During our visit to Bali, we had the opportunity to enjoy a Barong and Kris Dance. This was our first experience with Barong and Kris dancing. The show depicts the battle between good and evil. The Barong and Kris Dance in Bali near Ubud was included in our guided tour. We did hear that many guests were able to grab a taxi to see the show.
Barong and Kris Dance in Bali near Ubud
We were given a story description when we entered the theater. This helped a lot in following along with the dance. Most of the time we put the paper down and just enjoyed the show. There are moments of interesting humor to be aware of. The humor is something adults will get but kids would look over in a second.
The dancer was really interesting to watch. They use small movements of their eyes and fingers to convey the story.
At the end of the show, guests were invited up on stage to take a picture with the lion. This was a great opportunity to see the costumes up close. Be prepared for a mad rush of people as soon as they are told the stage is open.
Most of the guides met guests outside after the show. There is a bathroom on site but it is sort of clean. The theater we were in was covered but extremely warm and muggy. If you have a fan I would suggest bringing it with you.
During the show, one of the actors paused and gave us the peace sign for a photo. We couldn't help but giggle that in the middle of the show he just stopped and posed for us.
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I've never been to something like this in person, I think it would be an absolute blast though! Thank you for sharing this wonderful experience with us! 🙂
Wow! This looks like an absolutely amazing show! I've always wanted to go to Bali and seeing a performance like this is definitely part of the bucket list trip I have planned! Thanks for sharing the beauty and talent via pictures but I can't wait to see something like this in real life!
Oh wow, it looks like your trip to Bali had some great events in it! I love the beautiful costumes of the dancers. The colors are so vivid and alive. Love the poser, too cute
What a wonderful way to experience Bali's culture. I have seen this traditional dance in a video and in a documentary film, but it would be so nice to experience it for myself. Their costumes are so colorful.
Bali is on my bucket list of places to go. Ever since reading Eat Pray Love I've had a love affair with the city. . I also heard that it's not expensive to visit.
That looks like something our entire family would enjoy viewing. The costumes are impressive and I like the fact that it has humor for all ages. And, I definitely like that it would go over the kids heads. Some of that stuff is hard to explain!
Chanel | Cultural Xplorer
That looks like an absolutely amazing experience. I would loe to get to Bali in the near future! 😀
What a cool performance, I love the costumes and the make-up! Bali is on our short list of destinations, so I've been researching possible itineraries and one of these shows is on the must-do list.
The venue sounds a bit like places I encountered in Thailand... hot, sticky, and sort of clean. The bathrooms were the worst, toilet paper was a luxury item.
Looks like a great experience. I love their costumes, they are so colorful and creative. The pictures are great but I am sure they don't do the experience justice. I would love to visit Bali with my family sometime.
I would love to visit Bali. Looks like you had an amazing time there! That dancer must have been so entertaining to watch! Once my kids get a bit older, maybe we'll take a trip there!
It looks like this was an truly impressive dance! I love the costumes...the colorful fabrics and makeup! I know I'd would really enjoy seeing this performed in person. I'd definitely struggle with the hot, muggy weather though!