Day 9 - Kecak Dance

Here we are finally sitting down to see Kecak. Treyton is not happy with the show. Something about masks that reminds him of clowns and he's definitely a Coulrophobic.

The guy in white was blessing the dancers with holy water.
Kecak is a form of Balinese music drama, originated in the 1930s.
Also known as the Ramayana Monkey Chant, the piece, performed by a circle of 150 or more performers wearing checked cloth around their waists, percussively chanting "cak" and throwing up their arms, depicts a battle from the Ramayana where the monkey-like Vanara helped Prince Rama fight the evil King Ravana. However, Kecak has roots in sanghyang, a trance-inducing exorcism dance.


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Hanoman (the kind and wise white monkey).

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Hanoman was quite interactive. Moving around off stage.

The climax was when the whole stage was lit up with fire and all the Kecak dancers stomping on the ground with their BARE FEET to put out the fire. It was exhilirating!

After Kecak Dance, we decided to get something to eat and took the entire family to Jimbaran, again, where Putri, Jeff and I and the kids had dinner the night before. Click here to see some pictures of the marvelous dishes we had.

>>> We wrapped up the evening by going to Jimbaran for dinner >>>