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    The Sacred Topeng Sidakarya Dance

    It looks far from beautiful; a mask displaying an old mans face with bucked teeh. Not every mask dancer is worthy of wearing this mask to dance though. It’s not down to the dancing skills, but more about the sacredness and the soul of the mask dance itself. That particular mask dance is called Topeng […]
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    Wayang Lemah

    Leather puppet shows, locally called Wayang Kulit, are one of the ancient art performances of Bali. The puppet show is not merely a performance but al...

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    While Ubud Sleeps

    Long before dawn breaks, and the bright tropical sun sends her fingers of light slanting through Ubud’s lush undergrowth, parts of this mountain com...

MYSTERY, MYTH & MAGIC

ART IN BALI

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    Dancing with the Bulls

    In Jembrana Regency, with a history of migrating Madurese fishermen to the area over the centuries, an assimilation of tradition occurred. These fishe...
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    The Bird King

    The strong connection of traditions between Java and Bali began thousands of years ago, tied with the movement of the people of the Majapahit Kingdom ...

STRANGER IN PARADISE