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Kecak Dance

The most famous of the Balinese dances, The Kecak, originated from the sanghyang dance choirs, who chanta distinctive “Kechak-Kechak” developed in the 1930’s, in the village of Bona, where it is still performed regularly. The theme is taken from the Ramayana and tells the story of Rama, who, with the help of the monkey army, tries to rescue his wife from the clutches of the evil king Rawana. This is a very exciting dance to watch and is performed by a large group of chanting men sitting in a circle, waving their arms and swaying to and for, in time with the chants.