Bali To Host Regional Meeting Of World Heritage City Organization

Denpasar – Bali will host a regional meeting of the Organization of World Heritage Cities (OWCH) for Asia and the Pacific, from August 7 to 10, 2016.

Representatives of 41 heritage city networks from nine countries in Asia and the Pacific would participate in the meeting to be organized in cooperation with South Korea, Dewa Made Ariawan of the Bali provincial administration, said here Saturday.

A Denpasar Declaration is expected to be issued at the end of the meeting, he remarked.

The declaration will call for the strengthening of world heritage city networks to support the economy and development of heritage cities.

On the sidelines of the meeting, there will be a cultural performance and a photo and painting exhibition.

Three Balinese dances that were inscribed on the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity List in December 2015, will be performed in the cultural event.

These three genres of traditional Balinese dance are sacred, semi-sacred, and that meant for enjoyment by communities at large.

Traditional Balinese dance forms are performed by men and women dancers dressed in traditional costumes comprising brightly colored clothes painted with gold floral and faunal motifs, with gold-leafed and ornate accessories.

The dance forms are inspired by nature and symbolize specific traditions, customs, and religious values. (ANT)

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