Bali holds Rare Bali Festival, Showcases Children Arts Event


Penggak Men Mersi Puri Kesiman House of Culture supported by Denpasar city government held Rare (kids) Bali Festival, which showcases a variety of arts events involving children, on August 7-18, 2014.

“A cultural parade featured children involving about 1,200 people, which is opened by IX Military Commander Major General Wisnu Bawa Tenaya, Denpasar Mayor Ida Bagus Rai Dharmawijaya Mantra and figures of Puri Kesiman Anak Agung Ngurah Kusuma Wardhana,” said Chairman of the Committee, Kadek Wayhudita and Head of Social Division of Denpasar government, Ngurah Mayun in Denpasar.

He said that during the activity there is also art exhibition involving 55 children from age 3-15 years by featuring 75 paintings.

The parade, which is opened in front of Puri Kesiman, east of Denpasar, on Thursday (7/8), involved 1,200 children studying at primary school (SD) aiming to highlight Balinese traditional children games.

In addition, it also performed five types of barong ngelawang, followed by the performance of the disabled children.  At least 30 pairs of children who have visual and hearing impairment take part in the cultural parade while showing their activity in arts.

Kadek Wayhudita explained that the parade also is featured by ten vintage cars (antique) taking about 200 children while showing their Tunas Bangsa gymnastic skill.

Then, behind them, dozens of children of primary school wear traditional Indonesian attire and the parade is closed with marching band  attraction that collaborated with baleganjur.

Head of Denpasar City Government Social  Division, Ngurah Mayun added, that Denpasar Mayor provide an appreciation to the “Rare Bali Festival” in hopes of the activities involving children activities can be done on an ongoing basis.

“Therefore, the Mayor deployed a number of work units (SKPD) such as the Department of Culture, Department of Education and Department of Social to participate actively to make the children festival success,” said Ngurah Mayun.

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