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The 1000th Show of Bali Agung - a Milestone from the Heart


Bali Safari & Marine Park presented the 1,000th Bali Agung Show on June 17, 2014.

The spectacular show featuring 210 dancers, musicians, a host of animals and a shadow puppet master tells the epic story of King Sri Jaya Pangus, his beloved Chinese wife Kang Ching Wie, and his extramarital assignation with Dewi Danu, the water Goddess of Bali’s volcanic Lake Batur.

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The Bali Agung show was created and produced by an internationally acclaimed theatrical team. Australian Peter Wilson -a highly respected director, writer, producer, and puppeteer who collaborated with Master Balinese Dalang I Made Sidia, in creating a magical one-hour show that resonates with moment after moment of  non-stop spectacular theatricality.

The owners of the Bali Safari and Marine Park have created a show – now seen by hundreds of thousands – that keeps a cherished Balinese legend alive while at the same time reminding local Balinese of the profound beauty of the Island’s culture.

Traditional dance and music in a state-of-the art theatrical setting, on what is arguably among the world’s largest stages, is presented in multiple performances each week in a show that made its debut on August 31, 2010.

Sharing the spotlight at each performance with talented dancers are an equally talented array of beautiful and exotic wildlife animals, including a heard of Sumatran elephants that parade through the audience to open each show.

This “not-to-be-missed” theatrical experience plays daily (except on Mondays) in the Bali Theatre that has a seating capacity of 1200.

The dancers featured in the show come from Sanggar Paripurna in Gianyar and share many family bloodlines. In producing the show, I Made Sidia, strove to form a family show that also features families of performers.

Performers range in age from 4 years old to grandfathers who are 75.

In celebrating the milestone of the 1,000th show the dancers, crew members, and the directors of Bali Agung, along with representatives from Bali Safari & Marine Park, local, and media made a journey – known locally as “Napak Tilas” to the origin of Barong Landung (a rare puppet tradition featured in each showin Mount Batur. There the group visited the temple of Sri Jaya Pangus and traveled on to Dewi Danu temple and to the last to the temple of Balingkang. The journey was intended to express gratitude and pay respect to the culture of Bali that inspired the longest-running theatrical performance in the history of Bali.

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“1000 is a sacred number. It is not easy, a lot of obstacle on the way. And for me, this is an amazing achievement for a colossal show. This show is actually difficult, collaborating humans with wild animals is not easy, but thank God, we have never had an accident. We really do this in a professional way, with a concept of Tri Hita Karana. Lastly, I was born from this show, and I dedicate myself to this show,” said I Made Sidia.

Commenting further, William Santoso, general manager of Bali Safari & Marine Park said: “Bali Agung Show is collaboration between Bali Safari & Marine Park with Peter Wilson, Richard Jeziorny, Chong Lim, Ian Knowles, Phillip Lethlean, Collin Best, Sue Fenty, Richard Sam Pillai, and I Made Sidia. I am very proud that Made Sidia has developed local artists’ talent as well as gave place for them, especially children in the world of stage art, dance, and theater. I hope that Bali Agung will be a stepping-stone to their international career and this collaboration also relives the legend that is good to be known by local and foreign audience,”

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Shown on are images from the celebration of Bali Augung’s 1,000th performance

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