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Books in Hamilton Library
Balinese Dance, Drama and Music by 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.
Bali by Featuring hundreds of full-color photographs, paintings, figurines, crafts, and furnitureBali: Art, Ritual, Performance is an exploration of the very best Balinese culture has to offer. For nearly a century, mention of Bali has evoked images of a tropical paradise. But it is not only the beauty of the island that has attracted artists, dancers, celebrities and scholars. Bali is also famed for its vibrant performance and ritual arts traditions. Although the island is so small it can be circled in a day, it is home to more than 20,000 temples, and each of these produces annual festivals. Where ritual is such a part of daily life, one cannot draw clear lines between the secular and the religious arts.Bali: Art, Ritual, Performance presents a holistic view of the ways that art, ritual, and performance interrelate within the seamless fabric of Balinese life.
Dances of Bali by In English