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Kecak & Fire Dance

Learning Kecak Dance
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Kecak Dance is usually referred to as "Cak" dance or fire dance.
It is a mass performance or entertainment dance and tends to be a dance performance, which is drama and dance because it all portrays the role art of "Puppet play" such as Rama Sita and is not specifically used in Hindu religious rituals such as worship, rituals and other ceremonies.
The "sacred" forms in the kecak dance are usually shown in terms of obedience or trance, namely the immunity that is occult so that it is not burned by fire.

According to the history of Balinese dance, kecak was created in the 1930s by Wayan Limbak who worked with German art painters named Walter Spies with based on the Sanghyang dance tradition as a fire dance and parts of the Ramayana story.

Unlike other Balinese dance, gamelan is used as accompaniment music, but in the performance of the kecak dance, it only combines art from the voices of the mouth or shouts like "cak cak to cak cak ke" so that this dance is called the kecak dance.

For Information, Kecak Dance show can be found in several places in Bali,
  • At Uluwatu Temple you can watch it because of its attraction along with sunset.
  • And in Ubud Time Schedule, Kecak Dance with traditional Balinese atmosphere, you can watch it:
    • Sunday: Kecak fire & trance dance 7.30PM Padang in Tegal Kaja.
    • Monday: Kecak Fire (Monkey Chat Dance) 7.00PM at Junjungan Village.
    • Wednesday, 7.00PM in Padang Tegal Kelod.
    • Thursday, 7.30PM in Kutuh Village Temple.
    • Friday, 7.00 PM at Pura Di Padang Kerta.
    • Saturday, Kecak Fire and Trance Dance 7.30PM at Pura Dalem Ubud.