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Kebiar

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The genre of dance and music known as kebiar was initiated in the Bulelang district of North Bali shortly after the Dutch takeover of the island in 1908. The word ...
legong

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Classical Balinese dramatic dance performed by two or three pre-pubescent girls. According to court chronicles, it was created by royal commission in the late eighteenth century. It combines elements ...
Melanesia

Melanesia  

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The geographical region of Melanesia lies in the Pacific Ocean west of the International Date Line and south of the equator, comprising New Guinea, New Ireland, New Britain, Manus (formerly ...
Pencak

Pencak  

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The movement system pencak is the training method for an Indonesian style of self-defense and a stylized art form. More than 150 pencak styles are found in Indonesia, most of ...
Ritual and Dance

Ritual and Dance  

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Dance historians, anthropologists, artists, and audiences have often drawn associations between ritual and dance. Both terms can refer to a great variety of activities in diverse cultural ...
Wayang

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[This entry is limited to discussion of Balinese shadow-puppet theater and related forms of Balinese dance drama. For similar traditions in other parts of Indonesia, see Indonesia, article on ...

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