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I went to see a Balinese dance performance and it was on a stage – how were Balinese art-forms presented before the advent of tourism?

The way Balinese present their art-forms has changed dramatically over the last half a century or so. The western concept of a stage – let alone a theatre or a concert hall – never existed in Bali before tourism started … Continue reading

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How do Balinese make bronze gamelan instruments?

For centuries, the art of Indonesian bronze forging was enshrouded in magic and secrecy. Since the onset of mass tourism, however, this specialized processes has become more accessible and been fairly widely documented. According to recent archaeological evidence, the Balinese … Continue reading

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