Three genres of traditional dance in BaliIndonesia
Representative List 2015
EN: Rejang Dewa (Klungkung District). Sacred ceremonial dance by young girls in traditional ceremonial dress, their heads decorated with intricate flower arrangements.
EN: Sanghyang Dedari (Karangasem District). Sacred trance dance to conteract negative supernatural forces. Performed by two specially trained young girls.
EN: Saris Upacara (Bangli District) Performed at Pura Batur Temple. A religious dance conveying heroic spirit by even numbers of male dancers.
EN: Gambuh Dancedrama (Gianyar District). Formerly royal theatrical performance, now accompaniment to ceremonies, by 25-40 dancers. Performed at Batuan Temple, Gianyar
EN: Legong Kraton (Denpasar City). Exquisitely beautiful dance by 2 or 3 girls. Developed from Sanghyang Dedari, and Gambuh.
EN: Barong Ket "Kuntisraya" (Badung District). Represents a fight between two mythological characters, Barong in the form of a lion symbolizing goodness and Rangda, an evil witch.
EN: Traditional Balinese dance is mostly transmitted informally in dance schools called sanggar/sekaha
EN: Traditional Balinese dance is also taught to students at various educational levels in schools in Bali
EN: Communities gather to watch Balinese Traditional Dance, stimulating cultural dialogue and mutual respect among the dancers, supporting musicians, craftspersons, and audiences.
EN: Community representatives attendeda Verification Seminar (17th June 2010 at Indonesian Institute of Arts, Denpasar, Bali), and gave their input for revision of the draft nomination file, and have given their free, prior and informed consent to the revised file.