Baris Dance (Warrior Dance)

According to Covarrubias no dance in the world can be manlier than baris. Baris, a traditional war dance, typifies the strong elegance of the male and is the source of for all masculine dances. The Baris dance can be performed by men in pairs of four, eight, sometimes even tens; the accompanying gamelan is the gamelan gong or gamelan gong kebyar. The word “baris” means a line or military formation, in the sense of a line of soldiers, and referred to the warriors who fought for the kings of Bali. Originally, Baris was performed as a religious ritual. The dancer may bear a kris, a spear, a bow, or other weapons, depending on the variant performed.


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Bali Travel News

Garuda flight giveaway celebrates new Jakarta services
Nov 27, 2006

Garuda Indonesia is celebrating the expansion of its direct flights from Perth to Jakarta by offering a free seat in addition to every one booked for its first week of operation of the new schedule.The promotion applies to special one way and return fares booked by Wednesday 29 November, for the first week of daily departures to Jakarta from December 10-17.The buy-one, get-one free return fares start from $674 plus taxes and charges* – or one-way fares of $438 plus taxes and charges* . The promotion applies only to flights GA731PER-JKT and GA 730 JKT-PER for stays up to 14 days. (taxes and charges of $240 and $141 a person respectively) Garuda Indonesia is to increase its capacity to Indonesia by more than 50 per cent from December 10 and offer improved connectivity to destinations throughout Asia from the Indonesian capital.WA Sales Manager of Garuda Indonesia says the daily direct flights to Jakarta will give the booming Perth market connectivity via Jakarta to destinations such as Thailand, Japan, China and Singapore. This will benefit business travelers operating throughout the region as well as offering new options to holidaymakers wanting to combine Indonesian destinations, including Bali, with the Asia-Pacific network served by Garuda Indonesia from its Jakarta hub. Garuda Indonesia’s daily direct flights to Bali are not affected by the new promotion.

Jetstar set for overseas flights
Nov 22, 2006

LOW-PRICE airline Jetstar has overcome the final hurdle to becoming an international airline and will launch its overseas services on Thursday.It has been granted its Air Operator Certificate from the Civil Aviation Safety Authority, to use its fleet of Airbus A330-200 aircraft to fly long-haul international services from Australia.The Qantas-owned carrier, which has built a strong domestic network in Australia, will also become an international airline on Thursday when it flies from Melbourne to Bangkok, Thailand's capital city.It plans to fly that route three times a week.Sydney to Phuket, also in Thailand, will be flown three times a week from Friday of this week and Sydney to Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam three times a week from November 30.Sydney to Bali, the Indonesian holiday island, will be served twice a week from December 8, and Jetstar will fly Melbourne to Bali twice a week from December 9.Jetstar has been happy with its domestic operations through Adelaide Airport and has an interest in eventually having international flights through Adelaide.Its planned overseas destinations in addition to those above include Honolulu in the Pacific as well as Osaka and Nagoya in Japan.Its Airbus aircraft are configured to 303 seats for economy and for business class called StarClass."The Jetstar organisation is ecstatic to have obtained regulatory approval to commence our new international flights," chief executive Alan Joyce said yesterday.

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