The Kecak is an unusual Balinese dance for a couple of reasons. It is unusual because it has no musical accompaniment like many other Indonesian dances do, the rhythm of the dance is produced by the chanting ‘monkey’ chorus. Instead, a troupe of over 150 bare-chested men serve as the chorus, making a wondrous cacophony of synchronized “chak-achak-achak” clicking sounds while swaying their bodies and waving their hands .From that chanting noise of “Cak-cak-cak”, then it gave the dance its name Kecak.
The story line for the Kecak is taken from the Ramayana. Prince Rama goes hunting for a golden deer and his beautiful wife is kidnapped by the evil Rawana.
Story is secondary in this performance, though. If you want to see the story of the Ramayana, you should see a Ramayana performance. The Kecak is a triumph of style and mood, rather than story. Watch the faces of audience members. More than any other Balinese dance, the Kecak turns every viewer into a child, wide-eyed and transfixed. [ read more ]
We provide the Kecak Dance ticket with or without transport service.
Location at Jl. Waribang, Kesiman Kerta Langu, Denpasar - Bali
Dance performance at 18.00 pm
Pick up area:
- Tuban, Denpasar, Sanur, Ubud Central, Canggu, Kerobakan, Seminyak, Kuta, Legian, Jimbaran and Nusa Dua.
Pick up time:
- Sanur, Denpasar : 17.00 pm
- Tuban, Kuta, Seminyak, Canggu, Kerobokan, Legian, Ubud Central : at 16.30 pm