This year, the Bali Arts Festival 2019 carries the theme “Bayupramana” which means: breath of life. The concept of Bayupramana comes from two words namely “Bayu” and “Prmana”. Bayu means wind while pramana means strength. Bayupramana means the Power of Breath of Life, the most vital energy that lives and controls everything. The meaning is transformed into a theme and wind element that can make a work of art.

The annual Bali Art Festival traditionally begins with a large opening parade that passes through the Bajra Sandhi Monument. The following days, a number of different stages and venues will resonate with various colorful shows presented by various art groups from Bali and other Indonesian islands.

Among the important highlights that should not be missed are the dance drama (Sendratari), Modern Bali theater, Photography Workshop, culinary festivals, and musical performances that you can visit during Bali tours. There will also be various competition options to participate in including documentary film competitions, handicrafts, literary writing, painting, photography competitions. Dramatic and luxurious parades and processions will also be displayed including Gong Kebyar, TopengPanca, Nglawang, DramatariArja, WayangKulitParwa, JogedBumbung, and many more.

As a special treat this year, also in the agenda of the Modern Bonds Competition (Comedy Games), Baleganjur Competition for Children, Drama Gong Parade featuring modern Balinese lyrics, WayangKulitBabad, and other new creative artistic performances.

Through 41 years of history, the Bali Arts Festival has become a medium for rediscovering and preserving unique and famous Balinese arts and culture, while at the same time improving the welfare of its people. Through this special annual event, it is hoped that the authenticity, wisdom and true philosophy of Bali will not only be preserved but will continue to grow and spread to other parts of the world.

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