Kuta, Bali, Indonesia
Ogoh-Ogoh Carnaval Bali Reviews
Awesome Performance before Silent Day May 29, 2012
A day before Silent Day (Nyepi--local language), every village in Bali will make a giant statues called Ogoh-Ogoh, made of wooden, rattan, and carton which reflects some characters based on their beliefs. These giant statues are made for 2 major reasons:
1. To repel evil spirit which will disturb their meditation on the Silent day
2. To be contested among the villages
In the afternoon, Ogoh-Ogoh will be brought out of the village halls and placed at the roadside, while waiting for the evening. And when the day gets darkened and the evening comes, some youngsters will bring the statues to some center or to a wide field in the middle of city. It is believed that while they walk with Ogoh-Ogoh, the evil spirit will be drawn into it and ready to be burnt after the carnival ends.
In the evening, I and some friends are ready to watch the Carnival near Kuta beach. The viewer already made some crowd on the street.
The Carnival it self is such unique performance. It's not a plain runway show where some youngsters bring Ogoh-Ogoh walking along the main street. There will be naration to explain the story of Ogoh-ogoh that they made, and followed with theatrical show with traditional music and dance
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