March 26, 2017

Ubud Royal Palace Bali - Puri Saren Agung Ubud Bali

The Royal Palace Ubud, Puri Saren Agung Ubud Bali, Ubud Royal Palace Bali, Puri Saren Royal Ubud Palace

The Royal Palace Ubud or Puri Saren Agung Ubud Bali is a beautiful palace, has magnificent architecture, and still maintained until now. The palace (puri) was built during the reign of Ida Tjokorda Putu Kandel (1800-1823). This palace was opened to the public since the 1930s, on the governance of Tjokorda Gede Agung Sukawati (1910-1978), the last ruling monarch of Ubud.

The palace is located at the intersection of Jalan Monkey Forest and Jalan Raya Ubud, across from the Ubud Art Market. Ubud area has a tropical cool climate, regarded as the cultural center of Bali; there are many artists' workshops, galleries and museums.

The Royal Palace Ubud, Puri Saren Agung Ubud Bali, Ubud Royal Palace Bali, Puri Saren Royal Ubud Palace

March 23, 2017

Ubud Monkey Forest Bali - The Sacred Monkey Forest in Ubud (Gianyar, Bali)

Ubud Monkey Forest Bali, Mandala Wisata Wenara Wana Ubud

Ubud Monkey Forest Sanctuary or Mandala Wisata Wenara Wana Ubud is a monkey sanctuary for the long-tailed macaques (Macaca fascicuiaris) and there is also temple that is highly respected especially by local residents, Pura Dalem Padangtegal.

The orest (sanctuary) is located in the Desa Pekraman Padangtegal, southern of Ubud Village, in the district of Ubud, Gianyar Regency, Bali. This forest was originally named Alas Pemaosan, then in 1991 changed to Wenara Wana. The name is taken from the Sanskrit, a sacred language, and reflects the sacredness of Hanuman, the Monkey God.

Ubud Monkey Forest Bali, Ubud Monkey Forest Sanctuary, Mandala Wisata Wenara Wana Ubud, Padangtegal Mandala Wisata Wanara Wana Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary

March 18, 2017

Pura Yeh Gangga Bali - Yeh Gangga Temple in Perean Tabanan

Pura Yeh Gangga Perean, Pura Yeh Gangga Bali, Yeh Gangga Temple

Pura Yeh Gangga Bali is one of the ancient temple which is now bears the status of National Cultural Heritage (Cagar Budaya Nasional), located in Perean Village, District of Baturiti, Tabanan Regency, Bali. This temple has the same route to Bedugul and also Ulun Danu Bratan, about 12 kilometers from Mengwi.

Balinese believe Yeh Ganga temple has an important role, especially in pray for salvation and healing. In addition, the presence of the river in the area of the temple is also irrigate the farmland, give life, and supports the local people.

Pura Yeh Gangga Perean, Yeh Gangga Temple

March 17, 2017

Wooden Dulang - The Dulang Kayu Bali Handicraft

Wooden Dulang, Pengrajin Dulang di Bali, Dulang Kayu Bali

Wooden Dulang or Dulang Kayu Bali is used as a place of offerings, serving fruit, pastries, reading, and also important in making "gebogan". The top of dulang resembles a round tray, supported by a single pole widening downward.

This pole serves as a handle, is formed in such a way, so it is stable (no sway) when placed on a flat plane.

Wooden Dulang, Pengrajin Dulang di Bali, Dulang Kayu Bali

March 15, 2017

Oleg Tamulilingan Dance Bali - A Classical Dance of The Bumblebees in Bali

Oleg Tamulilingan Dance Bali, Tari Oleg Tamulilingan Bali, Bumblebee Dance Bali, Dance of The Bumblebees

Oleg Tamulilingan Dance or Tari Oleg Tamulilingan Bali is one of the great creations of the dance artist from Tabanan, I Ketut Marya or better known as I Mario. This dance is known as "The Bumblebee Dance", was created in 1952 at the request of John Coast (England).

Oleg Tamulilingan describes a pair of beetles, male and female, playing happily, siphon the pollen, and having fun in the garden. The beauty is radiated in the movements of the dancers along with the accompaniment of Gong Kebyar. A dazzling movement of male dancer playing "kancut" and kepet (fan), while the female playing "oncer" (shawl) with dynamic movements, beautiful, and a bit aggressive.

Oleg Tamulilingan Dance Bali, Tari Oleg Tamulilingan Bali, Bumblebee Dance Bali, Dance of The Bumblebees

March 13, 2017

Baris Tunggal Dance - The Solo Warrior Dance of Bali

Baris Tunggal Dance, Baris Warrior Dance, Tari Baris Tunggal Bali, Warrior Dance Bali

Baris Tunggal Dance or Tari Baris Tunggal Bali was created in the early 20th century. This dance is usually performed as the opening dance for the secular show and sometimes as the lead figure in the dance-drama. Baris Tunggal or Solo Warrior dance is always performed by a young boy, occasionally by a young girl.

Movements in this dance tell the toughness of Balinese soldier at that time. The dance movement is steady, firm, energetic and dynamic, accompanied by eye movement (sledet) which constantly changing. This reflects the nature of a soldier who is aware of the situation around him.

Baris Tunggal Dance, Baris Warrior Dance, Tari Baris Tunggal Bali, Warrior Dance Bali

March 10, 2017

Tari Tani Bali - The Farming Dance of Bali

Tari Tani Bali, Farming Dance, Tari Tani dari Bali

Tari Tani Bali (Farming Dance) is created by I Wayan Beratha in 1957. This dance emerges along with the Tari Tenun (Weaving Dance) and Tari Nelayan (Fishing Dance) in the era of 1950s. Tani dance showing the everyday life of Balinese, particularly the work or activities of farmer in Bali.

Tani dance usually performed in groups by male and female dancers. The movements in this dance depict the activities of farmers from preparing the land, plant the seeds, up to take care of their plants. This dance is indeed present a beautiful and elegant movements.

Tari Tani Bali, Farming Dance, Tari Tani dari Bali

March 8, 2017

Panyembrama Balinese Dance - Tari Panyembrama Bali

Panyembrama Balinese Dance, Tari Panyembrama Bali, Panyembrama Dance

Panyembrama Balinese Dance is a secular dance form, become an alluring dance through a combination of the graceful movement, gamelan music, and elegant dancer’s costume. This dance is designed by I Wayan Berata and was performed for the first time in the Pandaan Festival, in 1971.

Panyembrama dance is performed by a group of skillful female dancers, accompanied by live music of Balinese gamelan. Even though the dance has no story to tell, it is considered to be extremely beautiful composition due to the dance movements are mostly used to welcome god into the temple.

Panyembrama Balinese Dance, Tari Panyembrama Bali, Panyembrama Dance

March 6, 2017

Tenun Dance - Tari Tenun Bali

Tenun Dance Bali, Tari Tenun Bali

Tenun Dance or Tari Tenun Bali depicts women who are weaving, which is the population's daily activities at that time. This dance was created by I Nyoman Ridet and the music is composed by I Wayan Likes, both from Kerobokan (in Badung), in the year of 1957.

Tenun Dance is a group dance, performed by 3-5 women. In most of the dance, the movement is executed in a kneeling position. Tenun depict spinning thread, wrapping the loom, and weaving. The dance was so lovely, graceful and elegant.

Tenun Dance Bali, Tari Tenun Bali

March 5, 2017

Sekar Jagat Dance - Tari Sekar Jagat Bali

Sekar Jagat Dance, Tari Sekar Jagat Bali

Sekar Jagat Dance is a variant of the Balinese welcome dance, choreographed by the dance artists, Ni Luh Swasthi Wijaya Bandem in 1993. The dance is based on the sacred Rejang from Asak (in Karangasem) but far more elegant, stately, and formal in presentation.

The dance is accompanied by gamelan music, composed by I Nyoman Windha and is based on the Selonding music of Tenganan Pegringsingan Village.

Sekar Jagat Dance, Tari Sekar Jagat Bali

Kebyar Trompong Dance Bali - Beautiful Dance & The Trompong Instrument

Kebyar Trompong Dance, Tari Kebyar Terompong Bali

Kebyar Trompong Dance and Kebyar Duduk Dance are a variation of Kebyar Dance. In Kebyar Trompong, the dancer has to dance and play the musical instrument called Terompong at the same time, collaborating with gamelan accompaniment.

Terompong or Trompong is one of gamelan instrument. It is a long instrument, with a set of metal bowl-like gongs, placed on a large wooden frame and decorated by carved motifs and prada. Thus the name of the "Terompong" dance comes from the instrument itself.

Kebyar Trompong Dance, Tari Kebyar Terompong Bali Kebyar Trompong. Performance in GK. Sunan Ambu, Bandung, West Java. KKB Githa Saraswati, 21 Maret 2001