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Additional title: Mahābhārata
Additional title: Tari-tarian tradisionil di Indonesia
Film Forms International (Producer)

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Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1975
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 2776
Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-3923 (former)
Legong (Dance)
Dance -- Indonesia -- Bali (Province)
Dance -- Indonesia
Barong (Dance drama)
Rangda (Hindu mythology)
Filmed dance
Filmed performances
Motion pictures
Venue: Filmed in the village of Sigapadu, Bali, in April 1975.
Content: Part of the series Traditional dances of Indonesia: Dances of Bali (Tari-tarian tradisionil di Indonesia: Tari-tarian di Bali).
Creation/production credits: Produced by Film Forms International, San Francisco, and sponsored by Pertamina, Caltex Pacific Indonesia, and Bechtel Incorporated, Jakarta. Distributed by the University of California Extension Media Center.
Language: Titles in English and Indonesian; narration in Indonesian.
Funding: Preservation of this video was supported by a donation from Lynn Garafola.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 videocassette (U-matic) (30 min.) : sound, color ; 3/4 in.
Dance-drama based on an episode from the Hindu epic The Mahābhārata. Sadewa, one of the five Pandawa brothers, is confronted by the evil spirit Rangda, and transforms himself into the Barong, a mythical being, in order to vanquish her. The dance-drama is preceded by the appearance of the Barong, a monkey, and comic characters, and a legong danced by two girls.
Type of Resource
Moving image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12175085
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): cf18d1f0-9e85-0132-5a2f-3c075448cc4b
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  • 1975: Created
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MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Barong" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1975.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Barong" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed May 17, 2022.

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1975). Barong Retrieved from

Wikipedia Citation

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