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Traditional Dance Performances Finally Return To Uluwatu Temple

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After being suspended for months due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the traditional dance performances finally returned to Uluwatu Temple with new health protocols in place. 

Kecak Dancers at Ulutwatu Temple returned for performances this weekend to entertain domestic tourists that traveled to Bali for the holiday weekend. 

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A dancer from Karang Boma Dance Studio, Kadek Yuni Meilasari said that she was so happy to have finally performed the dance that she has been learning since elementary school.

“I’ve been learning traditional dances since I was in the 6th grade of elementary school, and I was really sad that we had to stop our performance when the Pandemic started” Kadek told Tribune

Kecak performance prior to the pandemic

The female dancers were obligated to wear face shields and the face masks during the performance which was tough for the dancers with the hot conditions.

The management team of the temple has implemented all the prevention protocols such as telling guests to wash their hands before entering the temple area and checking their body temperatures.

Traditional Dance Performances Finally Return To Uluwatu Temple

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Before entering the dance performance area, all visitors were obligated to wear face masks.

The Head of Karang Boma Dance Studio, I Made Astra said that he limited the amount of visitors that can enter the performance area at once. 

Usually capacity is 1,200 people but has been reduced to only 400 people to allow for social distancing between guests. 

The number of dancers was also reduced from 90 to 60.

Kecak performance prior to the pandemic

The traditional dance will be performed 4 times per week from Thursday to Sunday. When demand rises they will return to doing the performance daily. 

Uluwatu Temple is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Bali. 

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