The legong is a kind of Balinese dance, which, according to tradition, represents the ballet celestial nymphs divine.

In Balinese classical dance, legong is considered as representing the quintessence of femininity and grace. The dancers wear costumes luxurious gold and headdresses topped with flowers, and sometimes manipulate a range. They are accompanied by music performed by a gamelan.

The legong subject to very specific rules that impose specific actions and determine the movement of the face, the position of the hands and fingers.

From the age of 5, girls Bali dream to be selected to represent their villages as dancers legong. They usually stop the dancing at the age of 14.

The most well-known is the legong "Legong Kraton" legong or palaces. It is called so because past, it was performed in the puri (palace) in the presence of princes. Three dancers are involved: the condong, following the court, and two dancers in costumes representative of the same senior royal.

The argument is from a story that takes place in the twelfth century Java. The king of Lasem meeting Rangkesari a lady who got lost in the forest. He brought her back home and the locks in a stone house. Rangkesari's brother, the Prince of Daha, learns that her sister was in captivity Lasem and threatens war if it is not released. Rangkesari begged her abductor to release to avert war. But the king prefers to fight. En route to the battle, he met a bird of ill omen that he predicted his death. The king is killed in the battle that ensues.

The show opens with the condong (a lady companion to the court) solo dance, and then it presents two fans to dancing Legong twin mirrors.


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