September 10, 2016

Kebyar Duduk Dance Bali - Balinese Dance

Kebyar Duduk Dance Bali, Kebyar Duduk Balinese Dance

Kebyar Duduk is one of the traditional Balinese dances. The dance was created by dance artists from Tabanan named I Ketut Marya or better known as "I Mario", in 1925. The dance was called Kebyar Duduk because almost during the dance, the dancer take a sitting and half-seated position. The dance does not convey a story, but purely interpretative.

Kebyar Duduk Dance Bali, Kebyar Duduk Balinese Dance Kebyar Duduk. Paulina (Dancer). Performance in Bandung. KKB Githa Saraswati, 2008

Kebyar Duduk is classified as "alus" dance or refined, performed by single dancer. The dance is devoted to the show (non-sacred) or "Balih-balihan", to entertain audiences and also for the contest. A dance inspired by the development or innovation in gamelan "Gong Kebyar" that allows interpretation of music as well as a fast tempo.


Kebyar Duduk Dance Bali, Kebyar Duduk Balinese Dance Kebyar Duduk. Paulina (Dancer). Performance in Bandung. KKB Githa Saraswati, 2008

Kebyar Duduk Balinese Dance

The movement on the Kebyar Duduk dance almost entirely resolved when in a sitting position. The agile movements of dancers to the rhythm and fast tempo of gamelan, coupled with the beauty of facial expressions and gestures. Dancer holding a fan in his right hand, doing the twist without stand while holding the tip of "kamen prada", called "kancut", really stunning!

Costume and makeup as an important part of the performances, can beautify the dancers and strengthen the dance character so that the viewer can distinguish the type of dance that is performed.

The dancer of Kebyar Duduk using a long cloth called "kamen prada" with the tip is left free called "Kancut", "sabuk lilit prada" a yellow colored long scarves on the torso, "badong kain" on the neck, "ampok-ampok" in the waist, gelang kana, udeng and fan ("kipas prada"). The privilege of the dance nestled on a long cloth or kamen prada, which has traditional motifs with beautiful color and has a length of 2.25 up to 3.00 meters.


Reference

  1. google.co.id
  2. wikipedia.org _ Balinese Dance _ on September 8, 2016
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Balinese_dance
  3. wikipedia.org _ Kebyar Duduk _ on September 8, 2016
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kebyar_duduk
  4. Keluarga Kesenian Bali (KKB) Githa Saraswati, Otten 15, Bandung
  5. Image : Original Collection


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