Subak Bali Trekking

BALIKECAK DANCE

Balinese dance performance art is more important to tell the Ramayana and performed mainly by men

Kecak is a Balinese dance performance art is more important to tell the Ramayana and performed mainly by men. This dance is performed by many (tens or more) male dancers who sat lined up in a circle and with a certain rhythm called "top" and raised both arms, depicting the Ramayana as rows of monkeys helping Rama against Ravana. However, Kecak derived from sanghyang ritual, namely dancers dance traditions will be in unconscious condition , to communicate with God or the spirits of the ancestors and then convey to the public expectations.

The dancers in the circle is wearing a plaid cloth like a chessboard around their waists. Besides the dancers, there is also the other dancers who portray the characters Ramayana as Rama, Shinta, Ravana, Hanuman and Sugriva. [Citation needed]

Kecak dance songs taken from the ritual dances sanghyang. In addition, do not use musical instruments. Only used kincringan worn on the feet of dancers who portray the characters Ramayana. [Citation needed]

 

Around the 1930s Wayan modulus worked with German painter Walter Spies to create tradition based Kecak Dance Trance and parts of the Ramayana story. Wayan modulus at popularizing this dance around the world with his troupe of Balinese dancers

 

 

 

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