Traditional Kecak Dance Performance


The Kecak Dance is also called the Monkey Chant dance. This is my favorite dance performance in Bali. This traditional dance tells the story of Prince Rama and Princess Sita, who has been kidnapped by the evil King of Lanka. The dance is accompanied by at least 30 men who dance in a circle around blazing bamboo torches.  The men provide the chorus and add swaying and movement. Witnessing this beautiful interpretation of ancient mythology is an experience that should not be missed.

Immediately following is the fire dance where the dancer becomes entranced and is able to dance over hot coals.