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WELCOME PERFORMANCE

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    Ngurek : A Suicidal Performance

    Those who have watched the Barong and Rangda Dance, Bali’s dance performances, should have seen a group of men attempting to stab their chests with a sharp dagger. This segment ends with a priest who comes on stage, takes the dagger away before sprinkling the man with holy water that was offered to the Gods […]
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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...

MAPPING BALI

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    Mapping Bali 13: Rivers

    Some of the rain water takes a different route. It is neither stored in the mountain lakes, nor absorbed into the soil, but directed by the islands to...

SECRET BALI

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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...
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    Tall Tales of Candidasa

    A funny thing happened on the way to Candidasa recently. Away from the relaxed beach life of this old resort area, life goes on in very different ways...

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