Kecak Fire & Trance Dance

Attraction Kecak Fire & Trance Dance Jl. Sriwedari, Pura Dalem Taman Kaja, Ubud Gianyar Bali 80571 Indonesia Published on: 13-11-2015

2 hours
07:30 PM - 10:00 PM
07:30 PM
09:00 PM
First-time visit
Must see
7.50 USD

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  • Highly recommended by fellow travellers.
Kecak, alternate spellings: Ketjak and Ketjack) is a form of Balinese dance and music drama that was developed in the 1930s in Bali, Indonesia.

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Why Kecak Fire & Trance Dance is special ?

The captivating Tari Kecak dance, also called ‘the monkey chanting dance’, was created around 1930 and is now internationally recognised as one of Bali’s top-three signature dances (along with Barong and Legong). It steals the spotlight and is unique in that it has no other musical background but the chanting of a male chorus intoning a “keh-chack” polyrhythmic sound during most of the performance. Kecak’s storyline is taken from the Ramayana Hindu epic and it’s on the entertainment schedule of almost every Balinese arts and culture venue.

What makes the Kecak special is that the accompanying music is provided by the human voice, the gamelan suara, a choir of a hundred men or more sitting in concentric circles, swaying, standing up, lying prone as the story develops. Amongst the swaying masses the voices of the storytellers can be heard telling the unfolding tale.


What to explore at Kecak Fire & Trance Dance?

The nightly performance is very popular here at Uluwatu. Buses bring the tourists from the resorts of Bali down to the southern tip of the island in time for sunset, when the show begins. Through the paths of the temple and past the clifftops with their views across the ocean, everyone walks, until you finally get to the stage.


Selling points

  • Local Men chant whilst Characters Dance
  • Ramayana in a Different way
  • Interesting and well executed show
  • Great show and community feeling
  • Great energy and entertainment
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Kecak Fire & Trance Dance Jl. Sriwedari, Pura Dalem Taman Kaja, Ubud Gianyar Bali 80571 Indonesia

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Tips for you

  • The show takes place on every saturday and wednesday
  • You are given flyers before the show to read more about the content.
  • Be prepared to face the chaos on your way out after the dance finishes
  • For the fire performance, the smoke after the show can become overwhelming for those who sit in the first row.


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We thoroughly enjoyed the performance when we were there. We were not sure how we would react to it, as we were quite tired after a long day. But, as it turned out, it was really quite magical. I would recommend to be a little early so you can choose a good seat.

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