Kecak & Fire Dance

Kecak Dance is usually referred to  "Cak" dance or fire dance.

It is an entertainment dance and tends to be a dance performance, which is drama and dance because it all portrays the role art of "Puppet play" such as Rama Sita. It is not specifically used in Hindu religious rituals such as worship, rituals, and other ceremonies.

The "sacred" forms in the Kecak dance are usually shown in terms of obedience or trance, namely immunity, so it is not burned by fire.


According to the history of Balinese dance, Kecak was created in the 1930s by Wayan Limbak who worked with German art painters named Walter Spies with based on the Sanghyang dance tradition as a fire dance and parts of the Ramayana story.


Different from other Balinese dance, gamelan is used as accompaniment music. But in the performance of the kecak dance, it only combines art from the voices of mouth or shouts like "cak cak to cak cak ke". So, that's why this dance is called the kecak dance.

For Information, Kecak Dance show can be found in several places in Bali:

  • At Uluwatu Temple you can watch because of its attraction along with sunset.
  • Ubud, Kecak Dance with traditional Balinese atmosphere, you can watch:
    • Sunday: Kecak fire & trance dance 7.30PM Padang in Tegal Kaja.
    • Monday: Kecak Fire (Monkey Chat Dance) 7.00 PM at Junjungan Village.
    • Wednesday, 7.00 PM in Padang Tegal Kelod.
    • Thursday, 7.30 PM in Kutuh Village Temple.
    • Friday, 7.00 PM at Pura Di Padang Kerta.
    • Saturday, Kecak Fire and Trance Dance 7.30 PM at Pura Dalem Ubud.
  • Melasti Beach | Besides known as its wonderful view of sunset, Melasti Beach is also famous for its iconic Traditional Kecak Dance. 
Your visit Bali won’t be complete without seeing this show! [ED/DN]

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