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“It's just okay ”

Barong & Kris Dance
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The Art and Nature of Bali Tour
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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“It's just okay ”
Reviewed 14 July 2014 via mobile

Like other reviewers say, not really a dance.
I wouldn't recommend it. Takes too much time to watch the play. It's just not worth it if you have a limited time in Bali

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Brisbane, Australia
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7 reviews
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“Traditional Balinese Barong Dance”
Reviewed 12 July 2014

Enjoyable, very traditional, a little hard for kids to follow. I thought the kids might say 'that was boring', but they seemed to enjoy the spectacle of the costumes, the mild humour and different style of dance to anything they'd seen before. A bit of local tradition and culture good for all.

Visited July 2014
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Batu Pahat, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Must understand the storyline before watching the dance”
Reviewed 12 July 2014

Watched this dance at Batubulan.
This is a traditional cultural dance in Bali.
You have to understand the storyline well first before watching the dance, or else you will feel very lost.
They provide the synopsis of the story at the entrance in many languages.
I am not sure about the other languages, but the English synopsis was badly written and difficult to understand, so it is better to Google for the storyline before going there.
The dance was average in my opinion.

Visited July 2014
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Melbourne, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
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“Good entertainment”
Reviewed 2 July 2014

The barong dancing is actually an imitation of the real Barong dance which is used to scare off evil spirits from villages. Its been adapted so as to not disrespect the dance but to still provide entertainment. Its got some interesting characters and scenes in it, I was worried my 2 younger ones (aged 3 and 1) might find it scary but they didn't and proceeded to join in the dancing. There were one too many 'mens private parts' jokes for our liking but the Indonesians found this hilarious. The cost was about 30 dollars Australian to see it. Get used to the music, you hear it everywhere in Bali!

Visited June 2014
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Vina del Mar, Chile
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“Very nice experience”
Reviewed 15 June 2014

If you go to indonesia, you have to see the barong and kris dance. Is very traditional, some places the have the whole story translate in all lenguajes, that was so much better...

Visited June 2014
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