The Exotic Balinese Culture Through Manukrawa Dance
IJSO, Bali - Rich in culture and traditions, Indonesia has Bali as one of the provinces that developes traditional dances internationally, such as Manukrawa Dance and Gamelan Cenik Wayah.
Manukrawa Dance is created by I Wayan Dibia and I Wayan Beratha in 1981. The dance is performed by 5 to 7 young girls that have roles as water (rawa) bird (manuk) having fun while looking for something to eat.
Another traditional Balinese dance is Gamelan Cenik Wayah. It is one of studios founded by Cokroda Ngurah Suyadnya at the end of 2000. The studio’s name is derived from Balinese languge, Cenik (small) and Wayah (experienced). Therefore, Cenik Wayah studio is available for boys to experience playing Gamelan uniquely. It is consistent in continuing traditional Balinese music and dance by developing classical songs and dance choreography.
Gamelan Cenik Wayah back then cooperated with international artists, such as Collin McDonald in 2006, Pette Stelle in 2007, and Andrew McGraw in 2007.
Those dances are for children in general. It aims to introduce them about Balinese culture and art.