Saturday, September 4, 2010

Tari Kecak

Tari Kecak or Kecak Dance which is often called "The Monkey Dance" for the tourists in the form of dance drama is relatively new but has become a very popular show / famous and has become a must watch show for both domestic and overseas tourists. Kecak dance scenes have been promoted in several poscard, tourist guide and others.
Kecak is the name is a name that is directly taken after the vote "smack, smack" in saying that constantly throughout the show. There are some who explain that the word or sound "cak" actually has a meaning that is very important and significant in the show.
The origins of dance kecak
Not known for certain from where the dance originated and where kecak first developed, but there is a kind of agreement at the Bali community kecak first evolved into an art pertujukan in Bona, Ganyar, as additional knowledge kecak was originally a song or musical sound produced from a combination that form a melody that is usually used to accompany the sacred dances Sahyang. And can only be staged at the temples. Kemudaian astist in the early 1930s from the village of Bona, Gianyar trying to develop kecak dance by taking the story as a substitute didramatarikan Ramayana Dance Sanghyang so this can finally dipertontontan dance in public as the performing arts. Parts of the Ramayana story in which the first is taken when the Goddess Sita was abducted by King Ravana.
The development of Kecak Dance In Bali
Kecak Dance in Bali has continued to experience the changes and developments since the 1970s. Developments can be seen is in terms of story and staging. In terms of story for the gig is not only based at one part of the Ramayana, but also other parts of the story from the Ramayana.
Then in terms of staging are also beginning to experience the development of not only found in one place like the village of Bona, Gianyar but also other villages in Bali started to develop dance across Bali kecak thus there are tens kecak group whose members are usually the members of the group. Activities Kecak dance events such as festivals are often held in Bali either by government or by the school of art in Bali. And the largest number of dancers who have performed in dance kecak recorded in 1979 which involved 500 men dancers. At that time kecak performed by taking the story from the Mahabharata. But this record is broken by the Government which organizes kecak Tabanan colossal with 5000 dancers on September 29, 2006, at Tanah Lot, Tabanan, Bali.
Kecak Dance Pattern
As a dance show kecak supported by some factor which is very important, more is more in this kecak presents dance performances in conveying the story, of course, music is vital to accompany lenggak swing dancers. But in the Kecak Dance music generated from voice blend cak Members of the approximately 50-70 people will make music all akapela, a leader who will act as an early tone about providing a longer acting as a suppressor which is responsible for providing high pressure or low a tone act as penembang solo, and alone again will act as the lead puppeteer ki story line. Dancer in the dance movements are not properly kecak follow grip grip dance accompanied by gamelan. So in this kecak dance dancer's body movements are more relaxed because the main concern is the storyline and the sound mix.
Stories In Kecak Dance - Balinese dance
The most popular story in kecak dance is the story of Ramayana on the part where King Rama and his wife and his brother Admiral Shita Dewi was in the forest because they were exiled from the kingdom. The following scene in the dance scene kecak:
Scene 1:
Rama and Sita and the Admiral was in the forest suddenly appears a golden deer (an incarnation of King Ravana aide assigned to fish so that Rama left Sita alone) approached them and then move away as if to invite them to play a funny look at the deer to the king asking Sita Rama to arrest him. Before leaving Sita Rama, Rama asked his brother Admiral guard Sita and Rama to leave Sita and admirals to catch the golden deer that ran away ... ... .... Not every few laps and then came the sound of pain that sounds like Rama and ask for help ... .... Hearing that Sita was worried and then asked Admiral to follow Rama, Admiral did not believe that that voice is the voice of Rama Rama because he knew could not be harmed by sekor deer. But Sita would not understand she became angry and accused the admiral Admiral deliberately letting die Rama Sita so that she might marry someday. Because ultimately kept pressed by Sita Rama Lakshmana to go catch up. Before leaving Sita alone Admiral makes lingakaran and asked Sita to stay within the circle. After the Admiral left later emerged that the priest alone is actually the incarnation of Ravana. This minister for water to Sita. Feeling sorry for Sita provide water to the priest with his hand stretched out circle. Immediately the old priest turned into Ravana. Then take Sita away.
Scene 2
Narrated Sita has been in the kingdom of Lanka was accompanied by Trijata - nephew of Rahawana assigned to guard Sita. Sita looked sad cry for fate sanbil keep hoping Rama came to save. Then came the White Apes - Hanuman. Sita Hanuman at first thought was also an incarnation of Ravana, but after the Hanuman explained that he was the emissary of King Rama, and hand over the ring as proof. Then Sita gives interest to Hanuman for submission to King Rama. Before leaving the kingdom of Lanka Hanuman set fire to the park and elsewhere in the kingdom of Lanka as a message to Ravana that Rama would come to rescue Sita.
Scene 3
The battle begins, with a maid named Rama and the army keranya Twalen arrived in Lanka to attack and destroy the kingdom of Ravana. At the beginning of the battle Ravana's son and servant named Megananda Delem Binds Rama defeated by Rama and her magic so that his men could not move and become limp. Then Rama prayed to the gods untu k save it, then munculah a garuda bird helped Rama to escape from the magic Megananda.
Scene 4
Then Rama and his army back then recover as usual King Rama ordered to fight Megananda Sugria Apes, In this scene the dancers form two groups of peaks will be the army Megananda one group, another group in the army Sugriva. In this battle defeated Sugriwa Megananda. Then the dancers smack back into one group.
Scene 5
Told that can be defeated Ravana and Rama have been reunited with his wife Sita. Their meeting was witnessed by Admiral, Sugriva and Hanuman.
At each end of the supporting performances are all dancers will gather on the stage and invite visitors to make memories with the pictures together.

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