Hello traveler, for those of you who are often visit Bali or who will come to Bali, Bali has spectacular cultural event that will be held on June. The name of the cultural event is Bali Art Festival. Maybe some of you ever heard about this event or maybe you never know about this event were held every year. Okay guys, now I would like to tell you about what is Bali Art Festival.
Bali Art Festival is an art festival which is held regularly every year and the organizers is the provincial government of Bali. If you are a person who likes the Balinese art such as, painting, sculpture and dance, so don’t miss it guys, Bali Art Festival in 2016 when you spend your holiday in Bali.
The purpose of holding the Bali Art Festival every year regularly is to preserve, develop, and promote the arts of Bali. Bali Art Festival began in 1979, its author is the 6th governor of Bali, Ida Bagus Mantra. At the beginning of Bali Art Festival, it was held during two months, on June 20, 1979 until August 23, 1979.
With the existence of Bali Art Festival, all of the form in the art that exist in Bali will be growing. Of course the development of arts in Bali is very influential in the development of tourism in Bali Island. As you know, at the first Bali Island is famous for tourism destination, it isn’t because of beaches in Bali and the natural scenery. The main thing that makes foreign and domestic tourist spends their vacation in Bali because of the uniqueness of its arts and cultures that owned by Balinese people. So the history of Bali Art Festival is holding an important role of the tourism development in Bali.
The most prominent visible when the annual arts festival is the opening party of Balinese art. In the opening of this art festival, there will be a parade of art, from each of the nine districts in Bali. Each district will show a fashion typical of the region, as well as dance performances and gambelan or Balinese traditional music from each district.
The unique thing is not only a parade of Balinese art, but sometimes there is also a parade of art from other regions in Indonesia, and also the arts from other countries. The opening of Balinese Art Festival is usually will be done by the Republic of Indonesia. You can watch Balinese Art Festival’s opening performance in the main stage, is very difficult because the numbers of the audience that very much. The location of the main stage usually located in front of the Bajra Sandhi Monument tourist attraction. The opening of art festival in Denpasat in 2016, now in its 38th year, the Bali Arts Festival returns, tentatively June 11 to July 9, 2016, and carries a main theme of “Pasuk Wetuning Bhuwana: Maintaining Universal Balance and Synergy”.
Besides the live performances, the yearly event also features handicraft, painting and sculpture exhibitions, together with a traditional culinary festival that presents favorite Balinese dishes. The Bali Arts Festival customarily closes with a lively ceremony comprising an evening traditional ballet known as a ‘sendratari’ that will be held at the Ardha Candra open stage from 20:00.