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Balinese Dance, Drama & Music: A Guide to the Performing Arts of Bali

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andlt;bandgt;Bali has long been known for its deep spirituality and extraordinary artistic heritage. The dances, dramas, puppetry and music of Bali are more than icons for the island; they are part and parcel of lifeand#8212;as expressions of devotion to the gods, as entertainment, and as a way of instilling cultural values on each generation.andlt;/bandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;iandgt;Balinese Dance, Drama and Musicandlt;/iandgt; is a lavishly illustrated introduction to Bali's celebrated temple orchestra, the gamelan, to its ancient shadow puppet theater, and to a myriad of traditional and contemporary dances and dance-dramas that continue to enthrall locals and visitors alike. Ideal reading for visitors to the island as well as for anyone interested in Balinese culture, the book presents the history and function of each performance genre, with illustrations and photographs to aid in identification. Introductory sections discuss the way performing arts are learned in Bali and the basic Balinese values which are passed on in these forms, as well as some of the basic religious and cultural tenets that are expressed in the arts and the functions of the forms themselves. Different sections describe particular forms of performing arts, such as Gong Angklung, Legong, the Keraton dance, Wayang Kulit, and the new phenomenon of women's gamelan groups, the evolution of each and the place it has in the culture of Bali. The book is enhanced with a bibliography and discography and over 150 specially prepared watercolors of Balinese performers and performances.

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Gorgeous watercolors and photographs present the rich cultural spirit of Bali

Synopsis:

Balinese Dance, Drama and Music is a lavishly illustrated introduction to the most commonly seen forms of traditional performing arts in Bali: gamelan music, dance, drama and puppetry. It presents the history and function of each performance genre, and is enhanced with a bibliography, a discography and over 150 specially prepared watercolors of Balinese performers and performances.

Synopsis:

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.

About 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.

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

Product Details

ISBN:
9780804841832
Author:
Dibia, I Wayan
Publisher:
Tuttle Publishing
Illustrator:
Anello, Barbara
Author:
Dibia, I. Wayan
Author:
Ballinger, Rucina
Author:
Anello, Barbara
Subject:
General
Subject:
Asian
Subject:
General Social Science
Subject:
General Performing Arts
Subject:
DRAMA / General
Subject:
Eastern
Subject:
Dance - Folk
Subject:
balinese songs; balinese music; music of bali; travel; balinese culture
Subject:
balinese songs; b
Subject:
alinese music; music of bali; travel; balinese culture
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series:
No Series
Publication Date:
20110331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
250 full-color photos andamp; watercolor
Pages:
112
Dimensions:
9.00 x 9.50 in

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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 performers and performances.
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