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Barong and Kris Dance

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The Barong-Ply represents an eternal fight between good and evil spirit. Barong (a mystical animal) represents a good spirit and RAngo (a mystical monster) represents an evil one.

THE DANCE STARTS WITH MUSIC OVER TONE

Followed by his friends the monkey, the tiger comes up. Three masked dancers appear, representing men making palm wine in the forest, whose child is killed by the Barong. The three men get angry and attack the Barong which is helped by the monkey. During the flight the nose of one of the men is bitten off.

FIRST ACT
Two female dancers appear. representing the servants of the RAngda, looking for the servants of Dewi Kunti who are on the way to meet their Patih (Prime Minister)

SECOND ACT
The servants of Dewi Kunti come. One of the servants of the RAngda changes into a witch enters both servants to make them angry. They meet their Patih and go together to Dewi Kunti.

THIRD ACT
Dewi Kunti and her son, Sadewa come up. Dewi Kunti has promised the Rangda to sacrifice Sadewa. A witch appears and enters Dewi Kunti. She become angry and orders the Patih to ring Sadewa into the forest. The Patih is also entered by a witch so he does not have pity on Sadewa. sadewa is then taken into a forest and tied up on tree.

FORTH ACT
Unknown by Rangda, Siwa, God appears and gives Sadewa immortality. The Rangda appears, ready to kill Sadewa and eat him up but Sadewa is still alive. She then surrenders and askes him to redeem herself, Sadewa agrees and kills Tangda. Rangda goes into haeven.

FIFTH ACT

One of the servants of Rangda called Kalika comes up before Sadewa and asks him to redeem herself too. Sadewa repulses. Kalika gets angry and change herself into a boar and fights Sadewa. The boar defeated. She changes herself into a bird but defeated again. at last she changes into a Rangda, Sadewa can not kill her. In such circumstances, Sadewa ditates and then he changes himself into a Barong. Still, the Rangda seems to be too powerful and the fight is never end.. Followers of the Barong appear and help hi fight the Rangda.

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