An indispensable performance in any Balinese temple festival is a masked dance called the Tari Topeng. Topeng is considered a sacred artform, usually danced in the innermost sanctum of Balinese temples as entertainment for the gods, ancestral spirits, and human spectators. Contrary to the solemnity one might expect from ritual theatre, comedy is integral to topeng, which often comes as a character study of 3 to 4 stock characters – a prime minister, an old man, the king, and a clown that normally closes the performance.
Tari Topeng: Mask Dance of Bali
Start date: 18/4/19 0:00
End date: 21/4/19 23:59