Posts Tagged ‘Balinese masks’

What is Wayang Wong Part II

Sunday, April 22nd, 2012

According to Prof. R.M Moerdowo’s book, Reflections on Balinese Traditional and Modern Arts, wayang wong as we know it today was once referred to as Barong Blasan or Barong Kedingkling. (more…)

What is Wayang Wong Part I

Sunday, April 15th, 2012

If you are interested in Balinese traditional art-forms, many of you would have heard of wayang kulit: the shadow puppet show; however, the human version of these puppets, called wayang wong, is probably less familiar. (more…)

What is legong?

Saturday, April 14th, 2012

An extremely basic definition of legong is a dance traditionally performed by pre-pubescent girls in the palaces of feudal Bali. The word legong has been interpreted differently by a number of academies and its origins are unclear. (more…)

Mekar Bhuana creates New Year’s Drama at Oberoi

Thursday, April 12th, 2012

Mekar Bhuana performed their first original drama this past New Year’s Eve. (more…)

What is Gamelan Gambuh?

Thursday, April 12th, 2012

With the coming of the Majapahit Kingdom to Bali, and the subsequent rise to power of the Gelgel Court of Klungkung, a golden age of art proliferated. One of these art-forms was a style of music and orchestration called Gambuh. (more…)

Mekar Bhuana at Bali Arts Festival 2011

Thursday, April 28th, 2011

Mekar Bhuana will perform at the Bali Arts Festival again this year on Sunday June 19th, a day after the festival opening, presenting the material they performed at the 16th Asian Games in Guangzhou in 2010: rare and previously extinct semar pegulingan music accompanying a showcase of gambuh dances. (more…)

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