During your holiday in Bali, most of us want to see or visit the different side of Bali island. One of the authentic sides of Bali is traditional Balinese dance performance which is call Barong Dance Bali.
There are many kinds of Barong dance in Bali, and the famous one is Barong Ket dance. You must be wondering, what is Barong Ket?
From the shape and design of Barong Ket, it takes shape like an animal mix between tiger, lion, dragon and a cow shape. The entire body of the Barong Ket decorated with traditional Balinese carvings made from cow-hide. In the carvings, there are dozens of small glass mirrors. When there are lights hits the small mirror glass, create a sparkling form of light of the Barong Ket. On the body of Barong Ket, you also will see much fur. The wool made from the dried fibers leaves and usually use pandan leaves. It required two dancers to wear the Barong Ket costume. At the same time during the performance of Barong Ket dance, also perform Rangda Dance. Rangda is a figure which looks very sinister, due to be used to symbolize evil. While the Barong Ket express virtue, therefore, every Barong Ket dance performance, there is Rangda dance performance. Due to represent the eternal difference between virtue and evil.
Balinese traditional music will accompany the performance of Barong dance Ubud. The Balinese traditional music instrument calls, Gamelan Semar Pegulingan. If you are curious how on the sound of Gamelan Semar Pegulingan For the first time heard the sound of Gamelan Semar Pegulingan, definitely sound strange to the ear, but you will get use to after you see Barong dancers movement, following the rhythm of Gamelan Semar Pegulingan.
If you are on holiday in Bali with kids, before you decide to watch Bali Barong Dance in Ubud, you should ask your children, if they brave enough to watch Balinese Barong dance performance. You can do this by showing your kids on how Balinese Barong dance performed. This way, you will know that your children brave enough to watch Barong Dance Ubud or not. Please click on the link, to see the example video of Barong Dance in Ubud.