Launch on January 2018
Balinese Living Arts show performance inspired by beliefs, rituals and spirits behind day to day life in the village. With honoring the past tradition and good healing spirit, Desa Visesa brings Bali’s outstanding uniqueness and magnificence values that would bring more national and international audiences to the island to experience. Directed by Made Sidia, Balinese renowned puppeteers in collaboration with Peter Wilson, Australian Leading Show Director.
Peter Wilson, an Australian renowned show director join effort with Made Sidia, Balinese puppet master that together they brought fresh ideas on the traditional performance and music without leaving its essence. Peter Wilson, acclaimed puppet master is widely recognized as the one of the most significant artist in combining Western and Eastern influence, and is of immense cultural value. Made Sidia, initiated the learning hub communities Sanggar Paripurna - now with 600 students has become one of foremost learning destination for carving art, fine arts, painting, dancing, puppetry, gamelan music and the making various religious ceremonies that open for all passionate students all over the world.
The performance with 2 different locations:
- Puri Kantor, Ubud Royal Palace
Siwa Nataraja - Bali Unmasked by Balinese Living Arts
It is a perfect opportunity to explore behind the scene of Living Arts in Bali, the history of Ubud Royal Kingdom, Puri Kantor. The day begins just like any other day in the Balinese village. Sounds of suling bamboo flute echos in the air and creates an atmosphere of peace and tranquility. Bewitched by the hypnotic rhytem of the Gamelans tune, the mask maker carves his wooden blocks at a frantic pace. Enchanting dances present the most sacred Topeng Bang, a refined interpret of the Lord Brahma, God of creation. Additional characters come alive together with the Topeng Kras, which portrays a warlike martial or Topeng Tua, a playful old man.
Artistic expression through the sacred Topeng Dances reveals contradictory aspects of the human experience. Shiva, God of creation and destruction is longing for his wife Dewi Parwati, the goddess of fertility, love and devotion. Together they form energy and power, anger and destruction.
Shiva in his manifestation as Nataraja, the lord of Dance connects religion and the arts. Nataraja is surrounded by the contrasting forces of the universe which allow him to keep dancing by the grace of Lord Shiva. The Balinese sustain their lives by way of the arts as part of a spiritual, body and mind balance on a day to day basis. You will be inspired by the exceptional talents and infectious passion of the performers and entranced by the imagination and skills of the villagers who are working behind the scenes
Perform at 11.00 am – 12.00 pm
IDR 200K net/person
- Desa Visesa Ubud
Dewi Sri - The Quest for Balance by Balinese Living Arts
This story will blow your mind. A ravishing series of Living Arts that blend in with nature - show in the middle of rice field in Desa Visesa.
It is the celebration of the agricultural world-woven centrally into the fabric of Balinese culture. Celebrating the idea of permaculture - all things organic- we show the way of life and how that is refrected on the land.
Dewi Sri believed to be the goddess who dominates the realm of the underworld as well as the moon. She can also control crop plantation on earth. Her blessing to the rice crops are abundant and glorified throughout the ancient kingdoms in Java.
Sakti (power or energy) is a Hundu religious concept or a manifestation of the aspect of the feminine God, sometimes regarded as the ‘heavenly Mother’.
Perform at 05.00 pm – 06.00 pm
IDR 300K net/person
Come and see the dancers, mucisians and villagers in action that you never see before. Feel the Balinese life upclose and personal in the heart of Ubud.