Beautifully illustrated with 150 watercolors by Barbara Anello and 100 supporting photographs, this 128-page hardcover provides a comprehensive introduction to the Balinese performing arts of gamelan, dance, drama and puppetry.
Examining the history and function of each art form, "Balinese Dance, Drama and Music" manages to meet both the needs of the first time traveler seeking a guide to the profusion of lively art forms found in Bali as well as the serious scholar of Balinese culture in search of a valuable reference work. Scholars will be instantly drawn to the book's extensive bibliography and a discography.
Co-authored by the renowned Balinese dancer and choreographer Dr. I Wayan Dibia - a professor of choreography at the Indonesian College of Arts, and Rucina Ballinger - a Bali-based educator on Balinese culture, "Balinese Dance, Drama and Music" was released by Periplus Editions on December 15, 2004.
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