Deliver to your Kindle or other device

 
 
 

Try it free

Sample the beginning of this book for free

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Anybody can read Kindle books—even without a Kindle device—with the FREE Kindle app for smartphones, tablets and computers.
Balinese Dance, Drama & Music: A Guide to the Performing Arts of Bali
 
 

Balinese Dance, Drama & Music: A Guide to the Performing Arts of Bali [Kindle Edition]

I Wayan Dibia , Rucina Ballinger , Barbara Anello
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

Print List Price: £11.42
Kindle Price: £11.15 includes VAT* & free wireless delivery via Amazon Whispernet
You Save: £0.27 (2%)
* Unlike print books, digital books are subject to VAT.

Formats

Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle Edition £11.15  
Hardcover --  
Paperback £10.78  

Special Offers and Product Promotions

  • Purchase any Kindle Book sold by Amazon.co.uk and receive £1 credit to try out our Digital Music Store. Here's how (terms and conditions apply)

Product Description

Product Description

Bali has long been known for its deep spirituality and extraordinary artistic heritage. The dances, dramas, puppetry and music of Bali are more than icons for the island; they are part and parcel of life—as expressions of devotion to the gods, as entertainment, and as a way of instilling cultural values on each generation.

Balinese Dance, Drama & Music is a lavishly illustrated introduction to Bali's celebrated temple orchestra, the gamelan, to its ancient shadow puppet theater, and to a myriad of traditional and contemporary dances and dance-dramas that continue to enthrall locals and visitors alike. Ideal reading for visitors to the island as well as for anyone interested in Balinese culture, the book presents the history and function of each performance genre, with illustrations and photographs to aid in identification. Introductory sections discuss the way performing arts are learned in Bali and the basic Balinese values which are passed on in these forms, as well as some of the basic religious and cultural tenets that are expressed in the arts and the functions of the forms themselves. The book is enhanced with a bibliography and discography and over 150 specially prepared watercolors of Balinese performers and performances.

Synopsis

Bali has long been known for its deep spirituality and extraordinary artistic heritage. The dances, dramas, puppetry and music of Bali are more than icons for the island; they are part and parcel of life - as expressions of devotion to the gods, as entertainment, and as a way of instilling cultural values on each generation.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 22519 KB
  • Print Length: 112 pages
  • Publisher: Tuttle Publishing (27 Nov 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00AJOX9NM
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray:
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #733,732 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
  •  Would you like to give feedback on images?


More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, and more.

Customer Reviews

4 star
0
3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
0
5.0 out of 5 stars
5.0 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent 30 Jan 2009
By Twiga
Format:Hardcover
I was pleased with the level of detail as it easy for the enthusiast to follow - rather than being too academic, and the illustrations / photography are very good.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)
Amazon.com: 4.9 out of 5 stars  8 reviews
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A captivating tour of the history, style, and function 3 Feb 2005
By Midwest Book Review - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
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.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars CAPTURES THE MAGIC AND BEAUTY OF BALINESE CULTURE 14 Jan 2005
By Michael Wiese - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
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
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book 8 Sep 2006
By Japan Reader - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
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.
5.0 out of 5 stars Essential pre-trip reading! 1 Dec 2013
By Martin Adams - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Great book! Explains different parts of the culture in detail. Of course, for more depth, you will need to consider additional resources. However, this book is visually beautiful and will make your trip to Bali much more culturally worthwhile! Enjoy
5.0 out of 5 stars Authoritative, beautiful and a must have for anyone interested in Bali, or in performance 13 Nov 2013
By William O. Beeman - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
This is the only recent book on this topic. It is authoritative, beautifully illustrated and a complete bargain for the price. People go to Bali and hang out on the beach and go to cheap tourist performances. This book tells the lay person (and even many experts) about the true ritual life in Bali which is enormous, complex and infinitely fascinating. The authors are two of the most authoritative researchers on Balinese traditional performance. Highly, highly recommended.
Were these reviews helpful?   Let us know
Search Customer Reviews
Only search this product's reviews

Customer Discussions

This product's forum
Discussion Replies Latest Post
No discussions yet

Ask questions, Share opinions, Gain insight
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 

Search Customer Discussions
Search all Amazon discussions
   


Look for similar items by category