Kecak Dance in Tanah Lot: Performing After Enjoying Sunset
Sightseeing Tanah Lot, Bali, is one of the famous tourist attraction with beautiful sunset. Usually tourists will come to Tanah Lot Temple in the afternoon before sunset. While waiting for the sunset of the tourists can do various activities such as capture the moment with photos, tour around the park, or just sitting around enjoying the wind blowing around Enjung Galuh or Sunset Terrace.
After sunset ended, there was a show that can be enjoyed by tourists in Tanah Lot that is the Kecak Dance Show. Kecak dance is played mainly by men, where the number of players in the tens or more dancers who sit in line and a circle with a certain rhythm voices calling for "cak", raising his hands. This kecak dance created in the 1930s by Wayan Limbak and with a German painter Walter Spies. They create a dance based on ancient traditions and take sanghyang from parts Ramayana story. This dance became popular when Wayan Limbak the Balinese dancer with her tour around the world to introduce the Kecak dance. Until now become a dance Kecak Balinese art fame.
Kecak Dance in Tanah Lot take from Ramayana Epic as the theme of their dance, especially the episode of Prince Rama and his wife Princess Shinta and his brother Laksamana as the legal heirs of the throne were exiling themselves to the forest to give his brother Bharata to sit on the throne. This exile has brought the situation become fatal for them when Princess Shinta was abducted by the king of Demon of Alengka Pura. The abduction of Princess Shinta is the start of the big war called Bharata Yudha between Prince Rama assisted by the fleet of monkeys soldiers and the demon fleet of Rahwana of Alengka Pura.
Kecak Dance in Tanah Lot is also equipped with a dance that uses a means of fire. This was demonstrated when Hanuman rescue Dewi Shinta. Ravana who know their arrival, finally ordered his men to burn Ramadewa and Lakshmana. By the time they are having difficulty, Hanuman came to save them from the terrible fire that followed. After that Hanuman and the other monkey troops, destroy fire that created by Ravana.
If you come to the Tanah Lot at Sunset afternoon, try to watch this Kecak dance performance. Kecak Dance is held at the Open Stage Dewi Sinta Hotel & Restaurant Tanah Lot. Kecak Dance is held every day at 06.30pm. For tickets can be found at the Information office near the beach or can be obtained directly at the Dewi Sinta.