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Balinese Dance, Drama & Music: A Guide to the Performing Arts of Bali by [Dibia, I Wayan, Ballinger, Rucina]
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About the Author

Dr. I Wayan Dibia is a dancer, musician and, more especially, a choreographer. He received his Ph.D. from the University of California in 1992 and a professorship in choreography from the College of Indonesian Arts in Denpasar in 1999.
Rucina Ballinger is an American educator and lecturer on Balinese culture. She is an accomplished dancer and gamelan player and has toured extensively with various Balinese groups. She has lived in Ubud with her Balinese husband and two sons since 1985.
Barbara Anello is a self-employed American artist, writer and photographer who divides her time between Manhattan and Bali. She has exhibited her paintings and photographs in the US, Europe and Asia. The paintings shown here were specially prepared for this book.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 22968 KB
  • Print Length: 112 pages
  • Publisher: Tuttle Publishing (27 Nov. 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00AJOX9NM
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,241,375 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Having been to Bali several years go and fallen in love with the dance, I was so pleased to find this book. Nits a great book, lots of pictures, a great reminder of a beautiful holiday spent falling in love with Bali and its dance culture.
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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.
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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.
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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
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book 8 Sept. 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.
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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
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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.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Essential pre-trip reading! 1 Dec. 2013
By Martin Adams - Published on Amazon.com
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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
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