Devdan - Treasure of The Archipelago. The Art of Indonesian Culture Diversity

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Bali, August 3, 2013 - How rich and beautiful Indonesian culture is? The number #1 ranked attraction in Nusa Dua by Trip Advisor, “Devdan –Treasure of the Archipelago” will take you to a breathtaking 90 minutes journey to witness the fascinating and magnificent culture of Bali, Java, Sumatera, Borneo, and Papua, presented with a dazzling costumes and high-tech stage effects. Beautified with a world-class aerial acrobatics attraction and a touch of modern dance blended in between traditional one, makes Devdan show a unique must-see performance for everyone who visit Bali.

Located in the most prestigious tourism area in Nusa Dua, Bali Nusa Dua Theatre where Devdan show performed is rested in BTDC complex, which is very easy to reach even for a first time visitor. Surrounded by four and five stars hotels, Devdan Show in Bali Nusa Dua Theatre is a great escape if you are looking for a fun and educational thing to make your vacation to Bali as one of a kind experience.

Bali Nusa Dua Theatre is a new theatrical complex that has been designed and built with a state-of-the-art stage, sounds and lighting systems. The inside theatre with 700 seats capacity is equipped with a fully air-conditioned for your convenience and also a complete handicap accessibility including seating and restroom facilities.

Bali Scene

People always love to see how Balinese tradition blended beautifully with local religion, so through this scene, the audience will be brought to discover more of Balinese culture. The scene is begun with the serene sight and sound of a traditional Balinese village when they celebrate a bountiful crop of harvest time and the children love to fly kites. At the side of the stage, 3 Balinese girls do the Lesung dance. This dance is typically performed right after the harvest time, as a way for the villagers to extend their gratitude to God for the bestowed abundance, also a wish for health and subsequent harvest.
After an alluring Balinese traditional dance and also flying kites dance, this scene ends dramatically with kecak dance that depicts a Ramayana episode. The stage will be portrayed as the village is being mystically engulfed by fire and the entranced Kecak dancers move in an orbit of which Rama becomes the centre.

Sumatera Scene

A silken piece of songket, a beautiful handmade textile, swallows the children as they disappear beneath its power and they reappear in a small village in Sumatera. The aundience will hear and enjoy the sight and sounds of a bustling street market where vendors sell vegetables, fruits, pottery and local wears. Amidst the market, performers will play with traditional whip called pecut, juggle and do the rain dance, and the most stunning performance of Saman dance which never fails to amaze the audience. This rhythmic dance which people also called as ‘Dance of thousands hands’ is serves as a media for education to teach about manner, heroism, togetherness and unity, is now has been officially acknowledged as an intangible element of world cultural heritage.

Java Scene

Java is another island which rich of culture and traditions. A magical Javanese traditional knife called “Keris” takes the children to a township on the island of Java which shows various groups of the Javanes community, starting from the nobility, the warrior to the commoners. The main scene fo Java begin when the Bedhaya Dancers perform elegantly side by side with an episode a shadow puppetry played by a puppet master, combining attractive movements with illusion techniques that makes this particular part becomes one of the most interesting elements of the whole show. In 2003, Javanese shadow puppetry also received acknowledgement from UNESCO as masterpiece of Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity.

Borneo Scene

Borneo scene is opened by a stunning and romantic duo aerial strap. One special couple in a sleepy Dayak Village strapped in ribbons performs a romantic aerial ballet that will leave audience in awe. This performance is certainly one of the most acclaimed acts that always win the audience heart. The cheerfulness of the dancers in Water Dance soon come up after the duo aerial strap, followed by well-known beautiful women of Borneo wearing typical dresses, complete with enggang (a type of eagle) feathers for accessory, performing a dance to give warm welcome and friendship invitation from Dayaknese village.

Papua Scene

The tribes of Papua are people bound by the “good earth” and the bounty of nature. They are extremely talented hunters and wood carvers. With Honai (Papuan traditional house) in sight, the dancers perform their upbeat tribal Papuan dance, allowing the audience to be kindled by its soaring energy and spirit, while the 2 performers energetically play tifa (percussive musical instrument from Papua and Maluku) and spread the liveliness on stage. The audience will also have a chance to see a daring fire dance performance give and ending to this spectacular show.

Enjoy a beautiful traditional culture in a modern way

Wrapped in a modern style, watching Devdan show is never a boring way to learn more about Indonesian culture. Each scene is excellently performed in a beautiful costumes and world-class high-tech stage effects that will enchant your eyes through the whole performance. Devdan –Treasure of the Archipelago is showing 4 times weekly on every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday at 7:00 pm.

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Heidi Kartika
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Bali Nusa Dua Theatre :
KawasanPariwisata Nusa Dua, Kompleks BTDC, Nusa Dua 80363 Bali
Phone: (0361) 770197

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