Broadly speaking, Balinese dance can be categorized into three groups, namely dance trustee, baebali dance, and dance balihan. Are classified as wali dance among others Sang Hyang Dedari, Berutuk, Baris Gede, and Rejang. Belonging to the mask dance bebali Pajegan, Wayang Wong, and Gambuh. While dance balihan among others Parwa, Legong, Prembon, Joged, and Arja, as well as a variety of modern dance choreography.
Legong is a classical dance of Bali which has a lot of very complex motion. The motion tied with percussion accompaniment structures said to be the influence of dance gambuh. The word comes from the word Legong leg which means flexible or elastic and then interpreted as graceful movement.
Legong developed into Legong Kraton. This dance is performed by two or more girls with Lean figures show as the opening dance. In other situations, Legong dance performed one or two pairs of dancers without Lean figures show first. Legong hallmark of this is the use of fan dancers.
Barong is a character in the mythology of Bali. Barong is the king of the spirits and symbolizes goodness which is symbolized by the evil enemy of Rangda.
The most popular barong is shaped like a lion. Barong is derived from gianyar, the area where a variety of Balinese art centered. In Calonarong or Balinese dance, Barong uses witchcraft to defeat Rangda.
This dance was created in 1930 by Wayan modulus and Walter Spies. This dance is a dance development Trance Ramayanan the loaded story. Wayan modulus popularizing this dance while traveling the world with his troupe of Balinese dancers.
Most of the Kecak dancers are male. The dancers sit in a circle and with certain rhythm called “cak”, raising both arms. This monkey troops who helped Rama defeat Ravana abducted Goddess Sita.
The dancers are dressed in fabric sitting around the box like a chessboard their waist. Besides the dancers, there were other dancers who portray such Rhama Ramayana, Ravana, Shinta, Jatayu and Hanuman.
Oleg dance Tambulilingan
Oleg Tambulilingan dance is a dance that tells the story of a princess who was awaiting the arrival of preening preparing lover. This dance tells the lovers as a couple and a flower beetle.
As usual female dancers from Bali, the clothes will visible the armpit and shoulders. Plus a wobble and a challenging stare with a slight smile.
Balinese Dance Performance Schedule
Barong and Keris Dance
- Gianyar Singapadu Banjar Abasan, every day 09.30 to 10.30
- Ubud Arma Museum, Friday 17.30
- Denpasar Banjar Suwung Kauh, daily from 09:30 to 10:30
- Stage Kesiman Denpasar, daily from 09:30 to 10:30
- Home Pura Kerta Ubud Padang, on Monday at 19:00
- Pura Dalem Ubud, Thursday at 19:30
- Stage of Padang Galak, every day from 09:30 to 10:30
- Water Palace in Ubud, Thursday at 19:30
- Stage Sahadeva Batubulan Sukawati, every day from 09:00 to 10:00
- Sila Candra Stage Sukawati Batubulan, every day from 09:00 to 10:00
- Singapadu Banjar Abasan, every day 09:30 to 10:30
- Stage Denjalan Batubulan Sukawati, every day from 09:00 to 10:00
- Cultural Art Center Werdhi Nusa Indah Street in Denpasar, daily from 18:30 to 19:30
- Arma Open Stage Ubud, every full moon at 19:00
- Bona Banjar Kangin Gianyar, every Monday and Wednesday also Friday at 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
- Baha village of Mengwi Badung, on demand
- Home Pura Sometimes Kerta Ubud, Tuesday at 19:30
- Saren Ubud Village, on Monday at 19:00
- Pura Batukaru, Thursday at 19:30
- Ubud Padang Tegal, every week on Wednesday and Saturday also at 19.00
- Pura Dalem Ubud, Friday at 19:30
- Puda Dalem Ubud Kaja Park, Wednesday at 19:30
- Taman Sari Temple Ubud, Thursday at 19:30
- Peliatan Puri Agung Ubud, Thursday at 19:30
- Uluwatu Temple of Badung, every day from 18:00 to 19:00
- Stage Balerung Ubud, Tuesday at 19:30
- Open Stage of Arma in Ubud , Sunday at 19.30
- Village of Ubud, every day except Tuesday and Friday at 19:30
- Peliatan Ubud Village, Friday and Saturday at 19.30
- Pura Dalem Puri Ubud, Saturday at 19:30
- Peliatan Ubud Stage, Friday at 18:30 to 19:30
- Pura Desa Ubud Kutuh, Thursday at 19:30
- Pura Agung Ubud Peliatan, Sunday at 19:30 to 21:00
- Taman Sari Temple of Ubud, Sunday at 19.30
- Puri Saren Ubud, Sunday at 19:30 to 21:00
- Stage Taman Sari Ubud, Wednesday at 19:30
- Kaleran Peliatan Puri Ubud, Tuesday at 19:30
Arjuna dance Tapa
- Kutuh Jaba Pura in Ubud Village, on Monday at 19:30
Dance Ciwa Ratri
- Pura Dalem Puri Ubud, on Monday at 19:30
- Ramayana Ballet
- Ubud Palace, Tuesday at 19:30
- Oka Kartini Tebesaya Peliatan near Ubud village, every Wednesday and Friday and Sunday at 20:00
- Monkey Forest Ubud, Tuesday at 20:00
- Castle Kaleran Peliatan, Saturday at 19:30
- Penjor Restaurant, every Saturday at 20:15
- Arma Museum, Wednesday at 19:00
- Banjar Sangeh, on demand
- Pura Kerta Ubud, Wednesday at 19:00, Saturday at 19:30
- Bentuyung Village Ubud, Friday and Sunday at 19:00
- Pura Dalem Ubud, Wednesday at 19:00
- Mawang Village Ubud, every Thursday and Saturday at 19:00
- Tower Hotel Ubud Gianyar, Friday at 20:00
- Ubud kelod, every Thursday at 19:30
- Water Palace of Ubud, Sunday at 19.30
- Penjor Restaurant, Friday at 20:15
- Recent Kerambitan Puri Tabanan, on demand
- Night Castle, dance and traditional dinner
Leko and Drama Janger
- Recent Karambitan Puri Tabanan, on demand
Abhimanyu Dance Drama
- Panca Arta, Thursday at 20:00
- Br. Teges Peliatan, Tuesday at 18:30 to 20:00
Pala king of dance
- Ubud kelod, Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
- Ubud kelod, Wednesday at 19:30 to 21:00
- Br. Bunni Kuta, every Monday and Thursday at 20:00
- Tower Hotel Ubud Gianyar, every Tuesday and Wednesday at 19:00
- Ubud kelod, Wednesday at 19:30
- Penjor Restaurant, Wednesday at 20:15