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).
To revive the cultural heritage at Pejeng village, the Gianyar government in cooperation with the Soma Negara Grand Palace at Pejeng held an art show. It was organized at the palace by featuring classical art in the form of psalmody, shadow puppet, human puppet and Kecak Dance entitled ‘The Killing of Kumbhakarna.’
The Nusa Dua Fiesta (NDF) XVII taking place for five days on October 10-14, 2014 has ended. Implementation of this event posed the commitment of the Indonesia Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC) and all the owners of hotels, villas and other tourism facilities in the area for the benefit of the region and Indonesia in general. It was stated by IB Wirajaya, Director of the ITDC, in his speech at the closing of the NDF 2014 on Tuesday (Oct 14) read by Nyoman Cakra, the ITDC Director of Operations.
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