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Three Genres of Traditional Dance in Bali

Language: English

Traditional Balinese dances, performed by men and women, consist of three categories - sacred, semi-sacred and that meant for enjoyment by communities at large. Symbolizing particular traditions, customs and religious values, the dances consist of various movements and facial expressions to music played on the ''gamelan''. The performers, who wear brightly coloured costumes with floral and faunal motifs, need to be disciplined, humble, charismatic and inject spiritual energy into the performances. The dances are mainly transmitted informally to groups of children.

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Topics and Tags
Place/region: Indonesia, Asia and the Pacific
Series: Inscriptions on the Intangible Heritage Lists
Type: Documentary
Production and personalities:
Director: Diah Harianti
Participant: Gaura Mancacaritadipura, Roseri Rosdy Putri, Darmawati
Publisher: Centre for Arts Documentation STSI Bandung
Producer: Kacung Marijan, Harry Waluyo
Published in:
Rights: Indonesia. Directorate of Internalization of Value and Cultural Diplomacy

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Original: DVD
Location: EV only
UMVS reference: HQFS-CLTICH-RL-2015-0061700019
Source ref.: DOC:0061700019; CAND:00617
Rights holder: UNESCO; Indonesia. Directorate of Internalization of Value and Cultural Diplomacy