👹FOLKLORE OF INDONESIA👺
Constituted by Balinese theatre & drama, one of the iconic dramas here, is called BARONG & KRIS DANCE, (animal mask dance).
The 12th century classical tale of good versus evil Calon Arang, serves as the backdrop for the Barong and Kris dance. The Barong must protect the kingdom against the vengeful wrath of the Rangda.
🐨BARONG is thought to have been derived from the local term ‘bahruang’, which today corresponds to the Indonesian word ‘beruang’ which means "bear". It refers to a good spirit, that took the form of an animal as the guardian of forest.
👿While Barong represents good, RANGDA represents evil. Rangda is known as a demon queen, the incarnation of Calon Arang, the legendary witch, a widow, who had mastered the art of black magic. ✴️
While you visit:
•There may be varying versions of several scenes among each of the Mahabharata based amphitheatrical stage performances.📽️
•I bet it'll be a total treat if you're an art, culture & drama lover because it's not just a vibrant live act but also one, accompanied by live music!🎶
•Pamphlets containing synopsis in your preferred language will be handed out at the ticket booths, prior to the start of the show. Otherwise, it may get difficult to follow the story due to the lack of narration.🎟️
•The show may last anywhere between one hour to an hour & a half.⏲️ •And the end of the show features onstage photo taking with the cast in it's costumes as well as with the gamelan orchestra.🤳
Have a good time here, while you witness the triumphant display of bright colors & graceful movements.🖤