Balinese Dance, Drama & Music: A Guide to the Performing Arts of Bali

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Tuttle Publishing, 27 Nov 2012 - 112 halaman
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Discover the richness and beauty of Bali's many performing art forms.

This book is a lavishly illustrated introduction to the most popular forms of traditional performing arts in Bali--among the most intricate and spectacular musical and theatrical performances found anywhere. Ideal reading for visitors to the island, as well as anyone interested in Balinese culture, this book presents the history and form of each performance--with 250 watercolor illustrations and full-color photos to aid in identification.

Introductory sections discuss how the performing arts are learned in Bali and the basic religious and cultural tenets expressed through the arts. Subsequent chapters describe each form, including Gamelan Gong Keybar, Gambuh, Legong Keraton, Baris, Wayang Kulit and many more!

Chapters include:
  • What is Gamelan?
  • Women in Non-Traditional Roles
  • The Stories in Balinese Theatre
  • Sacred and Ceremonial Dances
  • And many more!

Expert authors I Wayan Dibya and Rucina Ballinger discuss how the performing arts in Bali are passed from one generation to the next and the traditional values these performances convey, as well as their place within religious celebrations and how and when the performances are staged.

In addition to including a bibliography and discography, the book is enhanced with over 200 stunning photographs and specially-commissioned watercolor illustrations from artist Barbara Anello.

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The Performing Arts in Bali
Belief and Magic 12
Dance Movements 18
What is Gamelan? 22
Sacred and Ancient Ensembles 28
Gamelan Semar Pagulingan and Gamelan Pelegongan 32
Women in NonTraditional Roles 36
The Stories in Balinese Theater 40
Topeng Masked DanceDrama 64
Barong Rangda and Dances of Dharma 70
Baris Dance of the Warrior 80
Arja Sung DanceDrama 84
Janger Cakepung and Genjek 88
Kecak Rhythmic Vocal Chanting 92
Sendratari and Drama Gong 96
New Music 102

Wayang Kulit Shadow Puppet Theater 44
An Introduction 52
Sacred and Ceremonial Dances 56
Gambuh Classical DanceDrama 60
A Hundred Years of Dance Theater and Music 104
Select Bibliography 109
Acknowledgments 112

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Dr. I Wayan Dibia is a dancer, musician and choreographer. He received his Ph.D. from the University of California and a professorship in choreography from the College of Indonesian Arts.

Rucina Ballinger is an American educator and lecturer on Balinese culture. She has lived in Ubud with her Balinese husband and two sons since 1985.

Barbara Anello, artist and educator, has exhibited worldwide. She lives in Siem Reap and the Atlas Mountains of Morocco. The paintings shown here were specially prepared for this book.

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