Above all, if you have been on holiday to Bali island, I’m sure most of you have watched the Balinese Kecak Fire dance. Particularly the Kecak dance performance at Uluwatu Temple Bali. What about you who have never watched the Kecak dance on the island of Bali! Are you interested in attending the Kecak dance while on holiday in Bali? If so, on this page, I will write detailed information about Balinese Kecak dance.
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The information that you will find about Balinese Kecak Fire dance on this page such as;
- Kecak Dance Moves & Costumes.
- Kecak Fire Dance Themes & Stories.
- Staging Location.
- Uluwatu temple Kecak Dance.
- Kecak fire dance Uluwatu tickets.
Kecak Dance Moves & Costumes
Cak, Cak, Cak is the typical sound we hear when watching a Balinese Kecak dance performance. Balinese Kecak Fire dance is a drama performed by 50 people, up to 150 dancers.
As the name implies, the dancers who are mostly men will sit cross-legged to form a circle. Clothing used in the form of sarong and black and white checkered cloth wrapped around the waist.
They dance with their hands up and down while stepping on their feet. In addition to moving the hands and feet, dancers make a choir “Cak Cak Cak.” The sound of the Cak arranged in such a way as to imitate the sound of the gamelan. So that it sounds beautiful even though without a musical instrument. Also, some dancers interspersed with Balinese songs that were sung and shouted while dancing.
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Kecak Dance Themes & Stories
Most of the Kecak fire dance in Bali takes the theme of the Ramayana story by portraying several famous figures such as:
- Rama, a good looking young man and the King of Ayodya.
- Dewi Sita is a beautiful woman with a pure heart wife of Rama.
- Hanoman the white ape-man.
- Ravana, the King Of Alenka, is a giant with an evil character.
Balinese Kecak dance performances that take the theme of the Ramayana story will tell about the kingdom of Ayodya. The King of Ayodya named Rama. Due to the conflict in the royal family, it is making Rama had to isolate himself into the forest.
Dewi Sita is Rama’s wife and Rama’s little brother named Laksamana. Both Dewi Sita and Laksamana insisted on following Rama in exile in the forest. In the forest, the evil Ravana from the Alenka kingdom kidnaps Dewi Sita’s.
Then Rama & Laksamana heading to the Alenka Kingdom to get Dewi Sita. Rama & Laksamana were assisted by Vanaras (monkeys), led by Hanuman, to attack the Alenka kingdom to save Dewi Sita.
Balinese Kecak Fire dance classified as a sacred dance. Therefore, before the performance of the Kecak dance begins, there will be a Balinese Hindu priest who leads prayers and pray for mutual safety.
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Where To See Kecak Dance Performance In Bali?
Are you wondering where to see Kecak Dance in Bali? On the island of Bali, the Kecak dance performed in several places, and almost every day there is a Kecak dance performance, especially the Kecak dance performance in Uluwatu temple.
If you have never watched a Kecak dance performance in Bali, here are some of the best locations you can visit to observe the Bali Kecak dance:
1. Uluwatu Temple
The most famous Kecak fire dance performance in Bali, take place in Pura Luhur Uluwatu. Pura Luhur Uluwatu/Uluwatu temple is one of the renowned tourist attractions in Bali. The distance of the Uluwatu temple from Bali’s Ngurah Rai airport, about 21 kilometers and takes about 50 minutes’ drive. Please use the map below to see the location of the Uluwatu Temple Bali.
The Balinese Kecak fire dance at Uluwatu temple starts at sunset around 18:00 and ends at 19:00. What makes the Kecak fire dance performance in Uluwatu temple so famous? Because the background for the Kecak dance performance is in the form of sunset scenes and views of the Indian Ocean.
The best way in terms of transportation for a vacation to the Uluwatu temple for watching the Kecak dance is to book a car rental services in Bali with drivers and fuel. There is no public transportation to escort you back to your hotel in the Uluwatu area.
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Uluwatu Temple Kecak Fire Dance Performance
Kecak fire dance performances at the Uluwatu temple held every day, starting at 6 pm, which takes place on an open stage. The audience of the Kecak dance provided a seat higher than the stage. So that the audience is more flexible when watching the Kecak fire dance performance.
If you look down, then you will know the Uluwatu temple built on a high cliff with a stretch of the Indian ocean. Therefore, it makes the atmosphere of the Kecak Fire Dance at Uluwatu Temple near the night more exciting. Plus, the torch lights lit, which makes the Kecak dance at Uluwatu temple look even more unique.
Usually, tourists who want to watch Kecak dance will arrive early and have already booked their Kecak dance Bali Uluwatu ticket in advance. Before watching the Kecak dance at Uluwatu Temple, tourists will take a walk to enjoy the beautiful view of the southern sea, as well as the sunset view around the area of the Uluwatu temple.
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Uluwatu Temple Kecak Dance Ticket Prices
To be able to watch the Kecak dance performance at the Uluwatu temple, each spectator charged a ticket price IDR 150,000 for an adult, and a child is IDR 75,000. The Uluwatu Temple Kecak dance ticket prices are a published price, and you will get it if you bought the tickets onsite.
Because the Uluwatu Kecak Dance is very popular, you should book a Kecak dance Bali Uluwatu ticket as early as possible. At least three days before the date you want to see the Kecak Dance. For your information, you can book Kecak dance Uluwatu tickets online at lower prices.
For your information, the Uluwatu Kecak dance staging location inside the Uluwatu temple. Therefore, visitors must pay for entrance tickets to Uluwatu Temple. Want to know how much the entrance fee for Pura Luhur Uluwatu, please click the link below!
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Uluwatu Kecak Dance Faq
Below is the list of frequently ask the question from our customers.
The stage shape in a semi-circle, therefore, gets a higher seat in the middle position, which is facing the Indian Ocean, which is the best seat that you can get. You can’t reserve a seating position for Uluwatu Kecak Dance. All you need to do is to come early around 17:00 before the ticket counter opens. You wait there until the gate opens, then pick your seat.
The Kecak dance show proceeds even during the rain, so it better always brings a raincoat or umbrella if you find there is a higher chance of precipitation.
The Kecak dance show ends around 19:00, which is already dark. My recommendation’s better that you book a car with a driver in Bali. Your private driver will pick you up when the Kecak dance show ends. Also, you can book self-drive car hire or rent a motorbike.
The toilet is available in the vehicle parking area, which is quite far from the stage.
2. Garuda Wisnu Kencana Cultural Park
Besides, at Pura Luhur Uluwatu, you also able to watch the Kecak dance performance at the Garuda Wisnu Kencana Cultural Park in Ungasan.
The Kecak dance performance at the Garuda Wisnu Kencana Cultural Park starts at 18:30, taking place at the GWK amphitheater. There is no fee to watch the Kecak dance performance at GWK Bali. However, to enter the GWK Bali tourist area, each visitor will be charged an entrance fee.
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To create more comfortable for you to find the location of the Bali GWK, please use the map below!
3. Sahadewa Batubulan
The third location for the Bali Kecak dance performance is in Sanggar Sahadewa Batubulan. The Kecak dance performance at Sahadewa Batubulan starts at 18:30 until 19:30 and is available every day. As for the Barong and Keris dance performances at Sahadewa Batubulan, start at 09:30 – 10:30 in the morning.
To clarify, to be able to watch the Kecak dance Sahadewa Batubulan, each audience need to pay an entrance fee of IDR 100,000 / person. The address of Sahadewa Batubulan is at Jalan SMKI No. 25 Batubulan, Gianyar Regency – Bali. Therefore, to get more straightforward for you to find the location of Sahadewa Batubulan, please use the map below!