The Tanah Lot 3-Day Event is ready to be held. The Regent of Tabanan, Ni Putu Eka Wiryastuti, will open the traditional cultural event on Thursday, November 1, 2012 and lasts for three days. “Aside from preserving the arts existing in Tabanan, this event is also meant to explore the potential and give a space to younger generation to develop their art creativity,” said Operations Manager of the Tanah Lot Destination, I Ketut Toya Adnyana.
A variety of the arts will be performed, starting from the appearance of Kid Gong Kebyar, Women Kebyar Gong, Barong Dance in combination with Tektekan, Creative Dance, Slonding and Ramayana Ballet. Competitive products of food industry, craft, and design will also be exhibited. Similarly, it will be graced with a photo exhibition, documentation of Tanah Lot destination and painting exhibition.
For the craft exhibition, the committee will feature the typical crafts of Tanah Lot namely the ‘coconut fiber monkey statue.’ In the past, the statue was always adorned the tourist destination, but had disappeared for lack of regeneration. Now, it will be introduced back. “With the involvement of the community, it is expected to give birth to young generation with outstanding achievement,” said this former tourist guide.
Especially for the exhibition of the agricultural products existing in Tabanan, his party made collaboration with the Industry and Cooperatives Agency, in addition to involving local community. Type of the craft products exhibited consisted of sarong, fabrics and distinctive headband of Pandak village. In addition, there would be a culinary exhibition featuring the rice bag served with peanut sauce and assorted vegetables, manila duck lawar, rice with roasted suckling pig and seafood satay.
When Bali Travel News met him in his workplace, he said that the committee would present Barong Dance for three days in succession. The time chosen for the presentation of this classic dance would be in the afternoon. “We want to revive the art of barong performance in Tabanan. In addition, it also poses a preparation for the launching the Barong Dance at Tanah Lot,” he explained.
This art of barong will be presented by the artists and scheduled to be performed every day from 10:00 a.m. With the cultural richness in the classical art owned by Tabanan, his party had confidence if the event would draw many visitors. Moreover, domestic tourists coming from Java Island had made stopover as well as taken a rest and shower at the destination from 06:00 a.m. “By all means, this performing art will become the first presentation to see,” he said.
Meanwhile, in the afternoon before the sunset, his party would present the charming art of Cak. Tabanan had tektekan, okokan and the other arts that would also be prepared to become a regular performance. “We will attempt to find out a chance to present the unique art of Tabanan. Addition of the other art performances is also necessary so that it will get rid of the impression of monotone,” he said. (BTN/015)
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