Asia dances

The diverse cultures, religions, and traditions of the Asian countries are reflected not only in their lifestyles but also in their art forms. The mythical stories, tribal and religious rituals from everyday events that signify good and bad, are what inspired some of these Asian dances. 

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Margapati Dance Bali - The Dance of the Savage Lion

Since forever, Bali’s cultures and traditions have been firmly tied to the natural world and the environment. The many religious rituals are delivered both in honour, and as gifts, to the ancestors, nature and the spirit world. With beautiful offerings and eye-catching cultural performances, many of Bali’s artistry and art forms were born out of the need for ever more creative offerings to gods and the spirits of the ancestors.

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Kathakali - Dancing Eyes in India’s Ancient Dance Form

Renowned worldwide, Kathakali's magnificence has won great admiration for the state of Kerala. Kathakali originated on Kerala’s shores over 300 years ago. The dance combines devotion, drama, music, colourful costumes and make-up into a divine experience for all who get to view it. Kathakali retells ancient stories from Hindu legends, the Indian epics, which leave one spellbound at the depth and intricacy of the performance

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