Barong Dance is a traditional dance that uses masks and costumes as the embodiment of Balinese spirits. This dance is one of the traditional dances that use some media such as masks and costumes as the embodiment of the creatures believed by the people of Bali.
According to Balinese belief, Barong Dance is also a sacred art so there is also a mystical impression in it. However, this dance is quite famous in Bali. Besides having artistic value, also has spiritual meanings in it.
In Bali there are several types of barong namely Barong Ket, Barong Bangkal, Barong Landung, Barong Macan, Barong Gajah, Barong Asu, Barong Brutuk, Barong Lembu, Barong Kedingkling, Barong Kambing, and Barong Gagombrangan. (see also: Traditional Dances of Indonesia)
Barong Dance also can be entertainment for the community, which is displayed as part of the ceremony at Pura is usually done seriously. Because it relates to the existing spiritual meaning so that it is done sacredly. While Barong Dance is displayed for entertainment, it is usually interspersed with funny scenes. In addition, there is also an attractive appearance of dancers such as “immunity” shows that make the audience amazed.
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