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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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Newport, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

For about 75.000 you can enjoy an hour of entertainment at the Kecak Fire and Trance Dance. It is definitely tourist-based, but very traditional in nature (so I was told by the locals). It's an entertaining show and a fun place to see intricate costumes. Get there early if you want good seats!

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Florence, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Tis is a great opportunity to witness something quite different. The setting is beautiful and watching the sunset from high up is worth seeing in itself. The all male troupe act, sing and dance out the story without any musical accompaniment. It is very entertaining and sometime comic with some audience interaction. Don't forget your mosquito repellent.

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White Rock, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

Cons: We went there because of the hype behind the fire show and so my husband and I went to see a fire show. There was no fire show. They provided us with a narration of the performance in English but it did not reflect the show accurately. There was a stretched performance with a 50 man choir depicting the... More

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

You can not miss it if you are visiting Bali. A must must must see Bali traditional dance. The depiction of Ramayana is beautiful. The performers are amazing. They use no musical instrument. Its amazing to experience such perfection with no artificial touch-ups while sun is going down as the performance ends. Request all who visit, to stay till the... More

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Perth, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

I really enjoyed the performance. It helps if you study the story (provided) before the show begins as this makes it easier to follow. The costumes were amazing and I definitely enjoyed it.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Saw this show after reading about it in guidebooks and after several people on the street approached me about watching one of the many cultural dance shows. This one had fire in the title so I expected it to be hot. It was more like lukewarm. Overall it was good to see something authentic and culturally Bali but I didn't... More

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Toulouse, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Impressive performance - a hundred dancers/singers in darkness, lit by fire. We're not Ramayama experts, but the plot is easy to follow and a synopsis is provided.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

You can not miss it if you are visiting Bali. A must must must see Bali traditional dance. The depiction of Ramayana is beautiful. The performers are amazing. They use no musical instrument. Its amazing to experience such perfection with no artificial touch-ups while sun is going down as the performance ends. Request all who visit, to stay till the... More

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Having trouble picking up a show in Ubud... the Kecak Ramayana and Fire Dance is great and definitely something to see. Advice that you arrive early as the sits in the front are definitely the best! Show / performance: This story speaks to the death of Kumbakarna (Ramayana epics)... the fire in the center of the scene brings some mythical... More

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Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

I wasn't sure what to expect given the variety of views. I thought it was fantastic, mesmerising and exciting but was glad I hadn't sat at the front for the walking on coals as the sparks went everywhere.

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