Enter your search into one or more of the boxes below:
You can refine your search by selecting from any of the options below:
Balinese Dance, Drama & Music: A Beginner's Guide to the Performing Arts of Bali
Foyalty 39

Balinese Dance, Drama & Music: A Beginner's Guide to the Performing Arts of Bali (Hardback)

Pre-order for despatch on publication.


This lavishly illustrated book covers all of the exquisite forms of traditional performing arts in Bali-from gamelan music to ritual dance, dramas and puppetry.

Ideal reading for visitors to the island, as well as anyone interested in dance, world music and Balinese culture, this book presents the history and function of each type of performance through more than 250 watercolor illustrations and full-color photos. It discusses how Bali's rich history is seen throughout the performances-from ancient sacred ceremonies and Balinese religion (which is a blend of different ones) to Balinese tales, and even magic.

Introductory sections discuss the way performing arts are taught in Bali, the principal Balinese cultural values that are passed on in these forms, and the basic religious ideas and cultural tenets that are expressed through the arts. Subsequent chapters each describe a particular form of the art, such as Gamelan Gong Keybar, Gambuh, Legong, Kecak, Baris, Wayang Kulit and the new phenomenon of children's and women's performing groups. Readers will learn more about the evolution of each practice and style, as well as its place in Balinese culture.

Film, TV & DramaTheatrePlays, playscriptsMusic & DanceDanceFolk dancingMusic & DanceMusic BooksMusic: styles & genresWorld music Publisher: Tuttle Publishing Publication Date: 20/10/2020 ISBN-13: 9780804852760  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
Availability: Pre-order for despatch on publication. Pre-Order

I Wayan Dibia is a dancer, musician and choreographer. He received his Ph.D. from the University of California in 1992 before becoming a choreography professor at the College of Indonesian Arts. Rucina Ballinger is an American educator and lecturer on Balinese culture. One of the founders of Gamelan Sekar Jaya, she is an accomplished dancer and performs extensively in Bali as a dancer and comic. She has lived in Ubud with her Balinese husband and two sons since 1985. Barbara Anello is an American artist, writer and photographer who divides her time between Manhattan and Bali. She has exhibited her paintings and photographs in the US, Europe and Asia.

More books by I Wayan Dibia

More books by Rucina Ballinger

More books by Barbara Anello

Leave Review


Delivery Options

All delivery times quoted are the average, and cannot be guaranteed. These should be added to the availability message time, to determine when the goods will arrive. During checkout we will give you a cumulative estimated date for delivery.

Location 1st Book Each additional book Average Delivery Time
Free UK Standard Delivery on Orders Over £20 (2nd Class)     3-5 Days
UK Standard Delivery (2nd Class) £2.75 £0.00 3-5 Days
UK 1st Class Delivery £3.75 £0.00 1-2 Days
Click and Collect / 
Delivery to a Foyles Bookshop
Free Free From 2 hours - Individual item delivery times given at checkout
UK Courier £7.95 £0.00 1 Working Day
Western Europe**Airmail £9.00 £1.00 7-8 Days
Rest of World Airmail £12.50 £1.00 7-10 Days

** Includes Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Irish Republic, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

Click and Collect is available for all our shops; collection times will vary depending on availability of items. Individual despatch times for each item will be given at checkout.

Delivery Help & FAQs

A Year of Books Subscription Packages 

Delivery is free for the UK. Western Europe costs £60 for each 12 month subscription package purchased. For the Rest of the World the cost is £100 for each package purchased. All delivery costs are charged in advance at time of purchase. For more information please visit the A Year of Books page.

Returns Information

If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase*, you may return it to us in its original condition with in 30 days of receiving your delivery or collection notification email for a refund. Except for damaged items or delivery issues the cost of return postage is borne by the buyer. Your statutory rights are not affected.

* For Exclusions and terms on damaged or delivery issues see Returns Help & FAQs

You might also like

Heiner Muller and Heiner Goebbels's...
Philip V. Bohlman
Heiner Muller and Heiner Goebbels's...
Philip V. Bohlman
A Quick Ting On Afrobeats
Christian Adofo
Jorge Ben Jor's Africa Brasil
Frederick Josef Moehn
© W&G Foyle Ltd
Foyles uses cookies to help ensure your experience on our site is the best possible. Click here if you’d like to find out more about the types of cookies we use.
Accept and Close