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Best Dance Performance (Barong or Kecak?)

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Best Dance Performance (Barong or Kecak?)

I need help with another question please. Family of 7 and I want to include a dance performance in our itinerary. In posts, some people call the dance Barong and others say Kecak, is there a difference? Should I go to the performance at the Ulawatu Temple from Kuta or should I try for a performance somewhere in Ubud? Are they dinner performances? Unless someone can tells me differently, I would prefer not to include dinner. Thank you.

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1. Re: Best Dance Performance (Barong or Kecak?)

Barong & Kecak are different dances, and there are others, I like Legong also. Take a look on youtube to see which one you'd prefer. There are 6-8 different dances in Ubud each week night, without dinner. Uluwatu dance is Kecak.

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2. Re: Best Dance Performance (Barong or Kecak?)

The kecak is amazing especially at Ullawatu

In my opinion the Barong is nowhere as dynamic it just doesn’t come near how good the kecak is

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3. Re: Best Dance Performance (Barong or Kecak?)

The Kecak/Fire dance is really impressive, but then the Barong is also excellent too.

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4. Re: Best Dance Performance (Barong or Kecak?)

Hi knox5bythesea,

Kecak Dance is a great performance, that is my preference. You can enjoy the beauty of the temple and gorgeous sunset too. Barong and Kecak is different type of dances and no dinner inside the temple. Hope you enjoy it.

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5. Re: Best Dance Performance (Barong or Kecak?)

Thank you everyone for your advise. I didn't think to check out youtube. My current choice is Ulawatu for Kecak. I also think it will fit our schedule better. There is so much to do in Ubud and seeing this dance performance elsewhere will give us more time for other adventure while in Ubud.

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