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Kecak and Fire Dance

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Kecak and Fire Dance

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Eleftheria A wrote a review Aug 2020
Nafplio, Greece14 contributions6 helpful votes
because i met and talked with the singers and actors of kecak fire dance, i can say that they are very warm and friendly people, with respect to their traditional history and mythology, they present to the tourists an authentic show of their customs, the place (ULUWATU) is amazing and the sunset is fantastic, its the right place to see the kecak and fire dance!!!
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Shreya Saha wrote a review Mar 2020
Phitsanulok, Thailand939 contributions79 helpful votes
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The Kecak dance narrates the episodes where Ramayana was sent to exile by his father King Dasaratha because of an evil trick by his stepmother Kaikeyi. Uluwatu’s setting matches with the deep monkey forest where Rama is accompanied by his wife Sita and loyal younger brother Laksamana. Later, Ravana who knew of this set out to kidnap Sita. Later, with the help of the monkey king Hanuman and his monkey troops, the two brothers rescue Sita and the lovers are finally reunited right after the setting sun. We had enjoyed the trip very much.
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Date of experience: April 2019
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T K wrote a review Mar 2020
Rotterdam, The Netherlands12 contributions4 helpful votes
50k entrance fee for the temple, 150k for the show that takes about a hour. Nice to see, but be aware the temple closes right after the show. Show is a 17:55. Better come earlier.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Wildcat7400 wrote a review Mar 2020
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia784 contributions198 helpful votes
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There are many places to catch the Kecak & Fire dance performance. But in my opinion, the best place to watch the Kecak & Fire dance would be at the outdoor amphitheatre near the Uluwatu Temple. The show unravels on a cliff against a backdrop of an amazing sunset in the background. The daily Kecak & Fire dance starts at 6 pm & is usually for an hour. Tickets are priced at IDR150,000. The ticket booth will open at 5 pm. Get your tickets early as it is recommended to be at the amphitheatre 30 minutes before the show to get a good seat. The traditional Balinese Kecak & Fire dance is one of the 9 most popular Balinese Hindu dances besides the Barong & Legong dance. The performance is based on Ramayana, the Hindu religious text regarding Lord Rama’s life. A leaflet about the Kecak & Fire dance will be given upon ticket purchase. There are 4 acts to the dance & details are given to explain each act. Further reading states that “Kecak dance is derived from an old Balinese ritual called the “sanghyang”, a trance dance driven by its participants' repetitive chanting. In its ancient form, the “sanghyang” communicated the wishes of the gods or of the ancestors.” Here, the Kecak & Fire dance is performed by a group of not more than 50 bare-chested men with checked sarongs tied around their waist sitting cross-legged in a circle chanting “Chak Chak Chak” repetitively & continuously. While chanting, they will also move their bodies to the left & right. The rhythm is a combination of slow & fast. When it speeds up, they raise their arms & hands trembling in the air, rhythmically. No musical instruments are used & the musical vocal chanting of “Chak Chak Chak” is like an acapella. A loosely adaptation of the epic Ramayana is shown to the audience through the 4 acts. The dancers are all in elaborate Balinese costumes re-enacting the tale. The performance is about Sri Rama, the Prince of the Ayodha Kingdom who was exiled by his father due to his stepmother’s trickery & schemes. Rama & his beautiful wife, Sita went into the Monkey forest & was accompanied by Rama’s younger brother, Laksamana. However, King Alengka who lusted after Sita was able to kidnap Sita successfully. The 2 brothers had then engaged the help of the Monkey King, Hanuman in the rescue mission. Unfortunately, Hanuman was captured & was to be burnt. But using his magical powers, he was able to free himself from the fire after a priest comes in & blesses him. In a trance, the Monkey King was able to put the fire out using his barefoot. He is also one funny character that both kids & adults would learn to appreciate & like. At the end of the show, the audience are invited to take photos with the dancers in their elaborate colourful costumes & headgears. A performance not to be missed as where else can you see a group of people chanting & putting out fire while being in a trance? It is also an opportunity to witness Balinese culture & theatre infused in a single window behind a magical sunset view.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Mushfiqul Hoque wrote a review Mar 2020
Dhaka City, Bangladesh110 contributions6 helpful votes
Just roam aorund the uluwatu temple. See the viewing points. The view is awesome. See the sunset. See the colour change in the sky. Dont waste the afternoon watching this. View is more important.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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