Music and dance are so entrenched in Bali that it is regrettable if a visit does not include at least one dance performance, not only for the cultural enrichment but also because whatever money the dancers earn goes back to their banjar (village community).
The kecak dance is one of the most exhilarating and unique as it is not accompanied by musical instruments but by the voice of a large group of bare chested men. They chant what sounds like the chatter of monkeys (“Kecak, Kecak, Cak..Cak…cak) but with a variety of rhythms and tones. The represent the monkey army which helps the hero of the Ramayana epic, Rama, to vanquish the evil Rahwana and rescue Sita. Kecak’s origin lie in traditional Sanghyang (trance) dances which were modified in the 1930s to include part of the Ramayana following .
Kecak is often followed by the Sanghyang Dedari dance by young girls who dance legong-style as if in a dream.The Sanghyang jaran dance is performed by and entranced boy who dances around and on burning coconut husks. Some of popular places for this dance are on Tanah Lot Temple, Uluwatu Temple, Ubud, Sari Wisata Budaya. So don’t forget to watch the Kecak dance before you leave Bali.
Or you can contact us to accompany you to watch this dance.