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Barong Dance
Barong Dance

Barong Dance

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Sights and Museums, Performing Arts
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Batubulan Village, Bali, Indonesia
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Barong is a character in the mythology of Bali. He is the king of the spirits, leader of the hosts of good, and enemy of Rangda in the mythological traditions of Bali. Banas Pati Rajah is the fourth ... Read more
"brother" or spirit child that accompanies a child throughout life. Banas Pati Rajah is the spirit which animates Barong. A protector spirit, he is often represented by a lion, and traditional performances of his struggles against Rangda are popular parts of Balinese culture. The Barong is often portraited with two monkeys. The animal/ mythical creature would dance along the street to the calonarang dance. A priest would throw Holy Water at it. It is known as the Demon Queen and Mother of All Spirit Guarders.

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Klang

Barong Dance is a story about the struggle between god and evil. It teaches us to be good person and do not hurt other people as all human being is fair.

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Interesting cultural dance close to Ubud. Beautiful Balinese dancers and amusing story line to go with the music.

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Palo Alto

This is the other Balinese dance performance that I love. It's a sacred dance full of drama and is the classic tale of good versus evil. The main characters are Barong (a lion) and Rangda (the most evil looking witch) The performance ends in a trance performance with men stabbing themselves with daggers (keris). Don't worry, no blood.

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Nairobi

Angular, animated dancing, quite entertaining, and a great cultural experience.

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Left of the Middle
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If you've seen Balinese dancers in movies moving their fingers and eyes in a very disciplined way, this is exactly what you are going to get when you attend one of the Barong performances. Absolutely entertaining. Bring a video cam to record the entire story.

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Local from Ubud

Good historis and dance performance battle barong and rangda

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Local from Sukawati

The barong dance is a great piece of Balinese culture.

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Local from Denpasar

Awesome daily Barong dance performance, must come here to watch.

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tarian tradisional bali

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Yogyakarta

tariam barong tradisi bali

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