Monday, February 07, 2005

Kecak Dance

Bali, Jan 2005 Posted by Hello
From the information leaflet given by Sekehe Kecak Api Sila Budaya complete with spelling mistakes.
Conttary to popular belief, the Kecak Dance is it self not particularly old. It was probably first performed in 1930. although the chorus had its origins in a very ancient ritual of Sanghyang (trance) Dance, which is still performed sometimes in the village. In the Sanghyang, a person in a state of trance, communicates with the God or the ancestors and convey his wishes to the people. The acconmpanying chorus sit and chant maintaining syncopation, hypnotic tempo, kecak - kecak - cak.


Post a Comment

<< Home