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Tuesday, September 23, 2008

The Barong Dance



The Barong dance was the dance that was danced by two male dancers, a person played the head part barong as well as the foreleg, and another played the back leg part and the tail. Barong that had the shape of the animal mytologi this plenty of his sorts, there are those that his head had the shape of the head of the lion, the tiger, the male wild boar (bangkal), the elephant, the ox or keket. Keket by Balinese was regarded as the king of the forest that was mentioned also by the name of Banaspati King. The Barong dance was the dance that was danced by this Dance was the legacy of culture Pre Hindu that used the concrete doll the animal was four-footed or ancient humankind that had the magical strength. Expected by words barong came from words bahrwang or was interpreted by the bear, an animal mythology that had the invisible strength, it was considered as the patron. But in Bali in fact Barong not only in created in the four-footed animal but there is one that is two-footed. The Barong mask was made from wood that was taken from places of the armature like the cemetery, therefore Barong was the sacred object that really disucikan by the community of Hindu Bali. The performance of this dance with or without the act, always was preceeded with the demonstration of the performance that was accompanied with the gamelan that differed like the Kebyar Gong gamelan, the Babarongan gamelan, and the Batel gamelan. This dance was the legacy of culture Pre Hindu that used the concrete doll the animal was four-footed or ancient humankind that had the magical strength. The Barong mask was made from wood that was taken from places of the armature like the cemetery, therefore Barong was the sacred object that really pured by the Hindu community in Bali.

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