Baris (Dance)

Baris (Dance)

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Baris is a traditional war dance of Bali, accompanied by gamelan, in which a solo dancer depicts the feelings of a young warrior prior to battle, glorifying the man hood of the triumphant Balinese warrior and displaying the sublimity of his commanding presence. Originally it was performed as a religious ritual to dedicate warriors and their weapons during a temple feast. The dancer may bear a kris, a spear, a bow, or other weapons, depending on the variant performed. baris literally means line or file, referring to the line of soldiers who served the rajas of Bali.At first, as he takes the stage, the dancer's movements are studied and careful, as if he were seeking out foes in an unfamiliar place. When he reaches the middle of the stage, hesitation gives way to self-assurance.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 80 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 127g
  • Verpublishing
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6136271281
  • 9786136271286