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Kecak Fire & Trance Dance

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Address: Jl. Sriwedari | Taman Kaja Community, Ubud 80571, Indonesia
Phone Number: +62 361 970508
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Wed 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Sat 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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I loved this traditional dance with a lot of symbolism and meaning in it.

It was a large group of dancers, with a story that was 'told' in movement and dance, the main characters supported by the group of men symbolizing a lot of different things, like... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It was a large group of dancers, with a story that was 'told' in movement and dance, the main characters supported by the group of men symbolizing a lot of different things, like the sea. I personally thought it was beautiful. Some of our group felt it went too slow, and couldn't appreciate the meaning of the dance and the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It as an interesting show. The tickets were available at the venue. for a 7:30PM show, we went at 5 PM and got our tickets and when we arrived at 7PM, it was quite full. Seating is on a first come first serve basis. The show takes places at this temple and it is lit with lamps "diyas" and we... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visit to Bali will not be complete without having Kecak dance w magnificent cliff top stage at Uluwatu.It performed by a circle of 30-50 performers wearing checked cloth around their waists, there isn't any music instrument but performers percussively chanting "cak" and moving their hands and arms. Just ensure you read the story before hands which you will enjoy the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Walking around the Palace, ticket sellers are ubiquitous -- though, I have to say, not overly pushy unlike hawkers in other tourist drags in other countries. If you decline, they are polite about it. There's a traditional dance performance somewhere in central Ubud every night, and after hearing and peeking into a few over the week, we decided to see... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Kecak Fire & Trance Dance at Pura Dalem Taman Kaja on Jl Sriwedari in Ubud is a performance of traditional dance and music telling the story of a snippet from the Ramayana. Tickets can be picked up from legitimate touts around town. The temple setting is an excellent outdoor location. It has an atmosphere of its own despite the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a very nice show with a mixture of different dances. We've visited it in Ubud and it was 90% lighted by candles and the fire in the middle. It's not comparable to european theater etc and it might be hard to follow the story in the beginning but you get a paper with the story (available in different... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Performances vary dramatically from one company to the next. On our most recent visit to Ubud we saw the one presented by the Desa Adat Sambahan. Not good. Half hearted performers not really interested, chanting not synchronised and too much playing to the audience. There are much better groups around.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Going to the Uluwatu Temple was amazing, with amazing scenic views of the ocean. Definitely breathtaking! However, the kecak fire show was not what we expected. We though that was an actual fire show with tricks and awe, but it was more of a fire ritual with the performers sitting around a fire chanting, and meditation while a fee dancers... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ok. Kecak is quite difficult for us to appreciate but you can feel that there is lots of effort put into this! It's a must do but not everyone will appreciate. It's one of those things...

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I were really looking forward to this performance unfortunately we found it repetitive and boring at times. The performers were very enthusiastic.

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