Barong Ket Ket


Barong Bali is one of the many kinds of performing arts in Bali . Barong is a traditional Balinese dance which is characterized by body masks and costumes that can be worn by one or two people to dance. In Bali there are several types of barong the Barong Ket, Barong Bangkal, Barong Landung, Barong Macan, Barong Gajah, Barong Asu, Barong Brutuk, Barong Lembu, Barong Kedingkling, Barong kambing, and Barong Gagombrangan .

Barong Ket or Barong Keket is a high figure barong. His figure resembles a tall man with two adult height. Male figure called Jero Gede, while his partner called Jero Luh. That said, barong kind made to trick the spirits who spread disaster. Barong Ket dance is the most numerous in Bali and most often staged. Of his form, Barong Ket is a fusion between the shape of lions, tigers, cows and dragons. Agency Barong Ket is decorated with intricately carved leather and hundreds of small glass mirrors. The glass of the mirror and looked like a shimmering jewel when hit by light. Barong Ket bristles made from a combination perasok (similar plant pandan leaf fibers) and fibers. There also replace the fibers with crow feathers. Barong Ket danced by two dancers called the Messiah or Savior Bapang Saluk. Bapang interpreter first danced the head, Interpreter Bapang others in the tail. Barong Ket usually danced in pairs with Rangda, the sinister figure who symbolizes adharma (evil). Barong Ket himself into the dance symbolizes dharma (virtue). Rangda and Barong Ket pair symbolizes the eternal battle andara two opposite things (rwa bhineda) in this universe. Barong Ket accompanied by Gamelan Semar Pagulingan.


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