Bali has always been known to be a very harmonious island. The people celebrate life through their religion, culture and art. With influences from around the world such as India and the neighboring island, Java, Balinese culture has evolved in its own unique way creating a truly magical sight to behold.
Marrying its belief, culture and life’s passion, Bali created many forms of dances which are performed in many celebrations, ceremonies, rituals or simply for entertainment. Each dance has its own story, from the tale of two bumblebees in love to the epic story of Ramayana – a Hindu influenced love story and the fight between good and evil. Some are fast paced, some are slow, some are very spiritual and some even comedic.
Repeating the success story of previous years, Nikko Bali Resort and Spa will soon celebrate this culture heritage with the 7th annual cultural appreciation nights throughout the month of July and August. Taking place at the resort’s amphitheater, Kupu Kupu, the cliff top garden, Taman Sari and the beachfront garden the program will feature performances by the best dancers in Bali including the champions of Bali Art Festivals. In addition to the cultural program will feature several regular performances like the classic Barong dance and Kecak dance. Each performance will be accompanied by authentic Balinese cuisine specially prepared by the culinary team of Nikko Bali Resort and Spa. With each performance, guests will receive a complimentary Balinese attire of sarong, udeng or sash.
This activity is but one in a series of cultural events done by the resort in 2012: the bi-weekly Desa Bali – a dedication to the Balinese life and regular dance performances.