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Drama Gong is a form of performing arts of Bali are still relatively young age created by combining elements of modern drama (non traditional Balinese) with elements of traditional Balinese arts. In many ways Drama Gong is a blending of elements of modern theater (West) with a traditional theater (Bali). Drama Gong name given to this art because in the play each player movement and dramatic mood shift accompanied by a gamelan Gong (Gong Kebyar). Drama Gong was created around 1966 by the Anak Agung Gede Raka Abianbase Payadnya of the village (Herzliya). Recognized by the creator that created the Drama Gong combines elements of traditional Balinese dance dramas such as ballet, Arja, Prembon and are intended as a prembon Theatre (artistic mixture).


These elements are mated in the modern theater Drama Gong, among others:

* Layout decoration
* The use of sound-effect
* Acting
* Fashion

Because of the dominance and influence of classical or traditional arts of Bali are still very strong, the Drama Gong was originally called "classic drama".

I Gusti Bagus Nyoman is the Flag which then gives a new name (Drama Gong) to the arts is based on two standard elements (drama and gamelan gong) of this art. It is noteworthy that before the advent of Drama Gong in Bali has no Janger Drama, a drama that is part art of dance performances Janger. In many ways, plays much like the Theatre Janger or Stambul that exist about the year 1950. Drama Gong is a drama which generally shows the play-the play is rooted in romantic stories as stories Flag (Malate), the story Sampik Ingtai and other similar stories including those from outside the culture of Bali. In bringing this act, the players Drama Gong did not dance but act realistically with verbal dialogues that speak Balinese.

The important actors of the Drama Gong is:
* King sweet
* King buduh
* Sweet Princess
* Princess buduh
* The old king
* Empress
* Dayang-in-waiting
* Patih hard
* Old Patih
* Two pairs of punakawan

The players dressed in traditional Balinese, according to the social status of the role that was delivered and every move the player, as well as dramatic changes in the atmosphere of the play accompanied by gamelan Gong Kebyar rhythm changes. Drama Gong Balinese people perform for a connection with religious ceremonies and social activities and interests. However, Drama Gong including secular art that can be performed where and whenever appropriate. Art Drama Gong is starting the tradition of the show "ticket" in Bali because of prior art performances for local people never existed as a commercial. Drama Gong began to flourish in Bali around 1967 and its peak is tahun1970. At that time Balinese traditional arts such as Arja, Mask, and others left by the audience who started fondness Drama Gong. Large platforms that had a subscription Arja suddenly taken over by the Drama Gong. But since the mid 1980's this art began to decline in popularity, now there are about 6 pieces sekaa Drama Gong is still active.

Sekaa - sekaa Drama Gong is among other things:

* Drama Gong Star East Bali
* Drama Gong Bali Cultural Ambassadors
* Drama Gong Arts Council
* Drama Gong Dwipa Sancaya
* And others

Last came the Reformation Drama Gong is supported by the stars Drama Gong from different regions of Bali.

Source: From various sources / / May 10, 2012

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