Ancient Dances of Bali | Hotel Tugu Bali

Be hypnotized as you witness magical, rarely performed dances of old Bali in the majestic Bale Agung hall.
Experience a night of genuine Indonesian art, soul, and romance as you enjoy exquisite dinner of authentic Indonesian food at IWA Restaurant.

MARGAPATI DANCE: Margapati Dance comes from the word (marga = animal, starch = king) is a dance depicting the movements of a forest king (lion) who is wandering in the middle of the forest to hunt down his prey. This dance includes the Son of the Hard Dance. The Margapati dance was created by I Nyoman Kaler in 1942. This dance is a single dance performed by one female dancer. Margapati Dance in the profane dance has a function as entertainment in the community and usually staged in filling the event in a religious ceremony in Bali.

TOPENG KERAS DANCE: Topeng Keras (Kras) is a powerful ruler, his character is wild and boisterous. He is too grand to talk, that’s why the dancer wears a complete mask. A dramatic form of Indonesian dance in which dancers ornately costumed performers interpret traditional narratives concerning fabled kings, heroes and myths, accompanied by gamelan music. It is believed that the use of masks is related to the cult of the ancestors, which considered dancers the interpreters of the gods, the masks have a mystic power that influences the performance of the dancer.

NELAYAN DANCE: Tari Nelayan (Fisherman Dance) was created in 1960 by one of the dance artists I Ketut Merdana in Buleleng, Bali. This dance depicts the lives of fishermen with their daily activities of catching fish. The movements displayed by dancers such as pantomime in which dancers express the meaning of dance through gestures, so that it is easy to understand.

Thursday – 7.30 pm
FREE admission with dinner
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