Kecak Fire & Trance Dance (Pura Dalem Taman Kaja)

Kecak Fire & Trance Dance (Pura Dalem Taman Kaja)

Kecak Fire & Trance Dance (Pura Dalem Taman Kaja)
4.5
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Kecak and Traditional Ubud Fire Dance
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  • chchan
    Sydney, Australia103 contributions
    Great insight into Balinese Culture - Must see performance!
    I wasn’t quite sure what to expect from this but it was pretty amazing! There must be over 50 men chanting and singing in rhythm where it is mesmerising. A lot of effort has been put into the costumes and the dancing is amazing. The trance dance with the fire at the end is also very different and is a must see. The show goes for about an hour and the temple does give you the story so you can follow what is happening in the performance.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 11 March 2023
  • Kate L
    6 contributions
    You have to see this
    This was a once in a lifetime experience! I know the Ramayana well, but even my friends who did not were in awe. The Fire Trance Dance (part2) was exciting! I sat on a low bench in the very front and felt like I was part of the performance.I will attach photos but they can’t capture the dynamism
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 30 June 2023
  • Hugh A
    Tallahassee, Florida45 contributions
    Fantastic Balinese Cultural Experience
    We attended the 7:30 pm Kecak Fire and Trance Dance, presented by the members of the Desa (temple). It was a very authentic feeling cultural experience It was one of the highlights of our time in Ubud. We purchased our tickets earlier in the day from a member of the Desa who was selling tickets on the Ubud Main Street. We arrived for the show about an hour early which gave us our choice of seats. The show appeared to be sold out.
    Visited February 2023
    Written 11 July 2023
  • Clare L
    7 contributions
    Not to be missed performance
    This event is by far the best that Ubud had to offer in tourist attractions. You do not want to miss the Pura Dalem lit up to highlight its gorgeous stone statues, the quality of the Kecak dancers, and the incredible trance dance to end the night. Get there early to nab the best seats! Don’t miss this!!
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 28 July 2023
  • Dirk W
    Antwerp, Belgium210 contributions
    Kecek dance and view
    The place where the Kecek dance is performed is very beautiful with a possible very beautiful sunset. Like everywhere in Bali, many shops and restaurants have been added here. the parking lot is very large. There are currently 2 shows per day. It is something special and we think the Kecak show is very cool. How they managed to sing with Kecak for so long is a mystery. Be careful with food and drink, because the monkeys will take it away.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 12 December 2023
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Robbie K
Canberra, Australia6 contributions
Jan 2024 • Friends
This was an excellent performance! We were seated outside for a engaging performance, with a great plot and group of people. Thank you!
Written 10 January 2024
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Dirk W
Antwerp, Belgium210 contributions
Nov 2023 • Couples
The place where the Kecek dance is performed is very beautiful with a possible very beautiful sunset. Like everywhere in Bali, many shops and restaurants have been added here. the parking lot is very large. There are currently 2 shows per day. It is something special and we think the Kecak show is very cool. How they managed to sing with Kecak for so long is a mystery. Be careful with food and drink, because the monkeys will take it away.
Written 12 December 2023
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SF Guy
San Francisco, CA828 contributions
Nov 2023 • Solo
One of a few excellent traditional Balinese shows in Ubud. I definitely recommend this show. The costumes and story telling is superb.
Written 3 December 2023
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Shantan C
2 contributions
Nov 2023 • Couples
Pretty cool experience. Not as busy as Uluwatu, can buy tickets at the gate. Lovely enthralling performance by the local community.
Written 30 November 2023
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Linda B
Scotts Valley, CA233 contributions
Aug 2023 • Friends
This is a LARGE-AUDIENCE KECsAK AND FIRE-DANCE in UBUD held in the Dalem Ubud . NOTE IT IS NOT THE TAMAN KAJA ONE!! This is a review for the one presented by Krama Desa Ubud Kaja. It had several hundred people on the Friday night we visited. It was not a good experience. IT SHOULD HAVE ITS OWN SECTION IN UBUD ENTERTAINMENT TO REVIEW.
LET ME BE THE FIRST

I am qualified to judge because I taught Kecak with a member the Denpasar Arts Conservatory Theater Faculty in an American University for 2 years and have attended Kecak performances for 30 years in Bali.

1. There was not enough light to even see the performers at all. This could he fixed if the Krama Desa Ubud Kaja wants to present a more professional result and allow ticket-buyers to actually SEE KECAK.

2. The staff brought chairs to seat audience behind the bleachers where we had no chance for sight lines to the action, and seated patrons in a gully where no one could see out, and also seated people behind tall objects. The places where it will be correct to put plastic chairs so that the people in them are able to see the performance area should be marked with a paint spot or some other way. It is highway robbery to sell people a ticket when they are not even going to be able to see the show.

This is not worth the 100,000 Rp ticket price for a large fraction of the audience
Written 15 August 2023
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Noel P
6 contributions
Aug 2023 • Couples
Very interesting to see. The vibe was incredible. If you like seeing the culture of a place then I highly recommend that you go watch this
Written 12 August 2023
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Clare L
7 contributions
July 2023 • Friends
This event is by far the best that Ubud had to offer in tourist attractions. You do not want to miss the Pura Dalem lit up to highlight its gorgeous stone statues, the quality of the Kecak dancers, and the incredible trance dance to end the night. Get there early to nab the best seats! Don’t miss this!!
Written 29 July 2023
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Hugh A
Tallahassee, FL45 contributions
Feb 2023
We attended the 7:30 pm Kecak Fire and Trance Dance, presented by the members of the Desa (temple). It was a very authentic feeling cultural experience It was one of the highlights of our time in Ubud. We purchased our tickets earlier in the day from a member of the Desa who was selling tickets on the Ubud Main Street. We arrived for the show about an hour early which gave us our choice of seats. The show appeared to be sold out.
Written 11 July 2023
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Florida Diver
Miami, FL4 contributions
July 2023 • Couples
Absolutely fantastic, one of the best performances I’ve ever seen in my life anywhere. This is absolutely must thing to do.
Written 9 July 2023
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Kate L
6 contributions
June 2023 • Couples
This was a once in a lifetime experience! I know the Ramayana well, but even my friends who did not were in awe. The Fire Trance Dance (part2) was exciting! I sat on a low bench in the very front and felt like I was part of the performance.I will attach photos but they can’t capture the dynamism
Written 30 June 2023
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