The kecak dance can be enjoyed daily at Uluwatu Temple on Bali’s southern peninsular. It is performed at sunset against a mesmerizing backdrop elevated on a limestone cliff above the Indian Ocean. This dramatic temple complex dates back to the 11th century and is quite an appropriate setting for what has become one of Bali’s most unique dances.
The kecak dance was created in the 1930’s as a collaborated between a local artist and renowned German painter, Walter Spies. It blends movements and themes from the traditional sanghyang exorcism ritual with portions of the Ramayana, an epic Hindu poem considered a great work of Indian literature. The dance was intended to showcase authentic Balinese traditions but also engage audiences of Western tourists.
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Although Bali is predominantly a Hindu island, it remains respectful of all other religious denominations and cultural beliefs. The hospitality industry makes a point to celebrate many different kinds of holidays including Easter weekend that is set to commence on Friday, 14th April 2016.