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Balinese Dance, Drama and Music: A Guide to the Performing Arts of Bali [Hardcover]

By I Wayan Dibia (Author), Rucina Ballinger (Author) & Barbara Anello (Author)
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Lavishly illustrated, this book introduces the most commonly seen traditional performing arts in Bali. The gamelan music, dance, drama and puppetry covered here are sure to mesmerize Western readers. Ideal reading for visitors to the island as well as for anyone interested in Balinese culture, the book fully explains the history and function of each performance genre. The book is enhanced with a bibliography, a discography, and over 150 specially prepared watercolors of Balinese performers and performances.

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Studio: Periplus Editions
Pages   112
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.6" Width: 9.1" Height: 0.7"
Weight:   0.45 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Dec 15, 2004
Publisher   Periplus Editions
ISBN  9625931953  
ISBN13  9789625931951  

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1Books > Subjects > Entertainment > Music > Musical Genres > Ethnic & International > Ethnomusicology
2Books > Subjects > Entertainment > Performing Arts
3Books > Subjects > History > Asia > Indonesia
4Books > Subjects > History > World > General
5Books > Subjects > History > World
6Books > Subjects > Nonfiction > Social Sciences > Anthropology > Cultural
7Books > Subjects > Nonfiction > Social Sciences > General

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Balinese Dance, Drama & Music  Jul 5, 2008
Wonderful book. Very nicely put together. Offers an intelligent introduction to all aspects of Balinese artistic life with gorgeous illustrations throughout.
Excellent book  Sep 8, 2006
Excellent book for both those who are Bali newbies and those who already know about it, although it might be a little too detailed for some novices. Informative, with fantastic photos and drawings.
A captivating tour of the history, style, and function   Feb 3, 2005
Extensively illustrated with over 200 full-color photographs, Balinese Dance, Drama and Music: A Guide to the Performing Arts of Bali takes the reader on a captivating tour of the history, style, and function of Balinese gamelan music, dance, drama, and puppetry. Suitable for all ages, Balinese Dance, Drama and Music covers how performing arts are learned in Bali, the principal Balinese values that artistic media passes on, and discussion of individual forms of performing arts, such as Gameland Gong Kebyar, Lgong Keraton, Baris, Wayang Kulit, and the relatively recent phenomenon of women's and children's performing groups. A bibliography and discography round out this superbly captivating survey, written by expert dancers and choreographers.
This excellent book provides an extensive, reader-friendly overview of Balinese dance, music, drama and culture. It's the book we've all been waiting for. Written in an informal and high accessible style with wonderful pictures and illustrations it will no doubt be treasured by academics, Baliopihiles or anyone wanting to visit Bali and more deeply experience it's powerful culture. Rucina and Dibia (I know them both) are extraordinary and passionate lovers of all things Bali and have written and taught extensively for decades. If anyone was to write this book, they were the obvious choice.

There are dozens of books on this subject - most far too academic and inaccessible - including some of the classics. They got the information right, found the right expressive tone, and the layout is stunning.

A wonderful experience throughout!

Michael Wiese, filmmaker, publisher and Baliophile

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