Barong and Keris Dance
This dance depicts the battle between virtue and evil. Barong is a mythical creature that portrays virtue while Rangda is the most powerful of depicting sleaze. Barong and Keris dance is the first one is presented with two dancers. They are followers of Rangda who are looking for followers of Dewi Kunti who are on their Way to meet their Patih.
Next, followers of Dewi Kunti arrived. One of the Rangga followers Turned into a demon and entered Dewi Kunti’s followers which caused them to become angry. Both met the Patih and together faced Dewi Kunti.
Came Dewi Kunti and her son Sahadewa and Dewi Kunti had promised Rangda to hand over Sahadewa as a victim. Actually Dewi Kunti was not willing to sacrifice her son to Rangda
Come down lord Shiva and give devotion to Sahadewa and this devotion is not known by Rangda and tried to kill Sahadewa but could not be killed because if his immunity which was granted by lord Shiva. Rangda surrendered to Sahadewa and begged to be saved so that be could enter heaven. And this request was granted by Sahadewa.
Kalika is a follower of Rangda, he faces Sahadewa. This rejection led to a fight and eventually Kalika changed into a wild boar. In this fight the wild boar is defeated by Sahadewa, then Kalika turns into a bird but is still defeated. After that Kalika become Rangda, because Rangda was so powerful that sahadewa become Barong. Because it is the same magic or powerful then the battle between Barong and Rangda no one wins. This this fight are eternal ” Virtue against Evil “
Where can we see this show when in Bali ?
3 of best places to see Barong and Keris Dance:
- Batubulan Village located on Jl. Pura Puseh, Batubulan, Kec. Sukawati, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80582
- Garuda Wisnu Kencana Cultural Park located on Jl. Raya Uluwatu, Ungasan, Kec. Kuta Sel, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80364
- Kesiman village located on Jl. Waribang no.90-X, Kesiman, Kec. Denpasar Tim, Kota Denpasar, Bali 80237
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