Gunung Sari Legong & Barong Dance at Puri Agung Peliatan

Ubud | 80571 Ubud

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Activity Type
  • Culture & Art : Traditional Dances
  • In the Air
Good to Know
  • We speak : Eng., Indon.
  • Suitable for : Individuals, Couples, Small Groups, Kids & Families, Large Groups / Outings
Prices & Regulations
  • Price Adults : from USD10.00
  • Payment Options : Cash

Adult from USD10.00

  • Culture & Art:
    Traditional Dances

Opening Hours

  • 01. Jan – 31. Dec

  • Saturday:
    18:45 - 20:15
  • closed:
    Mo-Fr, Su

Gunung Sari Legong & Barong Dance at Puri Agung Peliatan

The dance show takes place at the Puri Agung Peliatan in Ubud. This could one of the most recommended Dance Show that you can enjoy in Bali. There are Legong Dance, Oleg Tambulilingan Dance, Pendet Dance and sometimes you can also witness the Gebyar Terompong and Gebyar Duduk and ended with Barong and Rangda Dance, then Keris Dance.

The history of Gunung Sari gamelan and dance group began on November 24, 1926, at Puri Kaleran Peliatan which at that time was helding an event called mebarong-barongan (ngelawang- it is a common activity to commemorate Galungan day), some members of this group intended to make the Arja Laki dance, with members of the dancers who had come at the time as the main members and some other participants. the group grew up and became better organized significantly until, one of the main member of this group came up with an idea to create Sekaa Gong (a group planying gamelan and gong) with this following member structure, A.A.Gede Mandera as kelian. Pemucuknya: Gusti Kompyang Pangkung, Made Lebah, Pande Made Gerondong, Pande Made Gandut etc.

After these gong group was formed, they conducted regular exercises by borrowing or renting the gamelan from various places. Because at that time, not many banjar/ local community has gamelan. After doing this exercises regularly, this sekaa decided to follow some inter-region gong competitions (mepanduk) around 1930. Until once there was a foreign tourist who visited Bali named Jhon Cost who offered this sekaa to perform in Paris at 1931, at that time the journey was still using a boat no airplane to get to Paris and it took six months trip. At Paris they performed well, with various Balinese traditional dance such as Legong, Janger, Kecak, and Joged. While on Bali, other members of the group made an agreement to create their own Gamelan. Making this gamelan was not a simple thing, because it needs to go through a complex procedure. Finally once the group arrived in Bali from Paris the plan to make make Gamelan was continued. After two-weeks rest, a good day to mold Gamelan and Pande Gong (artist specialize in creating gong) was appointed to make the Gamelan. When the gamelan is being made, the Ceng-ceng key found by the shepherd on the court of Pura Gunung Sari is used as Jatu in arrangement of offerings (Banten) at Pura Gunung Sari. After a long process finally the Gamelan set has been successfully crafted then continued with traditional ceremonies. The gamelan is named Gamelan Gunung Sari and the group is now called Sekaa Gong Gunung Sari.



Gunung Sari Legong & Barong Dance at Puri Agung Peliatan
Area: Ubud
Jl. Cok Gede Rai No.63, Peliatan, Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571
80571 Ubud Bali