Balinese Dance, Drama & Music

Travel
$16.99
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SKU:
9780804852760
Publisher:
Tuttle Publishing
ISBN:
9780804852760
Format:
Hardcover, Jacketed
Date Published:
10/20/2020
Illustrations:
250 full-color photos & watercolors
Number of Pages:
112
Trim Size:
7 1/2 X 10

This book is a lavishly illustrated introduction to the most commonly seen forms of traditional performing arts in Bali: gamelan music, dance, drama and puppetry.

Ideal reading for visitors to the island, as well as anyone interested in Balinese culture, this book presents the history and function of each type of performance—with 250 watercolor illustrations and full-color photos to aid in identification.

Introductory sections discuss the way performing arts are learned in Bali, the principal Balinese values that are passed on in these forms and some of the basic religious and cultural tenets that are expressed in the arts. Subsequent chapters each describe a particular form of the art, such as Gamelan Gong Keybar, Gambuh, Legong Keraton, Baris, Wayang Kulit and the new phenomenon of children's and women's performing groups. Readers will learn more about the evolution of each practice and style, as well as its place in Balinese culture.


About the Author:
I Wayan Dibia is a dancer, musician and choreographer. He received his Ph.D. from the University of California in 1992 before becoming a choreography professor at the College of Indonesian Arts.

Rucina Ballinger is an American educator and lecturer on Balinese culture. One of the founders of Gamelan Sekar Jaya, she is an accomplished dancer and performs extensively in Bali as a dancer and comic. She has lived in Ubud with her Balinese husband and two sons since 1985.

Barbara Anello is an American artist, writer and photographer who divides her time between Manhattan and Bali. She has exhibited her paintings and photographs in the US, Europe and Asia.