Theatre of Bali
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Theatre of Bali by Oenslager, Donald

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Published in New York .
Written in



  • Indonesia,
  • Bali Island.


  • Theater -- Indonesia -- Bali Island.

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Edition Notes

Statement[by] Donald Oenslager.
LC ClassificationsPN2905.B3 O4
The Physical Object
Pagination2 p. l., 7-29, [1] p.
Number of Pages29
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6445225M
LC Control Number42041976

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Island of Bali is now available with a foreword by Professor Adrian Vickers which puts the book into context for a modern audience. First published in , Island of Bali is still regarded by many as the most authoritative text on Bali and its fascinating people. Included is a wealth of information on the daily life, art, customs and religion of this magical "Island of the Gods."Reviews: Bali has long been known for its deep spirituality and extraordinary artistic heritage. The dances, dramas, puppetry and music of Bali are more than icons for the island; they are part and parcel of life—as expressions of devotion to the gods, as entertainment, and as a way of instilling cultural values on each generation. Balinese Dance, Drama & Music is a lavishly illustrated introduction. that are unique to Bali: • Wayang shadow-puppet theatre • Sanghyang ritual trance performance • Gambuh classical dance-drama • the virtuoso art of Topeng masked theatre. The book is a guide to current practice, with detailed analyses of recent theatrical performances looking at all aspects of performance, production and reception. Arja is a form of Dance-Opera in Bali (Source) This is a dance-opera form of theatre originating in Bali. It draws upon classic texts and popular stories, incorporating dance, dialogues and vocals. This was once an inaccessible art form as it solely used Balinese dialogues .

I believe it was a very well-written book that, given its time, is very considerate of the different elements that constitute the life in Bali. It gave a rich introduction to some of the facets of Hinduism in Bali and also the discussion of the future, which is interesting showing some /5(25).   In this book, John Coast wrote about his personal efforts on a project to bring out a Balinese dancing troupe to Europe and the States around the time of Indonesia's new found independence. However his description of specific people and events are quite s: 5. 5. Bali Agung Show (Bali Theater) Bali Agung is a theatrical show that combines stories of Balinese legends, captivating choreography, brightly colored costumes, dramatic musical compositions, plus sound and light with the latest technology. "Amazing show, beautifully presented, a show of lots of traditional Indonesian dances, beautiful costumes, a story of two children going on an adventure and finding the real culture of Indonesia." "Wonderful show put on by many experienced dancers, highlighting all the Indonesian territories through magic, dance and Aeriel acts, the staging is magnificent, the theatre offers transfers from.