Kechak

The Kechak dance is a representation of the battle in which the vánara Jánuman helped prince Rama defeat the evil king Ravana, according to the Ramaiana. Held outdoors at sunset, the story continues in the dark, when the light comes only from twinkling bamboo torches. The Kechak is simply accompanied by the singing of a chorus of men representing an army of monkeys continuously chanting "Cak!" Cak! Cak! "or" Keh-Chak "in polyrhythmic sounds throughout most of the performance. This astonishing orchestra, made with human voices, is conducted by a soloist, who is responsible to indicate the high and low notes, and also acts as a narrator.
The section also includes some photos of the Legong dance. Legong is a refined dance form characterized by intricate finger movements, complicated footwork, and various exaggerated facial expressions and gestures, all to the rhythm of traditional balinese music.

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