The Bali Arts Festival 2021 (Pesta Kesenian Bali Ke-43)
Having been cancelled in 2020, the island’s most respected cultural festival makes a comeback. The Bali Arts Festival 2021, known locally as Pesta Kesenian Bali or PKB, has begun its month long showcase of Balinese culture from 12 June 2021 – 10 July 2021. This year it holds the theme ‘”Purna Jiwa: Prananing Wana Kerthi (Jiwa Paripurna Napas Pohon Kehidupan)’.
For the full article please go to: Bali Arts Festival 2021 : Revived to Honour Bali’s Artists and Musicians
This year’s event is hybrid, meaning that dances and shows will be streamed live on the Bali Tourism Office’s YouTube Channel, and a limited number of viewers (approximately 100) will be allowed to watch performances in person at the main theatre of Taman Werdhi Budaya Arts Center or at the Indonesian Institute of Arts Denpasar (ISI Denpasar). Note that the seating availability is not assured, and each venue will maintain high safety and hygiene protocols.
The live streams are very professionally done, and a new stream will be made available everyday for a month, with different dances and productions being performed by different troupes from all around Bali. This will be a treat for anyone around the world hoping to get a taste of Bali.
The Taman Werdhi Budaya Arts Center has already set up their indoor marketplace for some Balinese arts, crafts, textiles, jewellery and more, though options are limited.