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Tektok, Who’s There? New Balinese Dance Spectacle in Ubud

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Spectacular New Balinese Dance Performance Presented Four Nights Per Week at Bali Culture Center in Nyuh Kuning, Ubud

Adding to the growing number of spectacular dance and stage performances available to Bali visitors, the Bali Culture Center (BCC) in Nyuh Kuning Ubud now presents a rare and mesmerizing presentation of the Tektok Dance four nights per week.

Taken from the epic Mahabrata story of India, the Ubud presentation tells of a struggle between King Yudhistira and his brothers and his archrival Duryodhana (Kurava). Lured into a game of chance, Kurava manages to persuade Yudhistira to wager and lose his entire Kingdom.

Claiming the defeated Yudhistira and his brothers as slaves, Kurava seeks the ultimate humiliation of forcing the losing King to undress his Queen and offer her to his nemesis.

A battle of the demi-gods proceeds with Truth and Goodness eventually triumphing over the evil Kurava in the end.

Originating from Lombok, the Tek Tok Dance has been reworked by celebrated choreographers I Made Sidia and I Gusti Gde Jelantik. The music that accompanies the dance is produced solely by syncopations and harmonies from a chorus of human voices.

Working with the seminal influence of a traditional dance form found in Lombok, Sidia and Jelantik have created an entirely new addition to the Bali-Lombok dance repertoire that is now presented every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday evening at 6:30 pm.

Presented on a colossal scale, tickets are only Rp. 190,000 for adults and Rp. 140,000 for children.

For information and reservations telephone +62-(0)361-978144 or +62-(0)82144735658.

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The Bali Hills are Alive with the Sound of Musi

Ubud Village Jazz Festival August 9-10, 2013

Bali News: The Bali Hills are Alive with the Sound of Music

 

Bali will be the venue for a major musical event in August with the Ubud Village Jazz Festival 2013 (UVJF-2013) scheduled for August 9-10.

According the Beritabali.com, a number of leading Indonesian and world-class musicians are slated to perform in the hillside arts community of Ubud, including: Peter Beets (Holland); Uwe Plath, Dian Pratiwi (Germany); Yokohama Association of Artists (Japan); David Ades (Australia); Balawan, Dwiki Dharmawan, Simak Dialog, The Jongens, Dira Sugadhi, Yuri Mahatma, Koko Harsoe, Astrid Sulaiman, Rio Sidik, Ito Kurdhi, and the Underground Jazz Movement (Indonesia).

Promoted as the first international jazz festival to be operated as a “Green Festival” – plans are underway to minimize the use of energy with LED lighting and torches. Musicians will travel to and from their appearance on bicycles, and recyclable materials will be employed wherever possible.

Carbon compensation programs will include a tree-planting program held in conjunction with UVJF 2013.

Grace Jeanie, the spokesperson of UVJF 2013, told the press in Denpasar on March 8, 2013: “Our hope is that even though this is a relatively small festival, it will send a big message to those who attend. Because of this, we are calling this a ‘small festival with a big message.’ The programs are of a small scope but of high quality with participation by jazz musicians from across Indonesia and other countries.”

[Ubud Village Jazz Festival Website]

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