Bali is renowned the world over for its arts, culture and in particular, dance forms. It is a part of the culture the Balinese take seriously. Balinese performing arts often portray stories from Hindu epics such as the Ramayana but with heavy Balinese influence.
Bali boasts one of the most diverse and innovative performing arts cultures in the world, with paid performances at thousands of temple festivals, private ceremonies, or public shows. As a great admirer of the arts you will often find me at any dance or cultural performance, and, I am always on the lookout for places that stage these beautiful and mesmerising performances.
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The other day, by sheer accident, I came across a website that is full of detailed information on places you can see dance performances. Bali Dance is chock full of info about dance. One in particular I have yet to see – Catur Eka Budi. According to the site, this performed in the village of Kusiman in Sanur.
Seeing a performing arts on stage is one experience that you must add to your travel list when next you visit Bali. Believe me, you will adore it!