Feast on Indonesian food, while watching traditional Balinese dance performances—all for only $25. The type of dance will change depending on the day, such as the Welcome dance, Baris dance and Oleg Tambulilingan. Since the location is in the easy accessible Sanur area, this tour is recommended for visitors whose time in Bali is limited, but still wish to experience Balinese cuisine and culture.
The Art Center is consisted of a museum, gallery and stages, it is also the place where the summer art festival, known as the Bali Art Festival takes place each year. The annual festival is regularly held from mid-June to mid-July where you can enjoy contests, clothes, dance, drama, sendratari performances, music, woodcarving, metalwork, and food. You can also watch art events, hand crafts exhibits, and the Ramayana Ballet.
A new museum officially opened in 9 June 1996 by the owner and arts collector Agung Rai. The collection varies from Balinese classics to modern art. Not only a museum, the facility offers special temporary exhibitions, theatre performances, dance, music, and painting classes, bookshop, library and reading room, cultural workshops, seminars and training programs in its 7hectar property. A place you will not regret to visit.
The oldest and biggest museum in Ubud, opened in 1982 and is named after a Balinese teacher Suteja Neka who collected paintings as a means of artistic documentation. There are 7 exhibition rooms, with various collections of classic, modern and works from overseas tidily displayed. You can see works of artist such as Walter Spies (German), Rudolf Bonnet (Dutch), Arie Smit (Dutch), who’s works gave big influence to Balinese art.
Blanco is a Spanish artist who came to Bali in 1952 and married a popular traditional Balinese dancer named Ni Ronji in 1953. From his appearance he goes by “Dali of Bali”. The museum was previously used as his gallery and atelier, and the interior decorations here are well expressing his personal taste. Many paintings including paintings of his wife’s are exhibited.
Enjoy a performance of the old, powerful Kecak dance, accompanied by an Indonesian gamelan music ensemble. Apart from the aesthetic appeal of Kecak, visitors often find a great interest in its storytelling element. It is based on a reenactment of the ancient Hindu Ramanyana epic, and reflects the profound influence of Hindu tradition on native Balinese culture. Following the performance, visitors are taken out to a delicious lobster dinner.
The Balinese Hindus believe that the incompatible things such as good:bad, life:death, holy:evil, up:below always exist at the same time. The traditional Balinese “Barong Dance” has turned this into a play. This course will take you to enjoy the Barong dance, followed by a visit to the silver smith’s village, souvenir shops, the highlands of Kintamani, Tampaksiring and lastly the Goa gajah. An Indonesian lunch will be served at a restaurant in the Kintamani area.
Walk around the famous Uluwatu Temple, which stands loftily on the edge of a sheer cliff that plunges into the Indian Ocean. At sunset, visitors can relax and enjoy a performance of the traditional Balinese Kecak dance. Primarily performed by men, and involving both chanting and interpretive dance, it has its origins as a means of communicating with God or ancestors. After the performance, visitors are invited to a fresh seafood barbecue to finish off a satisfying day.