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We hired a car & driver for the day and this was part of our itinerary , for the cost it was OK you pick up a description of the performance in your language which I would suggest read thoroughly prior as during the performance...More
it tell one about a story, they give you the written story to understand and then the story is depicted in the form of the dance. its like your katakali dance of Kerala, where masks are put or faces are painted in bright colours. a...More
Watched the Barong and Kris Dance on recommendation from our guide. It was great to experience an Indonesian tradition and learn a mythological story. Easy to get in and well organised. It was however a little confusing at times even with the use of the...More
We picked it out of a brochure. What a mistake. The admission fee was 100.000 IDR which was by far too much for the "spectacle" we saw. The actors seemed tired and uninspired, the musicians were talking on their cellphones whilst playing and the show...More
We were trying to decide between the kekak dance in Ubud and this performance. As we had 2 school age kids with us, we decided that the Barong would be more entertaining to them...and it was. Every scene with the Barong captured their attention. The...More
I thought the dance was rather fabulous. Excellent dancers - particularly the monkey - his movements were very real. The movements of the dancers was sublime. Great expressions and if one followed the leaflet given on entering, the dance story could be followed. The music...More
I was happy to make the short stop and experience some culture. Colourful and artistic but for the foreigner with limited understanding of this beautiful culture it goes a bit over the head. I say make the stop if going that way and take in...More
We went with our guide and as we were there early got to go out the back and see the costumes and musical instruments up close. We had good seats.
The leaflet we were given in English explained what was happening in each scene which...More
...it's a good way to waste an hour. It's a traditional dance performance that's very animated and some children might enjoy because of the costumes. It wasn't horrible, but certainly not something that many people in the audience expected. Unfortunately, I think everyone who's there...More