40 performer and show great creativity in expression due to the variety of the characters like, kings, old men, animals etc. Jauk is the solo version of this ...