Bali has an interesting event in early 2016. Balinese Barong Festival in 2016, his name. The performing arts are a traditional Balinese dance characterized by masks and costumes worn by the body which can be one or two people to dance.
Barong Bali Festival titled “Regeneration Competition” will be interesting, because the display of various types of Barong Ket,including Barong Barong oxtail and Makendang. The festival will be held at Taman Budaya Art Center, Denpasar, Bali, on 22-23 January 2016.
Balinese Barong Festival 2016 not only displays barong competition, but also comes with a Photography Exhibition & Arts Bebarongan. Also there barong dance exhibition of equipment, there is also a tourist attraction barong and other interesting events.
Barong in Bali mythology is the king of the spirits that symbolize goodness, figure as symbolized by a lion protector. Barong memilliki enemy named Rangda and they both are often involved in a battle.
Barong dance is the most sacred dance in Bali, which symbolizes the establishment of good and evil as well as the complexity of the relationship between humans and the supernatural.
In the story of Barong and Ragda, displayed several men armed with dagger tried to thrust their arms into the body under the influence Ragda. But the effort was thwarted Barong. That is why the figure of Barong is often associated as a protective villagers.
In Bali, as quoted wikipedia.org, there are several types of barong the Barong Ket, Barong Bangkal, Barong Landung, Barong Macan, Barong Elephant, Barong Asu, Barong Brutuk, Barong Ox, Barong Kedingkling, Barong Goat, and Barong Gagombrangan.
Type Barong Bali, including;
Barong Barong Ket or Keket
Barong towering figure. Humanoid figure with a height twice the height of an adult. Male figure called Jero Gede, while his partner called Jero Luh. That said, barong kind made to trick the spirits who spread disaster.
Barong dance Barong Ket is the most numerous in Bali and most often staged. It also has pebendaharaan Barong dance the most complete. Of his form, Barong Ket is a fusion between the shape of lions, tigers, cows and dragons.
Agency Barong Ket decorated with intricately carved leather and hundreds of small glass mirrors. The mirror glass and gleaming like a jewel when hit by light. Barong Ket bristles made from a combination perasok (similar plant pandan leaf fibers) and fibers.
Also substitute fibers with crow feathers. Barong Ket danced by two dancers called Messiah or Savior Bapang Saluk. Bapang interpreter first dance of the head, the other Bapang interpreter in the tail. Barong Ket usually danced in pairs with Rangda, the sinister figure who symbolizes adharma (evil).
Barong Ket himself into the dance symbolizes dharma (virtue). Rangda and Barong Ket couple symbolize the eternal battle andara two opposites (rwa bhineda) in this universe. Barong Ket accompanied by Gamelan Semar Pagulingan.
Usually Barong Barong ket colored with oxtail is barong which displays the front only and is usually performed by a soloist. Meanwhile, makendang is the term used for the beating of drums.
Barong that resembles an adult pig. In Bali, the adult male pig named Bangkal, while the female is called bangkung. That is why the barong this type is also called the Barong Bangkung. Barong Bangkal usually performed by means ngelelawang or dancing from door to door around the village during the celebration of Galungan-Brass. Barong is danced by two dancers to the accompaniment of gamelan batel / tetamburan.
Barong Landung danced by one. There is a hole in the abdomen barong as slit view of the dancer. In some places in Bali there are also Barong Landung which is not only a pair. Barong-barong are given roles such as Mantri (king), Galuh (empress), Limbur (ladies) and so on. Landung Barong dance music is gamelan Batel. See Barong Landung, you may be reminded of the Ondel-ondel. Yes, this is very similar to the barong dance Betawi it.
Barong Macan / Barong Tiger
As the name suggests, it resembles a barong Tigers. Barong type is quite popular among the people of Bali. Staging is the same as the barong barong Bangkal, namely ngelawang around the village. Sometimes staging is equipped with dramatari barong sort Arja (Balinese traditional opera). Barong tiger danced by two dancers to the accompaniment of gamelan music batel.
Kedingkling called barong barong Blasblasan. There is also a call barong Nong nong Kling. In form, this kind barong barong much different from other types. Barung is more like costume masks each character danced by a dancer. The characters in the Barong Kedingkling exactly with figures in Wayang Wong. While dancing, the story is brought also play excerpts from Ramayana, especially in war scenes. Barong kedingkling staging is usually done by ngelawang dar house to house around the village in celebration of Galungan and Kuningan. Barong Kedingkling accompanied by gamelan batel or babonangan (gamelan batel equipped with reyong). Barong Kedingkling widely available in the area of Gianyar, Bangli and Klungkung.
Barong Elephants certainly resemble elephant. Barong is danced by two people. Because of this barong including rare species and sacred, the Balinese barong rarely encounter this kind. Once upon a time, on special occasions, this barong dipentaskannya in ngelewang from door to door around the village to the accompaniment of gamelan batel or tetamburan. Barong elephants are in the area of Gianyar, Tabanan, Badung and Bangli.
Barong Asu resembling a dog. Just like Barong Elephant, barong barong Asu also includes rare species. Barong is only found in some villages in the area of Tabanan and Badung. Usually performed by wandering around the village (ngelelawang) on certain days with gamelan music batel or tetamburan or Balaganjur.
Barong Brutuk including a rare type of dance is danced only on special occasions. Barong has a more primitive form compared with other types of Balinese barong. Barong mask is made from coconut shells and a costume made of keraras or dried banana leaves.
This Barong symbolizes the holy beings (attendants Ida Ratu Pancering Jagat) are berstana in Pancering Jagat Pura, Trunyan. The dancers are teenagers who have been purified, which each carry a whip which is played while running around the temple. Barong is danced to the accompaniment of gamelan Balaganjur or Babonangan is only found in the area Trunyan-Kintamani, Bangli.