The Balinese Dance. Express yourself!
The Balinese Dance is an ancient dance tradition which is a part of the religious and artistic expression of Balinese people of Bali, Indonesia.
This dynamic style of dance takes audiences on a journey! With dance routines that tell stories through bodily gestures using the fingers, head, hands and eyes.
Another thing we love about Balinese dance is the beautiful attire!
Dancers start learning from a young age, with official training as a Balinese dancer beginning at age 7! Babies are even played Balinese music in the womb! And are taught to dance with their hands even before they can walk.
The Balinese have several forms of dance styles, such as; 'The Welcoming Dance' and 'The Social Dance' for the sole purpose of entertainment. Other traditional dances are; Pendet, Joged, Legong Bapang Saba and Kecak dance.
The Balinese lifestyle and culture is expressed through dance. It shows their religion, events, everyday life activities, attitudes, their perception of nature and their views on their fauna and flora. It is quite thrilling and interesting really!
Dance and drama is the essence of Balinese culture and the shows are even more popular during their traditional festivals!
Experience true Balinese dance on holiday. Performances are held everyday in various parts of the island! Check out Balinese Dance performances at;
• Kecak at Vluwatu Temple
• Batubalan Village
• Legong at Ubud Palace
• Bali Garden Beach Resort