Barong and Keris Dance Performance
Barong and Keris Dance Performance are regularly performed in the Batubulan area, Gianyar. The show starts every morning at 9:30 to 11:30 in the morning. The Barong and Keris Dance Performance tells the eternal feud between the figure of Barong who is a symbol of goodness with Rangda who manifests evil. Both of these figures are involved in endless battles, each of which is not able to drop each other.
Eternal struggle has the philosophy that in life, good and evil will always be present side by side and balance each other. Despite being a mass performance enjoyed by many people, the value of the sanctity of this dance is maintained. play a representative in the internal battle between good and evil spirits. barong reprensence good spirit and rangda’s Evil reprensence.
Many tourists are interested in enjoying Barong and Kris Dance Performance, because they can see a blend of dance with stage design that has a distinctive Balinese architectural design. Almost every day, the performance of the Barong Batubulan dance is never quiet from the visits of domestic and foreign tourists. Especially Chinese and European tourists, would love this dance.
Because of the high interest of tourists to watch the Barong dance in Batubulan, many cheap Bali tour package service providers. With their tour schedule packages to watch the barong dance in Batubulan. Buy cheap Bali tour package, one of the ways we recommend getting cheap ticket prices watching Barong dance in Batubulan.
Whats you can do after watching Barong and Keris Dance Performance?
Kuta Transport as one of Private Tour Company delighted to offers you Bali Private Tour to visit Barong and Keris Traditional Dance at Batubulan combine with some interesting place surrounding of Gianyar area like : Arts village, Waterfall, Monkey Forest, Butterfly park, Rice Terrace, Kintamani Volcano, Holly Sping Water Temple, Ubud Palace,Tranditional Arts Market, Bali Zoo, etc. For the complete ubud tour schedule you can check on ubud monkey forest tour
Barong Dance is symbolizes goodness where the dancer wears a four-legged animal dress and evil is symbolized by Rangda, a scary figure with 2 pointed fangs in his mouth.
Barong Dance costume
The Barong dancers clothes are Ket or Keket. This costume is a combination of a lion, a tiger and an ox. Barong’s body is decorated with leather ornaments, pieces of glass from a mirror, and is equipped with feathers from pandan leaf fibers.
Barong is played by 2 dancers, one dancer takes a position on the front which will play the movements of the head and front legs of the Barong, while the second dancer is behind playing the back legs and tail of the barong.
Balinese Barong Dance Story
It is said that Sahadewa was detained in the middle of the jungle and would be made a victim of Rangda’s offering by his mother. Dewi Kunti who was possessed by an evil spirit. Seeing this, Lord Shiva descended and bestowed immortality.
Because of that, Rangda was also unable to kill him. Rangda even gave up and asked to be freed from the curse so that he could enter heaven. This request was granted by Sahadeva so Rangda experienced moksha.
A Rangda follower named Kalika went to Sadewa and asked for help too. However, Sahadeva rejected him, so that an exciting battle took place. To compete with Sadewa, Kalika transforms into Rangda.
Meanwhile, Sadewa changed his form to Barong. Both of them are balanced in strength, so that no one loses or wins. So that it becomes an eternal battle between Good and Evil.
Then came some followers of Sahadeva (Barong) who were armed with kris. But one by one Rangda was defeated. They are even bewitched to attack themselves. Then Barong came to remove Rangda’s magic from his followers.
6 Locations for Balinese Barong Dance Performances
For those of you who are interested in seeing a barong dance performance, you can choose a location that can be adjusted to the location of the hotel or the address you live in Bali. Here are 6 places for Balinese barong dance performances to choose from:
1. Batubulan Village
Batubulan as an art village, the Kecak and Barong dances are icons of the Batubulan tourist village because every day several tourists will be treated to the attractions of Kecak and Barong dances in this village. For tourists, the Barong Dance attraction in Batubulan is known as the “Barong Batubulan Dance” or “Barong Dance Batubulan”.
In Batubulan Tourism Village, there are 3 stages of Barong Dance attraction, namely Sila Candra Stage, Sahadewa Stage, and Denjalan Stage. The Barong Batubulan Dance attraction has a performance duration of 1 hour starting from 09.00 – 10.00 Wita.
2. Waribang Kesiman
Another Barong Dance attraction in Bali is in the Barong and Keris Dance Studio, which is on the Uma Dewi Stage, Jalan Waribang, Kesiman Village, Denpasar City. To find this location, all you have to do is type Barong Waribang Dance on the google map. The Barong Waribang Dance performance lasts for one hour from 09.30-10.30 WITA. Barong dance in Waribang is held every day.
3. GWK Cultural Park
The GWK cultural park is located at the Amphitheater, which is used to hold Barong Dance performances. The amphitheater can accommodate about 800 spectators. The location is also really vital, because here you can see the Garuda Wisnu Kencana statue.
The schedule for the Barong and Keris Dance performances starts at 10.00 to 10.40 WITA and for the Balinese Barong, Kera and Rangda dance performances starting at 14.00 to 14.40 WITA.
4. Ubud Village
Ubud as a popular and famous tourist spot in Bali by presenting Balinese art and cultural performances every day. especially Balinese dance attractions such as the Kecak and Barong Dance. Barong Dance attractions in Ubud are located at Puri Saren, Pura Saraswati Ubud, Padang Kerta, Arma Museum and Pura Dalem Ubud.
Barong dance performance in front of Padang Kerta Temple – Ubud is held every Monday at 19.00 WITA. Barong dance attraction at Arma Museum – Ubud every Friday at 17.30 WITA. and Pura Dalam Ubud – Ubud on Thursday at 19.30 WITA. While at the Saraswati Temple, Ubud every day at 18.30 pm
5. Suwung Kauh Denpasar
In addition to Waribang Kesiman, for Denpasar City the Barong Dance attraction is held at Banjar Suwung Kauh. The Barong Dance performance at Banjar Suwung Kauh is held every day at 09.30 – 10.30 WITA.
6. Kertalangu Cultural Village
Kertalangu Cultural Village as a tourist village in Denpasar City. As a cultural village, in this village there are performances of Balinese arts and culture every day. Dances are staged such as the Balinese Barong dance, Joged Bungbung. Besides the Kecak dance at Uluwatu in the village of Kertalagu you can also see it.
Some of the dancers came from the local community. However, the schedule for dance performances at the Kertalangu Cultural Village is according to order and depending on the number of visitors, the duration of each dance is approximately 45 minutes.
Bali Barong Dance Ticket Prices
For those of you who want to see the uniqueness of the barong dance that characterizes local Balinese culture, you will be charged an entrance fee with the following conditions
Adult Ticket Prices : 150,000/person
Child Ticket Prices : 100,000/person
How to get to the Barong Dance location?
There are many ways that you can choose to reach this location, namely by coming to the location yourself using a car rental service without a driver. Here you can simply use google map to find the location of each of these places. But if you don’t want to bother with thinking about roads, parking and so on, you can use Bali Transport with a driver. I think this is more simple and convenient.
Choose a tour package that combines several tourist attractions by including Balinese Kecak dance performances in the tour schedule. Like the ubud kintamani tour package then the besakih kintamani tour package. By choosing this tour package, you don’t need to think about the cost of barong dance tickets anymore. Because everything is included in it.
So, that’s a little about Barong, myths and moral messages, short stories, locations and prices for the current Bali barong dance tickets. However, at the time of the new normal, with tourism conditions still sluggish, the performance schedule that had been set could change. For the latest information please contact us ( kutatransport.com ) or whatsaap at +6282144055762
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