KRIS DANCE was the dance i had seen which very boring...
i almost want to sleep because of this performance...
maybe i didnt sleep enough because watch tv until midnight in the hotel...
let me write some about THE BARONG & KRIS DANCE...
The Barong-Play represents an eternal fight between good and evil spirit.Barong(a mythological animal) represents a good spirit and Rangda (a mythological monster) represents an evil one
THE DANCES START WITH MUSIC OVER TONE
Followed by his friend the monkey,the tiger comes up.Three masked-dancers appear,representing men making palmwine in the forest,whom child is killed by the tiger.The three men get angry and attack the tiger.The tiger is helped by the monkey.During the fight the nose of one of the three men is bitten off.
Two girl-dancers appear,representing the servants of the Rangda,looking for the servants of Dewi Kunti who are on their way to meet their Patih(Prime minister).
Two servants of Dewi Kunti showing.One of the servants of the Rangda changes into a witch and enters both servants to make them angry.They meet their Patih and go together to Dewi Kunti.
dewi Kunti and her son,Sadewa come up.Dewi Kunti has promised the Rangda to sacrifice Sadewa.A witch appears and enters Dewi Kunti.She becomes angry and orders the Patih to bring Sadewa into the forest.The Patih is also entered by a witch so he does not have pity on Sadewa.Sadewa is then taken into a forest and tied up to a tree.
Unknown by Rangda,Siwa,God appears and gives Sadewa Immortality.The Rangda appears,ready to kill Sadewa and eat him up but sadewa is still alive.Rangda then surrenders and asks Sadewa to redeem herself,Sadewa agrees and kills the Rangda.The Rangda goes into Heaven.
One of the servants of the Rangda called Kalika comes up before Sadewa and asks him to redeem herself too,Sadewa refuses.Kalika gets angry,and changes herself into a boar and fights Sadewa.The boar is defeated.She then changes herself into a bird but is defeated again.At last she changes herself into a Rangda,Sadewa meditates and then he changes himself into a barong.Still the Rangda seems to be too powerful and the fight is unended.Followers of the Barong appear and help him fight the Rangda.