Introducing to you the treasure of the Indonesian Archipelago through DEVDAN.
The word DEVDAN comes from Sanskrit ‘Deva’ and ‘Dhana’, meaning “God’s Grace”. The Indonesia’s treasures are God’s gifts for Indonesian people.
The DEVDAN story begins when two young children who are parts of a tourist group in Bali feel bored with the tour itinerary and set themselves apart from the group to climb toward a cliff that has grabbed their attention. They find a treasure chest containing various unique items that will bring them, and the audience, in a journey to witness the treasure of Indonesia.
Traditionally, at the end of each harvest the Balinese celebrate a bountiful crop and the children love to fly kites. The serene sights & sounds of a traditional Balinese village set the stage. Two children from a passing tourist group are lost and find themselves amongst the villagers. The performers celebrate with a rice harvest dance and the flying season for kites. A dramatic end occurs with a Kecak dance the village being engulfed with fire and chaos.
One of the things Sumatra is known for is the beautiful material they produce in endless colors and patterns, it is known as Songket Hear and enjoy the sights and sounds of a bustling street market where vendors sell vegetables, fruits, pottery and local wares. Amidst the market, performers play with fiery whips, they juggle and dance for rain. The village weavers create the beautiful Batik fabric with their magical looms. Sumatera also have the Saman dance and singing performance from Gayo Highland, South East Aceh, Pecut dance, and Rain Dance
The traditional ceremonial knife used by the Javanese warriors long ago is called a Kris. A magical Javanese knife takes the children to a township on the island of Java, where warriors reign supreme. A fight breaks out and a warrior is fallen, but the good spirits grant him a second chance. The children are entertained with a traditional puppet show, where the puppets come alive. Java also have Bedhaya Dance, the elegant all-women dance.
“Dayak” is the local name for the native people, they are best known for the majestically beautiful women and their strong belief and use of ancient magic rituals. In the sleepy fishing village, where the local ladies sell their fish, charming romance is in the air. A group of young maidens share the spectacle of a beautiful water dance, while Dayak boys working in the harbor show their macho skills of balance and dance.
The tribes of Papua are people bound by the “good earth” and the bounty of nature. They are extremely talented hunters and wood carvers. From under the majestic limbs of the banyan tree, across the still waters of the grand lake floating on a simple raft, the villagers land upon the shore. There is a celebration at hand, preparation for the upcoming annual festival. They paint their faces in the ancient way, adorn their tribal dress and prepare for the festival of manhood. All the while the children witness the full spectacle of dance and traditional lore.
DEVDAN performs 4 days a week at Bali Nusa Dua Theatre. Reservations can be made three (3) months in advance. Free pickup available with minimum 2 adult from area of Nusa Dua, Tanjung Benoa, Jimbaran, Kuta and Sanur
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday at 19:30 Wita
Approximately 90 minutes
How to Book:
Choose number your desired tickets on the extra and proceed the booking
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