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Jakarta Post

Bali kicks off month-long art festival

  • Desy Nurhayati

    The Jakarta Post

Denpasar   /   Sat, June 11 2011   /  08:00 am

President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono on Friday night officially opened the month-long 33rd Bali Art Festival, a much awaited event staging hundreds of art and culture performances.

This year’s festival is held simultaneously with the Bali World Cultural Forum and the National Competition of Utsawa Dharma Gita (chanting of Hindu hymns).Unmistakably Bali: Dancers perform the opera Bhisma DewaBharata at the opening of the 33rd Bali Arts Festival at the Ardhacandra Art Center in Denpasar on Friday. The month-long cultural revelry brings together 1,500 participants from 16 provinces and seven neighboring countries. JP/Zul Trio Anggon                 A large musical production of Bhisma Dewabharata, an episode from the famous Hindu epic Mahabharata, was the highlight of the opening ceremony at the Ardha Cand...