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Barong Dance, Mirror Of Human Eternal Struggle

Barong Dance is the most popular art shows and in demand by tourists in Bali such as Uluwatu Kecak Dance. Not to be complete vacation to Bali, before watching the show this quality art.

Barong dance is a traditional Balinese dance repertoire derived from pre-Hindu culture. The dance depicts the battle between righteousness (dharma) and falsehood (adharma). Form by virtue dilakonkan Barong, a dancer with a costume that is a quadruped, while being played by Rangda sleaze, that is a scary figure with two pointy fangs in his mouth.

There are several types of Barong Dance which is shown on the island of Bali, among them the Barong Ket, Barong Bangkal (pig), Elephant Barong, Barong Dog (dog), Barong Brutuk, and Barong-Barongan. However, among the types of Barong is most often a tourist treat is the Barong Ket, Barong Keket or who have a fairly complete costume and dance.

Barong Ket costume is generally described the combination of a lion, tiger, and ox. In the body is decorated with ornaments from the skin, pieces of mirror glass, and also features the feathers of pandanus fiber. Barong is played by two dancers (saluk interpreter / interpreter Bapang): one dancer took up positions in front of the play movement of the head and front legs Barong, while the second dancer at the back of the hind legs and tail plays a Barong.

At first glance, Barong Ket is not much different from the Lion Dance is usually performed by the Chinese community. It's just that, stories that are played in this show is different, the story of the fight between the Barong and Rangda are equipped with other figures, such as the Apes (Barong friend), Dewi Kunti, Sadewa (Dewi Kunti's son), and the followers of Rangda.

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