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Balinese Dance Posted by on Nov 15, 2017

Dance is a huge part of Balinese culture. Known as tarian Bali in Indonesian, Balinese dance is unique, dynamic, and very expressive. There are several different types of Balinese dance, most of which are closely related to Hinduism. If you’re traveling to the Island of the Gods, taking in a dance performance should be high…

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Balinese Dance in Ubud (Video) Posted by on Nov 8, 2017

Balinese Dance in Ubud (Video)

If you’re hoping to take in a performance of traditional Balinese dance and music, Ubud is the place to be. There are shows every night of the week here in a variety of different venues. From legong, to the Ramayana ballet, to the amazing kecak show plus fire dance, Ubud has it all. See some…

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Streets, Beats & Eats – Denpasar Posted by on Feb 21, 2017

Streets, Beats & Eats - Denpasar

Often overlooked by tourists, Bali’s capital city of Denpasar is home to museums, temples, markets, universities, and no shortage of places to wine and dine. Take a short tour to check out the “Streets, Beats & Eats” of Denpasar in this video, featuring the Bali Museum, Pura Jagatnatha Temple, some spicy local food, and a rockin’…

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Bali World Music Festival Posted by on Dec 15, 2015

Check out some highlights from the first ever Bali World Music Festival in this short video. Taking place at the ARMA Museum in Ubud, this 2-day festival featured a wide variety of performers, workshops, and much more.

Saraswati Day in Bali Posted by on Nov 30, 2015

This past Friday, Bali celebrated Saraswati Day – a Hindu festival dedicated to the goddess of knowledge, creative arts, language, and wisdom. Typically, Saraswati is depicted as a beautiful woman with four hands – the front two are holding and playing a zither, while the rear two hold a holy book and prayer beads. She…

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Kecak and Fire Dance Video Posted by on Sep 29, 2015

One of the most unique and fascinating forms of Balinese dance is kecak. This performance involves upwards of 100 men chanting rather than a traditional gamelan orchestra, and it concludes with a stunning fire dance.