About Devdan Show Bali
Introducing to you the treasure of the Indonesian Archipalego through DEVDAN.
The word DEVDAN comes from Sanskrit ‘Deva’ and ‘Dhana’, meaning “God’s Grace”. The Indonesia’s treasures are God’s gift for Indonesian people.
The DEVDAN story begins when two young children who are parts of tourist group in Bali feel bored with the tour itinerary and set themeselves apart from the group to climb toward a cliff that has grabbed their attention. They find a treasure chest containing various unique items that will bring them, and the audience, in a journey to witness the treasure on Indonesia.
Bali is represented with Udeng. A Man’s headress worn as a symbol of religious and cultural identity.
Lesung dance is a traditional performance by Villagers – typically housewives – that are often found in many Indonesian island. Lesung dance is a rhytmical composition created by hitting long wooden pestles againts the sides of a giant-size mortar, as the performed right after the harvest time, as a way for the villagers to extend their gratitude to God for the bestowed abundance, and also as a wish for health and subsequent harvests.
ODALAN (GODDESS UMA)
During the Odalan (Temple anniversary) festival, the statue of Goddess Uma, a symbol of fertility who is often depicted riding a white cow, is given tribute.
The Bali scene ends dramatically with Kecak Dance that depicts a Ramayana episode, a battle between Rama and Rahwana. The supernatural power that is vested upon Rama in this battle is well portrayed as the village is being mystically engulfed by fire and the entranced Kecak dancers move in an orbit of which Rama becomes the centre.
One of the things Sumatra is known for is its beautiful handmade textiles in endless colors and pattern known as Songket.
SONGKET WEAVING DANCE
Songket is a handmade with a special weaving device that once considered a luxurious item, showing a high social status and dignity, and was only worn by the nobility. At its stage, members of many social circles wore Songket to represent their sense of art.
Saman is e dance and singing performance from Gayo Highland, Sout East Aceh. Apart from its function as a sermon medium, this Saman performance also serves as a media for education to teach about manner, heroism, togetherness and unity. The Saman performance has been officially acknowledge as an intangible element of world cultural heritage.
Pecut is a traditional whip used for harding cattle. This performance symbolized masculinity and richness of Indonesia’s fauna.
Rain Dance is danced by villagers who pray to the Almighty God for the rain to shower in their homeland due to a long drought.
Solo Aerial Tissue is a type of performance in which our artist performs aerial acrobatics while hanging on a suspended fabric without using any safety rope, relying only on training and skill to ensure safety.
ACROBATIC FLAG DANCE
Acrobatic Flag Dance is another performance that showcases masculinity of Sumantran men by their crafted skill in playing with flagpoles.
Kris is one of the Javanese community highlight. Apart from its practical function, Kris is a manifestation of the Javanese cultural identity – a symbol of social power, masculinity and mystical powess. In 2005 UNESCO acknowledge the Kris as the Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity.
A Joglo house is a traditional Javanese house entirely made of wood – all parts structured according to their philosophical values.
The Java scene shows various groups of the Javanese community. Starting from the nobility, the warriors to the commoners. The warriors dance symbolizes virility, strenght and loyalty that characterize Javanese Warriors.
The elegan all-women dance – modified from the ancient court “Bedhaya” dance – gives the scene an intense Javanese spirit. Initially, the dancers were supposed to be virgin, 7 or 9 in number who had to go through a special ritual prior to the performance.
“Bedhaya” inspired dance is performed side by side with an episode from Shadow puppetry played by puppet master. In 2003 UNESCO acknowledge Javanese Shadow Puppetry as the Masterpice of Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity.
In the last part of the Java Scene, a band of youngsters claim the stage and dance an attractive hip hop dance in throbbing western music. This presents the present-day reality in which tradition and pop culture live side by side.
AEROPHONE MUSSEL HORN
Aerophone Mussel Horn is one of the traditional musical instrument that is getting extinct. This music instrument is made out of one big mussel shell, and the sound is produced by blowing winds inside the shell.
DUO AERIAL STRAP
In a sleepy Dayak Village, one special couple in love strapped in ribbons performs a romantic aerial ballet. It is certainly one of the most acclaimed acts that always wins the audience’s heart.
Kalimantan is famous for its long and wide rivers. During the majestic Kutai kingdoms, the rivers allowing the indigenous culture to remain close to the water. This dance portrays a group of young maidens playing in the water.
DAYAK FISHING PORT
One upon a time a group of fisherman catch a beautiful yet wild animal in its fishing net. She get uncontrollable and is on the brink of destroying the port. One fisherman has the guts to tame her, but alas, his guts bring him tangled into the net and dragged into thin air.
Dayak is a local name for the native people of Kalimantan. They wear typical dresses, complete with enggang (a type of eagle) feathers for accessories to do the dance, as a warm welcome and friendship invitation from the Dayaknese villagers.
THE MONKEY SCENE
Monkeys are very popular animals in Indonesia that highly entertaining creatures. Devdan presents the lighthearted Monkey Scene to give the audience a relaxed and happy mood. These ‘Monkeys’ move very attractively, interact with the audience in close proximity and dance as the pop music throbs.
Toward the end of the whole show, we are proud to present a Koteka, a symbol of Papua. Koteka is a Papuan Panian tribe word that means ‘clothe’. Koteka is actually a pen*s ‘clothe’ that si widely used in Papua that made out of the gourds of water pumpkins by sun-drying them. Male Papuans wear shorter Kotekas during work hours and long one during official ceremonies and formal occasians. Different Papuan tribes use different Koteka models. Nowdays, Koteka has become a famous part of local genius of Indonesia Culture.
Honai is a typical Papuan traditional house, which roof is made out of thatched, and in the shape of cone, it is made to withhold againts cold weather in Papua whereby most of the area are highland.
The dance shows Papuans who live in the dense of the jungles. Dancing their upbeat tribal dance, allowing the audience to be kindled by its soaring energy and spirit.
Tifa is a percussive musical instrument from Papua and Maluku, similar to a drum and played by striking it with both hands. Tifas that made from hollow wood, with one of its ends covered with stretched leather (usually deer’s) are played as musical accompaniment for traditional dances, such as the War Dance, as well as ritual ceremonies and other big events
The show will be closed with the spectacular show of fire dance.
and the magical Journey Begins
Show Schedule : Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday
Show time : 19.30 – 21.00 PM
Duration : 90 Minutes
Phone : 0361 – 770197
Whatsapp : 0819-9996-7607
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