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Ubud Palace ( Saren Agung )
Ubud Main Road, Ubud, Gianyar, Bali - Indonesia
Phone : +62 361 973 285 (Fabulous Ubud Tourism Information Centre)
Group : Bina Remaja
Day : Saturday / Time: 7:30pm / Venue: Ubud Water Palace
Kebyar Dang, a variant of the traditional Indonesian music using Gamelan which is a distinct musical ensemble comprising metallophones, xylophones, drums, gongs, bamboo flutes and plucked or bowed strings which are built and tuned to stay together. No two-gamelan ensembles are the same. Varying forms of gamelan ensembles are distinguished by their collection of instruments and use of voice, tunings, repertoire, style, and cultural context.
Kebyar, which means "the process of flowering", is one of the most popular genres of Balinese Gamelan music characterized by the synchronization of sudden and gradual transformations in the dynamics , tempo and melody. The instruments offer a wide range of pitches and timbres, from a smooth, resonating gong at the low end to piercing shrieks at the high end, spanning five octaves. Kebyar also involves complementary melodic and rhythmic patterns interwoven together known as kotekan.
Puspa Wresti dance is a dance that combines several motion patterns such as Gabor ceremonial dance, Rejang and Baris Gede. This “welcome dance” is performed by a group of male and female dancers who portray the great respect and hospitality with which the Balinese welcome the arrival of the guests who visit their village. The female dancers carry bowls containing colorful flowers, escorted by the male dancers who carry spears.
Topeng Keras is a Balinese mask dance with a red color mask denoting a character that is tough and has a lot of anger within. The dance begins with a very low drum that rumbles like the heart beat of a storm. The drumming pots have a distinct pattern similar to the rise and fall of wind during a storm. As the piece moves on, as if the storm has become intense, the drumming also becomes louder gathering more speed. Then it starts to calm down having less intensity than before. The drums calm down to a more resting heart beat tempo. The once more the force begins to build, adding more depth to the music lasting longer and becoming more chaotic with the speed of the pots. This is done several more times before climax of the piece, where the drums add the touch of jungle drumming sound into the mix.
Legong Kraton Dance
This is classical dance, which is usually staged in the palace courtyard to entertain the king. Three girl dancers in colorful costumes perform it . Classical Legong enacts several traditional stories. The most common is the tale of the King of Lasem from the Malat, a collection of heroic romances. He is at war with another king, the father (or brother) of Princess Ranjasari. Lasem wants to marry the girl, but she detests him and tries to run away. Becoming lost in the forest, she is captured by Lasem, who imprisons her and goes out for a final assault against her family. He is attacked by a monstrous raven, which foretells his death.
The dramatics are enacted in elaborate and stylized pantomime. A third dancer called a tjondong or attendant accompanies the two little actresses. She sets the scene, presents the dancers with their fans and later plays the part of the raven.
Legong is a classical Balinese dance group that has so many and very complex motion tied with percussion accompaniment structures said to be the influence of gambuh. The word comes from the word Legong itself, consisting of “Leg” which means a elastic or flexible dance, and “Gong” which means or refers to the gamelan. Legong thus implies a bound dance (especially its accentuation) by the accompanying gamelan. The gamelan that is used to accompany the dance is called the Gamelan Semar Legong Pagulingan.
Legong probably originated in the 19th century as royal entertainment. Legend has it that a prince of Sukawati fell ill and had a vivid dream in which two maidens danced to gamelan music. When he recovered, he arranged for such dances to be performed in reality. Kebyar Duduk or Taruna Jaya
This contemporary dance from north Bali depicts the period of infancy and adolescence in the life of a prince. The gestures and movement of the female dancer dressed as young man, denote the bravery and the effervescence of youth.
Taruna Jaya is the pinnacle of the dynamic Kebyar style dance. It depicts a proud and victorious young warrior, facing the challenges of transformation. It is one of the most technically challenging pieces in the Balinese dance repertoire.
This sacred Balinese dance tells the story of a group of butterflies playing in a flower garden.
Popularly known as the dance of the bumblebees, Oleg Tambulilingan is a courtship dance from Bali in the 1960s. As the male and female bumblebees pursue each other in a dance of attraction, they will enchant you with Oleg’s abrupt puppet-like movements, quick shifts in tempo and unique facial expressions.
Jauk dance is a classical solo performance expressing the movements of a demon, Jauk is derived from a traditional play in which all the dancers, wearing frightening masks of the raksasa or demon type, enacted episodes from the Kawi versions of the Ramayana and Mahabharata Like the dramatic Baris.
At the finaleInstrumental Music.