Sep 17 2016
Our final evening in Gaia Oasis was spent at the grassy performance area next the ocean’s waves rhythmically accompanying a full gamelan orchestra, singers and dancers following dinner. The Wayan Wong dance of the Ramayana story is recognized as a World Cultural Heritage treasure for its uniquely rich and ancient traditions preserved even now. It is performed in High Javanese and Balinese languages. White monkey general Hanuman was a star of the show along with, of course Rama and Sita. Thanks to Sally Richman for photos and videos.