Garuda Wisnu Kencana Cultural Park - Bali
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Directions to Garuda Wisnu Kencana Cultural Park
Expansive park, featuring monumental Hindu sculptures plus frequent dance performances and concerts.
An epic adventure awaits people of all ages at GWK Cultural Park. A breathtaking monument, classic attractions, fantasy experiences and modern technology blend together and invite you to explore this unique cultural park.
From the classic tale of the adventures of Garuda, to a series of Balinese dances.
Go on an unforgettable journey through the unique themed area of GWK Cultural Park.
One of the world's largest monuments, a tourist attraction with beautiful panoramic views.
One of the best Kecak Dance performances in Ungasan, Bali.
Many food vendors, plus a large selection of local souvenir shops to complement your modern cultural experience.
2 Restaurants open day and night.
The Legend of Garuda
A new performance 'The Legend of Garuda', is presented at times listed on the programme.
Every Saturday at 18.30 in Amphitheatre
GWK present a cross-section of Indonesian traditional music and dances, especially Balinese.
Full daily programme.
Kecak Dance presented daily.
In the Amphitheatre at Garuda Wisnu Kencana Cultural Park, Bali, visitors can see a free daily performance of the famous Balinese Kecak dance. Collaboration between performers of Kecak and other traditional dances results in unique and fresh dance performances every day.
Kecak started as a trance ritual with male chorus accompaniment. The German artist and musician Walter Spies became deeply interested in the ritual while living in Bali in the 1930s. He worked at recreating it as a drama, based on the Hindu Ramayana and included dance, designed to be presented to Western tourist audiences.
This transformation is an example of what James Clifford describes as part of the 'modern art-culture system' in which, 'the West or the central power adopts, transforms, and consumes non-Western or peripheral cultural elements, while making 'art' which was once embedded in the culture as a whole, into a separate entity.' Spies worked with Wayan Limbak who popularised the dance while travelling around the world with Balinese performance groups. These travels have helped to make the Kecak famous throughout the world.
Hours: Open daily • 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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