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Kecak is a typical Balinese performing arts that was created in 1930 and played mainly by men. This dance performed by many (tens or more) male dancers who sit in a circle and lined with a certain rhythm called "top" and raised both arms, depicting the Ramayana as Rama's line of apes help fight Ravana. However, Kecak Trance Dance ritual comes from, the tradition of dance that the dancers will be in unconscious condition, to communicate with God or the spirits of the ancestors and then convey their expectations to the community.

The dancers in the circle is wearing a plaid cloth like a chessboard their waist. Besides the dancers, there were other dancers who portray the characters as Rhama Ramayana, Shinta, Ravana, Hanoman, and Sugriva.

Kecak dance songs taken from the ritual dances Trance. Also, do not use musical instruments. Kincringan used only imposed on the feet of dancers who portray the characters Ramayana.

Around the 1930s Wayan modulus worked with German painter Walter Spies to create a tradition based Kecak Dance Trance and parts of the Ramayana story. Wayan modulus at popularizing this dance around the world in the entourage of his Balinese dancers.

Posted by Adith Dith Wednesday, October 7, 2009


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