Sunday, November 15, 2015

Dance and Music at Ubud Palace

For some reason Ubud, the village we are in, has its own king, with his own palace which we visited last night for a dance performance.  The Balinese traditional dance is very slow and graceful, with emphasis on hand/finger movement and facial expressions, elaborate costuming.

Of course it was all accompanied by a 20+ piece gamelan orchestra which were very skillfully played - nothing like my demo from the other day!

The masked dance was presented also, and a bit on the scary side:

Earlier we had a lovely dinner overlooking the Campuhan Ridge Walk - which we had completed in the morning, before my batik lesson. This tourist thing can be pretty exhausting!

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