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Kecak Fire & Trance Dance

Jl. Sriwedari | Taman Kaja Community, Ubud, Bali 80571, Indonesia
+62 361 970508
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Type: Performances
Description: Kecak and Traditional Ubud Fire Dance
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Bali, Indonesia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Loved it! We went to the performance just up the street from the Ubud Palace at the Batukaru Temple. The performance begins with a chorus of male singers. Then the dancers descend from the temple stairs. The movement of the dancers is so precise and the subtleties are in the fingers and eyes. It is marvelous to watch. The vocals... More

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Bali, Indonesia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

A woman offered me the ticket when I and a friend were walking down near the Ubud Palace as you will find people selling the tickets along the street. The price was not that expensive. This is my first time watching the dance. I have known the story of the dance for long so I can follow the plot of... More

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melbourne
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We found this very boring. They dancers came out and chanted but just sat on the ground. While it was around a fire there was no extra light so what was going on couldn't be seen. Apparently a story was being told but there didn't seem any change in tone and no commentary. Everyone sitting in the very dodgy grandstand... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Went for the one by Padang Tegal near Hanoman Street. The performance was outdoor with a nice lighted temple in the background. If you want a front seat, it's good to arrive earlier. We were there 15 mins before show and it was already quite packed. It's important to bring insect repellent. Prior to show, a write up was given... More

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Palo Alto, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Great way to experience a very different sound and performance. Fire dance at the end is the highlight to be sure.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014 via mobile

I really can't understand why people would describe this as monotonous, perhaps they should stay home and watch tv?! Our group of six, including two teenagers really appreciated this experience. The music was not monotonous but mesmerising and it's only an hour long! The setting in the temple was wonderful and the dancing and costumes wonderful too. The fire dancing... More

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Purdy, MO
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

this just went on and on, same monotonous tone and really couldn't wait to leave. Very crowded, concrete bleachers were uncomfortable for a hour long presentation

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New Delhi, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

The fire dance was ok. /the performers have put in lot of effort in to it , but the outcome is not very very great .

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Western Cape, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

It was really nice to watch. I was right in the front row and the chanting was amazing. The dancers tell such a story with their facial and body movements that must take such dedication and time to practice to have those movements so clear.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

A traditional Balinese dance that shouldn't be missed when in Bali! The music is basically only the voice of more than 50 men, representing their community. From young to old they all take part of this experience. Really something different!

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