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Unformatted text preview: Bali Dance - FINAL 09/02/2009 09:04:00 Bali 90% Hindu Bali is a tiny island apart of the country Indonesia Located off the coast of Australia Upon the sacred stage Wali is the oldest form of dance in Bali (all sacred dances; however difference between sacred and secular are almost indistinguishable) o Dances of offerings and dances of trance o Performed in guerwi o Dancers perform as a participation o Sacred dance dancers to connect to god o No skill required o Takes place outside o Tell a story of history and exerts of Bali o No form, no recognizable pattern, no structure o Sanghyang Jaran holy for ganti God inspired dances To protect villages from black magic Epidemics or disease No form, no recognizable pattern, no structure Inner court yard of a temple Male performers FIRE is a primary role in this dance Function: to protect the village in an ACTUAL way (ritual rather than a performance) Props used incenses bells are used to get a dancer in a trance o Calon Arang Performed on important dances At night near the graveyard because that is when magical power is the most powerful Ranga (masks) are used as props Death of Ranga is to appease the witches Never shown though to not piss off the witches TO remind Balinese they cannot suppress spiritual power DO not look for good to destroy evil, they look for a balance between them Performance but it has a ritual function o Gambuh Eyes are similar to Indian dance Angular use of arms is similar to Cambodian and Indian Dance o Topeng Pressed against the face Masked drama Communicate morals, ethics, and philosophy to audience Took place inside Archetype broadly drawn characteristic of mankind (?) King Clown Old man Wiping brow because of movements o Gesture is to indicate the age of character to the audience Red & Brown mask = strength Also archetype characters in Beijing Opera Performer and Musicians are not separate (relationship) **Sacred and Secular dance are tied together in Balinese Dance** **Indian and Bali dance share a religion, both believe that there are good and evil sides to Gods** **BALI dance takes place everywhere (both inside and outside); the only distingushiable difference between sacred and secular dances is the intent** **Some are narrative (a story) and some arent narrative** How is it sacred if its a story?...
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