Barong Dance is probably the most well known dance in Bali, but it’s also a story telling dance, narrating the fight between good and evil. This dance is a classic example of Balinese way of acting out mythology, resulting in myth and history being blended into one reality.

We did see the performance of the dance but we do not have enough knowledge about the story and don’t want to retell everything from a random page found online. What we do want to do instead is to share our pictures from the dance in this photo essay. So here it goes:

 

Barong Dance

Barong Dance

Barong Dance

Barong Dance

Barong Dance

Barong Dance

Barong Dance

Barong Dance

Barong Dance

Barong Dance

Barong Dance

Barong Dance

Barong Dance

Barong Dance

Barong Dance

Barong Dance

Barong Dance

Barong Dance

Barong Dance

Barong Dance

Barong Dance

Barong Dance

 

 

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2 thoughts on “Barong Dance – A Photo Essay

  1. I have also seen this dance, and at the same place! I can recognize some of the actors here. 🙂

    Thanks for taking me back to this dance. I am yet to write about it.

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