Balinese Dance, Drama and Music

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Lavishly illustrated, this book introduces the most commonly seen traditional performing arts in Bali. The gamelan music, dance, drama and puppetry covered here are sure to mesmerize Western readers. Ideal reading for visitors to the island as well as for anyone interested in Balinese culture, the book fully explains the history and function of each performance genre. The book is enhanced with a bibliography, a discography, and over 150 specially prepared watercolors of Balinese...

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Overview

Lavishly illustrated, this book introduces the most commonly seen traditional performing arts in Bali. The gamelan music, dance, drama and puppetry covered here are sure to mesmerize Western readers. Ideal reading for visitors to the island as well as for anyone interested in Balinese culture, the book fully explains the history and function of each performance genre. The book is enhanced with a bibliography, a discography, and over 150 specially prepared watercolors of Balinese performers and performances.

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  • ISBN-13: 9789625931951
  • Publisher: Periplus Editions (HK) Ltd.
  • Publication date: 5/15/2004
  • Series: No Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Product dimensions: 9.72 (w) x 9.08 (h) x 0.65 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. I Wayan Dibia received a professorship in choreography from the College of Indonesian Arts.

Rucina Ballinger is an educator on Balinese culture.

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Table of Contents

Introduction The Context of the Performing ArtsinBali Moving Between Two W orlds: Belief and Magic
3. How the Performing Arts are Learned
4. Movements of the Dance
5. Make-up and Costuming
6. What is Gamelan?
7. Sacred and Ancient Ensembles
8. Marching Gamelan: Angklung and Balaganjur
9. Gamelan Semar Pegulingan and Gamelan Pelegongan
10. Bamboo Ensembles
11. Gamelan Gong Kebyar
12. W omen in Non-Traditional Roles: Musicians and Dalang
13. Children's Gamelan Groups
14.StoriesUsedin Theater
15. W ayang Kulit: The Shadow Puppet Theater
16. Dance and Drama: An Introduction
17. Sacred and Ceremonial Dances
18. Sanghyang Trance Rituals
19. Gambuh: The Classical Dance-drama
20. W ayang W ong: The Masked Ramayana
21. Topeng: The Masked Dance-drama
22. Barong,Rangda and Dances of Dharma
23. Legong: A Dance of Exquisite Beauty
24.Baris: The Dance of the W arrior
25. Arja: The Sung Dance-drama
26. Joged: Bali's Social Dance
27. Choral Forms: Janger, Cakepung and Genjek
28. Kebyar Dances
29. Kecak
30. Dances of the 1940s¡1960s
31. Sendratari and Drama Gong
32. Contemporary Performance Forms
33. New Music

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