BARONG & RANGDA DANCE
Batubulan is an artistic countryside in west part of Gianyar regency. The identity and image as an art village, Batubulan has been famous in Indonesia and all over the world which has been built based on an artistic blessing dance of Barong (Barong and Keris dance).
and Rangda or kris dance is a battle between good and evil. Barong can
take various form but in this dance he takes the from of the Barong Keket,
the most holy of the barong.
Barong and Keris Dance which is durated for one hours is regulary showing their performance every day from 09.30 to 10.30 pm Wita. This performance is especially dedicated to both local and international tourist. Barong itself is an ancient creature which symbolizes “the goodness”, while Rangda (giant) is a great ancient creature which symbolizes “the evil”.
The Barong personifies good and protects the village from the witch Rangda,
but he's also a mischievous and fun loving creature. He flounces into
the temple courtyard, saps his jaws at the Gamelan, dance around and enjoys
the acclaim of his supporters a group of men with krises. Then Rangda
makes her Pendulous breasts wobbling, human entrails draped around her
neck, fangs protruding from her mounth and saber-like fingernails clawing
Now the Barong is no longer the clown, but the protector. The two duel
with their magical powers and the Barong's supporters draw their krises
and rush in to attack the with. Rangda puts them in a trance and the men
try two stab themselves, but the Barong also has great magical powers
and casts a spell which stops the krises from harming the men. This is
the most dramatic part of the dance as the gamelan rings crazily the men
rush back and forth, waving their krises around, all but foaming at the
mouth, sometimes even rolling on the ground in a desperate attempt to
We provide the Barong and Keris dance tickets with pick up transport or also you can come by your own transport.
Pick up time:
- Nusa Dua at 07.45 am
- Tuban or Kuta at 08.00 am
- Legian or Seminyak at 08.15 am
- Sanur at 08.30 am
Ticket Of Barong Dance USD 10 / person