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A photograph of a Kecak Dance that I took last friday, at Saba beach, in Gianyar regency..

Using slow speed and zoom in/out technique to add the effect of moving.

What is Kecak dance?
The Kecak dance is one of the most famous of Balinese dances. It is unusual because it has no musical accompaniment like many other Indonesian dances do, the rhythm of the dance is produced by the chanting ‘monkey’ chorus. Instead, a troupe of men, serve as the chorus, making a wondrous cacophony of synchronized “chak-achak-achak” clicking sounds while swaying their bodies and waving their hands. From that chanting noise of “Cak-cak-cak”, then it gave the dance its name Kecak.

What makes the Kecak special is that the accompanying music is provided by the human voice, a choir of a fifty men or more sitting in concentric circles, swaying, standing up, lying prone as the story develops. Amongst the swaying masses the voices of the storytellers can be heard telling the unfolding tale.

The story is a fragment from the Ramayana, the Hindu epic which finds its expression in many forms, not only in dance, but also in painting and carving.

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