Currently you are on vacation to Bali and are looking for cultural arts that are worldwide? Try to go to the village of Ubud, Gianyar Regency which has an interesting cultural art to watch, namely the Barong Dance of Ubud. This area is recommended because it has a wide range of tourist choices, both from nature tourism, cultural tourism and art tourism.
The Ubud area is also famous for lagraga tourism that can spur adrenaline, called the Rafting activity on the Ayung River in Ubud. Besides that, you can go to the painting museum or watch dance performances, which are held almost every day in various places in the Ubud Village area.
Discussing again to the main discussion about the Barong ubud dance, so famous not only domestic tourists but foreign tourists were always crowded to visit it. For those of you who do not want to waste the opportunity to vacation in Bali, of course, do not just stay at the hotel or spend time shopping mall.
Try to see something unique and interesting, of course, only in Bali hlo, such as the performance of traditional arts typical of Balinese culture. One of the most sought after art performances here is the Ubud Barong Dance and the Ubud Kecak Dance.
Oh yes, understanding with this Barong Dance is part of the dancers wearing masks and costumes that resemble animals and the type of Barong dance that is of much interest is the Barong Ket Dance. Barong Ket is a form of fusion of animal forms between tigers, lions, snakes and cows.
The whole body of the Barong Ket is decorated with traditional Balinese carvings in which the basic material used is cowhide, and inside the carvings are given dozens of small glass mirrors. Therefore, when there is light that hits the glass mirror, it makes the appearance of Barong Ket look exotic and sparkling.
In order to resemble like a star, all over Barong Ket’s body is given feathers, which are generally made of dried plant fibers such as pandan leaves or fibers. To dance the art of Barong Ket dance requires two dancers and both dancers have the name “Bapang Juru” or can be called “Juru Saluk”.
Dancers in the head of Barong Ket are called Juru one, while dancers in the tail are named after Bapang dua. Please note, at the time of the Barong Ket dance performance was also accompanied by a Rangda dance performance (a very scary figure, which represents the symbol of ugliness).
While Barong Ket is symbolized as a virtue, therefore in every performance the Barong Ket Dance is always accompanied by a Rangda Dance performance. These two figures are a symbol of the eternal difference between virtue and evil. Music to accompany Ubud Barong Dance uses traditional Balinese music called Gambelan.
The type of Gambelan is Semelan Pegulingan Gamelan, and those who first hear this music will certainly sound strange. However, after seeing dancers moving to the rhythm of Gambelan music, most of them enthusiastically enjoyed and always ended up satisfied by the art on display.
If you want to decide to see the art of Barong Dance in Ubud, you must know the schedule so that you don’t get disappointed coming so that you can’t see the show. For this dance performance it is not held every day, for those who want to watch the Barong Dance that is held every day, can watch it in the Batu Bulan Village area. The schedule and place you can see below:
On Monday, it is located at Sandi Swara Wantilan from 19.00 – 20.30 WITA with tickets amounting to Rp. 75,000 per person.
Wednesday, located in Puri Saren Ubud from 19.30 – 21.00 WITA with a ticket of Rp. 80,000 per person.
Thursday, located in Pura Dalem Ubud from 19.30 – 21.00 WITA with a ticket of Rp 50,000 per person.
Friday, located in Puri Saren Ubud from 19.30 – 21.00 WITA with a ticket of Rp. 80,000 per person.
It should be noted and can be noted, that the price of the ticket written above to see the performance of the Ubud Barong Dance can change at any time. So it would be nice as the saying “ready umbrella before it rains” and congratulations on a blogger friend’s vacation.