Balinese dance workshop

Sunday 03/07

Sunday July 3 2022 in Oosterpark / Solar Stage, Amsterdam
Start: 14:15

Come watch (and dance along) with your parents, grandparents or friends at a very special Balinese dance workshop with Dwibhumi Balinese Dance & Culture.

Balinese dance, Tari Bali in Indonesian, is deeply rooted in religion. It is a unique fusion of Hinduism, Buddhism and ancestor worship in Bali (Indonesia). Characteristic for Balinese dance are not only the impressive costumes, but also the expressive facial expression, the graceful, sometimes fluent and subdued, at other times fierce and powerful head, neck, shoulder, arm, finger and toe (!) movements. There are dances with or without a story. Balinese dance is accompanied by gamelan music.

Especially for Amsterdam Roots Festival, Nova from Dwibhumi Balinese Dance & Culture will do a bird dance. Nova shows movements like those of a swamp bird and invites everyone to dance with her. In the workshop you will learn the basic technique, facial expression, movement of fingers, hands, head, neck and feet. Wings and veils are also used. The gamelan orchestra Swara Santi Amstelveen will accompany the bird dance.

Do you want to know how elegant you can dance? Come and join the dance workshop with live music.


Oosterpark / Solar Stage