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Author Stepputat, Kendra, author.

Title The Kecak and cultural tourism on Bali / Kendra Stepputat
Published Rochester, NY : University of Rochester Press, 2021


Description 1 online resource (x, 379 pages) : illustrations
Series Eastman/Rochester studies in ethnomusicolog
Eastman/Rochester studies in ethnomusicology.
Contents Frontmatter -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Note to the Reader -- Introduction -- Part 1: The Present -- 1 Kecak: The Music -- 2 Kecak: The Dance -- 3 Kecak: The Drama -- 4 The Social Organization of Kecak -- 5 Kecak: The Tourist Performance -- 6 From Sanghyang Dedari to Kecak -- 7 The First Kecak -- 8 Almost a Century of Kecak -- Appendices: -- 1. Kecak dan Wisata Budaya di Bali (Indonesian Summary by I Wayan Sudirana) -- 2. Kecak Groups of Bali in 2000-2001 (Badung and Gianyar) -- 3. Facsimile of a Letter from Walter Spies to Leo Spies, 1932 -- Glossary -- Bibliography -- Index
Summary "The Kecak is one of the most well-known dramatic dance performance practices on Bali. It is based on stories from the Old-Indian epic Ramayana, performed by an ensemble of male and female solo dancers and accompanied by a group consisting of approximately 100 men, who function both as musical accompaniment and living scenery that can be flexibly choreographed. Since its genesis in the 1930s the Kecak has been almost solely performed in a tourist context. This book gives a thorough analysis and description of the Kecak in its present form and explores how the Kecak became and stayed a tourist genre for more than 80 years. The book is divided into two parts. The first part focuses on the Kecak in its present form, including musical, choreographic, and dramatic elements. The connection between cultural tourism on Bali and Kecak performance practice is analyzed in detail, including the dependency between tourism professionals and artists and ways of promoting the kecak. Tourists' perspectives on the Kecak are addressed separately. The second part deals with the genesis and development of the Kecak from the 1930s onward"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on October 29, 2021)
Subject Rāma (Hindu deity) -- Songs and music
Rāma (Hindu deity) -- Songs and music
Rāma (Hindu deity)
Dance -- Indonesia -- Bali Island
Kecak (Dance drama) -- Indonesia -- Bali Island -- History
Heritage tourism -- Indonesia -- Bali Island
Balinese (Indonesian people) -- Music
Music -- Indonesia -- Bali Island
MUSIC / Ethnomusicology
Balinese (Indonesian people)
Heritage tourism
Kecak (Dance drama)
Indonesia -- Bali Island
Genre/Form History
Songs and music
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2021018706
ISBN 1800103093