An art performance entitled ‘Cultural Wonders of the Royal Pejeng Performance’ drew the attention of the audience. Held at the Soma Negara Grand Palace of Pejeng, Saturday (Nov 8), it did not only present beautiful choreography, but also talented artists of local village. Dozens of foreign travelers watched it and had dinner with the festive touch of a strong culture. The performance of classical arts such as psalmody, leather puppet, human puppet and cak a cappella entitled ‘the Death of Kumbhakarna’ was staged by local artists. The art show would be regularly held every full moon with the performance of various arts, especially the mask dance and Legong Dance in accordance with the potential owned by Pejeng village.
To commemorate the 100 years of Gong Kebyar, the Community Empowerment Agency (LPM) of Ubud village organized the Ubud Cultural Arts Festival, Friday (Nov 7). The event was centered at the Catus Pata or central intersection of Ubud by showcasing various colossal displays. Thousands of travelers from various parts of the world seemed enthusiastic to join the show.
Dozens of artists from various genres were also involved in the art extravaganza. Among them, there were Koko Jazz Music Group, Gita Semara Flute Troupe, Balot, Tindak Alit, Cok Savitri, Dayu Ani, Genta Putra Sesana Gamelan Troupe of Ubud Kelod and comedian Cedil. The festival taking place for four days also featured the performances of old artists, performances of new art composition and filled with art discussion.
The Badung Cultural Festival VIII was held at the Taman Ayun Temple area, Wednesday (Oct 29). This annual event is quite favored by local and foreign travelers spending holidays on the Island of the Gods. Quite a few travelers took the time to capture the amazing moment graced with a number of performing artists.
Prior to the opening of the festival, it was commenced with the performance of Sekar Jepun Dance becoming the icon of Badung County. Dozens of women artists performed the Sekar Jepun (frangipani) Dance denoting one kind of flowers commonly used as a means of worship by the Hindus as well as the icon of the Badung County.
Wayang Pakeliran of Denpasar City organized a performance in Makassar City, last weekend. Trans Studio Mall located in the Northern area of Losari Beach, Makassar, posing the venue at that night suddenly became the visitors’ point of interest. They came to witness the arts from the Island of the Gods.
Performance of the collaboration arts with female puppeteer Ayu Putri Suryaningrat was able to hypnotize the audience. With the accompaniment of batel (as using batel gamelan), Ayu Putri successfully delivered the message of the arts to the public of Makassar. Along with 27 supporters, the collaborative art of the shadow puppet was able to show the superiority of Balinese art.
For the Indian community across the world, Bali poses a fantastic wedding venue. Other than offering exotic atmosphere, many couples believe that wedding in Bali can create a lasting family. “Indians believe that organizing a wedding in Bali will make their family lasting because it is sanctioned by gods,” said Mrs. Neeta Malhotra amidst the celebration of Diwali Dhamaka by Indian descents in Bali held at Sanur, Friday (Oct 18).
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