Barong

The Dance Drama of Singapadu Village

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Walter Spies, who proposed the updated Kecak form of Sangyang also proposed this update of the Calonarang drama, which (simplistically) pits Barong, the good, male deity against Rangda, his opposite. This is a complete performance recorded in the village and includes gamelan passages, singing and recitation. Quite good notes almost make up for the lack of visual context.

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