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Legong of Mahabrata Epic

Ubud Palace, Ubud, Bali, Indonesia
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Ranked #13 of 41 attractions in Ubud
Type: Performances
Owner description: Dances are merged with stories and history in Bali. Many focus on the Sanskrit epics of India which are literature that convey cultural beliefs and... more » Owner description: Dances are merged with stories and history in Bali. Many focus on the Sanskrit epics of India which are literature that convey cultural beliefs and structure. The two most well known are the Mahabharata and the Ramayana. The Ramayana has 24,000 verses and portrays the ideal characters of life such as the perfect servant or father. The Mahabharata, is the longest of them all. I « less
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Kunming, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

This performance was at Ubud Palace at 8 pm. I attended several functions at Ubud Palace during my Bali week. My plan of action was usually to go to central Ubud about 6 and have supper. The stroll around until time for the show to begin. Seating is outdoors. During the time I was there we had full moon, making... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Beautiful performance, about an hour long, great music, costumes and dancing. Never seen anything like it before so was a great experience.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The setting of the place and the atmosphere are perfect. The seats are raised so you don't need to worry about bobbing your head just to see the performance. The chants are quite unique and if you hear real closely, their voices have different pitches and tones. It's like 3d surround sound. The dancers are really putting a great show,... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

The setting of the dance in Ubud palace is really nice. It's enjoyable to see the dancers perform their dance move in their colorful traditional costumes. The dance will start at 7.30 but it's best to arrive about 45 mins earlier to get the front seats. Also bring mosquitoes repel because you will most likely be bitten when enjoying the... More

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Makati, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

loved the colors or their costumes. the dancers were very good and so are the musicians. it was quite long and with not that many routines and yet, one feels that there is a very good story behind it. The music is so powerful that I can feel the emotions displayed in each dance, aside of course from the powerful... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

The "Legong: Trance Dance and Paradise Dance" that I watched was good - a more contemporary version of what I am used to. Choreographically, I admired the innovative approach to the tradition of Legong. However, I am not sure if the dancers are prepared for its contemporary iteration from a perspective of a choreographer and from seating up-close and personal.... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

Wonderful experience for those who can understand and appreciate it. It would be great if the dances were accompanied by some sort of explanation of the legend as well

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

The show starts around 7.30 PM but it's a good idea to arrive early to find a good spot. The dance was a wonderful visual experience showed you intricate dance moves the beauty of traditional Bali costume. There was also a live orchestra to help you lose yourself to the great display of culture. I enjoyed it immensely. There were... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

We were lucky to find out about the legong dance as we passed through ubud. The dance is a wonderful experience both visually and to listen to the orchestra. The 80k pricing was also reasonable for the wonderful performance , considering everything in Bali seems to be pay per view.. Unfortunately, none of the tourism counters seem to have details... More

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Lismore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014 via mobile

Suggest you go 15 - 30 mins early to ensure a seat in the front or the side for the best view, very colourful costumes and interesting dancing. A variety of dances and music in the beautiful setting of the palace, may need to take umbrella if looks like rain as it is outdoors. Bug spray useful. A very reasonable... More

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